Behavioral Health Tech - Youth Inpatient Unit

Behavioral Health Tech - Sun 12 hours, Monday & Tuesday 8 hours and 4 hours Wednesday (Night Shift; 32hrs/wk.)

General Summary of Duties: The Behavioral Health Technician provides ongoing assistance to clients in 24/7 Services while maintaining a safe and therapeutic work environment. To act appropriately in assisting clients in meeting their daily basic needs for health and safety. To assist in meeting client treatment objectives as directed by the treatment team. To provide appropriate documentation as required by KMHS policies and procedures. To support behavioral tech level staff coverage across the 24/7 Recovery Services department including Adult Inpatient Unit (AIU), Youth Inpatient Unit (YIU), Crisis Triage Center (CTC), Pacific Hope and Recovery Center (PHRC), and Residential Services (RS).

The Behavioral Health Technician assists in the operations of KMHS in support of its stated mission and provides the highest level of customer service to internal and external customers.

Major Responsibilities/Tasks:
  • Take appropriate measures to meet client daily basic needs for health and safety including but not limited to the following tasks:
    1. Prepare and serve meals,
    2. Conduct safety checks of the units,
    3. Monitor clients according to the assigned levels of observation,
    4. Provide transportation as directed by a supervisor,
    5. Assist in maintaining a clean work environment,
    6. Assist in maintaining a sufficient inventory of food and non-food items, and
    7. Other duties as assigned by a supervisor.
  • Complete all required electronic and paper charting, documentation, and data entry of clients as outlined in the appropriate KMHS guidelines, manuals, policies, and procedures.
  • Participate in clinical activities as directed by a supervisor including but not limited to:
  1. Facilitate approved group activities
  2. Conduct ongoing observation and assessment of client mental status during each shift,
  3. Record client nutritional intake, sleep, and vitals,
  4. Run treatment groups on shift
  5. Take referrals appropriately
  6. Follow specific behavioral protocols for clients as directed by a supervisor, and
  7. Other clinical activities as directed by a supervisor.
  • Complete all paperwork involved in providing direct client care including but not limited to:
    1. Paperwork relating to admission and discharge,
    2. Confidentiality,
    3. Client rights,
    4. Client inventories,
    5. Tracking sheets, and
    6. Other forms as needed
  • Attend all mandatory training on time and as scheduled.
  • Keep current on all required documentation (i.e., food handlers permit, counselor licenses, etc.).
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities assigned by the supervisor that are appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.

Our recruitment processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any aspect which makes someone unique.

Benefits:
  • Comprehensive and generous health, dental and vision benefits
  • Up to 19 days of PTO and 8 paid holidays your first year (pro-rate for part-time)
  • An incredible team approach that is dynamic and collaborative
  • Loan Forgiveness, training, and extensive education available
  • Advancement opportunities available within the agency
  • Free Employee Assistance Program and parking
  • Full Time and Part Time positions along with professional advancement available


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED

EXPERIENCE: Entry level (no prior related work experience)

Possess and maintain a valid driver's license with an acceptable motor vehicle report.

Valid Washington Food Handler card.

LICENSURE: Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration

Preferred Qualifications:

EXPERIENCE: Experienced (minimum 2 years of job-related experience)

Relevant experience working with clients with severe and persistent mental illness.

Capacity to work well with children and families.