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Date Added: Fri 04/06/2021

Behavioral Health Technician (Entry Level)

Tucson, AZ, US
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Company: EASTERSEALS BLAKE FOUNDATION

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

General Position Description:

The Behavioral Health Technician provides care as directed by the Program Supervisor in a manner that considers resident rights (R9-20-203), cultural differences, safety, cleanliness, and comfort while promoting resident dignity, independence, individuality, strengths, privacy and choice. Help individuals with a serious mental illness or traumatic brain injury live independently within our community.  Assist with daily living skills such as hygiene, grocery shopping, meal preparation and medication monitoring.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with daily living skills
  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment
  • Transport consumers to appointments
  • Monitor clients filling medication trays
  • Provide medication education when necessary (i.e., discuss names, purposes, etc.)
  • Obtain peer review for second check of medication trays
  • Verify number of pills and names on medications sheet before assisting client with mediation regime
  • Verify number of pills and names on medications sheet before self-administration of medications
  • Initial medication sheet after client has self-administered medications
  • Obtain client initials on medication sheet after client has self-administered medications
  • Knowledge of the philosophy and purpose behind the provision of activities
  • Able to pattern activities in a manner that encourages clients to constructively use leisure/recreational time
  • Able to assess potential crisis situations and call for assistance if needed
  • Identify types of medications commonly prescribed for mental disorders, personality disorders, and substance abuse and the common side effects and adverse reactions of the medications

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Able to positively interact and develop rapport with clients and their families, professional support staff, and various levels of staff from community agencies
  • Able to maintain a calm, non-defensive, supportive attitude during stressful situations
  • Able to operate common office equipment and have basic computer skills
  • Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Able to recognize obvious symptoms of a mental disorder, personality disorder, or substance abuse
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to climb flights of stairs
  • Must be at least 21 years of age (licensing requirement)
  • Must be able to utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as face mask, gown, googles, and gloves, for any amount of time necessary to provide a physical barrier to protect the employee and others.
  • Any other duties assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • BHPP:
    • Education - High School Diploma or GED required.
    • Experience - One year verified experience volunteering or working with adults diagnosed with disabilities.
  • BHT:
    • Education - Bachelor's degree required.
    • Experience - two years verified experience volunteering or working with adults diagnosed with disabilities.
  • Regulatory -
    • Minimum 21 years of age.
    • Arizona Driver's License, 39-month Motor Vehicle Report and proof of vehicle registration and liability insurance that meets insurance requirements.
    • Must possess a valid AZ DPS Level 1 fingerprint clearance card.
    • CPR and First Aid certification (Employer provides).
    • Initial current negative TB test result (Employer provides).

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as face mask, gown, goggles and gloves, for any amount of time necessary to provide a physical barrier to protect the employee and others.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position.
  • Must be able to operate a computer, phone and other office equipment.
  • Must be able to stoop, squat, reach, stretch, ascend and descend stairs.
  • May work in an office setting.

 

Psychological Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain calm, non-defensive with a supportive attitude during stressful, potential crisis, and crisis situations.
  • Must be able to work in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Must be able to manage high volumes and unpredictability of work.
  • Must be able to remain flexible and reprioritize according to the changing demands of the day.
  • Must be able to manage stress in a fast-paced, unpredictable, intense setting.
  • Must be able to adapt to diverse cultural environments and communicate in a culturally inclusive manner.
  • Must be able to represent Easterseals Blake Foundation in a professional manner in all situations.


Easterseals Blake Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is understood and agreed that any misrepresentation by me in this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application and/or separation from the Employer's service if I have been employed. I give the Employer the right to investigate all references and to secure additional information about me, if job related. I hereby release from liability the Employer and its representatives for seeking such information, and all other persons, corporations, or organizations for furnishing such information. I hereby consent to and authorize Easterseals Blake Foundation to request, receive and use information as often as necessary as deemed by Easterseals Blake Foundation by consumer reporting agency bearing on my credit standing, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living, including, but not limited to, my criminal background or lack of criminal background. I authorize the use by Easterseals Blake Foundation of the original or photocopy of this authorization. The Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Employer does not discriminate in employment and no question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excusing any applicant's consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. I understand that just as I am free to resign at any time, the Employer reserves the right to terminate my employment at any time, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of the Employer has the authority to make any assurances to the contrary.

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