Posting: Mental Health Assistant
January 22, 2020
ACCEPTING ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY GO TO:
$15.88 / PER HOUR
DD / PERS
Livingston County Community Mental Health Authority serves individuals with an intellectual developmental disability and/or mental illness. Under the supervision of the PERS Program Coordinator- monitors the health, safety, and security of multiple consumers simultaneously via the electronic Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) monitors. The monitor is a lifeline program that allows supervision using an audio speaker system. The service includes responding to consumer needs verbally, in person (face-to-face), or by arranging for appropriate response with community supports. PERS runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The program typically operates 12 hour shifts, 6am-6pm and 6pm-6am with options of 8 hours shifts occasionally.
Part- time occasional employment to cover periodic openings and on-call coverage on short term notice, hours scheduled vary and are dependent on program operational needs and may not be consistent. Availability must include Monday-Sunday, evening and midnight hours with availability on weekends and holidays. This position provides support and intervention for consumers when face-to-face staff is not present in the consumer’s home. Operates PERS monitors, ensuring each system is working properly. Communicates respectfully and effectively with consumers to understand their needs, while redirecting and assisting using positive decision making skills. Communicates in a professional, respectful, positive, welcoming and effective manner with co-workers and provider staff.
High school diploma or equivalent. Valid driver license and reliable transportation. Flexible work availability – able for evening and midnight hours, as well as training during the day (business hours). Flexible training availability – able to train on day, evening,and midnight hours. Ability to cover shifts with short term notice. Able to work independently with no supervision. Able to discern multiple conversation and noises while external sounds and distractions are present in a room. Able to learn computer operations and documentation procedures, operation of office equipment, filing and other office tasks as assigned.
Prior experience working with an individual with an intellectual developmental disability and /or mental illness is preferred. Strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively required.