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Mental Health Worker

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This position is responsible for helping maintain a therapeutic, nurturing, and relational milieu rooted in Mount Saint Vincent's philosophy. Provides a structured environment which includes setting consistent limits on behavior, clear and predictable expectations, and follow through. Has direct involvement with the children’s daily routine, play, and other learning and therapeutic experiences.
  • Responsible for teaching and monitoring children’s routine’s including hygiene, meals, household chores and program rules. 
  • Participate in activities and supervision of children at play in individual and group scenarios. 
  • Following a treatment plan, the staff member will work to provide developmentally relevant care in a supportive, structured environment. 
  • Work within a team toward regulation, rather than compliance by providing a safe environment for each child to develop healthy relationships.
The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions. 
  • Bachelor’s degree ( B.S.) from four year College or University, required
  • One year of relevant experience with residential / milieu programming or serving children with psychological disabilities or a combination of college/work experience, preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to children or employees of the organization, required
  • Current Driver’s License.  Motor vehicle record and proof of automobile insurance coverage to be updated annually, required
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must regularly lift and / or move up to 50 pounds. Employee must be physically able to use crisis prevention / intervention techniques including: physical management of a child, running to prevent a runaway incident. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, run or crawl. At times apply therapeutic touch. 
Organization: Mount St. Vincent
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Denver
Department: Youth/Adolescent Mental Health
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
Job Posting: 11/23/2016 11:01:35 PM
FTE: 1.0
Job Number: 15000467
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