Monarch Shores Careers

Behavioral Health Technician

Full Job Description

Monarch Shores Recovery is dedicated to helping people overcome their struggles with substance abuse. Our centers are staffed with experts who utilize tried and true methods to help every person’s addiction story end with a sobriety that is sustainable. We at Monarch Shores Recovery understand that every person’s journey into addiction is unique.

If you believe that you have the experience and drive to assist people on their journey to sobriety, Monarch Shores Recovery may be the perfect place for you. We pride ourselves on having a complete and diverse staff that utilizes their skills to help provide a high-quality treatment experience.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) is responsible for assessing client needs and monitoring behavior while at the program. Under the supervision of the General Manager, the Behavioral Health Technician is responsible for documenting activities of daily living, caring for clients, helping to coordinate treatment and executing daily programing. Behavioral Health Technician may assist counselors with crisis management, groups and education, as needed.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Completion of all Behavioral Health Technician duties and/or documentation within Monarch Shores and state mandated timelines.

2. Behavioral Health Technician will conduct client rounds according to state protocols and document appropriately.

3. Responsible to read communication log at beginning of shift and complete their own summary and essential tasks contained therein by conclusion of shift.

4. Complete new admission intake procedures according to Monarch Shores policies on all new admissions (UA, belongings searches, and paperwork).

5. Documentation of daily progress in client charts. Overnight staff to document quantity and quality of sleep in progress notes.

6. Administering detoxification protocols (completion of vital signs and rounds) on all detoxification clients.

7. Crisis intervention

8. Assist, teach and or supervise clients with general household chores.

9. Monitor the needs and behaviors of clients; Interact with clients and their families and significant others as needed and documents such interactions.

10. Continue to learn about alcohol and/or drug abuse and alcoholism and the principles of recovery.

11. Assist and participate with on-site activities, support groups, outings and community meetings, as assigned.

12. Establish rapport, systematically gather data, determine the readiness of the individual for treatment and change.

13. Screen for psychoactive substance toxicity, intoxication, and withdrawal symptoms

14. Demonstrate adherence to accepted ethical and behavioral standards of conduct

15. Participate in continuing professional development

16. Maintain facility cleanliness and upkeep of program.

17. Utilize principles of communicable disease prevention and control.

18. Recognize early signs of illness and the need for professional assistance and follow through & report it immediately.

19. Assist in the availability of community services and resources.

20. Recognize individuals under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and documents when needed in communication log and/or an Incident Report.

QUALIFICATIONS AND PREFERENCES:
1. At least One year of sobriety if in recovery.

2. Experience, knowledge or interest in chemical dependency and abuse.

3. Valid Driver’s License.

4. Ability to communicate and work effectively with diversity.

5. Current CPR & First Aid Certification.

Monarch Shores is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.

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