You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as an overnight Mental Health Worker.
Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your thoughts and prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.
You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.
You know how to move fast. You know how to stay organized. You know how to have fun.
You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.
Mount Saint Vincent is the Rocky Mountain region’s premier provider of mental health treatment, foster care services, K-8 education, and trauma-informed training — all focused on children and their families. We also operate a community early learning center that consistently earns a Colorado Shines four-star rating. Our innovative programs help children reach their full potential within their homes, schools and communities.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.
We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As a Mental Health Worker you need to know how to:
Communicate professionally and in a culturally sensitive manner with caseworkers, families, visiting friends, volunteers, and others outside the agency.
Supervise contact between children and families.
Supervise and be involved in children’s daily hygiene routines, chores, meals, and play.
Keep all residential children safe by remaining awake for the entire shift (excluding break).
Keep children safe with 15-minute bed checks.
Maintain unit cleanliness by performing unit chores unable to be done during day shifts (i.e. clean kitchen, laundry, bathrooms, empty trash) as stated on unit bed check list.
Assist in tracking children’s medications by keeping accurate nightly count of all medications.
Administer medications according to agency policies and procedures.
Assist children who wake during the night with needs (i.e. bathroom, PRN medications, processing bad dreams, etc.).
Transport children using agency vehicles.
Provide a structured therapeutic milieu to maximize individual success in regards to service plans with direct and immediate intervention in crisis situations.
Implement therapeutic crisis intervention techniques (i.e. behavior support techniques, active listening skills, crisis co-regulation strategies, and therapeutic physical managements and locked door quiet rooms) as well as procedures (i.e. runaway, injury, and emergency).
Be knowledgeable in the Neurosequential model of therapeutics, including the use of somatosensory and regulating activities that meet the needs of the children in a developmentally appropriate manner. Therapeutic touch may include hand massages, back rubs, and hugs.
Attend and participate in agency meetings, committees, and mandatory monthly overnight meetings. These meetings may occur outside overnight hours.
Document using agency forms such as, but not limited to, therapeutic physical managements, locked door quiet rooms, and other significant incidents.
Attend and actively participate in initial, mandatory trainings and in-services as required and keeps current on certifications and trainings (i.e. TCI, QMAP, First Aid, and CPR/AED).These trainings may occur outside overnight hours.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
High School Diploma or equivalent, required
Minimum of one (1) year of experience working with children, required
Current Driver’s License and must obtain Colorado Driver's License within 30 days of moving to Colorado, required
Motor vehicle record and proof of automobile insurance coverage to be updated annually, required
Bachelor’s Degree and at least one (1) year of relevant experience with residential / milieu programming or serving children with psychological disabilities, or a combination of college / work experience, preferred
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being a Mental Health Worker on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
Internal Number: 21000673
About SCL Health
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our $2.8 billion health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 150 physician clinics, and home health, hospice, mental health and safety-net services primarily in Colorado and Montana.