Behavioral Health Technician - PRN
Hourly Rate: $18 - $20 an hour, $2 per hour shift dif when working between 5PM & 7AM
Provide direct care and management of clients in an acute, 24-hour psychiatric stabilization unit.
Goals and Objectives:
Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide crisis assessment, monitoring, and client care in an environment that optimizes safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/clinical care errors, while providing support to the people receiving services.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Monitor the clinical milieu including accountability for completion of routine 15-minute, 30-minute and line-of-sight checks. Initiate regular interactions with clients to observe client mental status and safety risk on the unit
Assist clients in activities of daily living and lead supportive care initiatives
Provide opportunities, through daily interaction, for clients to achieve optimal wellness during an acute mental health crisis while aligning with treatment goals
Facilitate some therapeutic groups and activities to assist clients in developing skills to help them problem solve, reduce crisis response, meet goals, and prepare for discharge to the community
Assist with admission and discharge of clients
Actively participate in crisis management, including de-escalation when a person is in crisis or at risk of escalating on the unit
Ensure timely documentation of all interventions provided. Ensure all clinical and administrative documentation is written according to regulatory guidelines
Demonstrate good communication and professionalism with clients, co-workers and outside agency personnel in order to provide high quality services and enhance community relationships
Follow all AllHealth Network policies and procedures
Complete all required trainings as listed in Relias Learning (both online training and face-to-face training) within required timelines
Perform other duties as required within the scope of the position and the experience, education and ability of the employee.
Key Technical Skills and Knowledge:
High School Diploma or GED. Some college in Human Services or Nursing Assistant Certification preferred.
Coursework in Behavioral Health, or related experience preferred.
Ability to establish trust and rapport with individuals in acute care settings and their support systems, including families, significant others and caretakers.
Ability to assess and intervene in crisis situations.
Ability to document according to guidelines in the Electronic Health Record
Ability to work as part of a team
Key Technical Skills and Knowledge:
Education: Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field.
Experience: Minimum of 2 years experience working in a clinical setting in the behavioral health field.
Demonstrate a high level of skill in assessment, evaluation and therapeutic engagement of diverse clients; use of evidence-based counseling models and techniques that match presenting problems; good diagnostic skills and treatment/care planning; and the ability to work with clinical documentation and electronic health records (EHR).
Knowledge of DSM V and working principles of recovery and trauma-informed care in treatment planning and in direct care. Experience working with individuals and families who experience various mental, behavioral, and substance abuse conditions.
Ability to operate PC-based software programs including proficiency in Word, Excel and other computer based systems.
Possess advanced written and oral communication, decision making and problem solving skills, and efficient time management. Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team; collaborating with other internal and external teams.
Must possess own transportation, have a good driving record, a valid drivers license, and proof of insurance.