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Mental Health Assistant

Webster, MA

Co-Occurring Disorders Unit (CDU)

Part Time

Day Shift

16

High School Diploma/GED Certificate
Basic Life Support Certification Required
1-3 years of experience required

  • GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Mental Health Assistant performs a variety of patient care activities and related non-professional services necessary in caring for the personal and emotional needs of adult and/or geriatric patients while under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse.The successful candidate will rotate between the Dual Diagnosis Unit in Webster and the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit in Southbridge.
    • WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: 2 years substance abuse experience and/or Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) preferred.

    • EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: High school graduate or equivalent preferred and certification or equivalent experience required. Receives on the job training under close supervision. American Heart Association certification for health care provider required upon hire or during orientation and every two years thereafter. Dr. Armstrong training required during orientation and every year thereafter.

About Our Program:

The inpatient Harrington CDU provides treatment for those individuals with mental health issues that are compounded by substance use. Psychiatric and substance use disorders will be treated by a combination of both medication and therapy.

Substance abuse treatment includes both detox services and medication-assisted management of opioid addiction. Recovery services will be provided in a safe structured environment.Our clients with opioid addictions may be either detoxed or started on Suboxone (buprenorphine) to help prevent relapse from opioids btained on the street.

The average stay for our clients is seven to ten days. After discharge, the client will be referred to Harrington outpatient services, including our Partial Hospitalization Program, for the continuation of treatment.

>> To learn more about the CDU please visit our webpage:

https://www.harringtonhospital.org/services/behavioral_health_services/recovery_services/co-occurring-disorders-unit-cdu/