Mental Health Worker Job Description

A mental health worker is often a person or a professional who helps patients with mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, phobias, or substance abuse problems.

Mental health workers assist patients in developing and carrying out plans for treatment, under the supervision of a physician or other mental health care professional.

A mental health worker who works in inpatient hospitals, group homes, shelters, or prisons is often called a mental health technician (or mental health aide).

Those working in outpatient clinics, family practice offices, and school-based mental health clinics, are called mental health counselors.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Mental Health Worker to help our team provide care and support to those who need it most. If you have a passion for helping others and want to make a difference in the lives of those who struggle with mental health, then we want to hear from you!

Mental Health Worker Duties:

  • Provide assistance to individuals experiencing mental health problems
  • Identify symptoms exhibited by people experiencing mental health problems
  • Access community resources to provide support and guidance
  • Plan and execute individualized treatment plans
  • Assist with discharge planning
  • Monitor, evaluate, and modify treatment plans
  • Provide assistance as necessary

Mental Health Worker Responsibilities:

  • Assist patients with daily living, such as personal hygiene, and independent living skills, as well as psychosocial activities
  • Engage patients in cognitive-behavioral therapy and other interventions to treat psychiatric and behavioral disorders
  • Follow up on treatment plans and treatment plans
  • Help patients with medications and follow through
  • Assist with community placement
  • Monitor live-in patients and their loved ones
  • Prepare clinical documentation
  • Educate patients, families, and caregivers on treatment plans
  • Conduct home or hospital assessments
  • Advise patients on ways to manage pain and stress
  • Intake, evaluate, and perform quarterly progress reviews

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field
  • 1+ years experience in mental health, crisis intervention, or substance abuse programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, families, and the community
  • Strong organizational skills, and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to

We at Company Name believe that diversity is key. We are committed to building a team that is inclusive of people of all backgrounds and experiences. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, , , gender expressions, and ages. We are also proud to welcome veterans and individuals with disabilities to our team.

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