Mental Health Associate

Sequel Youth and Family Services • Columbus, OH 43224

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Mental Health Associate

Program Overview
Located in Columbus, OH, Sequel Pomegranate Health Systems provides treatment services to adolescents, ages 12 to 17, with mental health and behavioral disorders. We have a 70-bed residential treatment program serving males and females and a 20-bed acute hospital accredited by the Joint Commission for teens requiring intensive crisis care and treatment intervention.

Position Overview
The Mental Health Associate supervises patients activities and monitors behaviors to ensure safety and engagement in appropriate instructional, leisure and daily living activities.

Job Duties Include:

  • Reduces the potential for the occurrence of aggressive, self-abuse, property destruction and disruptions in programming by providing supervision, physical presence and support in patient environments.
  • Provides support to patients in performing a system of gradual and graded alternatives for de-escalating patients and managing their behaviors.
  • Coordinates and engages in emergency and crisis intervention responses to ensure adequate coverage and incident management.
  • Implements crisis intervention strategies, including physical interventions, as needed, ensuring proper and trained techniques are practiced; ensures that all incidents are timely reported and correctly documented before the end of shift.
  • Monitors patients during the de-escalation stage and ensures stabilization through their re-entry to normal routines.
  • Assists in performing functional assessments of behaviors by gathering data relative to the conditions under which target behaviors occur.
  • Assists in developing intervention strategies that reinforce correct behaviors.
  • Ability to work and effectively communicate with other staff to ensure a patient or resident is not left unattended and without supervision.
  • Provides and/or accompanies transportation and supervision of patients, including at risk patients, to appointments, meetings and site trips.
  • Works with patients to assure that needs and schedules are met and behavioral plans are followed as prescribed.
  • Supports the Program Director, Unit Managers and the inter-disciplinary teams in carrying out activities and behavioral interventions on the unit.
  • Responsible for completing all required daily documentation and reporting of incidents by end of shift.

Position Requirements

  • Minimun one years experience in the behavioral health care field preferred providing services to children and adolescents.
  • High School diploma or GED required. Prefer Associates Degree.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Current Ohio drivers license.

Pre-Employment Requirements

BCI&I background report, negative drug screen and TB test.


Sequel Pomegranate Health Systems offers a full benefits package, including health, dental, vision, supplementary insurances and 401(k) after 60 days of employment



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