Merakey is seeking a PRN Psychiatric Technician II to join our Behavioral Health division in Russellton, PA.
Our name, Merakey, is inspired by a modern Greek word, meaning to put something of yourself into your work, or to do something with soul, creativity or love. This concept illustrates the compassion and integrity that underscores everything we do.
Position Specific Responsibilities:
Facilitate psychotherapy groups to enhance positive peer interaction, develop problem solving skills, and assist individuals in following their treatment goals.
Displays knowledge of and implements resident treatment plans. Participates in the treatment planning process as assigned.
Engage consumers in appropriate life skills to develop abilities to live as independently as possible.
Safely and respectfully manages agitated and hostile consumers with appropriate use of de-escalation techniques.
Provide clear and accurate documentation.
Provide care and treatment in a manner that considers the rights, safety, comfort and overall therapeutic environment for consumers.
Effectively manage consumer crisis and follow all reporting requirements.
Support individuals in the performance of household activities (cleaning, organizing, laundry, etc)
Teach and promote various activities of daily living (money management, hygiene, time management, keeping a schedule, social and leisure activities, etc).
Assist in developing and implementing activities to increase skills in independent and community living, socialization/leisure time and to build on strengths to promote positive growth for the consumer.
Adhere to the alternate outpatient payment structure to ensure residents receive the adequate level of care.
Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.
We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.
With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, Texas, California, and Tennessee.
Merakey is an Equal Opportunity Employer!
To fill out an on-line application: www.merakey.org/careers and send your resume to our recruiter -
Bachelor's degree in psychology or related human service field.
Work Experience :
Minimum one year experience in a related field, knowledge and understanding of severe mental illness, recovery principles
and recovery driven service system.
Valid driver's license required as well as all clearances required by OMHSAS