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Behavioral Health Technician (BHT)

Banyan Treatment Center Bradley, IL
  • Expired: 17 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Duties:

  • Supervise patients and patient living areas conscientiously with emphasis on patient safety and well-being. Supervision to include the following:
    • Call Nursing Staff when patients are in need of medical attention.
    • Remind patients of rules and regulations as necessary and report infractions to clinical staff.
    • Check patients and grounds throughout the entire shift, and follow documentation requirements.
    • Inform medical/administrative/therapy staff of developments as appropriate
  • Supervise patient preparations for discharge (packing, turning in keys, room inspection, etc.) in a competent, professional manner.
  • Assists in assuring daily program activities: transports patients, coordinates group activities, and supervises all recreational activities.
  • Communicates all pertinent care information to the Team Leader, RM Supervisor and/or Clinical Program Director
  • Help with coverage of vacations, sick time, etc.
  • Record patient behavior, problems, and issues in communication log in a timely, legible, and helpful manner.
  • Interact appropriately with patients, showing them respect while maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Communicate with other staff as necessary to promote quality patient care.
  • Provide emotional support for patients while referring them to therapy staff to deal with clinical issues.
  • Maintains the offices, residences, equipment and services of Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, in a manner that preserves the dignity and provides for the comfort and safety of all individuals admitted for treatment as well as staff and visitors
  • Communicates general environmental observations and issues to appropriate Director or Supervisor.
  • Oversees purchases of patient supplies and storage, as needed and instructed.
  • Maintains a good public relation with the addictions treatment community and associates.
  • Communicates effectively with other staff members, demonstrating the ability to work as a team member and contribute positively to the morale of staff.
  • Safely transports clients in company vehicles.
  • Reports all motor vehicle incidents to supervisor no matter how slight.
  • Accurately Perform blood pressure reading on patient and report findings to nursing staff
  • Accurately Take patient pulse and report findings to nursing staff
  • Have a understanding of normal as well as abnormal vital signs
  • Complete UDS on patient according to company policy
  • Test for pregnancy according to company policy.
  • Supervise the self-administration of medication to verify compliance with the physician’s orders.
  • Demonstrates an ability to work with Substance Abuse clients.
  • Demonstrates an ability to bond with patients and elicit respect.
  • Demonstrates an ability to adapt to different types of patients.
  • Any and all overtime or unscheduled hours must be approved by Supervisor prior to working additional hours
  • Staff shirts must be worn at all times with solid color cargo shorts or pants.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Associates Degree, College Credit Certificate in Addictions Studies, BHT Certification, C.N.A License and/or meets experience requirements.
  • Prefers at least 6 months of experience in the field of chemical dependency/substance abuse and/or psychiatric setting and has demonstrated ability to work with patients in a residential environment preferred.
  • Valid Driver License and able to be added to Company Vehicle Insurance Policy, required.
  • CBHT, preferred
  • Maintains CPR certification, required.
  • Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar.
  • Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and flexible hours.


  • Knowledge of principles and practices of the discipline.
  • Adheres to: Healthcare Code of Ethics
  • Knowledge of Joint Commission Standards
  • Knowledge of State & Federal Statutes Regarding:
    • Client Confidentiality
    • Drug-Free Workplace
    • Corporate Integrity & Compliance


Banyan Treatment Center

Why Work Here?

As full-time members of the Banyan team, our employees enjoy competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, paid time off.

Banyan Treatment Center is a leading national addiction care organization with a full continuum of care, and is Joint Commission Accredited (Gold Seal of Approval). At Banyan, we stand as a leader in providing growth through recovery by having the most qualified team behind the mission. We are a family of individuals that come from diverse backgrounds; however addiction affects all of us in the same way. It devastates lives and families. We came together with a simple mission: to help people break free from the bonds of addiction. We are not a “one fits all place” and we have the experienced staff and infrastructure to truly offer individualized, custom treatment programs that are tailored to fit every need. Not many addiction treatment centers have the ability to offer all levels of care and custom treatment plans. As full-time members of the Banyan team, our employees enjoy competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, paid time off and the distinction of working with some of the nation’s most respected and accomplished doctors and mental health professionals while directly improving the health and quality of life of our patient community.


Bradley, IL