Mental Health Technician observes and assists assigned mental health patients and helps with daily living activities, therapeutic activities, and socialization. Responsible for the overall maintenance of a therapeutic environment in the psychiatric unit and to ensure the safety of patents and staff. Being a Mental Health Technician attends and participates in group therapy, in-service education, and staff meetings. Records information about patients including vital signs, weight, and demeanor. Additionally, Mental Health Technician may communicate with patients family as needed. Typically requires an associate degree in psychology or its equivalent. Typically reports to Registered Nurse (RN) or other supervisor. The Mental Health Technician gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be a Mental Health Technician typically requires 1-3 years of related experience.