Center for Change is seeking part-time, female Care Technicians to assist the clinical and nursing staff in providing secure, safe, and supportive treatment to patients suffering from anorexia and bulimia in our Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Programs in our Cottonwood Heights office. The schedule will be Monday - Friday, 24 - 28 hours/week.
BEFORE APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS AND ENSURE YOU ARE QUALIFIED TO FILL THIS POSITION.
Care Techs work closely with patients at the Center. They provide daily support and assistance with activities of daily living and are expected to mentor healthy attitudes and behaviors. Care Techs eat meals with the patients and join them in a variety of experiential therapies such as recreation therapy, movement therapies such as Yoga and RIMBA, art therapy, music therapy, and other group therapies such as body-image and 12-step. Care Techs work directly with patients in goal setting and follow up, and are responsible to enforce program rules.
One to two years college-level education, or 1 - 2 years’ experience working in the mental health field.
Due to the nature of treatment and the population served there is a bona fide occupational qualification that the applicant be female.
Care Techs are required to transport patients using company vehicles. To qualify to drive company vehicles Care Techs must consent to a driving record check, and must:
-- be at least 20 years of age;
-- have a valid driver license;
-- have no more than 2 at-fault accidents in the past three (3) years;
-- have no more than 3 moving violations during the past three (3) years; and,
-- have NO driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) convictions.
Staff eat meals along with the patients. The Center has dietitians who ensure that a wide variety of foods are served in nutritious and appetizing meals. Because the Center specializes in the treatment of eating disorders it is important that staff mentor healthy attitudes and behaviors about food. For this reason staff are required to eat appropriate portions of everything served with the meal. This includes all food groups: meats, poultry, fish, fruits, dairy products, etc.
Wage: Base starting wage is $11.00/ hour; $12.00/hour with Bachelor’s Degree.