Acadia Healthcare Mental Health Tech - Options Behavioral Health System in Indianapolis, Indiana

Position Summary:

The Mental Health Technician is responsible for maintaining the therapeutic environment for patients experiencing emotional dysfunction and requiring behavioral health treatment. Primary responsibilities include maintain a safe environment for patients and staff, assisting with activities of daily living, identifying and intervening in potential crisis situations.

The Mental Health Technician will provide direct supervision of patients. This includes positive interactions with patients and other staff. MHT’s are expected to provide timely and appropriate feedback to patients and staff on behaviors. Individuals in this position are expected to provide de-escalation interventions by utilizing Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI). MHT’s are required to complete patient documentation during their shifts.

Works as an hourly employee in accordance with established policies as outlined in the employee handbook. The employee in this position is expected to provide two week’s notice prior to voluntary resignation. A probationary period of 90 days is required.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Effective oral and written communications skills.

  • Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.

  • Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information.

  • Ability to work as a team player.

  • Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication.

  • Ability to accept directions.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

    Physical, mental, special demands and working conditions:

  • May be required to lift/restrain patients.

  • May have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases

  • May have some risk of injury from assaultive/abusive patients.

  • May be exposed to disagreeable conditions.

  • Ability to work assigned hours per week.

  • Ability to walk, sit, stand, for long periods of time.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Ability to run, squat, and kneel.

  • Ability to perform cleaning tasks (sweeping, laundry, moping, wiping down counters etc.)

    Machines, tools, equipment:

  • Telephone, switchboard paging system, walkie-talkie, motion detectors/alarms.

  • Copy machines.