Behavioral Health Technician - Adolescent Services
Job Details
Sin Puertas - Tucson, AZ
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$12.77 - $18.40 Hourly
Day & Evenings
Nonprofit - Social Services

We are looking for a full time Behavioral Health Technician to join the team! The BHT will work with ages 13-20. Experience working with that age range a plus!

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human service field or a combination of four years of education and experience in the behavioral health field working with adolescents. Must be at least 21 years of age.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interviews, screens and evaluates clients, according to the established intake process once training is completed
  • Implement individual treatment service plans
  • Records client behavior, conducts crisis planning and provides supportive environment
  • Maintain a caseload and files
  • Completes client data in the Health Information System for each client
  • Facilitate evidence-based curricula group sessions
  • Refers clients as needed
  • Provides basic counseling and support to clients with chemical dependency
  • Provide crisis intervention and stabilization support as needed
  • Participates in treatment team meetings
  • Participates in ongoing training as per behavioral health licensing requirements and professional development
  • Active participation in child and family team meetings
  • Engages parent/guardian in supporting adolescent clients’ treatment
  • Complete all required documentation and billing requirements accurately and in the assigned time frames
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor

Skills and Abilities:

  • Spanish (preferred)
  • Ability to work with high-risk teens
  • Knowledge and experience in trauma-informed practices
  • Knowledge and experience working with substance use treatment methods for youth
  • Ability to present program philosophy and services in an informative and comprehensive manner to selected audiences
  • Demonstrated experience and competency in working in behavioral health and community settings, providing individual and group treatment services
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of child development and surrogate parenting techniques
  • Must demonstrate effective verbal and written communication with youth, parents/guardians, child welfare, juvenile justice partners, and behavioral health provider
  • Must be knowledgeable in Electronic Health Record documentation
  • Must be able to function independently in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to perform independently and with supervision as needed Must meet all licensing and contracting requirements for agency personnel
  • Must possess a valid Arizona Driver’s license
  • Must be able to obtain a Fingerprint clearance card
  • Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment
  • Must be able to be comfortable working in different environments (family’s home, community, facility, etc)
  • Must be able to facilitate groups
  • Must be able to work afternoons and some evenings
  • Hourly $12.77-18.40 DOE

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met, or are encountered, by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.