Mental Health Worker 3p-11:30p 16hrs per wk

Mercy Health

Job Overview

About the job

Employment Type

Part time


Evening Shift


Great opportunity for a Mental Health Worker, MHW professional to work in an organization that focuses on treating the whole person, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Be Remarkable!


  • 16 hours per week working 3p – 11:30p
  • Behavioral Health, Psychiatric Acute Care Adult unit – 27 beds
  • Comprehensive benefit packages available including medical, dental, vision, paid time off and 403B
  • Mercy Health is a non-profit health care system serving Grand Rapids, Muskegon, the Lakeshore and the surrounding communities. We provide compassionate care, award-winning expertise, and the latest technology, all in an inclusive, Catholic, faith-based setting that honors the sacredness and dignity of every person.
  • We serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.

Position Summary

Mental Health Worker, MHW works in a collaborative environment to deliver excellent patient care under the direction of a RN, Social Worker and Psychiatrist. A Mental Health Worker, MHW is expected provide psychiatric nursing care at the para-professional level.

What Mental Health Worker, MHW Will Do

  • Participate in group therapy sessions, one-on-one interactions, discharge planning and crisis intervention
  • Primarily responsible for directly monitoring the daily activities of patients, observing the emotional condition of patients and determines the need for intervention
  • Participates in group treatment activities, encourages individual participation and records observations of patient progress and behavior
  • Attends to the personal needs of patients including grooming, hygiene, comfort and are of personal belongings
  • Participates in discharge planning by providing information concerning the patient (physical and emotional) strength, weaknesses and needs

What Mental Health Worker, Will Need

  • Level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through completion of high school with college level training in behavioral science,
  • one to three months of experience in order to
    • acquire a fundamental knowledge of psycho-social problems and appropriate responses
    • acquire a thorough knowledge of pertinent department policies and procedures for psychiatric patient care, learn assigned duties
    • acquire suitable interpersonal skills.
  • Analytical ability necessary to assess (according to defined signs and symptoms) patients immediate psychological status and determine need to request professional assistance; ability to recommend alterations to treatments and the need for social services. Able to communicate effectively with individuals and groups representing divers perspectives
  • Interpersonal skill to almost constantly interact with disturbed patients and their families; ability to elicit information from these persons and encourage their participation in treatment activities and open communications.

16hrs per wk- 3p-11:30p weekends & holidays per CBA

Trinity Health’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health’s dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.


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Entry level


  • Non-profit Organization Management
  • Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Hospital & Health Care

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  • Health Care Provider

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