Mental Health Associate (Part Time) - Behavioral Health - Union Hospital

Job Requisition #: JR67010

End Date: 4/30/2023

Location: Elkton, Maryland

Position Type: Technician (Clinical)

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Do you have experience in mental health and want to join a company built on excellence and love?

ChristianaCare is looking for a Mental Health Associate to contribute to the overall operation of the department and the day-to-day care of adult and geriatric patients offered on the in-patient psychiatry units. This position will conduct nursing educational group and related activities, including programming, as well as collaborating with other health care professionals on patient treatment, diagnoses, discharge plans, and related information. Some responsibilities include:

Conducts formal and informal nursing educational group and related activities.

Comprehends psychiatric diagnoses.

Assists in patient discharge and planning procedures.

Diffuses crisis situations, assist in calming patients who have potential for violence, and summons emergency assistance in transferring patients to seclusion room for restraints.

Communicates patients' individual, group and family behaviors to other psychiatric health care team professionals.

PLEASE NOTE: This position works 10am - 10pm two days a week as well as every other weekend and holiday. Schedule and days will be discussed during the interview process.

Desired candidates need to meet one of the following criteria:

1) B. S. Psychology, Sociology, Education or related discipline and 1-year experience in nursing educational groups preferred.

2) A. S. Mental Health Services or related principle and 3 years experience in nursing educational groups preferred.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

When you become an employee at ChristianaCare, you are joining a healthcare organization that was named Forbes 5th Best Health System to Work for in the U.S. for 2021! Guided by excellence and love, our Caregivers enjoy many employee benefits such as

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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