High school diploma or equivalent. Degree or Certification in Psychology or a related field, or one year experience in a Mental Health Setting, or working with mentally challenged, handicapped or geriatric populations. LPN
Certified Nursing Assistant or EMT or graduate from an accredited nursing program pending licensure.
Good interpersonal skills. Speak and write English proficiently. Successful completion of orientation/evidence of positive initiatives with patients and staff.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. They are also required to stand and walk. Must be able to assist with pushing/pulling/lifting patients up to 75 pounds. If the lifting required exceeds 75 pounds and the patient is not ambulatory, assistance form other staff members must be obtained. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Incumbents as well as external and internal applicants who become disabled must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without the assistance of reasonable accommodation as determined on a case by case basis.