Mental Health Assistant-PERS

Posting ID : A1068486760
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Healthcare

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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, and responds to their needs verbally, in person, or by arranging for an appropriate response. PERS runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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 inconsistent. Primary availability must include Monday -- Friday, day and evening hours. 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 to work on 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift Flexible training availability -- able to train on 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift. 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 a developmental disability and/or mental illness is desired. Strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively required.

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