Behavorial Health Technician
The Recovery Behavioral Health Technician acts as a representative of Epiphany Wellness. BHT’s observe all client activity and maintain visible presence of the clients at all times. BHT’s maintain excellent reporting skills on client whereabouts, any and all issues that arise and basic needs while on shift. BHT’s are responsible for making sure clients are attending their clinical hours and getting the help they need to obtain long term sobriety.
What will your day look like? You will:
- Client safety is Epiphany’s top priority, BHT’s perform this by maintaining a safe therapeutic environment for clients at all times.
- Maintain daily/weekly structure and schedule for clients as outlined in client schedule.
- Observation of client medication that is considered a controlled substance
- Ensure clients are filling out self observation sheets for medication.
- Completing rounds at the beginning, throughout and at the end of shift. When clients are placed on Q30 rounds completing them accordingly with appropriate documentation
- Overnight is responsible for hourly rounds unless otherwise specified for high risk clients, all rounds documented in BHT chat
- Transporting clients to and from appointments, clinical services, employment if applicable, and other outside activities. Ensuring Epiphany’s driving policy is being followed and if an accident occurs, accident policy is followed
- Performing Urinalysis as assigned, reading urinalysis results on a 12 panel and reporting and recording appropriate documentation as well as communication to appropriate supervisor.
- Performing breathalyzers on clients as assigned. Reporting any results over 0.00 to on call supervisor
- Reporting and completing shift notes for each shift
- Following chain of command at all times. Being aware of when and how to report any and all issues on shift including but not limited to facilities, clients and other staff
- Building positive relationships with clients and staff
- Utilizing BHT chat when on shift for communication with other staff and supervisor
- Flexibility – BHT scheduling (coverage can be needed at any time). Client schedule changes, last minute intakes, behavioral issues etc.
- Searching client belongings upon intake, vehicles and rooms as assigned by BHT Supervisor
- Reporting Suicidal Ideation and Homicidal Ideations of any and all patients
- Completing client intakes, following all steps as outlined intake protocol
- Crisis intervention included but not limited to client altercation (verbal or physical), relapse, behavioral issues
- AMA blocking as needed
- Facilitating client rules and responsibilities and reporting non compliance to supervisor
What you will need for this position:
- Minimum of one (1) year in the Recovery/Substance Abuse field (preferred).
- Working knowledge of 12-Step Program, AA or NA (preferred).
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Behavioral Health Technician Certification (preferred).
- CPR Certified (preferred).
- Standard First Aid Certification (preferred).
- Valid Driver’s License (required).