Psychological/Mental Health Technician
Leidos's Defense Health Operation has contingent openings for Psychological/Mental Health Technicians at various locations. These positions are contingent upon the POTFF contract award.
The Psychological/Mental Health Technician shall assist with the management and treatment of outpatient behavioral health activities. The Psychiatric Technician is primarily responsible, under the supervision of a licensed psychiatrist, social worker, psychiatric nurse or psychologist, for providing a wide range of behavioral health interventions from prevention to treatment to individuals and who assigns work by defining objectives, priorities, and deadlines, and provides guidance on assignments that do not have clear precedents. Under the supervision of a credentialed provider, the contractor conducts intakes, assists with care and treatment of psychiatric, drug and alcohol patients, and counsel clients/patients with personal, behavioral or psychological problems. The contractor accomplishes work on a substantially independent basis, performing a full range of standard and nonstandard work assignments and resolving a variety of non-recurring problems encountered on own initiative. Extensive guidelines are available; however, the contractor must use judgment in locating and selecting the most appropriate guideline for application to the work situation at hand. Unusual matters which may not be specifically covered by policy statements or
published regulations shall be referred to supervisor. The contractor shall observe patients to detect behavior patterns and reports observations to licensed behavioral health staff. The contractor leads prescribed individual or group therapy sessions as part of specific therapeutic procedures under the guidance of a licensed mental health professional. As needed, the contractor shall complete initial intake interviews and completed required forms for new patients on behalf of the licensed mental health provider.
An associate degree or commensurate level of training for a psychiatric technician or mental health program assistant. Education requirement may be met by military or comparable training. If military trained, the individual’s specialty must be as a mental health technician / specialist. All psychiatric technicians’ training includes a sound foundation / basis to psychology and/or social work and they are well prepared for the types of individuals and potential illnesses that they will likely deal with. This training will also address the basics of conflict management and how to de-escalate crisis situations and individuals who are agitated, violent or potentially violent and / or suicidal. The contractor shall have no less than 3 years experience as a psychiatric technician.
Required Minimum Skills
Must be trained to intervene and, when required, to restrain violent or potentially violent or suicidal
patients by verbal or physical means as required.
US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.