Mental Health Program Assistant

Allina Health

Allina Health

New Ulm, MN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Number of Job Openings Available:


Date Posted:

November 06, 2023


43004262 Substance Abuse Residential


Day (United States of America)

Shift Length:

8 hour shift

Hours Per Week:


Union Contract:


Weekend Rotation:


Job Summary:

Plan and facilitate therapeutic interventions through structured activities and education. Provides direct and indirect patient care services under direction of program manager. Utilizes patient/family needs to provide input into the care and discharge planning process.

Key Position Details:

  • 8-hour shifts Monday - Friday
  • Start times vary
  • End Times vary
  • Position will work in partial hospitalization and day treatment program

Job Description:

Principle Responsibilities

  • Assessment/reassessment.
    • Assess level of risk.
    • Assess level of functioning.
    • Assess programming needs for patient/families.
    • Documents assessments.
  • Plan and conduct educational/therapeutic activities.
    • Assigns patients to specific group according to team treatment plan.
    • Conducts groups as scheduled.
    • Conducts one on one education/activities as determined by the assessment and treatment plan.
    • Proactively works with all disciplines to achieve treatment plan.
  • Advocate for patients rights.
    • Represents patient/family needs when patient/family is unable to do so .
    • Supports patient rights through awareness and provision of legal rights.
  • Follows safety/security procedures for emergency and non-emergency situation to protect patient, self and environment.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational therapy, therapeutic recreation, music therapy, dance therapy or social/psychological area required
  • Prior Mental Health experience preferred
  • BLS Tier 1 - Basic Life Support - Multisource required Certified by American Heart Association or Allina BLS required by end of orientation

Physical Demands
Lifting weight Up to 32 lbs. occasionally (*Allina Safe Patient Moving Policy), Up to 25 lbs. frequently