Behavioral Health Technician - PT
Job Details
Bullhead City - 1160 Agate - Bullhead City, AZ
High School
Any

Position Summary:

Behavioral Health Technicians work under the supervision of a Counselor and assist with the delivery of individual, group and family counseling services and completion of documentation required for the clinical record including, but not limited to; implementation of the Individual Service Plan (ISP), daily notes and weekly reviews. Behavioral Health Technicians will attend interdisciplinary treatment team meetings and provide treatment throughout the clients care. Under the direction of a Counselor Level II or III, Behavioral Health Technicians will assist with crisis intervention and de-escalation of situations to ensure safety to all. Behavioral Health Technicians will follow directions of Counselors to insure proper client care. Behavioral Health Technicians will implement an approved curriculum as the basis for group and individual counseling.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Under the direction of a Counselor Level I or above, utilize counseling and psychotherapy to evaluate and treat emotional and mental problems and conditions, whether cognitive, behavioral, or affective.
  • Under the direction of a Counselor Level I or above, provide individual, group and family counseling.
  • Under the direction of a Counselor Level I or above, take necessary actions to provide crisis intervention. Implementing WestCare procedures regarding crisis intervention as appropriate.
  • General client supervision in daily living activities and general program operation.
  • Provide direct counseling services to clients.
  • Monitor and assess client behavior and report problems/observations to immediate supervisor.
  • Under the direction of a Counselor Level I or above, implement Individual Treatment/Service Plans
  • Report to immediate supervisor any unusual incidents that should be brought to the attention of the Program Director, Regional Vice President or regulatory agency.
  • Complete documentation required for clinical records and other reports as assigned.
  • Attend all interdisciplinary treatment team meetings.
  • Requires regular and consistent attendance to ensure continuity of counseling services to clients.
  • Provide transportation as directed by immediate supervisor.
  • Maintain all data collection logs on a daily basis.
  • Assist with overall facility maintenance and general housekeeping.
  • Ability to obtain Arizona Level I fingerprint clearance card and pass Arizona Central Registry check
  • Follow all WestCare policies and procedures.
  • Embrace and embody the mission, vision, guiding principles, clinical vision and goals of WestCare Foundation.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

Certifications/Licenses:

  • Valid Drivers License and the ability to obtain and maintain eligibility for WestCare Vehicle Insurance.
  • Possess or able to obtain Arizona Level 1 Fingerprint clearance card
  • Able to pass Arizona Central Registry background check
  • As mandated by Presidential Order all employees of WestCare Foundation, Inc. and all affiliates of WestCare Foundation, Inc. will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 effective 11/1/2021. Employees that have requested a Medical or Religious Exemption, which has been approved by Human Resources will be required to test for the virus weekly.
  • During your tenure with WestCare there may be new requirements, including, but not limited to vaccinations that are issued by local, State, Federal, and/or Funders that WestCare may have to comply with. Should this occur Human Resources or appropriate personnel will inform you

Education:

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or GED with strong preference for Associate or Bachelor Degree in social/ behavioral services or substance abuse/mental health field.

Experience and Competencies:

  • Maintain the highest ethical and professional standard as to clients and employees.
  • Ability to avoid all dual relationships with clients (any personal, financial, business, social or sexual relationship or other activity outside the context of the traditional therapist-patient relationship).
  • Meet all state and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines in provision of client services.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of initiative.
  • Ability to be part of the team

Working Conditions:

  • Indoor and outdoor settings.
  • Group and/or individual counseling sessions.
  • Direct contact with clients of all ages and levels of functioning.
  • Fast paced environment.
  • Potential for high noise level at times.
  • A minimum of 40 hours per week are expected but significantly more hours will be required from time to time. Completion of job duties may require working before and after normal working hours. Regular attendance is required. Being able to work as many hours as is necessary to complete job tasks is a required and essential duty of this position.
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