The Psychiatric Technician I or II assists with planning and implementing activity services for assigned program, which involves defining and implementing treatment goals as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and providing continuous patient care, observation, interaction, and role modeling to patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse and Program Manager.
Education: Psych Tech I requires High School Degree or equivalent; or Certified Nursing Assistant; college credits in social work, recreational therapy or appropriate therapeutic discipline. Psych Tech II requires Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in activity therapy, humanities education, social work or related therapeutic discipline; or a Certified Recreational Therapy Specialist.
Experience: Three (3) years of related experience preferred, as well as experience facilitating therapeutic groups. Knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques with understanding of mental illness, preferred.