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Mental Health Technician - 3p to 11:30pm - Riverside Medical - Kanakakee, ILKankakee, Illinois

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Job # 418645 Date posted 01/07/2022


Riverside Medical Center is seeking a passionate, creative and goal-oriented Mental Health Technician tojoin the team at the behavioral health unit located in Kankakee, IL. We specialize in compassionate behavioral health services, including crisis stabilization for acute mental health and substance use disorders. Our philosophy is built on a psychosocial model of care and follows the core principles of resilience, recovery and restoration.  The shift for this position is 3pm to 11:30pm on the Adult Mental Health Unit.

We are looking for someone who will have an immediate impact on expanding on our success, growing our services and fulfilling our mission of improving the lives of all we touch.

The Mental Health Technician is an entry level position applying principles and techniques of evaluation, therapeutic intervention, and treatment of patients. The technician manages a safe and therapeutic environment for mental health patients.


  • Able to perform mental status evaluations in ER setting to report to appropriate Dr. to determine appropriate disposition.
  • Able to effectively follow through with recommendeddispositions.
  • Assists to maintain MHU standards of safety andcleanliness within the therapeutic milieu.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the action and side effects of psychotropic medications.
  • Documents observations, interventions, and progresstowards planned outcomes according to chartingstandards.
  • Ensures that group and milieu programming occurs asscheduled.
  • Implements planned treatment interventions anddocuments patients' response.
  • Monitors assigned patients and assists with theirpersonal care needs.
  • Observes patient's mental status and documents perMHU charting guidelines.
  • Possesses the knowledge and skill required to evaluate patients' mental status to determine treatmentneeds/interventions.
  • Reports patient observations (assigned, group, milieu)to RN every shift.
  • Utilizes approved behavioral management techniqueswhen appropriate.


Experience and Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma Required, College level courses in Psychology or related field preferred.
  • Experience in a medical or psychiatric setting preferred.

    License or Certification Requirements:

  • None

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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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