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Mental Health Technician ( PRN / Part-Time )

Addiction Recovery Care

Addiction Recovery Care

Ashland, KY, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024

Are you looking for the best place to work? Join ARC Healthcare, LLC (ARC) which was selected as one of the 2024 Best Places to Work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, based on surveys of our employees!

Are you passionate about serving in an environment of shared purpose and shared goals while driving the ARC mission and values to excellence for our clients, patients and team members? ARC has been leading the way and has become one of the fastest growing healthcare systems in Kentucky (and beyond!) in addiction treatment, mental health services and improving lives by creating opportunities for people to discover hope and live their God-given destiny!

ARC is ready to offer you “The B.E.S.T. of ARC” (Balance, Energy, Safety, Training) on day 1 when you enter through our doors. ARC is a thriving, dynamic, and fast-paced healthcare system environment where compassion, accountability, respect for the dignity of life, entrepreneurship, and stewardship are key elements of every thing we do!

We are hiring a PRN/Part-Time Mental Health Technician for our growing team in our in-patient psychiatric hospital division! You will provide direct and indirect patient care throughout the client/patient's stay while providing for the personal care and comfort of clients. The possibility of going to Full-Time is highly achievable in this rewarding position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs and records patient vital signs and notifies RN of any changes.
  • Continuously observes patients' behavior, mental status, and activities, and notifies RN of any changes or unusual occurrences.
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify behaviors that require intervention.
  • Escorts and observes clients during activities, meals, visitation, and groups.
  • Able to perform patient safety checks at scheduled times, and documents appropriately.
  • Demonstrates the ability to set limits for patients and other de-escalation techniques.
  • Orients patients to the facility.
  • Acts as a liaison to all areas of persons served/client care, medical staff, admission staff, nursing staff, and clinical staff.
  • Participates in treatment team meetings. Communicate appropriately and clearly.
  • Perform 15-minute observation rounds and documents appropriately.
  • Assists in the orientation of new staff members.
  • Assists with therapeutic educational groups in conjunction with the nursing and clinical team.
  • Responsible for one-on-one observation and constant visual observation of high-risk patients.
  • Responsible for assisting patients needing additional care related to medical needs.
  • Provides general nursing care, i.e., transferring patients and assisting with daily activities (ADLs).
  • Follow all safety rules while on the job.
  • Reports errors and accidents promptly.
  • Communicates and corrects minor safety hazards.
  • Attends all required safety programs and understands responsibilities related to general, department, and job-specific safety.
  • May be required to facilitate groups and individuals in a Peer-Led manner and document accordingly.

The above is intended to be a general outline of job duties and not a complete list.

Key Experience and Education Needed:

  • Required: High school diploma or GED.
  • CPR and hospital-selected de-escalation technique certification to be obtained.
  • Preferred: Certified Nursing Assistant certification
  • Required: Previous experience in a healthcare setting
  • Preferred: One (1) year of experience as a mental health technician
  • May substitute experience for education

Other Qualifications to be Considered:

  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills within the facility and with the public.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Detail-oriented and persuasive.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized, and function under stressful conditions.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality
  • Ability to coordinate and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize work and work-related responsibilities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle crisis situations in a calm and supportive manner
  • Participate in staff and state regulatory training as required
  • Adhere to program policies and procedures while maintaining a professional code of ethics

ARC full-time employees enjoy very attractive benefits packages for employees and their families to include health, dental, vision, life insurance, a wide array of ancillary insurance products for life’s needs, 401(k) plan with company matching and to ensure the work-life balance - generous paid vacation, sick, holiday and maternity/paternity leave policies.

Come join ARC and transform lives anchored in strong family relationships, social responsibility and meaningful career paths by empowering our nationally recognized crisis to career model!



Addiction Recovery Care, LLC and its affiliated entities are an equal opportunity employer.

ADA Disclaimer: In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.