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Behavioral Health Technician for PA Addiction Treatment Center

Position:  Behavioral Health Technician

Location: Bala Cynwyd, PA and Fort Washington, PA  

Work Hours: varies between 8a-8p

Work Days: Monday-Friday, some weekends

Job Type: Full-Time

Company: Life of Purpose

Job Description:

Job Purpose

Our Behavioral Health Technicians assist our clinical team with patient behavior, management and supervision. Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment; provides monitoring of urine drug screens and breathalyzer; assists with the implementation of the program schedule in accordance with the patient’s individual treatment plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •        Assists clients in making approved phone calls to family members.
  •        Responsible for searching through personal items and clients upon new admission.
  •        Facilitates all smoke breaks; assuring that clients remain on property, do not engage in negative behaviors and are adhering to time frames.
  •        Assists in providing continuing care planning by making contacts to appropriate referrals.
  •        Demonstrates appropriate use of crisis management.
  •        Monitors urine drug screens for female clients and completes paperwork for lab.
  •        Facilitates breathalyzers and completes paperwork for the clinical staff.
  •        Gathers reports on urine drug screen results and sends them to the appropriate staff member.
  •        Transport clients as needed

Qualifications and Education

  •        A high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  •        A minimum of one (1) year experience in the human service field is preferred; internships/field placement experience acceptable
  •        A valid driver’s license and clean Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) approved by our auto insurance carrier.

Specialized Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  •        Basic knowledge of a 12-step program.
  •        Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  •        Be able to get along well with others and work well within a team.
  •        Able to use a computer, a fax machine and other standard office equipment.

Working Conditions

Job requires the candidate to be flexible and available on nights, weekends and holidays. Candidates must be able to work in difficult situations with clients that are substance abuse dependent and may or may not be diagnosed with a mental health diagnosis.

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