Job Description

Join Southwest Behavioral Health Services – The Leading Behavioral Health System in Arizona. With over 40 years serving our patients all over Arizona, we strive each day to inspire people to feel better and lead fuller lives. Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is one of Arizona’s fastest growing organizations, and we’re looking to fill a BHT position with hard working and motivated individuals.

We are currently looking for a Behavioral Health Technician to join our Inpatient Team!

Job Preview at a Glance

Challenging and rewarding position in our Inpatient Location providing behavioral health interventions in a structured, non-hospital setting that assists adults in overcoming behavioral health crisis. Services are provided in a locked facility with 24-hour nursing coverage on the premises, court ordered treatment is also provided. You will have the opportunity to be a pivotal change maker in the lives of clients by connecting them with community resources. Working in an acute care setting, no two days are the same; you will be challenged with varied of patients overcoming behavioral health crisis.

Services are provided in a locked facility with 24-hour nursing coverage on the premises, court ordered treatment is also provided.

Location: Central Phoenix 85007 & 85009

Schedule: Days, evenings and nights available and must be able to work a weekend day

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Provide assessments of clients in crisis and assist in setting/reaching attainable goals.
  • Pre-vocational training
  • Documentation and case management
  • Crisis intervention
  • Individual and counseling services to seriously mentally ill consumers in a residential environment.
  • Responsible for contributing to and creating a recovery-based environment.
  • Work with significant others and integrate them in the treatment plan where appropriate Supervise and monitor clients while in the Crisis Recovery Unit.
  • Check vital signs as needed.
  • Assist in meal preparation as needed.
  • Participates in Utilization Management and Quality Management activities.
  • Provide input in daily staffing for the purpose of utilization review and discharge planning.
  • Provide information to clients on behavioral health issues, and make appropriate referrals to SBH programs and/or other appropriate community agencies as needed. Coordinate client discharge with CRU Utilization
  • Review Coordinator and client’s treatment team, partnering with outside treatment teams where appropriate.
  • Will assist in training interns, volunteers or new hires.
  • Utilize verbal and behavioral defusing and de-escalation techniques.
  • Must participate and be able to physically apply restraint techniques to aggressive clients with team assistance.
  • Must be able to withstand a high level of day-to-day stress in an acute care setting.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma/GED and one 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
  • 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

Preferred:

  • A related Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral health field; OR
  • A Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field and at least six months of full-time behavioral health / integrated healthcare relevant work experience
  • Experience in working with multi-cultural and low socio-economic individuals
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish

What We Offer:

  • Health, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance403(b)
  • 10 Paid Holidays, Generous Paid time off
  • Licensure Reimbursement
  • Performance Incentives
  • Pet Insurance

SB&H is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

Application Instructions

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