Behavioral Health Tech; Full Time
|Title:||Behavioral Health Tech; Full Time|
|Location:||301 Justice Lane, Bunnell, FL 32110|
Working Hours: 40 hrs/week; Shifts vary
*** This position is eligible for a shift differential up to 10% ***
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.
- 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.
EEO Employer W / M / Vet / Disabled