Direct Care Staff – MHA R Job – Columbus, OH 1557

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Direct Care Staff - MHA R

Program Overview

Located in Columbus, OH, Sequel Pomegranate Health Systems provides treatment
services to adolescents, ages 12 to 17, with mental health and behavioral disorders. We have
70-bed residential treatment program serving males and females and a 20-bed acute hospital accredited by the Joint Commission for teens requiring intensive crisis care and treatment intervention.
Position Overview

The Mental Health Associate supervises patients’ activities and monitors behaviors to ensure safety and engagement in appropriate instructional, leisure and daily living activities.
Job Duties Include
Reduces the potential for the occurrence of aggressive, self-abuse, property destruction and disruptions in programming by providing supervision, physical presence and support in patient environments.

Provides support to patients in performing a system of gradual and graded alternatives for
de-escalating patients and managing their behaviors

Coordinates and engages in emergency and crisis intervention responses to ensure
adequate coverage and incident management.

Implements crisis intervention strategies, including physical interventions, as needed, ensuring proper and trained techniques are practiced; ensures that all incidents are timely reported and correctly documented before the end of shift.

Monitors patients during the de-escalation stage and ensures stabilization through their re-entry to normal routines.

Assists in performing functional assessments of behaviors by gathering data relative to the conditions under which target behaviors occur.

Assists in developing intervention strategies that reinforce correct behaviors.

Ability to work and effectively communicate with other staff to ensure a patient or resident is not left unattended and without supervision.

Provides and/or accompanies transportation and supervision of patients, including
“at risk” patients, to appointments, meetings and site trips.

Works with patients to assure that needs and schedules are met and behavioral
plans are followed as prescribed.

Supports the Program Director, Unit Managers and the inter-disciplinary teams in
carrying out activities and behavioral interventions on the unit.

Responsible for completing all required daily documentation and reporting of incidents by end of shift.
Position Requirements

Minimum one year’s experience in the behavioral health care field preferred providing
services to children and adolescents

High School diploma or GED required. Prefer Associate’s Degree.

Must be 21 years of age.

Current Ohio driver’s license.

Pre-Employment Requirements

BCI& FBI background report, negative drug screen and TB test.

Sequel Pomegranate Health Systems offers a full benefits package, including health, dental, vision, Daily Pay, Paid Parental Leave, Supplemental insurances and 401(k) after 30 days of employment. Employee referral bonus offered.

Sequel Pomegranate is an Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly Employer

Sequel Youth & Family Services is an Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly employer.
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