Southwest Behavioral & Health Services
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Pool - Behavioral Health Technician
at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services
Southwest Behavioral and Health Services is a large and growing, non-profit community-based provider of behavioral health services with locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Pinal, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai Counties. We are a well-established voice in the community with more than 115 sites, over one thousand employees, and 40 years’ experience. SBH is known for high quality services, excellent staff training, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, and a solid benefits package. Join Southwest Behavioral Health for exceptional growth opportunities driven by our promote-from-within philosophy!
We are currently seeking Behavioral Health Technicians who are seeking flexible work schedules to work on an on-call basis in our pool program. Positions are working at various SB&H sites offering multiple shifts throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Opportunities available to transition to benefited, full-time positions! Other opportunities may include working at our sites in Northern AZ.
Programs include Community Living, Inpatient Crisis, Level 2, and Level 3 sites. Specialties include substance abuse, independent living, and integrated care.
As a Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) you will provide screening, assessment, treatment planning, life skills, pre-vocational traning, related documentation, case management, crisis intervention, individual and/or group counseling services to seriously mentally ill adult consumers in a residential or crisis recovery treatment location. You will have the opportunity to contribute to and create a recovery based environment where consumers area given the opportunities to lead satisfying and productive lives.
We would love you to join our team if you:
- Are a minimum of 21 years of age
- Have a high school diploma/GED and four years of relevant experience in a behavioral health setting; OR
- An Associate’s degree and two years of relevant experience in a behavioral health setting; OR
- A Bachelor’s degree (related or non-related) in the behavioral health field plus one year of relevant experience in behavioral health
- Have and maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license and are able to pass a motor vehicle screen for insurance purposed in order to transport clients
- Experience in working with multi-cultural and low socio-economic individuals
- Bilingual in English/Spanish (preferred)
- Must obtain a valid Fingerprint Clearance Card through the Arizona Department of Public Safety
Knowledge of behavioral management, de-escalation methods, crisis intervention, and defusing techniques to prevent violent behavior harmful to self or others and the ability to apply these techniques to a client population in various levels of crisis. Academic & working knowledge of DSM IV, community resources, clinical methods and procedures and application of the same. Residential experience, knowledge of psychotropic medications.
Ability to communicate well in writing and verbally. Basic knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office. Ability to perform duties with a minimum of supervision. Ability to function as a team member. Experience working with multi-cultural and low socio-economic individuals. General knowledge & aptitude for working independently with adults of mixed ethnic groups. Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking preferred.