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Mental Health Worker - Inpatient Child/Adolescent Unit

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Natchaug Hospital


Mansfield Center, CT

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Job Schedule: Part Time
Standard Hours: 24
Job Shift: Shift 3
Shift Details: Schedule includes every other weekend

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Every day, over 37,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Natchaug Hospital is Eastern Connecticut’s leading provider for children, adolescents and adults with mental illness and substance abuse addictions. We offers a variety of programs including inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, residential treatment for court-involved teenage girls, geriatric services, clinical day treatment schools and chemical dependency services. Through our multi-site network of care, we constantly strive to meet its mission in helping people find their way while educating and empowering individuals to participate in their own care and recovery.

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or program director, the Mental Health Worker provides therapeutic interventions for clients and participates as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team in adherence to hospital policies and core values.

  • Interacts with clients in ways that take into account age-related and specialized educational, developmental, and psychiatric needs of the population served according to therapeutic treatment plan.
  • Observes, intervenes and documents client behavioral and physical response to therapeutic interventions.
  • Under the direction of the identified team leader, utilizes approved physical intervention techniques, provides and assists with physical escorts, restraints and seclusions, conducts searches, and demonstrates an understanding of de-escalation and therapeutic communication techniques.
  • Leads and Co-leads client groups.
  • Collects and records vital signs and client data (weight, blood pressure etc.) as indicated by program requirements; organizes and maintains medical charts.
  • Provides clients with an orientation to the unit, and inventories and safeguards clients' belongings.


  • Previous experience with behavioral health clients preferred. 
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 
  • 2 years related experience required. 
  • Must have and maintain a telephone number for scheduling. 
  • Computer proficiency and keyboarding skills required. 

We take great care of careers. 

Hartford Healthcare provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package and all the benefits of working with a top notch organization:

  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire
  • Discounts on services, products and optional coverages – movie tickets, pet insurance, travel and more!

With locations around the state,  Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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