KidsPeace Childrens Hospital Full Time Late Night Mental Health Technician (11pm to 7am) in Orefield, Pennsylvania
The Mental Health Technician is responsible for providing direct supervision and direction to emotionally and behaviorally challenged children and adolescents in a compassionate and respectful manner. This includes requiring an unwavering commitment to the safety of kids and being aware of all ongoing developments and concerns, on a daily basis, of all children in their care. This responsibility also includes demonstrating the ability to distinguish between discipline and punishment as well as seeing past a child's surface behavior to recognize the children in need of help. Additionally, there is an innate desire to build trusting and supportive relationships with all of our children and recognize this as a prerequisite for implementing individualized treatment and unit programming.
High School graduate or equivalent required.
Valid drivers license required.
Experience with acute emotionally challenged children or adolescents preferred, but not required.
Must possess basic personal computer knowledge and skills.
Must pass a Criminal Record History Clearance and a Child Abuse History Clearance which are processed by KidsPeace.
Must pass a Physical & Drug Screening & possess the ability to attend and successfully complete all KidsPeace sponsored training.
Full Time, Excellent Benefits (Counselor, Mental Health, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Behavioral Health)
Starting rate: based on education and experience - $12.00 hourly Increases are offered every 6 months up to the point of earning $15.00 hourly. Opportunites do exist for transfer and promotion!
KidsPeace is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting workforce diversity.