Mental Health Associate (Every other weekend: 7am-7pm)
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POST DATE 5/2/2020
END DATE 7/2/2020
Laurel Heights Hospital
Laurel Heights Hospital is an intensive psychiatric residential treatment facility for children and adolescents. We are seeking MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATES (Weekends: Sat. & Sun., 7am-7:30pm) with experience in working in a hospital/psychiatric setting, prefer experience with children and adolescents Autism or other neurodevelopmental disabilities, including those who are moderately to severely affected by Autism. EOE.
Candidates must be able to work every weekend Saturday and Sunday, 7am - 7:30pm. Candidates should have Bachelor's Degree with 1 year of working experience or High Diploma with 3 to 5 year working experience in a similar setting working with behaviorally disordered children and adolescents, preferably those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or related development disabilities preferably within an inpatient setting. Acceptable oral and written communication skills; legible handwriting; ability to maintain information as highly confidential; telephone etiquette and customer service skills by phone and face-to-face; familiarity with medical and psychological terminology preferred; skills in dealing courteously with the public and other staff within the organization; basic knowledge of human behavior or principles of psychology preferred; skills in prioritizing and in managing time; problem-solving skills; use of appropriate social skills, including demonstration and respect for staff and patients; empathy toward children and adolescents; basic knowledge of child growth and development preferred; experience working with abused children/adolescents helpful; skills in limit-setting necessary; able to respond to children/adolescents in a firm yet nurturing, caring manner, while maintaining professional boundaries necessary; willingness to seek supervision in this regard necessary. Employee must have a valid Georgia's Drivers License. In the absence of these qualifications upon hire, must demonstrate ability to learn these concepts and develop these skills within reasonable time frame via the organization's orientation and training program.