The Mental Health Associate (MHA) is responsible for implementing therapeutic interventions in home, school and community environments. The MHA teaches living skills, social and communication skills and other needed life skills for social independence and community inclusion. The MHA provides support recipients with opportunities to work on goals as outlined in the treatment plan.
1. Implements one-on-one therapeutic interventions and techniques as outlined in the treatment plan, including activities of daily living, inclusionary activities in the community, and mental and behavioral supports. Assists with personal financial management as needed.
2. Teaches and assists treatment recipients to develop life skills through safely accessing and participating in community services, organizations and activities. Helps facilitate interactions between support recipients and others.
3. Models and mentors positive communications and behaviors. Pre-teaches alternatives and redirects less desirable behaviors through informal assessment and implementation and evaluation of strategies.
4. Collaborates with all members of the team to develop and implement support plans and monitor their effectiveness.
5. Develops and maintains positive professional relationships with all team members, assisting in the coordination of services. Shares information with team members to assist with providing appropriate services. Coordinates schedules with families/homes and other team members as needed.
6. Coordinates transportation for treatment recipients, which may include transporting in a personal vehicle, arranging public transportation, and/or through the use of vehicles assigned to the Agency.
7. Completes accurate, timely, and thorough documentation, including but not limited to, service notes, goal tracking, incident reports, and timecards, to be in compliance with Agency standards and Federal and State regulations.
8. Monitors environments, vehicles, equipment, and events for safety, accessibility, maintenance, and cleanliness.
9. Works a variety of hours and locations and with a number of different treatment recipients, both children and adults.