3 Reasons to Become a Mental Health Worker

3 Reasons to Become a Mental Health Worker

If you love helping people, becoming a mental health worker might be an appropriate option you may consider. Click here to learn if you're suited for a career in Mental Health.

Allyson Simpson, Assistant Director of Community Services, has worked for Allied Services Behavioral Health Division for 20+ years. She shares her insights and 3 Reasons to Become a Mental Health Worker.

You’ll see your hard work pay off

The role of a mental health worker is to help individuals with mental health diagnosis regain their independence and develop life skills that they need to be part of the community. I often hear the staff say the job is rewarding and they feel really good about the work they do especially when they see people they have built a rapport with making progress and they can share in their successes.

You’ll grow your skills

As a mental health worker at Allied Services, you’ll be able to take advantage of free workplace training. For example, you’ll earn CPR and First Aid Certification, and receive training in crisis intervention, psychiatric diagnosis overview. You’ll take part in on-going training for substance abuse and suicide prevention, and there are web based training and opportunities to go to local trainings relative to the job.

You’ll be part of a team

The Behavioral Health Division provides an up-beat, fast-paced work atmosphere. While the work can be challenging, you’ll be part of a team that works together to solve problems. We work as a team to coach and demonstrate life skills for the individuals in the programs. The facilities we work in are home-like and that provides a sense of community for residents and staff.

Added benefits

Mental Health Workers at Allied Services also enjoy:

  • Sign-on bonuses up to $1,500
  • Scholarship funds up to $3,000 per year
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Paid time off, employer matched retirement/401k 
  • Much, much more

How to become a Mental Health Worker

The Behavioral Health Division helps individuals become re-acquainted with social, economic, cultural, recreational and other resources in the community to more easily attain independent lifestyles. No experience required, on the job training provided. High school diploma or equivalent and valid driver’s license required.

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Allied Services offers competitive pay rates commensurate with experience plus shift differential, excellent benefit package, preceptor led orientation! Allied Services Human Resources Department, 100 Abington Exec. Park, Clarks Summit PA 18411. Call us today at 1-800-368-3910. Allied Services is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities. Bilingual individuals encouraged to apply.