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Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services Psychiatric Technician in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pine Rest offers a full continuum of behavioral health services and is the third largest non-profit behavioral health system in the United States. Our comprehensive behavioral health center located in Grand Rapids, Michigan offers psychiatric urgent care, outpatient, inpatient, partial hospitalization (day programs), assessment and testing, residential, addiction treatment and specialty services such as crisis response, employee assistance programs, forensic psychiatry and psychology, neuromodulation and more. Under general supervision and according to departmental policies and procedures and within the individual plan of care performs the role of physical and emotional care given to clients with mental illness and/or developmental delays. Is responsible to actively participate in safety management, milieu management, crisis intervention and prevention. The Psychiatric Technician must demonstrate excellent customer service and have enthusiasm about the program and the Pine Rest organization. Responsibilities: * Provides a safe and secure environment for persons served and staff in both individual and group settings. * Collaborates in day-to-day planning/development of person served programming and implementation of programs. * May assist persons served with personal care. This can include bathing, shaving, washing hands, styling hair, using the bathroom, dressing, etc.) * Is responsible to actively participate in safety management, crisis intervention and prevention. This also may include monitoring, assessment, de-escalation, implementation of restrictive measures, and emergency psychiatric and medical care. * May be required to survey, document, and report and all safety repair and maintenance needs. * May perform household duties such as cleaning, cooking and laundry. Drives and escorts persons served to community outings and to appointments. * Documents all progress notes, medication administration, and any other relevant information, reporting any immediate concerns according to departmental policies and procedures. * Responsible to monitor for and report to the designated staff any potential risk to person’s served safety that could lead to an adverse outcome. * May be responsible for both random and scheduled drug testing and conducting searches of persons served and their belongings. * Completes reports and paperwork as needed. This may include incident reports, infection control reports, shift reports, etc. * Assists in the teaching of persons served/family. This may include social skills, daily living skills, and behavioral and coping techniques. * Responsible to role model the mission and values of the organization through appropriate social behavior and problem solving. Provides spiritual, emotional, social, mental, and physical support to persons served. * May learn and help to accomplish treatment plans and goals of persons served. * Assists in the careful use of resources. * May perform basic office duties including but not limited to answering phones, filing, scanning and uploading, using Microsoft Word, etc. * Supports and demonstrates a customer friendly approach in accordance with performance improvement. * Involved in training new staff. * May be responsible to support and promote a recovery focused environment and person-centered approach within the program. * If working in Hospital and Residential services, responsible to role model the mission and values of the organization, presenting a professional image that is projected in appearance, attitudes and behaviors, time management and communication skills. Provides spiritual, emotional, social, mental and physical support to persons served. * Responsible of obtaining the necessity of knowledge of medications required by their position. * May be mandated to receive training in medication administration. * Responsible to uphold the healing ministry of Christ through relationships that honor integrity, stewardship, empowerment, the promotion of diversity, equity, inclusion, and professional excellence. * Must maintain annual training and demonstrate competency in the required programmatic training. * Performs other duties or functions as assigned. Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Education/Experience: * Completion of a minimum of six months post high school education in behavioral sciences or equivalent is preferred. * CNA certification or one to two years of college education is preferred. Knowledge, skills and abilities: * Ability to provide care/service within the scope of: Holding a conviction to express Christ’s love and compassion to recipients of services, coworkers, and surrounding communities through integrity, stewardship, empowerment, the promotion of diversity, equity, inclusion, and professional excellence. * Ability to provide culturally inclusive care with a wide range of individuals in a diverse community setting. * Requires physical and emotional stamina to deal with physical, emotional, social, mental and spiritual needs of person’s served. * The candidate may be required to have a valid Michigan driver’s license and ability access to access Pine Rest Transportation Vehicles for the performance of job duties. * Continuous exposure to moderately adverse environmental conditions. * Hearing and visual acuity, manual dexterity, motor coordination, strength and endurance are required to control agitated persons’ served. Benefits: Priority Health medical, Delta Dental, EyeMed Vision, Employer paid Life, ADD and Critical Illness with option to add additional voluntary coverage, Short Term and Long Disability, HSA and FSA options, 401(k) match and a rich paid time off benefit. Ideal team member persona: • Good communication skills • Approachable demeanor • Good listener • Task driven • Teamwork driven but able to work independently without supervision • Ability to multi-task • Detail oriented • Customer service oriented Work Schedule: • This position is onsite and may require both weekend and holiday hours. Pine Rest provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. All new employees are subject to a criminal background check and education verification which may include sending a copy of your high school diploma, GED, or college transcripts.