Alexander Youth Network is seeking part-time and PRN (as needed) candidates to act as Mental Health Technicians in our ASAP program.
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.
Must be able to attend two-week paid orientation. Pay rate is $14/hour.
The Mental Health Technician (MHT) must demonstrate the Agency's purpose, philosophy, policies and procedures. The MHT works as a team member and oversees the day-to-day activities and needs of clients housed in a day treatment setting
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Other duties may be assigned.
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
The individual should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written skills. Documentation will be required for all cases. The individual will need to understand how to vary language and articulation depending upon the families' needs and/or interaction with community agencies.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must have a valid driver's license for state of residence.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The physical demands are such that the individual will be able to perform several job duties per day. The individual will need to have transportation to provide the services. The individual will need to be flexible in scheduling appointments with families and not have physical demands that prohibit this from happening.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment will vary according to the cases the individual has at the time. Services will be provided primarily in the community, including the families' homes. This will sometimes be in neighborhoods characterized by drug and alcohol use and unemployment. The families' environments are taken into consideration when providing services, but this does not solely exclude an individual from the program. The work environment will also be at Alexander Children's Center, in which the individual will be encouraged to become an active employee of the agency and support all agency functions.