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Wellforce Mental Health Specialist (U) in Melrose, Massachusetts

Under the supervision of RN staff, assists in maintaining a safe and therapeutic milieu for psychiatric patients. May facilitate activity and recovery groups based on a structured unit-based curriculum. Assists patients with personal care under the direction of an RN. Responsible for patient and unit safety checks, including one to one observation, as assigned by RN. Participates in belongings searches on admission, discharge and, as needed, searches of packages brought to Unit by visitors. As assigned by RN, functions as contact person for individual patients to assist with belongings, answer questions about unit activities, and direct to treatment providers as appropriate. Facilitate recreational and recovery groups. Performs other job duties as assigned.

Associate’s degree required. Bachelor’s degree with major in a Human Sciences field preferred. Current certification in CPR, CPI required.1 year of experience in locked inpatient psychiatric unit desirable; familiarity with a hospital setting helpful. Good interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work with detailed, confidential material, computer experience required.

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