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Elements Behavioral Health Behavioral Health Technician in Worcester, Massachusetts

The Behavioral Health Technician (BH-T) provides oversight and support services to clients and staff in a residential treatment facility for adults with co-occurring diagnoses. BH-T are responsible for around-the-clock supervision of the client milieu and helping to create and maintain a therapeutic milieu for treatment initiatives. The BH-T position is an entry-level position. Job Responsibilities * Provides services necessary to maintain a functioning milieu, which includes but is not limited to: * Transportation/pick up of clients * Safety cleans and adherence to OSHA safety protocols * Stocking and keeping inventory of client items (i.e., literature, hygiene items, etc.) * Providing access to hygiene items/necessities to clients (i.e., phones, computer time, etc.) * Administrative functions necessary to client success (i.e., faxing, ordering, maintenance of client medical records or physical charts, etc.) * Organizes client belongings and administers access * Maintain active awareness of clients' locations and attendance of programming. * Observe, monitor, intervene upon, and document client behaviors and presentations. * Completes medication observations, collection and documentation of vitals, and assist medical/nursing team. * Maintain high quality documentation using appropriate forms in appropriate clinical language. Job Qualifications * Minimum of one year experience in the addiction or mental health fields, preferred. * High school diploma (or equivalent), required. * CNA experience a plus. * Valid Driver's License, required. * Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and get clarification; responds well to questions. * Knowledge of organization, communication, and interpersonal skills. * Ability to exercise sound judgement, be attentive to detail, and maintain positive work attitude. * Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information. * Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner. * Ability to understand and utilize program knowledge, such as the disease model, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed approaches, experiential approaches, CBT, self-help approaches, and evidence based practices in client care. * Understanding of how to utilize medical knowledge, complete medication observations, observe and assess detox clients, and complete and document vitals. * Ability to document thoroughly in an electronic medical record. * Ability to professionally interact and communicate with clients, client family members, referral sources, and vendors. * Knowledge of MS Office and office equipment such as copiers and scanners. * Must meet pre-employment and maintain all applicable state and job related guidelines for background screening, fingerprinting, drug test, health screening, DMV, insurance, CPR/Basic First Air, and license/credential verifications. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled