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Behavioral Health Technician

American Addiction Centers • Dallas, TX

Posted 9 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Experience - At least 2 year(s)
Degree - High School
Healthcare - Health Services
Health Care, Professional Services, Other
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Job Description


Behavioral Health Technician

JOB SUMMARY

The primary role of the Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) is in providing direct and support services to female or male drug and alcohol abusers. Specifically, the two main functions of the BHT are 1) supervision of the clients and 2) ensuring their participation in treatment related services and facilitating psycho-educational and recreational activities.

JOB DUTIES|

  • Assist in supervision of client activities and be aware of client whereabouts at all times, including breaks and internal activities.
  • Attend all mandatory trainings.
  • Engage clients in therapeutic activities, as appropriate.
  • Provide a brief overview of the housing program in regard to program rules, procedure, and services, with each new client.
  • Maintains order and ensures compliance with rules and regulations; ensures that clients conduct themselves in an orderly manner.
  • Monitor and document clients for signs of medical distress and/or behavioral conduct on an ongoing basis.
  • Provide appropriate support and structure for clients in dealing with their recovery, interacts continually with clients.
  • Ensure wake-up and bedtime, escorts residents on shopping trips, recreations, meetings, medical appointments, etc.
  • Enforces program rules at all times.
  • Distributes daily mail to clients and observes confidentiality standards.
  • Records accurate and up-to date reports.
  • Report to Supervisor any discrepancies in client’s whereabouts.
  • Responds appropriately to all medical and other emergencies.
  • When assigned to drive Company vehicles, BHT’s are responsible for safe operation and maintenance of vehicles.
  • Conducts search of all client bags when being admitted to the facility. Confiscates and secures any contraband found, and notifies the appropriate Program Director or supervisor on duty in their absence.
  • Randomly inspects all rooms, common areas, and hallways every thirty minutes.

Job Requirements


Behavioral Health Technician

REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Valid Drivers License.
  • Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and flexible hours.
  • If in personal recovery, a minimum of 2 years clean and sober.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to sit, use hands and fingers, talk or hear, and smell continually. Ability to stand, walk and reach frequently. Ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch occasionally.
  • Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
  • Close vision required to see computer monitor, read documents, and operate copy and fax machine. Distance vision required to drive an automobile, if driving is a requirement of the job.
  • Work environment is indoors and climate controlled. Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions.
  • Moderate noise levels as found in a business office with computer printers, households with TVs and dishwashers, and driving in traffic.

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