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Job Summary
  • Company
    Hibiscus Children's Center
  • Location
    Jensen Beach, FL 34957
  • Job Type
    Part Time
  • Job Category
  • Occupations
    Social Service
  • Career Level
    Experienced (Non-Manager)
  • Industries
    Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
  • Education Level
    Associate Degree
Childhood Mental Health Technician




Position:  Childhood Mental Health Tech - P/T;
Days/Evenings & Overnight
                                           Program: Shelter


The primary purpose of this position is to ensure the safety, security, supervision and overall well-being of children in residence.




Ø      Supervise and positively interact with children

Ø      Engage in and supervise age appropriate play activities with children

Ø      Direct children in eating, resting, and personal hygiene

Ø      Maintain the order, safety, cleanliness of the facility and playground

Ø      To ensure all aspects of the behavior guidance program are followed

Ø      Takes an active role in observing and documenting children's behaviors and medical incidents.  Communicates all information to the Supervisor

Ø      Provides structure and guidance in a positive manner that will establish positive role models for the children

Ø      Provides teaching and coaching in daily living skills, which includes hygiene and social skills

Ø      Participates in on-going in-service training, as provided

Ø      Attends and participates in All Agency, staff and treatment team meetings

Ø      Participates in shift change

Ø      Assists in food preparation, utilizing provided menus, serving and cleanup, as needed

Ø      Responsible for daily cleaning, organizing, sanitizing and laundry, as needed.

Ø      Mentors new employees as directed by Supervisor

Ø      Communicates all issues and concerns to Supervisor

Ø      Takes an active role in planning, preparing and initiating daily activities

Ø      Participates in activities, as scheduled, including those outside of shelter facility

Ø      Transports children to and from scheduled events


This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be exhaustive.  Hibiscus Children's Center reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.




Ø     Associate's Degree

Ø     Two (2) years experience working with at risk children (birth to 12 years old) 

Ø      Must be 21 years of age or older; Current CPR, First-Aid and CIT

Ø      Florida Abuse Registry and Fingerprint check and Drug test

Ø      Ability to lift 40 pounds

Ø      Ability to physically restrain children

Ø      Ability to work outdoors in various temperature

Ø      Stable character with the ability to accept individuals of a different philosophy, culture, or socio-economic background




Ø      Ability to problem solve and make decisions

Ø      Knowledge of child growth and development

Ø      Good verbal and written skills

Ø      Strong telephone skills

Ø      Ability to recognize and respond to crisis situations

Ø      Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries

Ø      Ability to observe and report accurately on the functioning of clients

Ø      Knowledge of diverse cultures

Ø      Ability to transport clients

Ø      Ability to intervene decisively when necessary to protect clients



ADA/DFWP/EEO. Provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate

About Hibiscus Children's Center
Hibiscus Children's Center's Mission: To provide safety for abused, abandoned and neglected children through prevention programs, residential programs, shelter programs and recovery programs.

Sheltering Children, Strengthening Families and Nurturing Futures

Hibiscus has been saving children's lives for over 28 years. We have been providing a safe haven to children removed from their homes due to abuse, abandonment or neglect at the Hibiscus Tilton Family Shelter in Jensen Beach and the Hibiscus Village in Vero Beach, and with loving foster families throughout the Treasure Coast.

Under the auspices of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and its regional administrator, United For Families (UFF), Hibiscus Children's Center serves children and families throughout the 19th Circuit District - Martin, Indian River, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties in Florida.

Children and teens sheltered by Hibiscus are provided therapeutic counseling, their medical needs are met, and they are afforded scholastic, career development and life skills support. Literacy, educational pursuits and the instilling of a love of learning are integrated into all phases of staff-client interactions.

In addition, Hibiscus children and teens are given opportunities to experience - many for the first time – life’s little treasures. Treasures most children take for granted, like being read to at bedtime, celebrating birthdays and expressing themselves with paper and crayons. Children go on outings, are introduced to the arts and participate in school extracurricular activities. But, most importantly, they are shown love, nurturing and caring.