Mental Health Worker II - Crisis Residential (192083)
Hennepin Healthcare has a current part time Mental Health Worker II opportunity working in our Crisis Residential Home located on 3633 Chicago Ave S.
The appointment is 0.7FTE (56 hours per payperiod) working 8 hour shifts, Nights and Every other Weekend
Under direct supervision of nursing staff, performs work of routine difficulty in assisting in the treatment of clients in an acute care inpatient or residential setting.
• Provides patient care to inpatients or patients in the psychiatric emergency department of HCMC under supervision of nursing staff; therapeutic 1:1, evaluates, intervenes, and reports to and works with nursing staff and/or mental health professional to follow individualized patient care plans.
• Participates in planning and implementing treatment team recommendations concerning individual and group patient programming;
• Follows the problem-oriented method for patient charting or reporting on behaviors observed; promotes and maintains a healthy and safe treatment setting.
• Provides patient care with ADL’s;
• Maintains an organized and clean milieu;
• Provides milieu support to patients and nursing staff. May provide patient care activities and clerical activities.
• Facilitates non psychotherapy activities including but not limited to individual and group psychoeducation
• Crisis management and referral for basic needs and medical care, ongoing mental health services and other issues as they arise
• As needed, evaluate effectiveness of group mental health programming and develop programming to meet client needs and meet state requirement for best practices
• Provide supportive and follow-up education measures to clients and families about the nature of the illness/condition and recommended treatments
• Coordinate client care
• Developing relationship with client and encouraging participation in treatment
• Coordinating care with other providers
• Discharge planning and coordination
• Meeting with clients individually, as needed
• Serve as team representative
• Oversee and mentor behavioral health students
• Other duties as assigned
- Meet the criteria for a “Mental Health Practitioner” by the MN Department of Human Services.
- Mental health practitioners providing services for the treatment of mental illness, who are not eligible for enrollment, must be under clinical supervision of a mental health professional and must be qualified in at least one of the following five ways:
o Holds a bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science or a related field, from an accredited college or university and meets either
a or b:
a. Has at least 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of mental health services to recipients with mental illness
b. Is fluent in a non-English language of a cultural group to which at least 50% of the practitioner’s recipients belong, completes 40 hours of training in the delivery of services to recipients with mental illness, and receives clinical supervision from a mental health professional at least once a week until the requirements of 2,000 hours of supervised experience are met
o Has at least 6,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of mental health services to recipients with mental illness. Hours worked as a mental health behavioral aide I or II under Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) may be included in the 6,000 hours of experience for child recipients.
o Is a graduate student in one of the mental health professional disciplines and an accredited college or university formally assigns the student to an agency or facility for clinical training.
o Holds a masters or other graduate degree in one of the mental health professional disciplines from an accredited college or university.
o Is a tribally certified mental health practitioner who is serving a federally recognized Indian tribe
• One year of related experience in a similar healthcare environment (behavioral health, nursing)
• Actively enrolled in or a graduate of a two-year or four-year behavioral health or registered nursing program.
Training in (or willingness to learn) motivational interviewing techniques.
Department: Crisis Residential Home
Primary Location: MN-Minneapolis-Downtown Campus
Standard Hours/FTE Status: FTE = 0.70 (56 hours per pay period)
Shift Detail: Night, Every Other Weekend
Job Level: Staff
Employee Status: Regular
Eligible for Benefits: Yes
Union/Non Union: Union
Job Posting: Feb-13-2020