Mental Health Tech I - First Shift

Various Carastar Facilities
18.26 Hourly
12.00  Hourly
Full Time


  • Monitor consumers in matters of grooming, money management, discipline and social activities.
  • Conduct and document on periodic checks of consumers and facilities as assigned by program supervisor.
  • Conduct Basic Living Skill trainings in individual and group sessions.
  • Document all billable services, shift notes, and other significant interactions in electronic health record.
  • Ensure consumers sign for any billed services.
  • Assist in the arrangement for proper emergency medical care of residents when needed.
  • Routinely monitor and ensure facility safety and upkeep, assuring a suitable environment for residents.
  • Assist in de-escalation of consumers utilizing appropriate CPI techniques and documenting. 
  • Perform housekeeping functions in all areas of the program.
  • Complete routine maintenance chores and see that equipment is maintained and in good working order.
  • Prepare meals following the program menu and document according to Food Bank and agency policies and procedures.
  • Observe the behavior, attitudes and physical condition of residents and report significant changes.
  • Transport and/or escort residents to appointments or activities as needed.
  • Complete Carastar reports and documentation as assigned. 
  • Remain on unit at all times if sole MH Tech, notifying supervisor of any late or absent relief for next shift.
  • Participate in training activities as required to enhance skills needed to work with the seriously mentally ill.
  • Monitor and comply with established procedures for accidents, fires or other emergencies.
  • Ensure compliance with facility rules.
  • Complete reports and paperwork as assigned.
  • Cover other Carastar programs and locations as assigned by supervisor.
  • Administer medications and document on MAR and in Electronic Health Record.



  • Some knowledge of behavioral patterns and problems of the mentally ill.
  • Ability to develop skills necessary to provide basic supervision and care.
  • Ability and physical capability to assist in the restraining of consumers acting in an out of control manner.
  • Sufficient physical strength and mobility to help lift and support residents.
  • Knowledge of housekeeping procedures and facility maintenance.
  • Ability to effectively relate to and communicate with the seriously mentally ill.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Must be moderately proficient in computer technology and systems.
  • Must be able to follow a menu and prepare meals.



  • Graduation from high school or equivalent.
  • Some experience in supervising or providing care to individuals who are disadvantaged, emotionally or physically ill and/or behaviorally maladjusted.
  • Must hold a valid driver's license and maintain a driving record that is acceptable to Carastar's insurance carrier.
  • Must maintain current CPI, Red Cross First Aid and CPR certificates.
  • Must pass MAC I and MAC II certification training and maintain certification throughout employment.