The current average salary of an
Mental Health Worker
is $56,630 - 74,000 annually
A mental health worker cares for people with mental health issues, substance abuse, poverty and other social problems. They assist psychiatrists, doctors and nurses by monitoring patients/groups, providing therapeutic assistance and keeping patient records.
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Mental health workers help patients resolve psychological issues, provide counselling and refer them to relevant social services programs.
- A caring personality with a thorough understanding of services offered and systems to follow
- Ability to make sound decisions under pressure and de-escalate crises
- Excellent inter-personal and listening skills
- Empathy, tact and patience
- Keen social perceptiveness; the ability to understand why people react the way they do
- Critical thinking and complex problem solving skills