Mental Health Technician

Why Join Alexander Youth Network?

Founded in 1888, Alexander Youth Network is the leading provider of children's mental and behavioral health in North Carolina and serves over 10,000 children and youth adults annually. Headquartered in Charlotte with service locations in the central, western, and Southern Piedmont regions of the state, Alexander combined a variety of treatment programs into a complete Service Array, to meet the need of our clients - wherever they are.

Our services include:

Diagnostic Outpatient Services

Community-based Programs

Substance Use Treatment

Day Treatment

Residential Treatment

In addition to our mental health services, our programs under The Relatives (Mecklenburg) and Youth Focus (Guilford) serve youth and young adults in crisis through transitional living programs, crisis centers, a resource center in Charlotte, and a maternity home in Greensboro.

To learn more about services, please visit www.alexanderyouth.network.org.

What you would do:

Alexander Youth Network is seeking part-time candidate to act as Mental Health Technicians in our ASAP program in Greensboro, NC.

Alexander Youth Network manages a residential substance abuse program for adolescents and teens in Greensboro, North Carolina. This group home setting provides care for 8 males through our ASAP program and 2 females through Foster Services. While in the program, teens participate in a series of individual, group, and family counseling sessions to identify triggers and underlying draws to substance use.

At Alexander, we adhere to The Seven Challenges Model to help adolescents and teens to evaluate their life goals, personal challenges, and empower them to make the appropriate lifestyle changes. While in the residential program individuals work through challenges with family and natural support systems to identify strategies for long term success.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Other duties may be assigned.

The MHT will be expected to fulfill the following responsibilities:

Receives instruction for daily activities from the program director and/or lead MHT. 

Gives instructions to children regarding desirable health and personal habits who are in recovery from a substance abuse problem

Interacts with clients in a therapeutic manner

Establishes structure in the program that enables the client to learn responsibilities

Maintains a safe environment including fire prevention, fire drills and evacuation plans

Plans events for clients, including informal play time, special events and group activities

Restrains aggressive clients using approved techniques and procedures

Provides transportation for clients to events, including but not limited to school and medical appointments

Counsels or provides similar diagnostic or therapeutic services to clients with substance abuse problems and co-occurring mental health disorders

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Minimum of 21 years of age.

High School diploma or equivalent with some college.

Minimum of six months related experience and/or specialized training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

The ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

The ability to write routine reports and correspondence in a legible manner.

The ability to use basic math skills including multiplication, division, understanding units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Must apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Respects the cultural diversity of children in care, and strives to create a positive relationship.

What We Offer:

Alexander offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

Medical with Employer-Sponsored HRA

Dental

Vision

401(k) with Employer Match

Employer-Paid Life, AD&D, STD, and LTD

Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays

Employee Recognition Programs

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) at no cost

Discounts and Perks such as AAA, credit union membership, and more!

Alexander youth network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities