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Mental Health Tech (Therapeutic Assistant): Full Time, 2nd Shift, Sun - Thurs

ATH-Clinical, Dunwoody, Georgia, United States of America Req #316
Friday, March 29, 2019
About Veritas Collaborative

Veritas Collaborative is a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders. Providing a range of services for individuals of all ages, we offer inpatient, acute residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care. Each patient’s care is individualized, evidence-based, and delivered in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment. Multidisciplinary treatment teams – made up of highly dedicated physicians, psychiatrists, dietitians, culinary professionals, therapists, nurses, education coordinators, administrative professionals, and skilled therapeutic assistants – aim to equip each patient and family with skills to continue recovery in the home environment.

Our Culture

We are a growing, mission-driven organization with a singular vision: a world in which all persons with eating disorders and their families have access to best-practice care and hold hope for a cure.

We expect a lot out of our employees; that’s why we hire people who share our passion for leaving the world a better a place than we found it. If you find yourself drawn to a stimulating, innovative environment, you’ll be happy you chose to work at Veritas Collaborative. We share a common belief that eating disorders are lethal, but they don’t have to be.

Join us, and help us save lives.

The Mental Health Tech (Therapeutic Assistant) is responsible for providing support for patients and ensuring that a safe environment is maintained in the treatment facility. Mental Health Tech (Therapeutic Assistant) supervise and coach patients during meals, supervise and lead activities, transport and supervise patients on outings, and provide skills coaching when needed.
   

The Mental Health Tech (Therapeutic Assistant) will provide a positive environment for supportive, recovery-based treatment while maintaining appropriate, therapeutic boundaries with patients and families at all times. The Mental Health Tech (Therapeutic Assistant) will consume all assigned meals (snacks, etc.) with patients and/or families to model normalized eating behavior, while on shift. Supervise, support, and monitor patients during eating opportunities (meals, snacks, etc.), hygiene, and bathroom activities. Document observations of behavior (meals, input/output, self-injurious behaviors, etc.) in a clear, concise, professional and timely manner. Transport and supervise patients on outings and outdoor recreation. Engage in de-escalation techniques with patients, as needed and appropriate.  
 

Mental Health Tech (Therapeutic Assistant) Education and Experience Requirements: 
 

·         High school diploma required 

·         An undergraduate degree from an accredited university or equivalent combination of experience and education in human services preferred 

·         Prefer 2 years of experience in the mental health field 

·         Current CPR and/or CPI certification useful 

·         Understanding of eating disorders is preferred 

·         Understanding of DBT and/or FBT, preferred 

·         Superior customer service and communication skills 

·         Ability to problem solve and self-motivate 

·         Bi-lingual in English/Spanish, preferred 

·         Ability to work rotating weekends
 

Veritas Collaborative is a growing, mission-driven organization with a singular vision: a world in which all persons with eating disorders and their families have access to best-practice care and hold hope for a cure. We expect a lot out of our Mental Health Tech (Therapeutic Assistant); that’s why we hire people who share our passion for leaving the world a better a place than we found it. If you find yourself drawn to a stimulating, innovative environment, you’ll be happy you chose to work at Veritas Collaborative. We share a common belief that eating disorders are lethal, but they don’t have to be. 

At Veritas Collaborative, all full-time employees are eligible for benefits, including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Paid-Time Off and 401(k).

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $12.69
  • Max Hiring Rate $17.27
  • ATH-Clinical, Dunwoody, Georgia, United States of America