Job Status: Regular Full Time Reports To: Program Director Amount of Travel Required: none Positions Supervised: none
Behavioral Health Technician - Job Description
Behavioral Health Technicians support the function and operations of the treatment facility and the residents we serve. The Behavioral Health Technician ensures the smooth and efficient administration of care while maintaining the quality and integrity of services we provide. This position assists the Counselors, Therapists, and Administrators in setting the tone for the facility to ensure routines and schedules are being followed and met. Behavioral Health Technicians participate in developing and maintaining a therapeutic environment for residents as well as assisting residents in accomplishing treatment goals. The Behavioral Health Technician provides and maintains a clean and safe environment for rehabilitation.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Valid Driver’s License CPR/First AID
Drug and Alcohol Counseling Credential or Internship Preferred
Negative TB test results within past year Medical Clearance to work within past year
Ability to pass pre-employment and random drug screenings and random drug screenings!!!
Frequently: Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
Work is performed during day and night shifts primarily in residential detox facility. This includes work in facility office as well as the grounds of the entire facility including upstairs resident rooms, clinical office, and laundry room that are accessed via staircase, and outdoor grounds. Behavioral Health Technician routinely drive residents in company vehicles for intakes/discharges at other treatment facilities and transportation hubs, to doctor appointments, to outings and recovery meetings. Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in office settings and moderate in other situations.
BLOOD/FLUID EXPOSURE RISK:
Some job tasks involve exposure to blood, body fluids and/or tissue. Staff must wear gloves and follow infectious control procedures when interacting with residents in conditions in which exposure is possible such as handling onsite urinary analysis, conducting first aid, and conducting search of residents’s belonging and person. Staff may be exposed to infectious disease, needles, and illicit substances during searches.
As a non-exempt hourly employee, the employee shall work a designated schedule as assigned by management. Employee shall not work over 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week without prior authorization from management but if so, will earn overtime for any work performed in excess of 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week. Employee must also follow company’s policies regarding required meals and breaks.