Mental Health Assistant

  • Skagit Regional Health
  • Mount Vernon, WA 98274
  • Jan 05, 2021
Assistant/Support Counseling

Job Description

Supports emergency services and therapeutic team by providing clinical support through implementation of individual treatment plans. Works effectively and cooperatively within the workplace. Location/Department specific tasks and competencies may apply. The information described in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


Associate’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or behavioral health related field preferred. Experience/TrainingMinimum two (2) years patient care experience in a hospital setting preferred. Emergency department experience preferred. License/CertificationCurrent Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration required within ninety (90) days of hire. Current American Heart Association (AHA) healthcare provider BLS certification required. Hospital de-escalation training required within 6 months of hire. Current Certified Nursing Assistant certification OR Washington State Medical Assistant Registered required within 6 months of hire. Other QualificationsEffective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills required. Must be able to effectively utilize Microsoft Office applications to perform work. Well-developed problem solving and analytical skills required. Must be able to effectively prioritize workload amongst frequent interruptions with competing priorities. Demonstrated ability to manage patients through appropriate utilization of de-escalation techniques. Ability to motivate patients through individual and group activities. Must possess a working knowledge of basic psychiatric terminology. Must be able to work in a physically demanding environment. Demonstrates competency in conducting suicidal and violence screening. Ability to coordinate work schedule with requirements of position (may include overtime and weekend work).