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Mental Health Assistant - Joint Intervention Program

Company: Presbyterian Medical Services
Location: Farmington
Posted on: May 2, 2021

Job Description:

Under direct supervision, this position provides client supervision at the Totah Behavioral Health Joint Intervention Program; assists in the maintenance of a safe, secure environment that enhances treatment and/or educational effectiveness, as appropriate.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • Two years' experience working with clients with Severe Mental Illness (SMI); Moderate or severe Substance Use Disorder (SUD); or Co-occurring disorder (mental illness/Substance Use Disorder)and/or mental illness/developmental disability with a primary diagnosis of mental illness; OR
  • Two years of post-secondary education in a human services related field; OR
  • A minimum of 40 hours of documented training including the 20 hours of pre-service training and 20 additional hours including the following topics, to be completed within 90 days of employment:

    o Basic communications and problem solving;
    o Ethnic and cultural considerations related to the clients served;
    o Addiction and Brain Function;
    o Trauma-Informed Care; and
    o Addressing Shame and Humiliation from a Human Dignity Approach
    Staff who meet the two years of education or experience requirement must take 20 hours of pre-service training. Staff who do not meet the two year requirement must take 20 hours of pre-service plus 20 hours of in-service.

    • Have or be able to obtain First Aid and BLS/CPR certifications within 30 days of hire. Certifications must meet the requirements listed in the document "BLS / CPR / ACLS & First Aid Training Resources" posted on Staurolite. It is your responsibility to keep your certifications current at all times.


      • According to PMS Human Resources Policy 205.006, "Healthcare Personnel Testing & Immunization Requirements," this position must comply with required testing and immunizations. Testing and immunizations including TB, Hepatitis B (consent or waiver), Tdap, MMR, and Varicella, will be available at the employee's PMS health center. Influenza vaccines will be required according to dates set by the CDC and NMDOH.

        This position requires successful completion of an initial post-offer of employment:

        • Criminal Records Check.


          • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.
          • Must provide a current motor vehicle record.
          • Must submit to a motor vehicle record check on an as needed basis and must maintain a satisfactory driving record that is within the limitations of PMS Human Resources Policy II.D.3, Automobile Usage, and applicable state and federal laws.
          • Must comply with PMS Policies on Automobile Usage, II.D.3, Drug Free Workplace, III.H and applicable state and federal laws.
          • May be required to complete transportation related trainings.


Keywords: Presbyterian Medical Services, Farmington , Mental Health Assistant - Joint Intervention Program, Healthcare , Farmington, New Mexico

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