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Job Description:

Job Title: Behavioral Health Technician (BHT)

Saint Francis, providing healing and hope to children and families.

The Behavioral Health Technician serves a vital role in the day-to-day operations. He/she is the primary providers, in supervising and attending to the safety and daily needs of the clients, while maintaining a therapeutic environment.


Minimum Education and Licenses/Certifications
High School Diploma or equivalent.

Minimum Work Experience
Prefer one year experience working with children.
Age of Client Population Served
Demonstrates competence and continues training in age-specific competencies for ages 6 through 18.
Minimum Job Requirements
Must be 21 years of age.
Must pass a physical examination, including drug screen and TB Skin Test.
Must pass background clearance checks. Must have valid drivers license and reliable transportation.
Lifting requirements of 50 lbs.
Required Skills,

Knowledge, and Abilities

Mandated Reporter.
Flexible to changing situations, staff and client.
Sensitive to the needs of youth and their families.
Basic understanding of childhood development, treatment and defense mechanisms.
Understands child therapeutic techniques and how this impacts the client.
Independent discretion/decision making within the scope and responsibility of the position.
Handles multiple priorities.
Manages emotions and is able to make decision under pressure.
Manages stress appropriately.
Works alone effectively.
Works effectively in close proximity to others and/or in a distracting environment.
Works effectively with others /teamwork.
Understands and practices Universal Precautions.

Essential Functions

Participates in the clients daily planning routine.
Supervisors, coaches and mentors the client during meals, dressing and personal hygiene, monitors cleaning of room, chores, and life tactical skills.
Provides structure, discipline and security in meeting the needs of the clients.

Essential Functions
Serves as an adult role model and a source of feedback to the clients.
Supervises and monitors clients at all times.
Provides positive interaction with the clients and demonstrates appropriate de- escalation techniques.
Demonstrates good communication skills with clients and co-workers.
Demonstrates professional ethics, boundaries and confidentiality with the clients.
Demonstrate respect and caring of the clients and the ability to be open minded and nonjudgmental with clients.
Maintains awareness of diversity and youth culture.
Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills/ability to work as a team.
Serves as a role model and source of feedback to the clients
Supervises and keeps clients within sight and sound requirements at all times. During sleeping hours, checking clients every 10 minutes.
Check clients every ten minutes during sleeping hours,
Intervenes in crisis situations using the approved Mandt system.
Reports to work at scheduled times and remains on duty until replacement is on shift.
Documents significant client behaviors and significant contact with client.
Assists in the overall cleanliness of the campus: Perform assigned cleaning or maintenance duties; monitors clients rooms and chores on a daily basis; maintains cleanliness of staff offices.
Administers prescribed medication, documents and observes its effects. Must have appropriate training and certification if required to administer medications.
Supervises clients during chapel services and serves as an adult role model.
Reports unusual incidents through appropriate Risk Management, clinical and safety channels.
Implements Saint Francis Ministries, (SFM) policies and follows directives as required. Follows and adhere to all pertinent Saint Francis Ministries, (SFM), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), rules, personnel policies and procedures; related accreditation and licensure standards; and federal, state and local rules, statutes, regulations, and all contractual terms.
Ensures clients rights are protected.
Is knowledgeable of and follows all safety procedures.

Non-essential Function

Other duties as assigned.
Will participate in a minimum of 40 hours in-service education per year.

Job Specific Core Competencies (As observed by supervisor/evaluator)

Job Knowledge (as defined in the essential job functions)
Quality of work (accuracy)
Quantity of work (productivity)

Organizational Core Competencies (As observed by supervisor/evaluator) Initiative
Effectiveness in working relationship with others/teamwork
Housekeeping and safety

Saint Francis Ministries offers an excellent benefits package & competitive wages.

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