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Mental Health Therapy Aide

Company: All Medical Personnel
Location: Albany
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Specialty: Mental Health Therapy AideLocations: Albany, NY Shift: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. Duration: 13 weeksStart Date: ASAPJob Description

  • Assists and instructs individuals in attending to personal care tasks concerning personal hygiene, grooming, nutrition, and daily living.
  • May personally bathe and groom individuals who are unable to take care of their own personal hygiene needs independently.
  • Ensures that sufficient and appropriate attire is available, assists individuals in selecting clothing and in dressing individuals who require help.
  • Ensures that the food provided or selected is appropriate for those on a special diet prescribed by a dietitian; feeds or assists in feeding individuals who require assistance.
  • Assists and encourages individuals to participate in physical, social, recreational, educational, and other rehabilitation goals to enhance the individual's recovery, and draw individuals into fuller participation in the life of their family and community.
  • Organizes and encourages individuals to participate in, accompanies, and/or transports individuals to social activities such as dances, picnics, shopping visits, field trips to cultural and athletic events, and after school and weekend activities.
  • Accompanies and/or transports individuals to medical appointments as necessary.
  • May assist in developing educational, vocational, and social skills within the framework of the Individual's treatment/service plan.
  • May work with the individual and various human services providers to advocate for and assist in meeting the individual's work, housing, and schooling needs.
  • Encourages and coaches individuals to participate in physical activities, exercise, and athletic games, to promote physical well-being.
  • Instructs and supports individuals in the performance of tasks, such as shopping, meal preparation, housekeeping, transportation, and routine household operation and maintenance.
  • May lead skills development or activity groups with individuals and families as appropriate.
  • May perform simple clinical procedures as prescribed; administer medication; supply individuals in all settings with individual doses of prescribed medication and/or monitor individuals' self-administration of medication; count appropriate doses of medication, and maintain medication records; and take and record temperature, blood pressure and pulse rate.Qualifications
    • Open-Competitive: High school or equivalent diploma
    • Successful completion of a one year trainee program
    • Demonstrate the highest level of professionalism when interacting with patients, families, physicians, and hospital staff members.About UsAll Medical Personnel is a national leader in healthcare staffing recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) as one of the nation's largest healthcare staffing firms. Our goal is to simplify the Allied process with a flexible and personalized approach. Our clients range from local, regional and national healthcare organizations throughout the United States. Whatever the focus of your medical career, we can help you find the perfect allied opportunity!

Keywords: All Medical Personnel, Albany , Mental Health Therapy Aide, Healthcare , Albany, New York

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