Mental Health Associate

Brook Lane   Hagerstown, MD   Full-time     Mental Health
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Posted on July 22, 2021

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• Mental Health Associate — Inpatient hospital, offering a Mental Health Associate training program

Seeking a rewarding direct care position in the mental health field? Mental Health Associates function as a member of the Inpatient treatment team providing short-term therapeutic treatment in a 57 bed acute-care hospital that serves all ages. Brook Lane Health Services is a leading provider of mental health treatment and education in the region.

Please note on your application which available shift you are interested in! (subject to change)

Available shifts (subject to change): all shifts include every other weekend and some holidays unless noted otherwise


Full-time 8-hour Day shift 7AM-3:30PM

Full-time 8-hour Evening shift 3PM-11:30PM

Full-time or Part-time 12-hour shifts every weekend 7AM-7PM (every Sat/Sun plus another shift to make full-time)

Part-time 8-hour Day shift 7AM-3:30PM

Part-time 8-hour Evening shift 3PM-11:30PM

Part-time 8-hour Overnight shift 11PM-7:30PM


Mental Health Associates must complete a required 2-month training program consisting of on-the-job training, and a class setting on Wednesdays from 11AM-7:30PM. Please do not apply if you are unable to consistently attend this training.

Key Responsibilities:

Assist with direct patient care such as checking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, etc)

Facilitate patient involvement with the prescribed therapeutic activities

Monitor unit safety

Running groups and activities

Assist with activities of daily living when needed (bathing, toileting, feeding)

Respond to crises that may arise while utilizing appropriate verbal deescalation and/or physical restraint techniques



High school degree required with minimum 1 year of experience in mental health or residential (Bachelor's Degree in Psychology or Human Services field preferred - no minimum experienced required with bachelor's degree)

CNA, EMT, or other medical experience will be considered

Must be able to perform physical duties such as assisting with lifting, performing behavior management duties, and therapeutic restraints following training course

Must pass training course on proper use of restraints


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