Behavioral Health Technician

at Alsana
Location St Louis, Missouri
Date Posted April 6, 2021
Category Advanced Degree Not Required - Administrative Assistant, Behavioral Tech, Advocacy, Research Assistant, etc.
Job Type Full-time

Description

 

As a Direct Care Staff team member at Alsana, you will be an integral part of an inter-disciplinary mental health environment that supports our therapists, dietitians, and nurses in achieving their discipline specific treatment plans.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains each client’s physical and psychological safety at all times including assigned tasks, e.g. taking and recording vital signs, weights, recording meals and reporting results to nursing and/or the physician
  • Completes accurate documentation of observations and notifies supervisor of any unusual findings, e.g. change in vital signs, unusual weight change, refusing meals, etc
  • Documents patient progress per procedure
  • Assists with the provision of basic first aid as directed by the RN/LVN staff according to facility policy, including all appropriate follow-up documentation
  • Ensures that documentation accurately reflects all changes in client’s condition and notifies the nurse and interdisciplinary team members per program policy
  • Provides one-on-one assistance to clients in crisis as directed by the nurse or therapist and the client’s plan of care
  • Assists clients with nutritional and dietary needs as indicated by the facility’s nutritionist and interdisciplinary plan
  • Keeps clients and significant others informed. Assists with family concerns in a pleasant and efficient manner. Seeks assistance of licensed staff when needed
  • Maintains and communicates the level system with clients. Advises licensed staff of issues related to level system compliance
  • Leads/Co-leads and facilitates groups for Residential/ Partial Hospital/Intensive Outpatient Clients. Participates in an evening and weekend group rotation

QUALIFICATIONS
 

  • CNA, MHT, CMA certification preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, psychology, or related field preferred
  • One year of experience in the field of behavioral health
  • Current valid Class E Driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment
  • L1MA certificate must be obtained within 30 days of employment
  • Must have current CPR certification, preferably through the American Heart Association
  • Word Processing Skills
  • Ability to relate well to both clients and co-workers
  • Ability to document all work and complete paperwork in an accurate and timely manner
  • Physically able to perform most household duties which may include lifting up to 20 pounds and engage in basic recreational activities such as walking, etc

 

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