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Mental Health Worker - Sign On Bonus for FT Night Shift

Company: Orange County Behavioral Health
Location: Aliso Viejo
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Mental Health Worker

REPORTS TO (TITLE): Chief Nursing Officer


JOB SUMMARY: Provides direct and indirect client care under the direction of Registered Nurse.


  • Orients clients to the unit, searches personal effects, and documents appropriately in the client record.
  • Is knowledgeable of procedure for monitoring clients one-to-one and performs one-to-one observation for high-risk clients as assigned and promptly reports any client activities that are a danger to the client or others.
  • Follows Professional Crisis management procedures accurately when needed.
  • Knows and applies appropriate Behavioral Management plans and contracts specific to individual program/clients
  • Properly demonstrates the techniques for searching a room; has a good working knowledge of the procedures for room searches, and conducts room searches on a weekly basis.

    Skills and Abilities:
    • Demonstrates appropriate professional boundaries; treats youth with respect and considers clients valued customers.
    • Properly assesses routine situations, determines and takes appropriate action.
    • Demonstrates the ability to set limits for clients and uses de-escalation techniques appropriately.
    • Accepts feedback in a positive manner and applies it to improve performance and further learning.
    • Follows all safety procedures; is alert to changing situations and contributes to preventing opportunities for danger to develop.
    • Follows safety procedures in a calm manner and responds quickly when an alarm sounds or a code is announced.
    • Conducts and documents 15-minute rounds on youth in a timely manner.
    • Speaks with authority in a calm and clear voice, uses proper selection of words and has knowledge of when and how to use them.
    • Communicates with all customers (family, referral sources, caseworkers, etc) in a professional manner; is service oriented; and is courteous, friendly, and empathetic.
    • Exhibits calm and controlled attitude; does not overreact to allow his/her own actions to further deteriorate the situation.
    • Answers the telephone in a professional manner; directs calls appropriately, and takes messages.


      Education and Licensing & E:xperience
      • High school graduate or equivalent, BA or BS preferred.
      • One to two years' experience as a behavioral health worker preferred.
      • Current CPR (AHA) and maintain current.

        Physical Requirements:

        While performing the duties of this job, this position is frequently required to do the following:
        • Use standard office equipment and access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Use computer keyboard with manual and finger dexterity and wrist-finger speed sufficient to perform repetitive actions efficiently for extended periods of time.
        • Communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner which can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population.
        • Give and follow verbal and written instructions with attention to detail and accuracy.
        • Perform complex mental functions and basic arithmetic functions; interpret complex laws, regulations, and policies; collect, interpret, and/or analyze complex data and information.
        • Vision: see details of objects at close range.
        • Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
        • Reach forward, up, down, and to the side.
        • Sit or stand for minimum periods of one hour at a time and come and go from the work area repeatedly throughout the day.
        • Lift up to five (35) pounds.

          *Please keep in mind that our facility will be requiring employees to be vaccinated for covid and with booster. I will need you to supply documentation that you have been vaccinated*


          Health Insurance

          Vision Insurance

          Dental Insurance

          401k Retirement Plan

          Healthcare Spending Account

          Dependent Care Spending Account

          Life Insurance (Supplemental Life, Term and Universal plans are also available)

          Short and Long-Term Disability

          Tuition Reimbursement

Keywords: Orange County Behavioral Health, Aliso Viejo , Mental Health Worker - Sign On Bonus for FT Night Shift, Healthcare , Aliso Viejo, California

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