Mental Health Technician – Intensive Services

Are you looking for a rewarding and supportive work environment with opportunities to grow? Join Oaklawn, where hope and healing begin, and start make a living making a difference!

Who We Are
Oaklawn is the leading provider of mental health and addiction services in Elkhart, Goshen, South Bend, Mishawaka and the surrounding communities of northern Indiana. We serve 27,000 children, adolescents and adults annually through treatment that spans the continuum of care. Our services range from skills training and case management to outpatient therapy and inpatient care, specializing in complex cases.

With nearly 900 employees on four campuses, Oaklawn offers unparalleled clinical training and robust opportunities for growth. Oaklawn has led ground-breaking initiatives in children’s mental health, addiction treatment, cross-cultural outreach, housing for seriously mentally ill adults and more. Our staff have unique opportunities for advancement while working on the cutting edge of community mental health.

What We Offer the Mental Health Technician:
We offer competitive compensation, a full benefits package and career advancement opportunities.
$18.00/hr. for full time staff
Full time shifts available on 2nd and 3rd.
$1.00 hourly adjustment for 2nd shift
$1.75 Shift Differential for weekend hours
Paid orientation and training
16 days of PTO (for full time) and start earning on the day you start
6 paid holidays
Work life balance
Employee assistance program
Regular supervision

What You’ll Do as a Mental Health Technician:
We are searching for Mental Health Technicians (MHT) for our Intensive Services program at our Mishawaka Campus.

The Mental Health Technician will work with youth and adolescents in Intensive Services to provide psychiatric services which are directed toward the following:
Assistance in maintaining daily routines while youth and adolescents are in the residential program
Providing skills and support to enable clients to regain coping abilities and prevent further disability
Creating a therapeutic milieu to facilitate healing
As a vital part of the client’s treatment, the Mental Health Technician will:
Interact with a variety of professionals.
Work with nursing staff, or lead to receive assignments and report pertinent data.
Work with the treatment team to implement treatment plan interventions.
May have contact with families, significant others, and other social service representatives.
Full time schedule requirements:
40 hours plus/week
Schedule includes voluntary overtime and mandates.
Expectation to volunteer for overtime each week.
Schedule changes are due to staff call-offs, PTO, milieu on the unit or unforeseen events.
Schedule adjustments happen multiple times each week.
Position requirements for the Mental Health Technician:
High School diploma or equivalent required
Must be at least 21 years old.
Valid driver’s license preferred.
Experience working with youth and/or residential programs preferred.

About Oaklawn Psychiatric Center

Oaklawn is the only faith-based provider for comprehensive mental health and addictions services for children, adolescents, adults and seniors in St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties in Northern Indiana.  Intensive services have become Oaklawn's trademark—what we are known for and where much of our expertise lies. Oaklawn specializes in residential and inpatient services for adults and seniors with serious and persistent mental illness, and treatment of complex addictions. In addition, our range of services includes outpatient services, intensive outpatient programs, and a variety of community-based case management and supportive programs for all ages. Sponsored by Mennonite Health Services Alliance, it is our philosophy at Oaklawn to treat the whole person—mind, body and spirit. This commitment, along with our faith-based heritage, our excellent staff of 875, our therapeutic environment, and our innovative treatment programs, provide a unique foundation for healing and hope.