SMA Careers >> Behavioral Health Tech; Full Time
Behavioral Health Tech; Full Time
Summary
Title:Behavioral Health Tech; Full Time
ID:3814
Department:WARM
Location:301 Justice Lane, Bunnell, FL 32110
Description
Salary:$11/hr, pay increases to $11.54 after 6 months
Working Hours: 40 hrs/week; 3rd shift 11pm-7am, days vary
Non-exempt

*** This position is eligible for a shift differential up to 10% ***

 
A currently competent Behavioral Health Tech who performs a variety of client safety, health and unit operational support duties within the Project WARM program. The Behavioral Health Tech utilizes appropriate behavioral management and supervision skills under the direction of the Project WARM Operational Supervisors, Project WARM Director and clinical staff to assist in the successful completion of the program by Adult Women in residential setting, and performs and documents a variety of other unit support duties as directed by the Project WARM Treatment Team. The Behavioral Health Tech conducts support activities such as admissions, unit searches, and transportation of clients to and from outside activities, support groups, or medical/dental appointments. Oversees meal preparation, serving, clean up and activities of daily living, informs clients of the unit schedule, completes required unit documentation and maintains the overall stability of the units. Conducts UA’s, sends samples to lab as needed, and maintains UA supply to accommodate the needs of the program. Maintains safety and security of the program. Demonstrates competence and ability to engage Co-occurring clients and sustain a safe and therapeutic environment. Interacts with clients and children in a warm, compassionate manner and intervenes by verbally de-escalating clients when necessary. Work is performed in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Qualifications

Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent and 6 months of related human services experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities Some knowledge of the human services field and the application of basic client care skills.
 
  • Some knowledge of the human services field and the application of basic client care skills.  
  • Ability to utilize behavior management techniques and serve as a role model.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing with the public, clinical professionals, and outside agencies.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain written documentation.   
  • Ability to handle verbally and/or physically abusive and aggressive clients and utilize aggression control techniques to ensure the safety and well being of the client, other clients, and employees in the unit.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with suicidal, mentally, emotionally, and/or psychologically disturbed clients in person and over the telephone.
  • Ability to defuse potentially dangerous situations, and remain calm in an emergency.
Responsibilities
 
  • Responsible for monitoring the behavior and activities of the Project WARM unit; reports any concerns regarding the health, safety, or well-being of a client to the appropriate authority.
  • Serves as a positive role model and provides appropriate reinforcement and support to clients. Conducts and participates in basic life skills activities, to include providing educational groups.
  • Assists in the admission and discharge process of clients, and orientation of clients to the facility. Explains and reinforces rules, policies and procedures.
  • Completes required program documentation.
  • Ensures clients adhere to established schedule and routine.
  • Documents service activity notes daily on clients’ activities, behavior patterns, changes in behavior patterns, and medications, if required.
  • Reviews and documents activities in shift reports, unit logbooks, occurrence reports, etc.
  • Conducts security/safety checks; monitors visitors/clients for contraband; conducts searches; removes dangerous items; performs and /or assists with client transportation.
  • Collects urine specimens and completes paperwork and/or laboratory paperwork, if required. 
  • Utilizes infection control procedures.
  •  Participates in unit and agency meetings as required; converses with clinical and supervisory staff on client’s progress or lack of progress.
  • Performs general office and public contact duties, such as: answering telephones, using program radios, greeting visitors, communicating with the public, police, DCF, hospitals etc.
  • Conducts inventory of supplies and performs general cleaning responsibilities.
  • Attends staff meetings and in-service trainings as required.
  • Controls verbally abusive and aggressive clients using agency/program policy and procedure, and summons assistance when necessary. 
  • Transports clients/children to other agencies, hospitals, community activities, AA/NA meetings, court and medical appointments, etc.
  • Ensures compliance with CARF and DCF standards and security safeguards.
  • Performs other related work as required.
  • Makes commitment to SMA’s mission and core values the SMA Way
  • Abides by principles of EEO compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect.
  • Works cooperatively in a group/team setting.
  • Shows respect to others.
  • Takes guidance and direction from supervisors.
  • Arrives/Reports to work on time and ready to work.
 
  SMA Behavioral Health Services, Inc. is a tobacco and drug-free workplace.
EEO Employer     W / M / Vet / Disabled
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