Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Night Monitor

    Job Locations US-CA-Fresno
    Req No.
    2018-3423
    Category
    Counselor/Therapist
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Program/Department Description

    Our Fresno First program offers gender responsive treatment and recovery services dedicated to helping women through the challenges of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, as well as co-occurring mental health issues. We serve women and their children who are involved with the Fresno County Department of Social Services (CPS), CalWORKs recipients in need of residential treatment services, and pregnant and parenting women residing in Fresno County.

     

    Mental Health Systems is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to delivering innovative mental health, substance abuse, supportive housing, veteran, and recovery services. MHS provides over 75 broad-ranging programs that offer safety-net services and employs over 800 dedicated individuals across 6 California counties; Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, San Bernardino, and San Diego.   Since 1978, Mental Health System’s client-centered, strengths-based solutions have been designed to offer comprehensive, culturally competent programs that embody our core values of Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, Integrity, and Dignity. MHS has a commitment toward reducing stigma and improving access to care using the principle of “whatever it takes”. MHS offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, company sponsored retirement plan, employee assistance program, generous holidays, vacation, and sick for eligible employees.

    Position Description

    The Night Monitor will provide general supervision of the CalWORKS clients after regular business hours and as needed. This position exists to provide overnight shift coverage to residents in a female residential treatment facility. Monitor staff will have limited interaction with clients as their duty hours are typically during the time clients are expected to be asleep. Night Monitors may have frequent interaction with clients in the early morning, but this would be for less than an hour on a typical shift. Due to the overnight hours worked, the Night Monitor may, from time to time, be called upon to deal with medical or emotional emergencies/crisis

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Monitors the residents during the overnight hours. Makes sure they are present in the facility.
    • Responds to resident’s needs for medication or emergency medical treatment.
    • Maintains program structure and adherence to rules and procedures.
    • Seeks supervision by contacting Residential Program Manager in case of emergencies.
    • Documents in program log both the regular checks on clients and any emergency/crisis situations which occur.
    • Is able to provide basic direction to clients who experience emotional crisis during this shift.
    • Communicates effectively with other staff in order to provide consistent treatment for each client.
    • Interacts therapeutically with clients.
    • Meets and maintains security and other standards necessary for admission to the program. Complies with all CDCR requirements including security and safety.
    • Complies with all MHS and program rules, policies and procedures including HIPPA standards.
    • Demonstrates adequate care and responsibility for equipment and ensures facilities upkeep and safety.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • Must be at least 21 years of age.
    • High school diploma or its equivalent (e.g. General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
    • Trained and certified in CPR and the administration of first aid services within 30 calendar days of hire.

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