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Lead Psych Tech - Youth Diversion Center


The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD ("The HARRIS CENTER") is looking for a Lead Psychiatric Technician to join our team! The Lead Psychiatric Technician works under the supervision of the Lead Nurse or other Licensed nursing personal to provide direct care services to patients who are residents of the Youth Diversion Center.

The position also helps to support the unit by supervising assigned staff.

The Lead Psychiatric Technician should maintain a safe and secure environment for all patients in crisis environment and provide support services to Nursing and Clinical Treatment teams.

The position may also perform delegated nursing tasks and therefore would be under the supervision of a licensed nurse personnel when performing tasks.

What you will do:

* Promote a physically and emotionally safe environment

including ensuring regular rounds and patient and property searches are facilitated so patients can focus on managing their illnesses and disabilities to promote healing

* Aid in basic patient care such as eating



and teaching and encouraging basic hygiene and other daily living skills while observing patient progress to identify the need for additional services or changes in current treatment

* Provide behavioral emergency assistance

such as patient restraint using approved Agency curriculum or basic first aid when needed

as well as recognize and report homicidal or suicidal behaviors

* Monitor and document behavior of patients in seclusion or on precautions

* Performs duties (e.g.

vital signs

specimen collection

) as delegated by nursing personnel or assigned by a physician

* Utilize Standard Precautions appropriately to prevent the spread of infection

* Respects the rights



and privacy of others

* Interacts with the community


and patients by following the key principles of a trauma informed approach (i.e.




peer support


voice and choice




* Assists with the development of Psychiatric Technician I work schedules and daily assignments as well as help with hiring and training of other Psychiatric Technician I

* Facilitates communication between all staff regarding patients needs.

* Performs housekeeping duties when required or in the absence of housekeeping/cleaning crew.

* Demonstrates a positive and professional work ethic even functioning as a role model to residents.

* Complies with agency policies & procedures accreting/regulatory bodies & performs contract documentation requirements.

What qualifications you will need:

* High School Diploma or General Education Diploma.

* Must have a valid driver's license.

* 2+ year of direct care experience in psychiatric or behav...