The role of a Mental Health Associate is to assist in identifying the problems and strengths of patients in a medical setting. The major job tasks that are seen on a Mental Health Associate Resume are – observing patients, documenting patient treatment interventions, behavior, and progress; participating in treatment plans, supervising and encouraging patients to participate in educational and recreational activities; assisting mentally impaired patients, providing therapeutic and hygiene needs to patients under supervision, and dispensing medication as per the given instructions.
The most successful resumes target on job assets such as – the ability to understand and deal with people’s behavioral problems, communication skills, a caring personality, the passion to help others, and hands-on experience in patient history taking, correctional counseling, and therapeutic interventions. While a high school diploma may be enough for small organizations, possessing an associate’s degree will maximize the chances of getting into large hospitals.
Objective : Motivated and passionate, young professional looking to gain knowledge, experience, and build mastery in treating and diagnosing patients suffering from substance use disorder.
Skills : Computer Skills, Customer Service.
Observed and monitored adolescents in group therapy sessions and during program breaks.
Transported patients to and from the treatment center.
Assisted in the direct care and management of patients as prescribed by the physician, clinician, and treatment team.
Assisted in providing age-specific and diagnosis-specific treatments tailored to the developmental level and specific treatment needs of each patient.
Decreased mental health symptoms by utilizing crisis intervention, behavior medication, and mindfulness techniques.
Co-facilitated Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) groups where patients work on accepting/understanding uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and behaviors rather than struggle with them.
Served as a liaison between clinical staff and patients.
Bachelor Of Arts In Psychology
Mental Health Associate (MHA) Resume
Objective : The opportunity to significantly contribute to a highly motivated organization, leading to growth professionally and becoming an asset to the organization.
Skills : Microsoft Office, Mental Health.
Take and record vital signs properly and accurately.
Observed and reported any changes in a patient's appearance, behavior, or ability to work toward treatment plan goals.
Followed the therapeutic interventions outlined by the treatment team for each patient.
Received and gave a clinical report during shift change.
Ensured intervention is based on the patient's plan of care.
Maintained knowledge of the Child Program rules, protocols, and handbooks guidelines.
Related to child patients in an age-appropriate manner.
Masters Of Arts In Human Services
Mental Health Associate/PRN Resume
Summary : To acquire a stable position within my line of education that is rewarding, challenging, and allows for me to continue to learn and build my career.
Skills : Communication Skills, Data Entry, Customer Service.
Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
Facilitated a smooth discharge by encouraging and reassuring clients throughout their transitions.
Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified them when needed.
Connected clients with community service and resource agencies.
Displayed sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients and families served.
Presented case history material to review and discuss with other staff members.
Involved clients' family members in planning social service programs.
Bachelor Of Science In Psychology
Mental Health Associate II Resume
Objective : Over 10 years of maintenance and warehouse support experience. A resourceful team player with well-developed leadership, organizational, and communication skills. Working knowledge of data-entry and computers.
Skills : Microsoft Office, Managing Skills.
Provided therapeutic support to residents with chronic mental illness, substance abuse history, developmental disabilities, or history of brain injury.
Offered behavioral and psychiatric support to residents to assist in daily functioning and symptom management.
Conducted individual and group therapy with residents on a daily basis.
Completed psychosocial assessments and treatment planning with residents on caseload.
Supervised participants during community outings and worked with them to impart social skills.
Developed educational and therapeutic groups to foster participants' independence and social skills.
Served as a treatment team member to develop and monitor residents' treatment goals and objectives.
Bachelor Of Arts In Sociology
Mental Health Associate III Resume
Summary : Self-motivated, goals-oriented second year General Psychology graduate student seeking a position in education, research, mental health, or the veterans affairs system. Have a clear set of standards and beliefs, values competence and efficiency, hard-working team player, self-confident, resilient, skilled at approaching problems with novel solutions, and can step into leadership roles.
Skills : Public Speaking. Customer service. Familiar with both Mac and Windows operating system. Typing 75+ wpm, 10 key by touch, HTML, Front page, Microsoft office, Adobe and several Photoshop Applications.
Conducted patient admission, mental and physical assessment of patients living with dementia, Alzheimer's, depression, suicidal ideation, and aggression.
Assisted patients with daily living needs and compliance in administering medication.
Monitored daily behavior, emotional status, and mental stability related to prescribed medication(s).
Assisted Physician and Therapist in determining the patient level of care.
Completed daily nursing notes and discharge assessments.
Prepared patient pre and post of ECT, diagnostic testing, lab work, and medical procedures.
Crisised intervention using de-escalation, TIP (restraint), one-to-one supervision, and adjustment of behavior level for youth and adult patients.
Mental Health Associate/Admissions Representative Resume
Objective : To secure an entry-level Mental Health Associate/Admissions Representative position with a progressive company that offers an opportunity to advance and expand my skills in the medical Administration field, and also to obtain a position which offers room for professional growth.
Skills : Crisis Prevention Intervention Certified, Administrative State Certification, Principal Mentor Certified, Microsoft Office.
Developed and managed programs for residents with mental illness, with the end goal of providing proper tools and life resources to live more independently.
Presented improvement plans to executives for approval.
Developed project goals with milestones and success measures, based on the evaluation of resident need, to establish a path to improvement and independence.
Liaised with community agencies to determine appropriate client services.
Maintained strong relationships with clients so open communication remained intact.
Developed and implemented courses and trained clients in like skill areas such as Motivation, Athletics, and Skills for Effective Living.
Worked in a team environment, establishing and implementing action plans for the clients.
M.S. In Industrial
Mental Health Associate I Resume
Objective : Mental Health Associate I professional driven to help others overcome personal obstacles. Comfortable working autonomously or in a team-based setting. Dedicated and driven to grow and succeed.
Skills : Microsoft word, Creative Skills.
Charted and recorded information in client files.
Tracked client movement on and off the unit by documenting times destinations of clients.
Checked facility for open windows, locked doors, malfunctioning smoke detectors, and other safety hazards.
Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.
Collaborated closely with the treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services.
Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills, and functional living skills.
Organized treatment projects that focused on problem-solving skills and creative thinking.
Bachelor Of Science In Psychology
Mental Health Associate/Assistant Resume
Objective : Obtaining a position with a growth-oriented organization will allow me to further utilize my education, training, skills, and talents. My ideal organization fosters creativity, challenges employees to learn while focusing and encouraging positive change.
Skills : Microsoft Office, Organizational Skills.
Communicated effectively within and beyond my assigned team/work unit.
Documented psychiatric services and responses to treatment inpatient case files.
Served as a unit leader and worked in unison with shift supervisor on a weekly basis to streamline daily program operations.
Monitored patients of fall precaution and self-harm alert.
Experienced in Sao Paulo, Brazil Served a two-year mission in Brazil, developing and leading various community service projects and education programs.
Prepared patient for admission and discharge.
Kept medical records locked and secured in staff office cabinets in a confidential manner at all times.
Supported the Individual Treatment Plan by being informed of the patient's short-term goals and interventions set by the interdisciplinary team.
Bachelor Of Arts In Sociology
Mental Health Associate/Supervisor Resume
Objective : Highly capable professional with experience in Retail Management, Law Enforcement, and Mental Healthcare. Quick learner with hands-on experience in inventory management, using budget analysis and cost-benefit analysis to advise on proposed business decisions and existing store operations or policies. Skilled in team building among peers and overseeing associates. Ability to work well in stressful situations with extensive experience in crisis intervention.
Skills : CPR, CPI, First Aid, Apple Programs, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel.
Provided receptionist and clerical duties as well as direct care services to a select group of patients including a child and adolescent acute, adolescent residential treatment, adult and geriatric acute, and military chemical dependency and PTSD patients.
Responsible for identifying and supervising a patient's location at all times.
Ensured patients are free from harm to self and other patients and staff.
Provide an effective and positive role model and provide constructive feedback to patients.
Played an active part of the treatment team and assisted patients by providing continuous client care, supervision, and interaction.
Collected vitals and other necessary health tests as ordered by the clinical staff.
Recorded necessary admission and discharge information.
Mental Health Associate II Resume
Objective : Looking for a position in case management or the social services field with experience of 5 years. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Skills : Microsoft, Documentation Skills.
Supervised, maintained safety, counseled, and provided personal care needs for children with psychiatric disorders and mental retardation.
Regularly reviewed medical charts for various information in doing this became familiar with medical and psychological terminology.
Communicated effectively with physicians, nurses, psychologists, and families in relation to the residents' programming agenda.
Documented residents' behaviors and assisted in creating individual plans.
Also became familiar with IPP's/IFSP's and gave feedback to case managers.
Documented end of shift briefing reports and communicated verbally to the next shift staff as to what occurred during the shift.
Processed behavioral case management manifestations to a unit psychologist on a specific timeframe such as weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly basis in a timely manner.
BS In Psychology/minor
Mental Health Associate I Resume
Objective : An accomplished and seasoned professional with a comprehensive background in the healthcare industry as a mental health associate, emergency department health unit coordinator, emergency medical technician, certified nursing assistant and medical coding specialist. Technical training in telecommunications and communication center operations. Completed courses in medical coding and basic computer. Proficient in Microsoft Office.
Skills : MS Office, Communication Skills, Mental Health.
Performed patient care functions to patients with diverse psychiatric/medical and substance abuse issues.
Maintained a rehabilitative and therapeutic milieu environment.
Participated as a member of the interdisciplinary team in collecting information, which contributes to the development of the patient's intellectual and emotional growth.
Provided appropriate therapeutic psychiatric interventions and is active in group activities with patients.
Participated in psychoeducational groups to address social skills that enhance the growth and development of the patients.
Co-lead specialty groups with treatment team members.
Participated in the multidisciplinary team meeting, providing input on the patient's progress.
M.S In Alcohol And Drug Counseling
Mental Health Associate Resume
Headline : Highly qualified Mental Health Associate with experience in the industry. Enjoy creative problem solving and getting exposure to multiple projects, and I would excel in the collaborative environment on which your company prides itself.
Skills : Excel, PowerPoint, and spreadsheets, American Sign Language near an expert.
Assisted in the direct care and management of patients as prescribed by the physician, therapist, and treatment team.
Offered support and reassurance, helped resolve issues while applying a person-centered approach to the client.
Planned and structured groups/activities and maintained the safety of the residents while out in the community.
Chaperoned the clients during outings in the community, doctor appointments, and court appearances.
Reported to supervisors about the client's behavior and overall well-being.
Interacted with the families as well as the therapists in order to inform them of the client's progress within the treatment program.
Maintained proper paperwork concerning the intake and discharge of clients.