- Must be 21 years old to work at this agency.
- Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in a field related to behavioral health;
- A registered nurse;
- A physician’s assistant not working as a medical practitioner;
- A Bachelor’s degree with at least one year of full time behavioral health work experience; or an Associate’s degree with at least two years of full time behavioral health experience;
- A high school diploma or school equivalency diploma (GED) and has 18 credit hours of post-high school education in a field related to behavioral health and completed no more than four years before the date the individual begins providing behavioral health services and two years of full time behavioral health experience or four years of behavioral health work experience;
- A licensed practical nurse with at least two years of full time behavioral health experience.
Supervising adult residents in a Behavioral Health Agency with experience in dealing with mental health diagnosis and co-occurring disorders, understands and able to identify medications commonly prescribed for mental health disorders.
To maintain current skills and knowledge in behavioral health services provided by the agency, Behavioral Health Technicians will receive at least one hour of ongoing in-service education per month in order to maintain program standards.
Skills & Knowledge
Understanding of services needed for residents with behavioral health issues. Must demonstrate skills, knowledge and protection of resident’s rights; recognize obvious symptoms of mental disorder; understand the BH services this agency is authorized to provide – self administration of medication and counseling services; maintain confidentiality of resident records; respect cultural differences; be able to read and implement residents treatment plan; assist residents in accessing community services; follow policy and procedure of the agency; and demonstrate leadership and be a role model for peer reports.
- Report to the House Manager.
- Provide residents with a supportive, protective living environment and protection of resident’s rights.
- Under the oversight of Clinical Supervisor, provides treatment that promotes resident dignity, independence, individuality, strengths, privacy and choice.
- Assist residents to secure and maintain viable employment opportunities, accessing community services and resources.
- Prepare meals, and provide residents transportation to outside therapeutic services when indicated.
- Prepare daily progress notes on resident’s progress and regression in direct and report services offered through the agency. Protect and maintain the confidentiality of resident’s records and information.
- Assist residents in formal and informal independent and life skills training. Ensure that residents attend formal education or educational enhancement training. Coordinate and facilitate resident’s social and recreational activities.
- Assure that residents take necessary medications in accordance with agency’s self-administration of medication procedures. Able to identify types of medications commonly prescribed for mental disorders, personality disorders and substance abuse, and common side effects and adverse reactions of the medications.
- Assist residents in receiving the care and services specified in their treatment/care plan and in accordance with the rules set forth by the department of behavioral health services.
- Attend regularly scheduled personnel member’s in-service education sessions and meetings.
- Demonstrate ethical behaviors such as respecting residents’ rights and personnel member’s boundaries.
To apply for this position, please submit your details using our online application form.