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Mental Health Worker

Company: KidsPeace
Location: Orefield
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

We are seeking staff to work with at-risk youth. We take pride in our structured program that focuses on changing a client's behaviors, thinking patterns, and values. Our program primarily focuses on implementing behavioral changes to assist with a successful reintegration into the home, family, and community.

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.

Join us, and make a difference at KidsPeace. Why work here? Click on the link to hear our staff share their experiences at KidsPeace!

Qualifications (Education, Training and Experience):

  • High School graduate or equivalent required; Bachelor's Degree in Mental Health or related field preferred.
  • Experience with acute emotionally challenged children or adolescents preferred.
  • Valid driver's license REQUIRED.
  • SCM certification and CPR/First Aid certifications required (trained internally post-hire).
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must possess basic personal computer knowledge and skills.
    Position located in Orefield, PA
    Full Time and Part Time opportunities available
    Primarily 2nd (3P-11P) and 3rd (11p-7a) shifts
    Starting rate: $16.50-$20.00 an hour
    Weekends are required

    KidsPeace offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement/assistance.

Keywords: KidsPeace, Allentown , Mental Health Worker, Healthcare , Orefield, Pennsylvania

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