You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a residential Mental Health Worker.
Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your thoughts and prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.
You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.
You know how to move fast. You know how to stay organized. You know how to have fun.
Youâ™re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.
Mount Saint Vincent is the Rocky Mountain regionâ™s premier provider of mental health treatment, foster care services, K-8 education, and trauma-informed training â” all focused on children and their families. We also operate a community early learning center that consistently earns a Colorado Shines four-star rating. Our innovative programs help children reach their full potential within their homes, schools and communities.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weâ™ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together weâ™ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. Weâ™ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.
Weâ™ll laugh at each otherâ™s jokes (even the bad ones). Weâ™ll hello and high five. Weâ™ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
Weâ™re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As a Mental Health Worker you need to know how to:
Communicate professionally and in a culturally sensitive manner with caseworkers, families, visiting friends, volunteers, and others outside the agency.
Supervise contact between children and families.
Supervise and be involved in childrenâ™s daily hygiene routines, chores, meals, play and bathroom monitoring when appropriate.
Monitor and document treatment / program progress in a timely, accurate and legible manner using agency forms such as but not limited to, physical holds, locked door time-outs and incidents in accordance with agency and state policies and procedures.
Document the following â“ daily progress notes, monthly medication consultation sheets, quarterly milieu reports, as well as shift and meal tracking, and daily debriefing logs.
Be responsible for tracking necessary trainings to maintain certifications.
Supervise, teach, monitor and be directly involved in providing hands on instruction and guidance including daily, weekly, and other house hold chores.
Monitor clientâ™s administration of prescribed medication.
Assist clients to understand and follow milieu program rules.
Implement crisis prevention / intervention techniques (i.e.TCI training, time-outs, locked door time-outs) as well as procedures (i.e. runaway, injury, emergency.)
Report unusual occurrences with clients per agency and state policy and procedure.
Transport children using agency vehicles.
Implement treatment according to defined treatment plans as assigned by the treatment team and provides a supportive structured environment for residents in order to promote growth and ensure safety.
Report promptly for scheduled shifts.
Tackle new therapeutic approaches / plans with body language and communication that communicates openness and willingness to try. Use non-verbal cues that consistently communicate professionalism.
Ability to differentiate personal and professional boundaries that are conducive to the creation and maintenance of a positive work environment.
Flexible with work schedule to accommodate the needs of the milieu and to ensure safety for all.
Maintain emotional stability and be able to function effectively with children who may have psychological, developmental and behavioral disorders. The staff must be able to demonstrate appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions, and appropriate role modeling.
Knowledgeable in the Neurosequential model of therapeutics, including the use of somatosensory and regulating activities that meet the needs of the children in a developmentally appropriate manner. Therapeutic touch may include hand massages, back rubs, and hugs.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
High school diploma or equivalent.
To be considered for a Mental Health Worker position you must be at least 21 years of age
Current Driverâ™s License and must obtain Colorado Driver's License within 30 days of moving to Colorado
Motor vehicle record and proof of automobile insurance coverage to be updated annually, required
Bachelorâ™s degree (B.A. / B.S.) from four year College or university
At least one (1) year of relevant experience with residential / milieu programming or serving children with psychological disabilities
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being a Mental Health Worker on our team we hope youâ™ll join us. At SCL Health youâ™ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
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About SCL Health
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our $2.8 billion health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 150 physician clinics, and home health, hospice, mental health and safety-net services primarily in Colorado and Montana.