Mental Health Aide
Job Details
Albany-Academy RTF/NorthStar - Albany, NY
Per Diem

Mental Health Aide -  Albany, NY

The Mental Health Aide (MHA) will participate in both the planning and implementing of the treatment crisis plans for the clients that are admitted to the Crisis Residence. The MHA will use a strength based and trauma informed practice when engaging with the youth at all times. The MHA staff will provide support and a safe environment at all times for the youth.



  • Directly oversee all daily activities and the youth on the unit, including family visits
  • Provide crisis support as needed to the youth
  • Implement the daily schedule that will provide the physical and psychological needs of youth, including their physical safety, good hygiene, clothing, and attendance to meals.
  • Provide a reliable and nurturing environment
  • Engage with the youth in a healthy and positive manner


  • Requires a Bachelors degree and at least three years of experience working with children and youth who receive services, specifically with mental health diagnosis.
  • NYS Drivers license may be required


If you want a rewarding career where you make a positive impact on children and their families, we want to talk to you! At Northern Rivers Family of Services, we work together to make a difference in our client's lives while also strengthening our community.
We are a family of human service agencies united in our passion to helping children, families, and adults reach their potential. Northern Rivers coordinates the quality of care, depth of programs, and combined size and passion for the mission to provide care for more than 18,000 people each year in 41 counties throughout New York State. If you’ve got the talent, drive and desire to make a real difference in your community, you need to be a part of Northern Rivers Family of Services!
Our employees receive generous paid time off, an expansive health care package, tuition reimbursement, loan repayment assistance, free training/CEU opportunities, and much more!
Apply today to become part of our team!
Northern Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. We cherish the unique contributions of our diverse staff, and are building a culture where everyone has the opportunity to do the meaningful work here at Northern Rivers!
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