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Behavioral Health Technician- Substance Abuse SoCal Detox Laguna Beach, CA 92651 $16 - $20 an hour - Full-time - Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Date Posted: Jan 10, 2022

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$16 - $20 an hour
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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.


Essential Functions:


  • Assisting in the admissions of residents including orientation, intake assessment, urine screen, protocols and recurring assessments, secure search/storage of personal property.
  • Hourly adherence to JCAHO and state residents care standards.
  • Proficient documentation in KIPU Systems residents management software.
  • Documenting residents daily progress.
  • Facility walk-throughs of care environment establishing a consistent presence and awareness of residents behavior.
  • Positively interact with residents at all times and provides support
  • Transports residents to community resources, transportations hubs and physician appointments
  • Assisting with morning and bedtime routines
  • Encouraging socially acceptable habits and behaviors (i.e personal hygiene and grooming, table manners,
  • Enforcing policies and procedures
  • Maintaining cleanliness of facility and food preparation as needed.
  • Facilitating groups as needed, program activities, and maintaining residents schedules.
  • Recurring assessment, interaction, observation, and documentation of residents.
  • Communicating thoroughly between shifts.
  • Assisting as needed in Crisis Intervention.
  • Assisting in residents discharge, facilitating residents transportation and continuity of care with next level of care environment and/or facility.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.




  • Ability to multi-task, delegate tasks, manage residents care, maintain facility standards.
  • Desire to assist those with chemical dependency in their recovery




  • Minimum High School Graduate or GED.
  • RADT registration




  • 2 years experience in the field of recovery or equivalent human services work experience preferred.
  • Prior experience in detox environment highly desired.


Computer Skills:


  • Computer Literacy in doc, spreadsheet, and email.
  • Ability to learn proficiency in KIPU Systems Residents Management Software


Certificates & Licenses:


  • Valid Driver’s License
  • CPR/First AID
  • Drug and Alcohol Counseling Credential or Internship Preferred


Other Requirements:


  • 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)


  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Sitting
  • Transverse Stairs
  • Handling / Using Fingers


Occasionally: Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)


  • Reach Outward
  • Reach Above Shoulder
  • Squat or Kneel
  • Bend or Twist


Other Physical Demands:


  • Ability to lift/carry 20-50 lbs, Ability to push/pull 20-50 lbs
  • Moderate frequency of computer keyboarding,
  • Moderate frequency of viewing a computer monitor
  • Daily cleaning including but not limited to: wiping, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, scrubbing, washing dishes
  • Assisting in meal preparation, installing water containers for consumption, and shopping as necessary including pushing of carts and carrying grocery boxes/bags.
  • Conducting garbage disposal, recycling, and collection.
  • Occasional walks, hikes, and sports outings with residents for physical activities.
  • Frequent support of residents in gym environment
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