68X Mental Health Specialist
Army National Guard
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
• 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.
About the Company
Army National Guard
The Army National Guard
With more than
380 years of service, the Army National Guard is the largest reserve component,
as well as the oldest branch of the U.S. military. In this branch of the Armed
Services, you will serve part-time in your own community, where you can be
called upon to respond to domestic emergencies and natural disasters. The Army
National Guard also can be called up to defend our nation overseas.
We provide our members with college tuition assistance and offer attractive benefits on top of paid training in all of our career fields, which enhances your marketability in the civilian workforce. The Army National Guard has more than 343,000 members and has career opportunities in every State, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Visit our website at nationalguard.com for more information.