MH Tech I- Day Shift

Acute Care
8- Bed Crisis Residential Unit or IHS
18.26 Hourly
12.00  Hourly
Full Time
7a-7:30p, 3-2-2 Shift Pattern

This is responsible, position that provides supervision and care to seriously mentally ill consumers in a residential or acute care setting.



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. 

If sole MH Tech, always remain on unit and notify 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.

Position has a productivity requirement of 12%. 



Some knowledge of behavioral patterns and problems of the mentally ill.

Ability to develop skills necessary to provide basic supervision and care.

Ability, willingness, and physical capability to assist in the restraining of consumers acting in an out of uncontrollable 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.