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Universal Health Services Mental Health Technician (MHT) - Night Shift in ST SIMONS IS, Georgia


Mental Health Technician

As a Mental Health Technician, you will participate in the development and implementation of patients’ treatment plans. This full-time, night shift opportunity offers 36 hours per week and full benefits.

Saint Simons By-the-Sea is a 101-bed psychiatric and addictive disease hospital for adults and adolescents. We strive to provide quality mental health treatment and addiction treatment services in the area. Located on Saint Simons Island, Ga., Saint Simons By-The-Sea's serene island setting ensures privacy and anonymity, enabling the patient to concentrate on recovery.

Our hospital is conveniently located within driving distance of Jacksonville, FL, Savannah, GA, and other surrounding cities in the South Georgia and Northern Florida region.

In 2024, we are enhancing our patient ratios with additional nursing staff. Our nursing teams feature a top-of-license approach utilizing a reliable cohort of RNs, LPNs & Techs all dedicated to patient safety and quality care.

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The Mental Health Technician provides care and close supervision of facility patients, documents behavior, and develops positive relationships with patients in order to implement treatment plans and provide crisis intervention as necessary.


Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • E scort patients to work, mealtime, outdoor/indoor recreation, smoke breaks (if applicable), and education activities and participate in their supervision and instruction as needed.

  • Transport patients to and from medical appointments or other activities as directed. Maintain safety and security of the facility through close observation and monitoring of the patients, maintaining optimal physical proximity, always remaining alert, and using analytical forethought to anticipate potentially volatile or unsafe situations and proactively intervene. Ensure that all assigned patients have an individualized crisis plan developed.

  • Act as a role model in using appropriate counseling skills by de-escalating aggression, using active listening skills, using appropriate tone and volume of voice, providing a high frequency and variety of positive reinforcements, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and promoting a positive peer culture. Maintain collaboration with Admission Department to provide clinical support for initial screenings. Provide appropriate back up for assessments when there is need.

  • Assess and ensure the needs of the patients are being met in relation to clothing, linens, and personal hygiene supplies; supervise personal hygiene tasks.

    Benefit Highlights

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment

  • Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off

  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans

  • 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan

  • SoFi Student Loan Refinancing Program

  • Career development opportunities within UHS and its 300+ Subsidiaries!

  • More information is available on our Benefits Guest Website: (

    About Universal Health Services

    One of the nation’s largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. During the year, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and listed in Forbes ranking of America’s Largest Public Companies. Operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located all over the U.S. States, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.

    If you would like to learn more about the Mental Health Technician position before applying, please contact Shannon Turk, Market Recruiter, at .


  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Experience of 1+ year in behavioral health preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven ability to successfully perform in a fast-paced work environment

    EEO Statement

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