Behavioral Health Technician- job post

Arise Treatment
Arise Treatment in Vista, CA 92084
$15 - $18 an hour - Full-time
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Experience & Skills

  • Behavioral health

Education & Certificates

  • High school diploma or GED
  • First Aid Certification
  • CPR Certification

Job details

$15 - $18 an hour
Job Type


    • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

    • Behavioral health: 1 year (Preferred)

    • Driver's License (Preferred)


Full Job Description

WORKING TITLE: Behavioral Health Technician (BHT)
REPORTS TO: Clinical Director
OVERSEES: Client safety and daily activities
JOB SUMMARY: Monitor and/or transport clientele

 Drive residents and participants with alcohol and drug abuse issues to outside meetings, appointments, and outings on time according to the drive schedule
 Remain in communication with the Program Manager regarding drives and drive when needed; ensure that the interior portion of the company vehicles are clean at all times; monitor clients at all times during shift and communicate regularly with the clinical team.
 Responsible for following department protocol for checking-out vehicles, proper use of equipment and maintaining contact with transportation office and/or shift supervisor
 Conduct searches when needed; inventory client personal property with clients upon intakes; utilize good communication skills in working with clients, their families, and significant others on a daily basis and while in crisis
 Ensure that the client activity and treatment schedule is adhered to; must be a role model at all times, and if applicable, shares personal experience, strength, and hope and act as a sobriety role model.
 Ensure resident/participant, staff, volunteer, and vendor safety is adhered to at all times
 Must dress appropriately with a collared shirt, nice pants or shorts, and hair must be neat with a clean-shaven face or trimmed beard/mustache (if applicable)
 Responsible for the cleanliness of assigned property inside and out by re-stocking items, following up client chores, assisting them, and if necessary, completing client chores.
 Perform drug and alcohol testing per protocol when necessary
 Diligently monitor clients at all times during shift and overnight
 Oversee the self-administration of medication process when needed, ensuring adherence to all medication policies and procedures, and accurate documentation of the processes; medication audits when assigned
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of client privacy and rights; maintains confidentiality of all medical, clinical, financial, or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize the privacy of clients and/or employees. Accesses and uses the minimum necessary client identifiable information to perform job responsibilities and only for authorized purposes.

The minimum qualifications include a High School Diploma or equivalency test, familiarity with the twelve-step program of recovery, and if in recovery, a minimum one year continuous sobriety with strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Current Adult CPR certification
Current Adult First Aid certification
Valid California Driver’s License

Walking, bending, and kneeling which may occur with long periods of sitting in vehicle while transporting; must be able to participate in moderate lifting of 30 or more pounds (suitcases, packages, etc.). This position must be able to support client weight in case of emergency situation or client disability requiring assistance in walking, etc. There is a risk of exposure to bodily fluids infections, contagious / blood borne diseases, and chemicals (cleaning agents), an exposed risk to highway accidents, and an
exposed risk to varying, unpredictable situations (i.e. client behavior).

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 - $18.00 per hour

Medical Specialty:

  • Addiction Medicine


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Behavioral health: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work Location: One location


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Arise Treatment in Vista, CA 92084