Mental Health Service Professions

Mental Health Service Professions - Depending on the area...

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Shanequa Joiner HCA/210 04/01/211 Joan Craine Mental Health Service Professions Checkpoint The two professions that I chose to write about in the mental health service are Social workers and Psychiatric Aide. A Social worker requires a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) or major in psychology and related field is the minimum requirements to qualify for entry into this profession. Earning a master’s degree in social work (MSW) and obtaining a state licensure can advance to positions like administration, staff training, and clinical work. Some employers may provide training to their employees, although a majority of people get their training from college. The special qualification for being a social worker is that one should be objective, emotionally mature, and cater to people’s problems and disabilities. A social worker can work independently, handle stressful situations, and maintain a good working relationship with staff and patients.
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Unformatted text preview: Depending on the area of specialization social workers can be employed at many local government agencies, hospitals, and clinics. Psychiatric Aide, also known as a mental health assistant or nursing aide, care for those mentally impaired and emotionally disturbed. The education required for this profession is to have a high school diploma or equivalent, and the qualifications can vary by work settings and state laws. Another qualification requires a person to be in good physical condition, and have a clean criminal history. Training as a psychiatric aide can be received in high school, some nursing homes, vocational-technical center, and many employers give on-the-job training. However; hospitals and residential mental health care facilities are places that employ psychiatric aides for this industry that is constantly growing with people with mental illness....
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course HCA 210 taught by Professor Timbouseman during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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