American Addiction Centers SUNRISE HOUSE Behavioral Health Technician in Lafayette, New Jersey
The primary role of the Behavioral Health Technician Lead is in providing direct and support services to female or male drug and alcohol abusers. Specifically, the two main functions of the BHT are 1) supervision of the clients, and 2) ensuring their participation in treatment related services and facilitating psycho-educational and recreational activities.
Reports To: Clinical Director
Part-Time; Evening Shift
Assists in supervision of client activities and be aware of client safety and whereabouts at all times, including breaks and internal activities
Attend all mandatory trainings and monthly clinical department meetings.
Engages clients in therapeutic activities as appropriate
Provides a brief overview of the housing program in regard to program rules, procedures, and services; with each new client
Maintains order and ensures compliance with rules and regulations; ensures that clients conduct themselves in an orderly manner
Monitors and document’s clients for signs of medical distress and/or behavioral concerns on an ongoing basis and through routine bed checks.
Provides appropriate support and structure for clients in dealing with their recovery; interacts continually with clients
Monitors client wake-up and bedtime, escorts residents on shopping trips, recreation, meetings, medical appointments, etc.
Enforces program rules at all times
Records accurate and up-to-date reports on every client and continually updates the bed list(s) to ensure that all admissions and discharges are recorded in a timely fashion.
Reports to the supervisor/manager any discrepancies in client's whereabouts
Responds appropriately to all medical and other emergencies
BHT’s are responsible for safe operation of Company vehicles
Conducts search of all client bags when being admitted to the facility and/or returning from appointments. Confiscates and secures any contraband found, and notifies the appropriate administrator
Randomly inspects all rooms, common areas, hallways and bathrooms as needed and perform a thorough search for contraband, no less than weekly
Facilitates psycho-education groups as directed by supervisor within the scope of job description or certification
Ensure shift reports are thorough and completed for shift worked.
Ensure proper timekeeping of staff.
Responsible and accountable for managing direct reports
Direct crisis intervention/staffing and anticipated issues (AMA) in conjunction with Lead Nurse
Communicate with Lead Nurse regarding patient medical crisis and Lead Nurse will take the lead on any medical emergencies
Problem solve community issues/ interventions and document in shift report and patient medical record.
Facilitates building security which includes but is not limited to a) ensuring doors are locked properly; b) ensuring all stations are covered as staffing permits.
Ensures all communications regarding patients and/or staff members are documented in a) end of shift report; b) incident report; c) patient medical record.
Attend all required in-services trainings and clinical department meetings
Complete all required all online educations required.
Maintain compliance with all Division of Mental Health and Addiction services (DMHAS) regulations and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) standards
Maintains adherence to Sunrise House/AAC policies, procedures and practices
Facilitates off hours/weekend admissions.
Creates and supports a positive, professional, team-oriented, harassment free work environment by understanding and complying with the company’s policies
Other duties assigned in the scope of the job title.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Two years’ experience in dealing with substance abuse clients
Age 25, required by insurance carrier (if driving clients)
Customer service driven with a genuine interest in the well-being of those we serve
Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Must be able to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and flexible hours.
If in personal recovery, a minimum of 2 years clean and sober.
AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws.
Job ID: 2018-1534
External Company Name: American Addiction Centers
External Company URL: http://contactaac.com
Street: 37 Sunset Inn Road