Forensic Psychiatric Technician III

    Russellton, PA
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description


    Facilitate psychotherapy groups to enhance positive peer interaction, develop problem solving skills, and assist individuals in following their treatment goals.

    Displays knowledge of and implements resident treatment plans. Participates in the treatment planning process as assigned.

    Engage consumers in appropriate life skills to develop abilities to live as independently as possible.

    Safely and respectfully manages agitated and hostile consumers with appropriate use of de-escalation techniques.

    Provide clear and accurate documentation.

    Provide care and treatment in a manner that considers the rights, safety, comfort and overall therapeutic environment for consumers.

    Effectively manage consumer crisis and follow all reporting requirements.

    Support individuals in the performance of household activities (cleaning, organizing, laundry, etc).

    Teach and promote various activities of daily living (money management, hygiene, time management, keeping a schedule, social and leisure activities, etc).

    Assist in developing and implementing activities to increase skills in independent and community living, socialization/leisure time and to build on strengths to promote positive growth for the consumer.

    Adhere to the alternate outpatient payment structure to ensure residents receive the adequate level of care.

    Perform other related duties as required


    Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.

    We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.

    We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.

    With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey, formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee.


    The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs

    Highly competitive compensation plans

    Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company

    Flexible scheduling

    Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program

    Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution

    Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees


    Bachelor's degree in psychology or related human service field

    Valid Driver's License required

    All Clearances required by OMHSAS

    Two years' experience paid and unpaid in a related field, knowledge and understanding of severe mental illness, recovery principles and recovery driven service system behavioral health, forensic, sexual offending behaviors or residential services.


    In addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at

    Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!


    Bachelor's degree in psychology or related human services field. 2 years of paid or unpaid work experience in behavioral health, forensic, sexual offending behaviors or residential services. Knowledge and understanding of severe mental illness, recovery principles and recovery driven service systems.

    Posting ID: 556641133Posted: 2020-05-21