Mental Health Tech - Outpatient Recovery Services - 497356



Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Title: Mental Health Tech - Outpatient Recovery Services

Department Org: OP-Clinic-Recovery Services - 109700

Employee Classification: B5 - Unclass Full Time AFSCME HSC

Bargaining Unit: AFSCME HSC

Primary Location: HSC H

Shift: 1

Start Time: 8am End Time: 5pm

Posted Salary: $19.07 - $22.12

Float: False

Rotate: False

On Call: False

Travel: False

Weekend/Holiday: False

Job Description:

The Mental Health Technician provides Mental Health Day Treatment (MHDT) and Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST) services, as defined by the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH) for patients enrolled in the Department of Psychiatry for mental health and addiction treatment. Assists in program development and enhancement.

The ages of patients served spans the spectrum of the life cycle, working with elementary school age children and their families as well as adults with their own mental health or addiction needs. Care will be directed at taking information from patients, answering questions from patients, visitors, etc. recognizing that every age group has unique developmental characteristics influencing the approach that should be utilized in dealing with these patients.

Minimum Qualifications:

• High school diploma/GED required.
• Must be certified in BLS and maintain certification throughout employment.
• Must have crisis intervention certification or receive within probationary period and maintain certification throughout employment.
• Must have First Aid certification or receive within probationary period and maintain certification throughout employment.
• Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and must be insurable under the University of Toledo Medical Center’s driving policies. (Copy of valid driver’s license and driver’s form must be completed at time of bid/pre-employment paperwork to be eligible.)
• Must receive training for or education in the following areas and demonstrate prior to or within ninety days, competency of basic mental health, which shall include, at a minimum the following:
1. An understanding of mental illness, psychiatric symptoms and impact on functioning and behavior.
2. How to therapeutically engage a mentally ill person.
3. Concepts of recovery/resiliency.
4. Crisis response procedures.
5. An understanding of the community mental health system.
6. De-escalation techniques and understanding how his/her behavior can impact the behavior of individuals with mental illness’.
7. Any other competencies established as appropriate based upon the mental health services and activities to be performed, characteristics and needs of the persons to be served, and skills appropriate to the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience working with children preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree preferred. Two years of college experience with coursework related to psychology or similar field or holds an associate degree or certification in Mental Health Technology or related field.

Conditions of Employment:

To promote the highest levels of health and well-being, the University of Toledo campuses are tobacco-free. To further this effort, the University of Toledo Health Science Campus Medical Center is requiring candidates for employment to be nicotine-free. Pre-employment health screening requirements will include cotinine (nicotine) testing, as well as drug and other required health screenings for the position. With the exception of positions within University of Toledo Main Campus and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the employment offer is conditional upon successful completion of a cotinine test and Occupational Health clearance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the HR Compliance at or 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request.

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