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Mental Health Specialists provide support to patients diagnosed with mental illnesses. Typical duties highlighted on a Mental Health Specialist example resume are counseling patients, assessing mental status, developing treatment plans, monitoring patient progress, and maintaining records of patient interactions. A well-written resume sample for Mental Health Specialist should mention qualifications like clinical skills, medical teamwork, counseling expertise, bedside manners, effective communication, knowledge of CPR and first aid, and recordkeeping. A Master’s Degree in psychology or counseling is usually required.

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1

Mental Health Specialist II

Served as a Mental Health Specialist II, providing care primarily for individuals with thought disorders. Position includes maintaining a safe therapeutic environment for patients, closely evaluating patients for psychiatric crises, facilitating the development and utilization of coping skills, and leading psychoeducational groups.

  • Co-Lead on Unit board for one year
  • Helped develop a prototype acuity scale to be implemented on the different units
  • Developed a broad knowledge of research based psychoeducational groups.
  • Demonstrated the ability to competently manage psychiatric emergencies in a calm, competent manner.
  • Completed training in team building, management of assaultive behaviors and de-escalation techniques.
  • Developed a strong knowledge base of psychiatric disorders and best practice treatments.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Psychology
2

Mental Health Specialist

  • Assessed patients' mental status through interviews or observations
  • Developed treatment plans and made referrals to appropriate agency based on patient need
  • Monitored patients' treatment progress and kept track of their mental status
  • Maintained case notes on all patients
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
BA
Psychology
3

Mental Health Specialist

  • Provided school and home based counseling services to youth ages 4 to 18 who suffered from emotional, mental, and behavioral issues
  • Helped clients to improve problem solving skills through Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Play Therapy.
  • Assisted LPC in developing treatment plans.
  • Provided crisis intervention services.
  • Educated parents and family members on client intervention techniques.
  • Inputted client interactions and progress into database.
  • Followed HIPPA guidelines.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Child And Family Studies
4

Mental Health Specialist

  • Supported youth struggling with emotional and behavioral disorders
  • Consistently followed safety protocols
  • Utilized Therapeutic Crisis Intervention techniques to de-escalate youth
  • Collaborated with a clinical team by providing written and verbal updates on clients
  • Followed an Evidence-Based Practice model (CARE)
  • Planned, prepared and lead activities for children of all ages
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BS
Social Work
5

Mental Health Specialist II

  • DSM diagnosis, treatment planning, and mental health assessment
  • Conducted evidence based practice therapy with children, teens, and families in tehe community or at their homes
  • Served as therapeutic team leader and collaborated with mental health professionals, parol officers, social workers, and teachers to provide quality mental health care for clients
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Psychology, Communications
MA
Counseling Psychology
6

Rehabilitation Therapist/mental Health Specialist II

  • Coordinated with the Registered Nurse and the interdisciplinary team, to perform mental health counseling.
  • Provided behavioral intervention based on assessed needs for patients and routinely performed patient care duties.
  • Provided individual and group therapy to patients with chronic mental illnesses, chemical dependency, and geriatric needs.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
7

Integrated Health Specialist/school-based Mental Health Specialist

  • Provide connections and referrals to community agencies; psychiatry, counseling, family services, and juvenile systems.
  • Collaborate with school staff to develop effective Individualized Education Plans and/or 504 Plans to resolve educational concerns.
  • Deliver crisis intervention and critical incident stress management services.
  • Promote personal growth in clients to overcome problems related to social interactions, mental/emotional health and family relationships.
  • Support family units in establishing a safe and supportive environment that encourages successful growth and development.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Psychology
MA
Professional School Counselor
8

Mental Health Specialist

Responsible for implementing individual and group counseling within a residential unit for children and adolescents.

  • Responsible for implementing individual and group programs through care supervision, monitoring and direction of the client.
  • Use effective therapeutic methods for dealing and interacting with children with behavior and conduct disorders.
  • Responsible for creating treatment plans through motivational enhancement, problem oriented and solution focused treatment.
  • Create psychiatric reports for state agencies and private psychiatric facilities.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BA
Liberal Arts / Psychology
Emotional Disturbance
9

Mental Health Specialist

Working for the ACT team that is focused and centered on the recovery of participants

  • Providing weekly onsite and offsite individual therapy to adult participants who have mental health diagnosis, abuse drugs and alcohol, dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders
  • Completing recover plans monthly assisting participants to come up with their own practical behavioral goals
  • Completing notes daily and other necessary materials such as releases, crisis intervention plans, housing request, making doctors' appointments, safety plans, preventions plans, budgeting
  • Delivering medications (mediations for psychotic and physical diagnosis) to the participants' residence every day as well as completing wellbeing check
  • Transporting participants to doctor appointments, court hearings, housing meeting with the state, the bank, grocery shopping
  • The ACT team is also the rep-payee which allow us to manage participants' money; educate on how to save and spend their money appropriately
  • Having everyday case management team meetings with RN nurses, a psychiatrist, housing specialist, job specialist, drug and alcohol specialist, mental health specialist, and peer support specialist regarding the well-being of our participants (including medication management) and obtaining interventions
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
MA
Social Work
Psychology
10

Mental Health Specialist

  • Participate as a member of a treatment team in developing and modifying treatment plans; implement treatment plans
  • May serve as a lead person over other mental health paraprofessionals.
  • Provide case management to mentally ill or elderly clients; may provide counseling, money management or other related services, as well as basic client counseling in groups or on an individual basis.
  • Manage a small mental health or related program; assists in managing a large program.
  • Maintain records, prepares reports and performs other administrative duties as required.
  • Provide skilled direct 1:1 patient care to clients in a 24 hour psychiatric facility or day treatment program; evaluate patient progress and status, record clinical notes, advise physicians on treatment plans and medications, counsels' clients and family.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BS
Psychology I
MA
Marriage, Family & Child Therapy

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