Acadia Healthcare Behavioral Health Associate - 12-Hour Shifts in New Baltimore, Michigan

Behavioral Health Associate - 12-Hour Shifts, Full-time, Part-time and contingent positions available

Harbor Oaks Hospital is an inpatient psychiatric hospital serving pediatric, adult and older adult patients with mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse issues. Harbor Oaks offers a competitive wage and benefits package, which includes health, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, a voluntary 401(k) plan and a generous paid time off and extended sick leave plan, for full-time employees.

The function of a Behavioral Health Associate is to assist the Nurse and Clinical Team in providing care for patients at Harbor Oaks Hospital. Participates in observing, reporting and recording of the patient’s behavior under the supervision of the Director of Nursing. Responsible for helping to provide a safe and secure unit environment for all patients.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in initial and on-going identification of patient problems and strengths

  • Works cooperatively with interdisciplinary team members to assist in the development of treatment plans

  • Communicates patient status to registered nurse (inpatient) or licensed health professional (outpatient)

  • Provides individual and group interventions to meet patient needs as directed by a licensed health professional

  • Leads or co-leads support groups and one on one patient support

  • Maintains a safe and clean environment by general housekeeping and new patient arrival preparation

  • Documents timely, accurately and appropriate clinical information in patient medical record

  • Demonstrates competencies in providing care to adolescent and adult patients in impatient in mental health care settings

  • Communicate clearly and effectively with nurses, patients, families, guests and other members of the health care team