Mental Health Technician/ Driver

St James Behavioral Health Hospital/ Outpatient – Gonzales, LA


Perform routine and assigned tasks in the treatment of outpatients. Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment and assists in control of patients who exhibit unacceptable behavior. Adheres to company policy and procedures to ensure provision of quality patient care.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Transportation
  • Safely transports patients to and from St. James Behavioral Health Hospital Outpatient Program each day.
  • Responsible for operating motor vehicle in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and facility policies and procedures.
  • Immediately reports absent patients and/or patient abnormalities to the designated person as instructed.
  • Responsible for the upkeep of the company vehicle. This is to include repairs, maintenance and cleaning of vehicle as instructed.
  • Refuel vehicle and discard of any trash daily before returning the vehicle to the facility in the afternoon.
  • Responsible for the upkeep and reporting of Fuel man receipts as instructed.
  • Completes transportation reports/checklist as instructed.
  • Patients
  • Assist with arrival and departure of patients.
  • Monitor patients in the building and smoke areas as instructed.
  • Perform vital signs on patients as instructed.
  • Prepare for the next day arrival of patients.
  • Building/ Housekeeping
  • Responsible for housekeeping duties as instructed to include but not limited to the following:
  • Sweeping and mopping the floors.
  • Disinfect and clean group rooms, kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Empty trash cans.
  • Restock bathrooms and kitchen.
  • Perform refrigerator temp checks weekly.
  • Clean out the refrigerator weekly.
  • Clerical
  • Answer phone as instructed.
  • Help with filing as instructed.
  • Assist with medical records as instructed.
  • Assist the Office Manager as instructed.
  • Maintain supply inventory as instructed.
  • General Job Functions/Duties

  • Demonstrates teamwork by carrying out routine and assigned tasks within the St. James Behavioral Health Hospital Outpatient Program.
  • Assists in provision of maintaining a safe and therapeutic milieu by monitoring compliance with St. James Behavioral Health Hospital Outpatient Program rules, providing assistance with security and supportive man-power by assisting in control of patients who exhibit unacceptable behavior.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned

  • Displays flexibility and willingness to help others, identifies and offers solutions to problems, vision, foresight, and customer sensitivity.
  • Performs job with efficiency necessary to complete assignments within established time restraints and procedural guidelines
  • Organizes and prioritizes work while being cost-effective and conserving resources.
  • Able to tolerate high-stress and high volume work.
  • Responsible for keeping current with applicable policies and procedures and laws presented by management
  • Deals constructively with stress, uses appropriate customer etiquette in dealing with patients, families, and inquiries.
  • Offers and accepts constructive feedback and responds appropriately to direction.
  • Upholds the philosophy of St. James Behavioral Health Hospital, Inc.
  • Maintains personal health status requirements in relation to job position
  • Maintains CPR and CPI certification
  • Maintains current personnel file information and provides information to Human Resources in a timely manner
  • Adheres to hospital infection control and safety policies, including education, reporting, and practice implementation specific to job position

  • Adheres to Seclusion and Restraint policy and keeps abreast of updates
  • Attends hospital provided in-service programs
  • Recognizes the influence of beliefs and cultures on behaviors and accepts strengths and limitations in others
  • Works positively with both internal and external customers
  • Recognizes when others are in need of information, assistance, or direction and consistently offers and provides help.
  • Follows appropriate telephone etiquette
  • Acknowledges others verbally and non verbally (eye contact, expression, tone of voice) promptly and courteously

  • Is punctual in all aspects of work
  • Adheres to attendance policy

    Previous healthcare setting required and at least one year mental health experience preferred. Appropriate education in a mental health related field might be substituted for experience. Clear MVR / Driving record.


    High school graduate or G.E.D. is required.


  • Good physical and mental health as evidenced by warm empathic attitude
  • Respect for the dignity, worth, and potentiality of each person and a high sense of personal integrity
  • Ability to work under close supervision with distractions/demanding patients and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

    Must be able to stand on feet for long intervals and have dexterity to participate in physical restraint or patients when necessary.

    Job Type: Full-time


  • Mental Health: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Location:

  • Gonzales, LA (Preferred)
  • License:

  • Drivers License (Required)
  • Benefits offered:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • This job posting is no longer available on OPTnation.
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