Behavioral Health Technician
The Behavioral Health Technician is responsible for assessing client needs and monitoring behavior while at the program. Under the supervision of the Director of Operations, the Behavioral Health Technician is responsible for documenting activities of daily living, caring for clients, helping to coordinate treatment and executing daily programming. Behavioral Health Technicians also may assist counselors with crisis management, groups and education, as needed.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Completion of all Behavioral Health Technician duties and/or documentation within Willow Springs and state mandated timelines.
- Conduct client rounds according to state protocols and document appropriately.
- Responsible to read communication log at beginning of shift and complete their own summary and essential tasks contained therein by conclusion of shift.
- Complete new admission intake procedures according to Willow Springs policies on all new admissions (UA, belongings searches, and paperwork).
- Documentation of daily progress in client charts. Overnight staff to document quantity and quality of sleep in progress notes.
- Administering detoxification protocols (completion of vital signs and rounds) on all detoxification clients.
- Transportation of clients to appointments, meetings etc.
- Crisis intervention
- Assist, teach and/or supervise clients with general household chores, cleanliness and food preparation; Clean up as required.
- Assist Director of Nurse, Registered Nurse and Clinical team in the provision of services to clients.
- Monitor the needs and behaviors of clients; Interact with clients and their families/significant others as needed and documents such interactions.
- Continue to learn about alcohol and/or drug abuse and alcoholism and the principles of recovery.
- Assist and participate with on-site activities, support groups, outings and community meetings, as assigned.
- Maintain facility cleanliness and upkeep of program.
- Utilize principles of communicable disease prevention and control.
- Recognize early signs of illness and the need for professional assistance and follow through & report it immediately.
- Assist in the availability of community services and resources.
- Recognize individuals under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and documents when needed in communication log and/or an Incident Report.
- Understand the principles of nutrition, food preparation and storage, and menu planning and assists in such areas.
- Respond to emergencies and initiate action as required.
- Follows HIPAA Regulations.
- Participates in development of Quality Improvement projects.
- Be awake during all shifts. Sleeping is not allowed at any time.
- Attend and participate in staff meetings and trainings.
- Other duties, as assigned.
Qualifications and Preferences:
The following requirements and preferences will be evaluated and verified to establish employment eligibility.
- At least One year of sobriety if in recovery.
- Experience, knowledge or interest in chemical dependency and abuse.
- Two to three years’ experience in human services settings preferred.
- Possess strong work ethic and high standards of workmanship.
- Possess an introductory understanding of the 12-step process
- Basic knowledge of HIPPA compliance and privacy measures
- Valid Driver’s License.
- Ability to communicate and work effectively with diversity.
- Current CPR & First Aid Certification.
Willow Springs is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.