About the Role
To accomplish their primary goal of providing care and therapy to those suffering from mental illness, Mental Health Workers perform many tasks. We analyzed several job listings to identify these core Mental Health Worker duties and responsibilities.
Develop Treatment Plans
Mental Health Workers intake new patients and collaborate with other staff members to identify the issues patients are facing. They work together to develop treatment plans and strategies to best meet patient needs.
Provide Patient Care and Crisis Intervention
Mental Health Workers provide daily care and support to patients. They provide medications and other treatments to patients, under the instructions of doctors or nurses. They assist patients with daily activities, including eating, bathing and movement. Mental Health Workers must also be prepared to intervene in crisis situations, and may need to restrain patients who may become physically violent.
The Mental Health Worker must constantly supervise patients to ensure their safety and well-being. They observe patient behavior and keep meticulous records, reporting any changes in behavior or health to medical staff.
Lead Therapy Sessions
Mental Health Workers plan and lead individual, family, couples, or group therapy to address patient issues. They also develop and lead focused group activities.
Flexible and intuitive, a successful Mental Health Worker is both patient and firm. You should be able to maintain composure in uncertain situations, and work well as part of a team to provide compassionate care. In addition to these general skills and personality traits, we are looking for Mental Health Worker candidates with the following skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills to relate effectively with co-workers and patients
Ability to problem solve and de-escalate crisis situations
Experience with Individual, family, and group therapy practice
Previous psychiatric care experience
Ability to work a flexible schedule
Working knowledge of clinical diagnoses for mental health population
Computer literacy and ability to conduct data entry
About the Company
Ekklesia Healthcare strive to be the number 1 healthcare professional provider to both public and private healthcare sector.
We are passionate and believe in what we do, our Carers and staff have all been chosen due to their skills, training and dedication to helping those in need.
We love what we do and it reflects in our work!