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Caregiver / Behavioral Health Technician

at Ascend Behavioral Health

Pay: $11 to $15/hour
Full time with medical benefits
Posted: 4/2/2019
Job Status: Full Time,Part Time,On Call

Job Description

HAscend Behavioral Health is currently seeking a Caregiver (BHT) to join its outstanding team.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Caregiver(BHT) is responsible for developing an active treatment approach that is designed to promote a positive therapeutic milieu.


  • As the Primary staff, monitor and report resident's progress
  • Maintain individual records at home for each resident to include resident's Individual Treatment Plan (ITP)
  • Maintain accurate and objective information for each resident on a daily basis
  • Attend ITP meetings for residents as designated
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings
  • Maintain communication with all ABH staff to increase awareness of progress and problems

Household responsibilities to include:

  • Implementation of physical management techniques to aid in controlling aggressive residents
  • Professional advancement through a program of self-study to maintain current knowledge of current principles and program development within the professional field.
  • Additional duties as requested.


  • Instruct and supervise residents in the following areas:
  • Personal hygiene
  • Grooming
  • Homemaking skills
  • Cooking
  • House cleaning
  • Bed making
  • Laundry
  • Menu planning/nutrition
  • Communication and cooperation with peers and others
  • Accompany and transport residents on rotating basis to activities such as:
  • Medical or dental appointments, etc.
  • Shopping
  • Church or religious activities
  • Assist in recreation activities such as:
  • Assisting or transporting to recreational facilities or events
  • Encourage and facilitate home recreation
  • Under the direction of a psychiatrist, responsibilities to include:
  • Monitoring the self-administration of medication to residents per policy

Skill / Requirements


  • The ability to work with adults whom exhibit severe behavioral problems and maintain a positive demeanor.
  • The knowledge of basic behavior modification principles
  • The skills and knowledge to:
  • Protect client rights
  • Provide treatment that promotes client dignity, independence, individuality, strengths, privacy, and choice
  • Recognize common symptoms of mental disorder, personality disorder, or substance abuse
  • Need immediate or unscheduled behavior health services
  • Need immediate medical services
  • Be experiencing a crisis situation
  • Read and implement a resident's treatment plan
  • Access community services and resources and make a referral
  • Demonstration ethical behavior, such as staff and resident boundaries and the inappropriateness of receiving gratuities from a resident
  • Identify types of medications commonly prescribed for mental disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse, and common side effects and reactions to medications
  • Conduct an assessment, develop a resident's treatment plan, and provide counseling. QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and have a minimum of:
  • Bachelors Degree in year experience working with an emotionally/behaviorally challenged population, or
  • Two to  Four years experience working with an emotionally/behaviorally challenged population
  • Additionally, he/she must posses the personal characteristics necessary to effectively maintain a safe and therapeutic environment for persons with emotional challenges.