Nov 08, 2019
POSITION DETAILS This position assists in developing and implementing activities and other special projects designed to increase skills in independent and community living, socialization/leisure time, and to build on strengths to promote positive growth for consumers. The psych tech will participate in therapeutic groups to enhance positive peer interaction, develop problem solving skills, discuss program events and motivate consumers to take responsibility for their choices. The psych tech will engage consumers in appropriate life skills to develop abilities to live as independently as possible and will accompany consumers on trips outside the facility for treatment and/or any other appropriate reasons. The psych tech will be trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, as this is a specialized CRR in which staff are required to engage consumers in skills training and skills prompting. The psych tech will work one-on -one with consumers as appropriate and will document daily activities clearly and concisely in daily and weekly progress notes. The psych tech will attend all necessary trainings and team meetings, will work effectively across departmental boundaries, and will take on additional tasks/responsibilities as needed. ABOUT MERAKEY Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations. We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential. With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey, formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee. WHAT MERAKEY HAS TO OFFER The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs Highly competitive compensation plans Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company Flexible scheduling Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employee APPLY TODAY www.merakey.org Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!
Merakey Pennsylvania, USA