Hope Community Resources, Inc.

  • Anchorage: Mental Health Associate

    Job ID
    2018-2595
    Job Locations
    US-AK-Anchorage
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
    Compensation Min
    USD $15.08/Yr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $17.35/Yr.
  • Salary/Compensation

    Pay Grade 5

    Overview

    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.

    Responsibilities

    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.

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Services, Health or Social Science, Special Education or other related field preferred.

    Experience:

    • Two years of experience working with individuals who experience challenging behaviors or in the mental health or special education field required.

    Other

    •  Possess a valid Alaska driver’s license and has at least three years of driving experience (may include permit time).
    •  Ability to safely operate Agency vehicles when needed. Possesses reliable transportation and vehicle insurance when transporting support recipients or conducting Agency business.
    •  Meet State and Agency requirements for passing a criminal background check upon hire and as required thereafter.
    •  Lifts 35 pounds from a squat and kneel position on the floor.
    •  Obtain a tuberculin clearance at time of employment and annually thereafter.

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