Top Mental Health Associate Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Mental Health Associate. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Mental Health Associate resumes they appeared on. For example, 14.7% of Mental Health Associate resumes contained Crisis Intervention as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Mental Health Associate actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Mental Health Associate resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Crisis Intervention

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Here's how Crisis Intervention is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Supervised in residence/community dwelling individuals and assisted/documented: Life goals Medication management Crisis intervention
  • Assisted in setting and enforcing behavior management, which often included providing crisis intervention as necessary to resolve conflicts.
  • Provided crisis intervention as necessary to resolve conflicts and to respond pro-actively to inappropriate and/or unsafe behavior.
  • Assisted with crisis intervention as needed and provided clinical and administrative supervision including occasional direct patient care.
  • Assisted with crisis intervention, providing recommendations to support services and offering methods for handling particular situations.
  • Provided psychiatric crisis interventions in patient care activities under the supervision of a registered nurse.
  • Decrease mental health symptoms by utilizing crisis intervention, behavior medication and mindfulness techniques.
  • Provided crisis intervention and prevention, with individuals that displayed aggressive/violent behaviors.
  • Manage physically aggressive and self-abusive behavior utilizing the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Program.
  • Provide crisis intervention to patients when necessary in emergency situations.
  • Provide crisis intervention to adults/children with mental illness/ substance abuse.
  • Used crisis intervention skills and engaged patients in therapeutic processing.
  • Assist interdisciplinary team with crisis intervention techniques and strategies.
  • Conducted crisis intervention and assisted in non-violent physical intervention.
  • Facilitate mental health counseling sessions and provide crisis intervention.
  • Diffused crisis situations using Non-violent Crisis Intervention methods.
  • Implement treatment plans and provide crisis intervention as necessary
  • Provide and oversee non-violent crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Implemented best services initiatives through crisis intervention programs.
  • Managed aggressive behaviors utilizing Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Program.

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2. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Communicated progress or regress by participating in treatment plan meetings and documenting observations to ensure continuity of patient care.
  • Maintain accurate documentation and communicate with co-workers, supervisors and other hospital staff regarding patient care and safety.
  • Provided direct patient care to patients in inpatient setting by participating in treatment planning and implementation.
  • Delivered patient care to a population of emotionally impaired adults in a residential treatment facility.
  • Provide direct patient care by planning, organizing, and implementing psychiatric rehabilitation services.
  • Mediate between therapist and insurance company regarding patient care.
  • Provided general and specialized patient care.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process covering 8-13 high acuity patients per shift.
  • Maintain a therapeutic milieu that is conducive to quality patient care and conduct activities in accordance with patient diagnosis and needs.
  • Performed and assisted with tasks such as basic patient care and direct and indirect diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for adolescents.
  • Provide continuous patient care, supervision, interaction, role modeling, and monitoring of patients with behavioral health needs.
  • Provide direct patient care to all ages as appropriate and facilitate patient involvement in the prescribed therapeutic activities and services.
  • Assist in the admission, provision of patient care, discharge and transfer of patients and documents specified information.
  • Provide quality patient care to children in an intensive residential treatment center with severe mental health and behavioral disorders.
  • Provided patient care, supervision and protection to clients on various units ranging in age from preschool through geriatrics.
  • Performed and assisted with various tasks including basic inpatient care, direct and indirect diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
  • Provide direct patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse by conducting social groups and recreational groups.
  • Assisted in patient care tasks, such as physical intervention, safety, and maintenance of therapeutic milieu.
  • Give patient care based on priority of needs and available resources related to patient age and needs.
  • Provided direct patient care to patients or clients with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities and brain injuries.

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3. Mental Health Services

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Here's how Mental Health Services is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Studied, reviewed, and assessed inefficiencies in current Sarasota County Mental Health Services.
  • Develop treatment plans with patients who are receiving mental health services.
  • Performed comprehensive mental health assessments for children and adolescents referred for crisis or non-crisis mental health services.
  • Handled intensive service cases and provided mental health services including individual/family therapy, and case management services.
  • Direct responsibility to evaluate inmates referred for mental health services by professional and non-professional staff and administration.
  • Monitored and assessed mental health services provided to Adult and Adolescences population.

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4. Behavioral Issues

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Here's how Behavioral Issues is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Provided direct client assistance in minimizing behavioral issues by teaching coping mechanism.
  • Led summer day treatment groups and therapeutic activities to teach functional living skills and address behavioral issues.
  • Provide routine care, education, and evaluation of program services to patient with behavioral issues.
  • Worked with young adults and youths with behavioral Issues in a residential setting
  • Teach the children healthy coping skills to deal with their behavioral issues.
  • Assisted foster home providers in dealing with behavioral issues.
  • Provided crisis, 1:1, and milieu therapeutic interventions for adolescent and preadolescent children with emotional and behavioral issues.
  • Provided orientation to new clients and families in regards to patients having adjustment and behavioral issues.
  • Mentor and chaperone adolescent youth with mental and behavioral issues at a psychiatric care facility.

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5. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Provide age-specific supervision appropriate to patients' developmental level and individualized treatment plans to target specific treatment needs of the patient.
  • Led group therapy sessions, arranged and supervised therapeutic activities, developed treatment plans and provided appropriate counseling.
  • Worked closely with psychologists and therapists to identify symptoms, devise and implement individual treatment plans.
  • Supervised and implemented treatment plans for 15-20 patients and prepared detailed daily individual progress reports.
  • Provided professional case management to include developing, implementing and monitoring Individualized Treatment Plans.
  • Work cooperatively with interdisciplinary team members to assist in the development of treatment plans.
  • Implement individual treatment plans and behavior modification plans including management of disruptive behavior.
  • Developed and submitted individualized treatment plans to Maryland Health Partners for client authorization.
  • Review clinical documentation and use treatment plans to document behaviors of adolescents.
  • Assisted in developing individualized treatment plans for a variety of residential clients.
  • Continue to document behaviors and implement treatment plans of individual residents.
  • Developed individualized treatment plans to incorporate academics as well as exercise/athletics
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team to formulate patient treatment plans.
  • Developed and updated treatment plans and developed program schedule.
  • Contributed to and followed individualized behavioral treatment plans.
  • Create culturally/environmentally appropriate treatment plans.
  • Established multiple long-term treatment plans for adolescent patients to ensure their safety and well being upon their departure from the hospital.
  • Record the progress--or lack thereof--of patients to make important decisions in the implementation of their treatment plans.
  • Monitor and assist patient progress toward treatment plans (i.e., goal setting, behavioral patterns, and mental conditioning).
  • Worked collaboratively with mental health nurses and psychiatrists to create individualized treatment plans for each patient on an inpatient adult unit.

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6. Vital Signs

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Here's how Vital Signs is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Performed patient assessments, performed fifteen-minute safety checks, obtained vital signs, assisted with codes, documented patient care appropriately.
  • Participate in patient's treatment planning with other staff, monitor vital signs such as heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Monitored patients on and off the unit, took vital signs, and monitored patient's physical and mental conditions.
  • Maintained close contact with mental health clients, and monitor vital signs such as heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Set up rooms for examination and take vital signs Hospital of university of state of Haiti Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
  • Maintain close contact with the residents and monitor vital signs (Q15 threw out the entire shift).
  • Assisted nurses with admitting, discharging and assessing patients, vital signs, and responding to emergency situations.
  • Accompany patients to group therapies, meals, outings, take and record vital signs in patient charts.
  • Lead patient group sessions daily, obtained and recorded all vital signs, monitored patients during med.
  • Assist nurse with intake of patients: including vital signs, searches, and processing paper work.
  • Collect vital signs data, document patient nutritional intake, behaviors, symptoms and treatment progression.
  • Measured and recorded client vital signs and monitored for abnormalities, reporting issues to on-call physician.
  • Take vital signs, assisted with groups, hygiene, meals, and mobility as needed.
  • Monitored patient activity and vital signs and acted as contact person for patients while under treatment.
  • Monitor and records vital signs, weight, height, intake and output.
  • Performed intake duties, including recording vital signs, patient observation and transport.
  • Checked for vital signs of life to make sure the residents are sleeping.
  • Assisted patients with vital signs, mental and physical health needs, etc.
  • Monitored patient's vital signs for any changes; reported deviations to nurse.
  • Obtain vital signs, weigh patient(s) and collected routine specimens.

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7. Group Therapy Sessions

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Here's how Group Therapy Sessions is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Organized behavioral guidelines for group therapy and participated in group therapy sessions with residents.
  • Established relationships with patients through structured group therapy sessions.
  • Facilitated group therapy sessions with another co-leader.
  • Conducted group therapy sessions and related activities.
  • Planned and organized group therapy sessions to help patients identify triggers and discover solutions to improve behavior, mood and health.
  • Developed and maintained ongoing evaluations and lead individual, family and group therapy sessions to meet the individual's specific needs.
  • Assisted and led group therapy sessions for residents on other units when not assigned to Autistic units.
  • Lead individual and group therapy sessions which included coping skills and daily/long term goals that patients had.
  • Administered community group therapy sessions to help orient patients to the unit and use DBT methods.
  • Led group therapy sessions, organized activities, and participated in activities with the children.
  • Led individual or group therapy sessions and complete intake procedures for new patients.
  • Lead and assisted in running group therapy sessions to promote a therapeutic environment.
  • Assisted and led group therapy sessions for the residents in my unit.
  • Provide group therapy sessions for patients of varying backgrounds and diagnosis.
  • Conduct group therapy sessions with inpatient clients.
  • Led five group therapy sessions each week.
  • Lead group therapy sessions and chaperone patients to off-site appointments.

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8. Recreational Activities

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Here's how Recreational Activities is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Maintain a safe and therapeutic environment for patients while implementing and creating a consistent schedule of daily educational and recreational activities.
  • Assisted patients in becoming accustomed to routine and encouraged them to participate in social and recreational activities to promote rehabilitation.
  • Commended for multitasking abilities by facilitating unit-based activity programs, recreational activities, and participates in professional practice partnership.
  • Facilitate unit-based activity programs, recreational activities, participate in professional practice partnership, and perform admission-intake functions.
  • Coordinated and facilitated milieu therapy, community meetings, therapeutic recreational activities, and off-site service projects.
  • Assisted children and adolescents recovering from various traumas through therapeutic and recreational activities in residential treatment environment.
  • Implemented patient treatment plan strategies by following daily program schedule as well as incorporating therapeutic recreational activities.
  • Promote group and individual recreational activities for all patients to encourage optimum mental and emotional health.
  • Facilitated behavioral interventions and support to students including academic, therapeutic and recreational activities.
  • Conducted activities and specialty groups and directed recreational activities and assisted with nursing assessments.
  • Assured daily program schedule is consistently implemented, including conducting scheduled therapeutic recreational activities.
  • Organized and supervised client participation in social, educational, and recreational activities.
  • Monitor the therapeutic and recreational activities of clients and record behaviors and interactions.
  • Develop and implement unit-based activity programs, recreational activities, and therapy groups.
  • Facilitated group sessions with students and encouraged participation in educational and recreational activities.
  • Provided motivation for patients to participate in educational and recreational activities.
  • Facilitated modified educational groups, community meetings, and recreational activities.
  • Assessed and documented patient response to therapeutic and recreational activities.
  • Coordinated educational and recreational activities for adolescents with mental illnesses.
  • Enrich and augment scheduled/structured therapeutic and recreational activities.

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9. Substance Abuse

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Here's how Substance Abuse is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Work with a variety of mental illnesses, personality disorders, developmental disabilities and substance abuse/addiction.
  • Assisted multidisciplinary team with acute inpatient psychiatric and substance abuse treatment for adults and adolescence.
  • Performed delegated patient care functions to juvenile adolescents with diverse psychiatric/medical and substance abuse.
  • Co-facilitated focus groups that specify in behaviors relating to alcohol and substance abuse.
  • Provided patient and family education relative to substance abuse/psychiatric problems.
  • Implemented theoretical frameworks for behavioral intervention and substance abuse management.
  • Conducted daily substance abuse groups and participated in family sessions.
  • Facilitated alcohol/substance abuse groups weekly to meet recovery support needs.
  • Promote therapeutic milieu in Level II substance abuse facility
  • Performed ETOC/Substance Abuse assessments hospital-wide.
  • Facilitated the co-occurring group, and has a caseload with clients who have both a substance abuse problem and mental illness.
  • Assist individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.
  • Monitored, assessed, and evaluated the functioning of residential patients ages 6-18 whom experience some psychiatric or substance abuse disorder.
  • Work with patients of multiple diagnoses including but not limited to PTSD, substance abuse, and psychological disorders.
  • Worked with adults ages 18 years and older with mental health issues, substance abuse issues and dual diagnosis.
  • Perform substance abuse assessments to determine appropriate levels of care for substance abuse clients and persons with co-occurring disorders.
  • Provided group therapy for children and adolescents in treatment for issues related to mental health and substance abuse.
  • Assist patients in a hospital and residential setting with autism, substance abuse, disorders and psychiatric issues.
  • Guide patients in the development of skills or strategies for dealing with their mental health and substance abuse.
  • Provide therapeutic skill building interventions for clients diagnosed with Substance Abuse, Behavioral, and Physical disabilities.

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10. Daily Living Activities

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Here's how Daily Living Activities is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Provide residents with education on daily living activities.
  • Help patients with there daily living activities by creating a positive environment for them and being a responsible role model.
  • Supervised and managed daily living activities of Clients and patients* Conducted necessary duties to maintain client's independence.
  • Assisted patients with daily living activities ranging from meal intakes and showers to room management tasks.
  • Assist mental health clients with daily living activities in a residential group home as needed.
  • Accompanied Patients with Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and depression with daily living activities.
  • Aided patients in performing education, therapy, and daily living activities.
  • Assisted patients with daily living activities which include grooming and hygiene needs.
  • Helped patients with their daily living activities insuring they were well groomed.
  • Assist patients in managing daily living activities and treatment goals.
  • Provide assistance with daily living activities.
  • Assisted patients on daily living activities.
  • Monitor & Assist with daily living activities with adolescents in out of home/residential placement Administer Medication

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11. Medical Staff

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Here's how Medical Staff is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Observed patients' physical and emotional behavior, reporting atypical conduct to medical staff immediately.
  • Monitored patients' physical and emotional well-being and reported to medical staff accordingly.
  • Work closely with Psychiatrist/medical staff to ensure medication compliance.
  • Performed infectious disease test result reporting to donors, physicians, transfusion facilities, state agencies and regional medical staff.
  • Monitored and document patient's files, summarized their behavior in the support of the medical staff and facility.
  • Write and verbally communicate and submit reports daily to designated medical staff on the status and progress of patients.
  • Assist mentally impaired patients with daily therapeutic and hygiene needs under direction of nursing and medical staff.
  • Communicated with medical staff and other health professionals in an attempt to optimize patient care.
  • Follow behavioral and specific care plans giving by medical staff.
  • Assisted medical staff in rending direct services to clients.
  • Dedicated to working with medical staff and patients.
  • Collaborated with medical staff about client needs.
  • Consulted with trained medical staff and therapists.
  • Monitored client's physical and emotional well-being and recorded mental changed in client 's behavior to supervisor and other medical staff.
  • Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff.pass meds, cook,clean , supervising activities.

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12. ADL

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Here's how ADL is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Demonstrated ability to treat all age populations, medical record documentation, & consistently meeting deadlines regardless of case load.
  • Maintained client records and deadlines for care per State of PA and HIPAA regulation.
  • Assist with ADL s, teach Residents how to become self-sufficient and administer medications.
  • Provided assistance with (ADL) activities of daily living management and supervision.
  • Assist staff in following up on various project tasks necessary to complete deadlines.
  • Check Vital signs daily and ensure that clients complete their ADL activities.
  • Offer appropriate intervention services, facilities ADL groups, 1:1 with patients.
  • Assist ADL, eating, bathing, ambulating and eliminating.
  • Provide daily ADL care and assistance as needed.
  • Assisted Patients with ADL's and provided education.
  • Monitor patients ADL's and vital signs daily
  • Assist in performing routine duties (ADL's).
  • Assisted with ADL's patients.
  • Coach ladies on ADL's.
  • Participate in deescalating patients, crisis prevention, conducting therapeutic groups, and assisting patients with ADLs and general CNA work.
  • Assisted patients with adls, monitored patients to detect any unusual behavior, and recorded findings in patients chart.
  • Educate patients and families effectively regarding Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
  • Helped patients with their ADLs(Activities of Daily Living).
  • Assist with ADLs and other basic patient needs.
  • Assisted Transitional Housing residents with ADLs, i.e.

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13. Direct Supervision

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Here's how Direct Supervision is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Provided direct supervision of psychiatric patients.
  • Provide direct supervision to youth male sex offenders within a school and residential setting.
  • Provided direct supervision and 1:1 monitoring for at risk patients.
  • Direct supervision with toilieting, 1:1 support, feeding and ambulation.
  • Provided specialized care and direct supervision for mentally ill adult, child and adolescent directed towards optimal care and rehabilitation.PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Provided direct clinical care to patients under the direct supervision of a licensed Registered Nurse or other licensed clinical personnel.

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14. CPR

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Here's how CPR is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Received certification in CPR and Lifesaving.
  • Respond to psychiatric emergencies.CPR certified.
  • Participated in various training courses such as CPR, customer service, cultural diversity, etc.
  • Certified in CPR/ First Aid, Notification of Privacy Act laws/ HIPPA, Food Safety Manager.
  • Trained in CPR by American Heart association, as well as NAPPI Physical management.
  • License and Certification Title: Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Maintained up to date CPR certification (facility provides this training).
  • Trained in CPR and First Aid to appropriately respond to medical emergencies
  • Trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (2004-2006) -CPR/First aid certified.
  • Qualified to perform CPR and Handle with Care procedures.
  • Certified in CPR and physical restraint techniques.
  • Maintain CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • Maintained a CPR/First Aide Certification.
  • Certified as healthcare provider to perform first aid and CPR on those in need of medical care.
  • Facilitated organization's first-aid and cpr course offerings through direct customer contact and marketing efforts.
  • Trained in prevention and de-escalation of aggressive behavior, and CPR.
  • Certified in CPR/AED, and Handle With Care Behavior Management System.
  • Certified in phlebotomy, CPR, and healthy interventions.
  • Trained in First Responder CPR and AED emergency measures.
  • Provided home health care to private patients Assisted with exercise that provided rehabilitation First Aid as well as CPR certified

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15. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Supported clinicians by ensuring and facilitating efficient operations; enhanced customer service and improved center productivity.
  • Provided responsive customer service to clients and stakeholders.
  • Maintained client relationships through excellent customer service delivery.
  • Answer phones, greet and assist customers, and perform other customer service related and clerical duties.
  • Assist members by efficiently handling customer service inquiries and problems via telephone, internet or written correspondence.
  • Utilized specialized knowledge of product categories to provide excellent customer service and promote health and wellness.
  • Increased customer service satisfaction by 50% through efficiently appropriating staff resources.
  • Provided telephone customer service within high-volume call centers in the medical field.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to all individuals visiting the store.
  • Provide Customer service to members inquiring about their health insurance.
  • Provided excellent customer service while processing Health & Welfare transactions.
  • Earned an Ace Player award for outstanding customer service and teamwork
  • Demonstrate customer service skills in high volume and stressful situations.
  • Provide quality customer service to patients' family members.
  • Provided customer service to any and all customers.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all clients.
  • Provided customer service, answered questions.
  • Provided Superior Customer Service to clients, receiving incoming calls from healthcare providers/Members/brokers/insurance companies.
  • Provide customer service representatives with updated documentation pertaining to frequently asked Benefit related questions.
  • Operate the cash register and customer service Drives sales by assist customer in making product selections

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16. Safe Environment

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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Provide therapeutic interactions and supervision of residents, while assuring a safe environment and constant milieu.
  • Maintain and encourage positive relationships in a structured and supportive and safe environment.
  • Performed tech duties such as taking vitals, conducting contraband checks, maintaining a safe environment for staff and patients/clients.
  • Ensured a safe environment for all those involved which included nurses, doctors, therapist and the patients themselves.
  • Worked in the Winter Program during the break from school, giving the children a safe environment.
  • 1Supervised children of all ages, providing a safe environment for them and the staff as well.
  • Maintained a safe environment for the patients by helping them develop effective positive coping skills.
  • Trained in Safe Crisis Management to provide a controlled safe environment for youth.
  • Provide a productive, clean, and safe environment for youth and staff.
  • Provide care to patients and maintain a safe environment for staff and patients.
  • Implemented crisis intervention strategies to help ensure a safe environment for clients.
  • Create a safe environment for clients, staff, and visitors.
  • Monitor and structure patients' behavior to ensure a safe environment.
  • Maintained a supportive, clean and safe environment with supervised activities.
  • Promoted and maintained a safe environment conducive to healing and health.
  • Pass medicine Enforce rules and regulations Maintain safe environment for clients
  • Maintained safe environment for both the patients and staff.
  • Maintained a clean, healthy, and safe environment.
  • Maintained and provided a safe environment for residents.
  • Maintained a clean and safe environment for clients.

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17. Ensure Safety

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Here's how Ensure Safety is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Monitor and ensure safety of patients who are at high risk for harmful behavior to self or others.
  • Supervised other Mental Health Associates to maintain structured scheduling of activities and ensure safety of clients.
  • Provided ongoing monitoring and observation of patients to ensure safety and well being.
  • Performed restraints as needed to ensure safety of staff and other residents.
  • Conducted intakes and monitored clients to ensure safety and enforce facility rules.
  • Conducted Environmental rounds checks daily to ensure safety for patients and staff.
  • Manage and oversee the fitness facility to ensure safety for members.

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18. Crisis Management

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Here's how Crisis Management is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Monitored patient safety, assisting with milieu activities, behavioral interventions, crisis management and patient advocacy.
  • Participated in crisis management procedures to stabilize & redirect patients when necessary.
  • Assist with crisis management, therapeutic programming and milieu management.
  • Applied approved crisis management techniques to address stressful episodes.
  • Ensured safety and crisis management techniques for patient population.
  • Trauma-informed crisis management in milieu.
  • Certified in Safety Crisis Management.
  • Performed crisis management for individuals and groups, ages 7-17, suffering from multiple mental disorders and severe behavioral problems.
  • Trained in Safety Crisis Management (SCM) and other techniques to prevent patients from harming themselves or others.
  • Assist with crisis management, therapeutic programming, and milieu management as a member of Mental Health Care team.
  • Trained in safe crisis management, dialectical behavioral therapy, and promoted to captain in the first year.
  • Provide Crisis Management to adolescents, adults and geriatric patients in an inpatient, locked unit setting.
  • Helped participants manage emotions, work on treatment plan goals, and deal effectively with crisis management.
  • Handle patients when exhibiting behavior that is harmful to themselves or others using Safe Crisis Management techniques.
  • Executed Safe Crisis Management (SCM) techniques in order to ensure patient and staff safety.
  • Conducted case management services, safe crisis management, and independent living skills training.
  • Train new employees in Safe Crisis Management along with monthly reviews to current employees.
  • Performed Safe Crisis Management to ensure the safety of residents and fellow staff.
  • Involved in monthly Safe Crisis Management (SCM) training.
  • Attended Safety Crisis Management (SCM) once a month.

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19. Personal Care

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Here's how Personal Care is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Assisted patients with personal care/daily routines; temperatures/blood pressure readings.
  • Provide direct and indirect client care in an atmosphere that provides for the personal care and comfort of clients.
  • Assisted staff with the personal care and medication delivery for the physically and mentally challenged population.
  • Encourage patient's in hygiene, assisting with resident laundry distributing personal care items.
  • Assisted patients with personal care Functions as the Legal Liaison for the unit.
  • Provide personal care to mental health patients in an acute, inpatient setting.
  • Promoted high-quality supplements, personal care, energy, and weight-management products.
  • Assisted nursing staff by providing personal care assistance to assigned patients.
  • Provide nursing, psychiatric, or personal care to patients.
  • Promoted to Personal Care Home Administrator.

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20. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Collect member encounter data and medical records, reviewing for completeness, and document member participation of activities as appropriate.
  • Maintained electronic medical records and medical reports, scanning into database to ensure quality control over patient records.
  • Reviewed diagnostic codes and treatment procedures contained in medical records for adequate treatment.
  • Posted test results to teen/adult medical records determining adequate drug treatment.
  • Reviewed patient medical records for accuracy.
  • Managed outgoing and incoming medical records.
  • Prepare and implement electronic medical records.
  • Respond to FOIA requests, medical record subpoenas, and maintain strict confidentiality of medical records by adhering to HIPAA regulations.
  • Completed documentation of clients' location and behaviors and any additional documentation to be placed in clients' medical records.
  • Assist medical records team by making and breaking down charts, putting together incomplete orders, filing paper work.
  • File returning patient s medical records to proper file locations within HPAA laws at the end of each day.
  • Assisted in the maintenance of medical records (filing, test results, HIPAA and request forms).
  • Worked overnights with patient medical records, making sure they are correct and organized.
  • Documented resident's behaviors and progress on a daily basis in their medical records.
  • Maintain and update medical records along with taking and recording patient vital signs.
  • Purge and/or destroy closed medical records per Code of Virginia regulations.
  • Schedule appointments, prepare medical records per company policies, etc.
  • Maintain medical records and files.
  • Worked in the medical records department and switchboard office as needed.
  • Conduct group therapy, activity therapy and recreational therapy for patients File medical records for patients Train new Mental Health Associates

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21. Psychiatric Patients

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Here's how Psychiatric Patients is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Stimulated positive decision-making processes to empower psychiatric patients to lead more productive and independent lives.
  • Provided support and assistance to adult psychiatric patients on voluntary inpatient psychiatric hospital unit.
  • Maintained psychiatric patients on a therapeutic level.
  • Motivated behavior change in committed psychiatric patients.
  • Provide constant supervision of assigned psychiatric patients, and continually communicate regarding patient's care and safety issues.
  • Encouraged, educated, and assisted acute and chronic psychiatric patients with daily living skills.
  • Supported both adolescent and adult psychiatric patients with daily needs, providing direct care.
  • Team Lead for management of psychiatric patients on adult ward.
  • Provided nursing care to adult psychiatric patients.
  • Supported multi-disciplinary care teams in treatment plan development for psychiatric patients.
  • Trained and instructed onboarding employees on procedures to follow with psychiatric patients.

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22. RN

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Here's how RN is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Monitored developmentally delayed children/teenagers with cognitive learning skills in a classroom setting as well as their dormitories and daily activities.
  • Communicate pertinent patient information to physician, Charge RN, and interdisciplinary team members verbally and by written documentation.
  • Addressed insurance authorization concerns and insured contracted worker communicated with the coordinated care worker assigned from the insurance company.
  • Developed new strategies for the BioWatch Environmental Sampling Team mobilization after identifying and analyzing key concerns from stakeholders.
  • Performed a practicum/internship; provided clinical services to individuals with behavioral, emotional and intellectual and developmental disability.
  • Performed literature searches for customers and monitored asthma journals for professional development.
  • Consulted with guidance counselors and teachers concerning educational programming for children.
  • Furnished emotionally and behaviorally disturbed adolescents with individual and group therapy.
  • Summarized and communicated findings in a descriptive paper for internal use.
  • Communicated policy to internal and external customers and addressed inquiries.
  • Coordinate with external agencies to provide children with dental examinations.
  • Assisted patients in learning through therapeutically structured lesson plans.
  • Provide appropriate documentation concerning medical and behavioral information.
  • Assisted teachers in maintaining a structured learning environment.
  • Alerted supervisors to risk management and quality concerns.
  • Lead interdepartmental planning for State Innovation Learning Collaborative.
  • Learned and implemented the art of motivational interviewing.
  • Participated in local, national and international congresses.
  • Participated in regular training and learning opportunities
  • Facilitated return to families and community.

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23. Social Workers

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Here's how Social Workers is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Ensured efficiency of patient care practices through effective partnership with social workers, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses and other professionals.
  • Conducted daily reports on patients to help nurses, doctors and social workers determine the well being of the patients.
  • Worked closely with doctors, social workers and nurses assigned to the Behavioral/Mental Health units of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
  • Worked on a treatment team which included nurses, social workers, mental health workers and psychiatrists.
  • Worked closely with clinical social workers, psychologist, vocational counselor, unit chiefs and nurses.
  • Work with social workers, staff nurses and psychiatrists towards welfare of patients.
  • Solidified arrangements with social workers, physicians and psychiatric on a daily bases.
  • Assisted social workers with placement of patients upon discharge.
  • Work as a Mental Health Associate on the adult psychiatric unit with a multi-disciplinary team consists of doctors and social workers.
  • Lead meetings with administration and staffs for in-service training Participated in parent conferences and state social workers on participants with cases.

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24. Blood Pressure

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Here's how Blood Pressure is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Conduct health screenings for employees - Take blood pressure of participants - Analyze blood of participants - Log data into computer system
  • Take and record measure of patients' physical condition, using devices such as thermometers or blood pressure machines.
  • Provided general patient care, monitored patient progress, checked blood pressure and served as liaison for patient communications.
  • Assisted Nurses in gathering blood pressure readings, urine samples, blood samples, diabetic checks and suicidal watch.
  • Assist nursing staff and patients as needed Respond to Behavioral Problems on floor and in hospital Complete AM Blood Pressures
  • Gather patient blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen level, respiration rate, and temperature.
  • Assist with Senior Aerobics Clinic, taking blood pressure and weights, and calculating BMI.
  • Perform vital-signs, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, respiration rates height and weight.
  • Measured patients' physical condition, using devices such as thermometers or blood pressure gauges.
  • Record temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rate.
  • Administered blood pressure checks and bone density screenings.
  • Provide patient care including 15 min rounds, blood pressure, charting, ect.
  • Recorded blood pressure, pulse, respirations, temperature, height and weight.
  • Take blood pressure, temperatures and blood sugars Help patients' complete activities of daily living Assist nurses as needed
  • blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiratory rate and pain); Facilitate therapeutic groups (e.g.
  • Pass meds monitor blood pressure, pulse etc Manager on duty monitor residents behavior SCM holds updating family's on care plans

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25. CPI

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Here's how CPI is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Certified in both CPR and first aid along with a certification in CPI which is a Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Program.
  • Maintain a safe and therapeutic milieu on adolescent boys under Non-Violent CPI training.
  • Certified in CPR, First Aid, and CPI.
  • Established therapeutic rapport and used verbal de-escalation + CPI techniques as needed to prevent patient restraint.
  • Perform 10 minute safety checks on patients Skills Used CPR,CPI
  • Certified in non-violent crisis intervention (CPI) and verbal de-escalation.

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26. Anger Management

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Here's how Anger Management is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Conducted educational classes with patients focusing on anger management, drug abuse, self-harming behaviors and healthy relationships.
  • Created and co- facilitated an assertiveness training group and an anger management group for adolescents.
  • Facilitated anger management skills in group and in individual sessions.
  • Create and facilitate therapeutic groups, to assist clients with basic living skills, conflict resolution, anger management, etc.
  • Conducted general therapeutic groups focused on anger management and coping skills, outlined through care plans created by patient therapists.
  • Assist Clients with issues relating to Stress Management, Self-Esteem, Anger Management, Drug Abuse and Mental Illness.
  • Prepare and run Life Skills, Social Skills, Anger Management and RDI groups on a daily basis.
  • Mentored clients on anger management, problem identification/resolution, goal setting, and life skills.
  • Facilitated Wellness Recovery Action Plan groups, Coping Skills, Anger Management and Relaxation groups.
  • Conduct educational groups daily (social skills, coping skills and anger management).
  • Facilitate self-esteem, team building, conflict resolution, anger management groups during shirt.
  • Lead educational groups such as Anger Management and Healthy Life Skills.
  • Provide safe physical and anger management for at-risk youth.
  • Facilitated therapeutic groups as anger management, de-escalation techniques and team building skills on how to manage a crisis.
  • Lead therapeutic groups on the unit such as anger management, de-escalation, and stress reduction techniques.
  • Facilitated behavioral therapy groups on anger management, healthy relationships, selfcare, social skills, virtues and goal setting.
  • Anger Management, Life Skills, Current Events, etc., ) Certified Anger Management Educator.

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27. Public Health

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Here's how Public Health is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Investigated and reported on unintentional injuries to educate public health partners and community members on safe lifestyle practices.
  • Collected and compiled qualitative and quantitative information and data to evaluate and improve public health program operations.
  • Communicate and collaborate with partner federal, state and tribal agencies to effectively disseminate public health education.
  • Provided programmatic support to local partners and Public Health Nurses during immunization clinics.
  • Provide technical assistance to over 50 Healthy Starts community partners in the development and implementation of public health programs and activities.
  • Presented needs assessment reports to health committees and provided subject matter expertise to different public health departments working with refugee populations.
  • Monitored compliance with Federal, State and Local TB control treatment therapies under the direction of regional departments of public health.
  • Served as a customer support representative in a busy crisis call center environment for public health services and insurance industry employers.
  • Provided program consultation, guidance, and assistance in carrying out and promoting the public health program for evaluation purposes.
  • Program area of focus was Refugee Health under the Summit County Public Health Department Office of Minority Health.
  • Assisted with the development of the Public Health Accreditation 101 training power point presentation for the Health department.
  • Organized Midwest pilot program for recruitment efforts for the Public Health Associate Program (PHAP).
  • Stationed in Summit County Public Health Department Clinical Health Division through CDC Public Health Associate Program.
  • Integrated Public Health components into Land-Use and Transportation planning projects, funded by the CDC.
  • Identified and recruited five (5) new laboratories for HIV public health surveillance.
  • Trained 2 interns on public health surveillance, epidemiology principles, and case management.
  • Provided expertise and guidance on matters leading to the improvement of public health programs.
  • Developed, conducted, or coordinated health needs assessments and other public health surveys.
  • Developed a toolkit for Public Health Professionals regarding STI s prevalence in local adolescents.
  • Managed survey research projects designed to inform public health programs.

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28. Positive Role Model

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Here's how Positive Role Model is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Served as positive role model for the patients to observe and learn socially acceptable values, attitudes, and behaviors.
  • Presented as an effective and positive role model and offered constructive feedback to patients.
  • Provide positive role modeling to youth through attitude, language, behavior and dress.
  • Served as a positive role model, mentor, and companion.
  • Maintain positive role model for resident within a therapeutic relationship .
  • Provided a positive role model for children, families, volunteers, and staff.

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29. Unusual Behavior

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Here's how Unusual Behavior is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report and document unusual behavior.
  • Observed patients to detect unusual behavior, and aided or restrained them to prevent injury to themselves or others.
  • Document the physical and emotional well-being as well as unusual behavior of patient.
  • Take note of unusual behavior in patients.
  • Record observations whether it is positive/negative or potentially dangerous and report to the Nursing staff any unusual behavior.
  • Record observations and report to mental health professionals regarding any unusual behavior.

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30. Patient Behavior

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Here's how Patient Behavior is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Provide group and individual psych-educational therapy for inpatient behavioral health clients.
  • Used observation skills to accurately document patient behaviors and interactions.
  • Documented patient behaviors and communicated those to nursing staff.
  • Preformed daily evaluation and documentation of patient behavior.
  • Assess patient behavior and coordinate appropriate treatment placement.
  • Completed detailed progress entries documenting patient behaviors.
  • Documented patient behaviors and programming information.
  • Monitor and document patient behaviors.
  • Monitored and recorded patient behavior.
  • Observe patient behavior, report information to appropriate staff, and record it in the progressed notes.
  • Worked one on one with inpatient behavioral health patients; psych as well as dual diagnosis.
  • Monitor patient behavior to make sure patient is not a serious risk to themselves and others.
  • Encourage healthy lifestyles as well as enforce proper patient behavior within the hospital's guidelines.
  • Assess and document changes in patient behavior as related to diagnoses and medicinal side effects.
  • Monitored patient behavior and activities to ensure that the program operated as designed.
  • Demonstrate and teach good coping methodologies to handle these special patient behavior problems.
  • Observe, record, and report patient behaviors, affect, and moods.
  • Maintain charts on patient behavior every 15 minutes and file paperwork.
  • Observed, recorded and documented changes in patient behavior.
  • Observe and document patient behavior in medical charting format.

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31. MHA

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Here's how MHA is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Communicated with doctors, nurses, MHA's, PCA's, and patients both verbally and in writing.
  • Collaborate with fellow MHAS, nurses, and Doctors to provide the best care to patients.
  • Provide administrative direction and supervision to MHA's implementation of the unit schedule.
  • Worked full-time until Sept '07 at the LTC functioning as an MHA.
  • Promoted to Sr MHA-responsible for mentoring and supervising of mental health associates.
  • Provide daily, monthly and quarterly progress reports (QMHA).
  • Assigned as co-leader MHA and Fire Marshal for the evening shift.
  • Conducted training and orientation of new hospital MHA staff.
  • Assigned responsibilities to MHA Shift Leaders.
  • Lead MHA on a unit of up to 27 patients.
  • Facilitate Didactic Groups while offering encouragement and support Being competent in all MHA standards and unite rules and policies.
  • Provided input to treatment teams on MHA interventions that could be utilized on patient personal recovery plans.
  • Supervised, trained and evaluated performance of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Associates (CAMHAs).
  • Participated in the hiring of CAMHAs.
  • Prepared MHA Shift Leader time schedules, ensuring attendance of required training/meetings, and completion of duties.
  • Contributed to ongoing development of the MHA preceptor role, and precepting of new employees.
  • Assisted Nursing Education Coordinator and Nurse Leader on the development of curriculum training for MHAs.
  • Participated in meetings in order to update nursing careprocedures related to MHA skill level.
  • Ensured hospital and nursing policies were implemented consistently throughout each shift, informingMHAs of policy and procedural changes.

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32. Chemical Dependency

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Here's how Chemical Dependency is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Conducted individual and group counseling as well as providing education about chemical dependency and other relating topics.
  • Worked to provide a therapeutic environment for patients battling chemical dependency or who are psychologically affected.
  • Coordinated 12-step meetings and facilitated chemical dependency groups on adolescent and adult units.
  • Incorporate motivational interviewing to promote change and rehabilitate persons suffering from chemical dependency.
  • Specialize in working with adolescents having substance abuse and chemical dependency issues.
  • Facilitated therapeutic groups on both chemical dependency and mental illness.
  • Authorize and coordinate non-emergency mental health and chemical dependency care.
  • Assigned to the chemical dependency/rehabilitation and psychiatric units.
  • Escorted chemical dependency clients to Alcoholic Anonymous meetings.
  • Facilitated chemical dependency and behavior groups.
  • Provided direct care to 20 adult Patients with Mental Illness, Chemical dependency and Developmental disabilities in an acute care setting.
  • Worked with children and adolescents with severe behavioral problems, including a focus on adolescents with chemical dependency issues.
  • Provide service to students as they seek internships and careers in chemical dependency counseling and the human services field.
  • Experience on various in-patient units: Chemical Dependency, Geriatrics, Adult, Adolescent, and Special Intensities.
  • Provided counseling and educational support to inpatient clients on child, adolescent, adult, and chemical dependency units
  • Provide care, safety and security to adult and adolescent patients suffering from mental illness and chemical dependency.
  • Facilitated group education sessions including coping skills, chemical dependency, relapse prevention, and life skills.
  • Reviewed referrals for admissions, completed inquires for chemical dependency unit, and handled crisis calls
  • Work the chemical dependency, adult, pediatrics, autistic, and older adult units.
  • Provide direct and indirect care for chemical dependency, dual diagnosis, mental disorder.

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33. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Implemented protocols for data entry and security, including mechanisms for quality control.
  • Performed patient registration and routine data entry on designated computer automated systems.
  • Utilized company programs for proper data entry in administrative setting.
  • Complete office duties such as data entry, copying, filing, emailing, faxing, and scheduling follow-up appointments.
  • General office duties such as scheduling appointments, prioritizing workload, filing, extensive data entry, etc.
  • Light clinical work that include documenting behavior changes, filing, and data entry.
  • Perform various secretary/clerical duties, data entry, greeting clients, accepting payments.
  • Facilitated data entry for the maintenance of case files.
  • Performed data quality control on the AIOSS database, and report errors and data entry inconsistences to APO Senior Data Analyst.
  • Created all New Patient Brochures Scanned files and intake data entry Interacted with Physician, Staff and patients

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34. Physical Ailments

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Here's how Physical Ailments is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Reported change in behavior and or physical ailments to nursing supervisor.
  • Monitor client's' physical and emotional well-being and report unusual behavior or physical ailments to treatment team staff.

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35. Suicidal Patients

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Here's how Suicidal Patients is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Intervened to restrain violent, potentially violent or suicidal patients to prevent injuries to themselves or others.
  • Restrain violent, potentially violent, or suicidal patients by verbal or physical means as required.
  • Assisted nursing staff with suicidal patients, on one-to one suicidal watch.
  • Managed and restrained violent, potentially violent, and suicidal patients.
  • De-escalated violent or suicidal patients verbally or physically as required.
  • Observed mentally ill and suicidal patients Provided de-escalation communication techniques to calm patients Reported behavioral changes to registered nurses and physicians

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36. de-Escalation Techniques

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Here's how de-Escalation Techniques is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Trained in Nonviolent Crisis De-Escalation Techniques
  • Implemented modification skills and de-escalation techniques as well as maintaining safety and security to the crisis unit.
  • Provide crisis management and employ de-escalation techniques within an inpatient mental health setting.
  • Trained in de-escalation techniques to validate patient emotions and extinguish negative reinforcement.
  • Utilize verbal de-escalation techniques to address disruptive and/or dangerous behaviors.
  • Manage patient behaviors using de-escalation techniques and limit setting.
  • Utilized de-escalation techniques when necessary.
  • Experienced and trained in handling crisis situations utilizing verbal de-escalation techniques and in more serious cases restraints.
  • Reduce the amount of physical holds on the unit through de-escalation techniques and innovative treatment strategies
  • Use verbal de-escalation techniques to stop unit disturbances and subdue confrontational and/or violent patients.
  • Assisted students (ages 11 - 21) with implementing de-escalation techniques.
  • Applied De-escalation techniques in accordance with hospital policy for patients in need.
  • Experience using de-escalation techniques and providing safety for patients and staff.
  • Provided a safe work atmosphere with successful use of de-escalation techniques.
  • Use de-escalation techniques, meeting needs of adolescents.
  • Lead group therapy sessions, interacted with distressed patients using de-escalation techniques and one to one interactions.
  • Performed de-escalation techniques and non-violent restraining to maintain a safe and secure environment on the unit.
  • Work with behavioral/Learning Disability individuals Advocate for individuals best interest to accomplish goals/objectives De-escalation techniques to resolve conflicts

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37. Community Resources

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Here's how Community Resources is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Assist families in need of identifying necessary community resources.
  • Research community resources and prepare manuals as necessary.
  • Assisted children in reaching their goals of coping with their mental health diagnoses while utilizing community resources.
  • Linked, arranged, and coordinated services to community resources, medical facilities, and support groups.
  • Identified local community resources to engage families and met weekly with supervisor to discuss family progress.
  • Participated in treatment meetings with doctors, social workers, and community resources.
  • Assist patients with locating community resources that they qualify for.
  • Interacted with other community resources and advocated for clients.
  • Assist clients to identify and utilize community resources.
  • Educated clients on community resources.

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38. Counsel

low Demand
Here's how Counsel is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Counseled Mentally Ill Patients adults/Geriatric/adolescent/teens.
  • Provide counseling to boys 8- in a psychiatric residential treatment facility, highly structured, supervised therapeutic and home-like environment.
  • Counseled adolescents ages 7-18 tactfully and efficiently to improve their behavior and provided beneficial coping mechanisms for everyday life complications.
  • Provided services to mentally and physically ill children and adults including counseling, medication monitoring and daily living skills.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling programs on residents' progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives.
  • Provide supervision, therapeutic counseling and direction to adolescent and adult patients in a locked ward environment.
  • Observe and influences client behavior via communication, positive interaction, counseling and educational instruction.
  • Provided counseling and supervision to mentally ill adolescents in a 24-hour residential treatment facility.
  • Counseled emotionally disturbed adolescents on individual and group basis on an adolescent psychiatric unit.
  • Provided one to one counseling and coordinated educational, therapeutic and recreational activities.
  • Used counseling techniques to work with mentally ill adolescents using therapeutic communication skills.
  • Provided individual counseling and conducted psycho-social educational group therapy on an ongoing basis.
  • Counseled, providing diagnostic and therapeutic services to mentally disturbed adolescents.
  • Facilitate drug education group, individual counseling and case management training.
  • Monitored and evaluated activities to analyze counseling techniques performance and achievement.
  • Provided social, emotional and cognitive treatment through counseling interventions.
  • Provided individual counseling to assigned patients and monitored the milieu.
  • Provided individualized counseling and case management for approximately 8-12 clients.
  • Provided crisis management and counseling to adolescents and their guardians.
  • Counseled developmentally disabled young adults in goal setting and achievement.

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39. Physical Means

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Here's how Physical Means is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Restrain violent, potentially violent, or suicidal patients by verbal or physical means as required.

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40. EKG

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Here's how EKG is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Acquired vital signs, blood and other fluid samples as ordered along with ordered EKG's.
  • Process clients into the system, perform EKG's, and continue fifteen minute checks.
  • Check Patients Vital Signs and EKG machines to patients as needed.
  • Performed EKG's and vital signs.
  • Provided training for other Medical Assistants in all front office duties Measured vital signs and operated Electrocardiograph (EKG).
  • Perform routine medical tests, including vital signs, blood sugar sticks, and EKGs.
  • Performed 12 lead EKG's and bladder scans while under the supervision of a R.N.
  • Take vitals and EKGs of the patients.
  • Observe individuals on suicide watch Assist group and counseling sessions Provide EKG information on pts.

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41. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Monitored, documented and communicated information with other staff members.
  • Created a menu with clients and communicated with fellow staff members to attain desired ingredients for particular meals.
  • Communicated through email with fellow staff members to coordinate events and actions that needed to be addressed.
  • Collaborated with co-workers and administration to improve attendance at the Mental Health Fair to 500 staff members
  • Collaborated daily with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop and implement treatment plans.
  • Assist the nurses and staff members in daily care of the patients.
  • Conducted and provided clinical training and support to facility staff members.
  • Greet family members, physicians, and other staff members.
  • Helped in orienting new staff members to the unit.

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42. Client Wellness

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Here's how Client Wellness is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Worked in a high-intensity inpatient psychiatric acute unit to develop strategies to promote client wellness and a positive environment.
  • Develop or teach strategies to promote client wellness, independence and most importantly the client s safety.
  • Develop, educate and follow strategies and wellness plans to promote client wellness and independence.
  • Develop or teach strategies to promote client wellness and independence through didactic groups.
  • Developed and /or taught various strategies to promote client wellness and independence.
  • Develop and teach strategies to promote client wellness and independence.

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43. Conflict Resolution

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Here's how Conflict Resolution is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Participated in various in-services to increase skills in medication, assessment and conflict resolution
  • Provided ongoing mediation, conflict resolution and facilitation between various R.I.C.A.
  • Led psycho educational groups including lessons on social skills, emotional regulation, and conflict resolution.
  • Trained in ASIST suicide prevention, HIPAA knowledgeable, VPI conflict resolution training.
  • Provided individual and group sessions to patients who have mental illness and/or substance use disorders Provided crisis management and conflict resolution
  • Provided crisis management, counseling, de-escalation, and conflict resolution.
  • Provide training to patients in de-escalation, proper coping skills, conflict resolution, and problem solving.
  • Conflict resolution and situational de-escalation.

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44. Charge Nurse

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Here's how Charge Nurse is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Escorted patients to the Lab or for ETC and helped with other duties as assigned by the Charge Nurse.
  • Observe patients for any signs of distress or medical issues and report them to supervisor or charge nurse.
  • Recorded all observations and reported to the charge Nurse the conditions of the patients.
  • Assist the Charge Nurse with admission of new patients and coordinate a safe transition.
  • Assisted the charge nurse in various functions including processing intake patients.
  • Assist the Charge Nurse and facilitate safe discharge of patients.
  • Accompany patients as assigned by Charge Nurse.
  • Report incidents promptly to Charge Nurse.
  • Provide general nursing assistance, appropriate to patients age and as assigned and supervised by charge nurse.

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45. Medical Appointments

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Here's how Medical Appointments is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Maintained safety and effectively interacted with consumers, which included transportation and escorting patients to court and medical appointments.
  • Lead prescribed individual or group sessions as part of specific therapeutic procedures.-Escort patients to medical appointments.
  • Transported residents to and from medical appointments, weekend home passes, leisure and community outings, and transitional living.
  • Coached activities in daily life skills such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, medical appointments, etc.
  • Transport residents to and from medical appointments or other off campus activities when needed.
  • Escort patients to medical appointments, court sessions, or during family sessions.
  • Escort patients to various activities, meetings, and medical appointments.
  • Escort patients to medical appointments.

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46. Clinical Staff

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Here's how Clinical Staff is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Provided direct supervision of patients and assisted clinical staff by participating in staffing meetings.
  • Monitored client behavior and intervened with clinical staff when necessary.
  • Facilitate patient's transition toward discharge in conjunction with clinical staff by providing insight and support during the process.
  • Collaborated with nurses, psychiatrists, and other clinical staff in order to provide appropriate care for patients.
  • Served as a liaison between clinical staff, adolescent psychiatric coordinators, staff psychiatrist, and site director.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team with program psychiatrist, administrative staff and clinical staff.
  • Implement patient treatment plan strategies as directed by clinical protocols and clinical staff.
  • Support clinical staff (nurses and psychiatrists) in administering treatment.
  • Serve as a liaison between clinical staff and patients.
  • Assist clinical staff during patient group activities.
  • Maintained chart work on patients in residential facility Assisted clinical staff with medication distribution
  • Report and discuss high-risk behaviors/verbalizations with clinical staff daily.
  • Assist Clinical Staff by co-leading various psycho educational groups such as mentalizing, self-101, and mindfulness.
  • Interacted with other clinical staff and doctors in a professional manner.

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47. Adolescent Patients

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Here's how Adolescent Patients is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Led educational groups and physical age appropriate activities for adolescent patients.
  • Provided child and adolescent patients with a therapeutic/educational milieu.
  • Supervised long-term, adolescent patients.
  • Provide observation and direct care to child and adolescent patients, as well as conduct activities and community groups.
  • Lead therapy groups with a focus on stress management and coping skills for adult and adolescent patients.
  • Experience in working with both adult and adolescent patients in a mental health setting.
  • Monitored and observe daily behavior and activity of child 15-20 and adolescent patients.
  • Hold large motor group sessions with adolescent patients.
  • Ensured safety for up to 25 child and adolescent patients at one time utilizing 15 minute documented observations.
  • Function as Human Rights Officer for all adolescent patients Oversee fellow Mental Health Associates on unit

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48. DBT

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Here's how DBT is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Facilitate groups utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
  • Familiarized consumers with utilizing dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skills to cope with life situations.
  • Promote patients physical and emotional well-being through the coordination of physical activities and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) activities.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

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49. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Mental Health Associate jobs:
  • Answer telephone calls to provide gym and training information; prioritize and distribute messages to staff and agency leadership.
  • Perform day to day administrative functions such as answering telephone calls, data entry, copying and filing.
  • Facilitated and managed crisis telephone calls to include call tracing, patient disposition and level of care determination.
  • Answer incoming phone calls from the insured, agents and providers regarding their claim and policy questions.
  • Complete administrative tasks, such as answering telephone calls, and maintaining medical or facility information.
  • Monitored & documented behavioral of clients during group, visitation, phone calls & peer interaction.
  • Answered phone calls and problem solved while being well organized and proper.
  • Assist with back up telephone calls from the Admissions and Referral Services.
  • Answered phone calls and directed consumers where to go.
  • Answered all inbound bilingual phone calls and questions.
  • Make appointments schedule patients for MRI, CT scans and other test -Answer phone calls regarding medication refills and patient care.
  • Answer all phone calls on unit 6.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Mental Health Associate

Crisis Intervention18.1%
Patient Care16.5%
Mental Health Services13%
Behavioral Issues10.5%
Treatment Plans10%
Vital Signs5%
Group Therapy Sessions3.8%
Recreational Activities3.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Mental Health Associate

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention
14.7%
14.7%
2
2
Patient Care
Patient Care
13.3%
13.3%
3
3
Mental Health Services
Mental Health Services
10.5%
10.5%
4
4
Behavioral Issues
Behavioral Issues
8.5%
8.5%
5
5
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
8.1%
8.1%
6
6
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
4%
4%
7
7
Group Therapy Sessions
Group Therapy Sessions
3.1%
3.1%
8
8
Recreational Activities
Recreational Activities
2.6%
2.6%
9
9
Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse
2.1%
2.1%
10
10
Daily Living Activities
Daily Living Activities
1.4%
1.4%
11
11
Medical Staff
Medical Staff
1.4%
1.4%
12
12
ADL
ADL
1.4%
1.4%
13
13
Direct Supervision
Direct Supervision
1.4%
1.4%
14
14
CPR
CPR
1.3%
1.3%
15
15
Customer Service
Customer Service
1.3%
1.3%
16
16
Safe Environment
Safe Environment
1.2%
1.2%
17
17
Ensure Safety
Ensure Safety
1.2%
1.2%
18
18
Crisis Management
Crisis Management
1.2%
1.2%
19
19
Personal Care
Personal Care
1.1%
1.1%
20
20
Medical Records
Medical Records
1.1%
1.1%
21
21
Psychiatric Patients
Psychiatric Patients
1%
1%
22
22
RN
RN
1%
1%
23
23
Social Workers
Social Workers
1%
1%
24
24
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
CPI
CPI
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Anger Management
Anger Management
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
Public Health
Public Health
0.7%
0.7%
28
28
Positive Role Model
Positive Role Model
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
Unusual Behavior
Unusual Behavior
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Patient Behavior
Patient Behavior
0.7%
0.7%
31
31
MHA
MHA
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
Chemical Dependency
Chemical Dependency
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Data Entry
Data Entry
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
Physical Ailments
Physical Ailments
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Suicidal Patients
Suicidal Patients
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
de-Escalation Techniques
de-Escalation Techniques
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Community Resources
Community Resources
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Counsel
Counsel
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Physical Means
Physical Means
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
EKG
EKG
0.5%
0.5%
41
41
Staff Members
Staff Members
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Client Wellness
Client Wellness
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Charge Nurse
Charge Nurse
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
Medical Appointments
Medical Appointments
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Clinical Staff
Clinical Staff
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
Adolescent Patients
Adolescent Patients
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
DBT
DBT
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
0.4%
0.4%

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