Mental Health Associate

Brook Lane Health Service
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
Apr. 28th 2021
  • Hagerstown, MD 21742

Job Description

Mental Health Associate
Brook Lane Inpatient Hospital

Seeking a rewarding direct care position in the mental health field? Mental Health Associates function as a member of the Inpatient treatment team providing short-term therapeutic treatment in a 57-bed acute-care hospital that serves all ages. Brook Lane Health Services is a leading provider of mental health treatment and education in the region.

Full-time and Part-time 8-hour shifts available; includes every other weekend and some holidays. 

*Days: 7 AM-3:30 PM

*Evenings: 3 PM-11:30 PM

*Overnights: 11 PM-7:30 AM


Mental Health Associates must complete a required 2-month training program consisting of on-the-job training, and a class setting on Wednesdays from 11 AM-7:30 PM.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with direct patient care such as checking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, etc)
  • Facilitate patient involvement with the prescribed therapeutic activities
  • Monitor unit safety
  • Running groups and activities
  • Assist with activities of daily living when needed (bathing, toileting, feeding)
  • Respond to crises that may arise while utilizing appropriate verbal deescalation and/or physical restraint techniques


  • High school degree required with minimum 1 year of experience in mental health or residential (Bachelor's Degree in Psychology or Human Services field preferred - no minimum experience required with bachelor's degree)
  • CNA, EMT, or other medical experience will be considered
  • Must be able to perform physical duties such as assisting with lifting, performing behavior management duties, and therapeutic restraints following training course
  • Must pass a training course on proper use of restraints


Starting pay $13.80-$16.65 depending on experience and education
Evening, Overnight, and Weekend shifts pay a shift differential of an extra $1-$2 an hour!

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