68X Mental Health Specialist
Company: National Guard
Posted on: November 27, 2019
Job Description Being a Soldier isn't just about physical strength.
Mental toughness is also a vital component and being able to handle
the stresses of the military is crucial. Mental Health Specialists
play an important role in ensuring every individual is taken care
of through the care and treatment of psychiatric, drug, and
alcoholic concerns. The Mental Health Specialist assists the
Guard's health care team with the management and treatment of
inpatient and outpatient mental health care. Under the supervision
of an Army psychiatrist, social worker, psychiatric nurse, or
psychologist, you will collect and record patient data; counsel and
treat patients with personal, behavioral, mental health, or
substance abuse problems; and provide bedside care in hospitals.
Some of the Skills You'll Learn --- Patient care techniques ---
Emergency medical techniques Helpful Skills --- Enjoy helping and
caring for others --- Ability to communicate effectively and work
under stressful conditions --- Interest in chemistry, biology,
psychology, general science, and algebra --- Strong attention to
detail Through your training, you will develop the skills and
experience to enjoy a civilian career with hospitals, clinics,
nursing homes, or rehabilitation centers. With a Mental Health
Specialist background, you may consider a career as a
psychiatrist's assistant, a medical assistant, or a physician's
aide. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills,
get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these
valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying
for tuition assistance. Job training for Mental Health Specialists
consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic
Soldiering skills, and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training.
Training consists of both classroom and field work.
Benefits/Requirements Benefits Paid training A monthly paycheck
Montgomery GI Bill Federal and State tuition assistance Retirement
benefits for part-time service Low-cost life insurance (up to
$400,000 in coverage) 401(k)-type savings plan Student Loan
Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) Health care
benefits available VA home loans Bonuses, if applicable
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