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Behavioral Healthcare Technician (PRN)

Valley Hope Opportunities Chandler, AZ
  • Posted: over a month ago
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Valley Hope is currently in search for a Behavioral Health Technician on a PRN or as needed basis to assist with admissions for facilities in Chandler and Tempe. This position will be located our Valley Hope residential facility in Chandler, AZ.

Required: This position requires the following educational and/or job experience.
• High school diploma or GED equivalent.
• Eighteen (18) hours of continuing education in the field of behavioral healthcare.
• Current Behavioral Healthcare Technician (CBHT) Certification.

• Bachelor’s or graduate degree in behavioral sciences, education or social work.
• One (1) plus years of work experience in substance abuse counseling industry.
• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following sets forth the primary responsibilities of this job, but is not an exhaustive list. The Organization, through its managers and supervisors, reserves the right to assign any additional duties necessary to meet the needs of our patients, partners and/or employees.

1. Behavioral Healthcare Technician works under the supervision and direction of the Program Director.
2. Conducts admission assessment for potential patients.
3. Behavioral Healthcare Technician gathers history on patients entering Valley Hope’s treatment program as directed by supervising clinical staff.
4. Identifies patient risk factors such as suicide and violence.
5. Behavioral Healthcare Technician meets with patients in both individual and group sessions as designated by onsite supervisor.
6. Plans and assists with the implementation of continuing care for assigned patients.
7. Behavioral Healthcare Technician facilitates patient group sessions.
8. Identifies needed recovery resources for housing, education, vocational development, mental health, community support groups and medical care; provides assistance to patients in accessing those resources.
9. Behavioral Healthcare Technician provides education regarding substance use disorders, mental illness and prevention to patients, family members, and significant others.
10. Works with all relevant and interested external parties including family members, agencies, managed care organizations, and insurance companies.
11. Behavioral Healthcare Technician records treatment activities and patient observations in patient records accurately and timely; completes paperwork requirements as needed in an accurate and timely manner.
12. Completes all clinical documentation including discharge materials in an accurate and timely manner.
13. Behavioral Healthcare Technician communicates with onsite supervisor about daily job duties and supervisory direction provided.
14. Communicates with clinical supervisors, clinical staff, and medical staff regarding patients’ treatment and status.
15. Behavioral Healthcare Technician logs all supervision as per state requirements.
16. Adheres to Valley Hope’s clinical philosophies, policies, and procedures as well as any other regulating bodies to ensure quality patient care.
17. Participates in all assigned staff meetings, staff development, and training as required.
18. Maintains and demonstrates a current working knowledge of applicable counseling procedures and substance abuse treatment in accordance with company policy and State and Federal guidelines.
19. Completes any required continuing education credits.
20. Maintains current state license/certification.
21. Interacts and communicates with others (patients, co-workers, management, clients, and vendors) in a professional and tactful manner including treating them with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.

SKILLS & ABILITIES: The following is intended to give an overview of the requirements of the position, but is not an exhaustive list.
• Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to clearly and concisely articulate items and issues with others.
• Ability to speak effectively with others including patients, co-workers, and vendors.
• Ability to manage difficult or emotional situations within self, including managing conflict in a professional manner.
• Well-developed and proven organizational skills with the ability to manage one’s time, prioritize activities, and meet deadlines.
• Ability to respond with flexibility to changing needs and/or schedules.
• Seeks out and is open to guidance and feedback from others regarding best practices.
• Proficient in MS Office applications, which include Outlook, Word, and Excel.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The following is intended to give and overview of the work environment of the position, but is not an exhaustive list.
• Residential and/or outpatient treatment facility setting; requires walking throughout the facility.
• Direct contact with patients.
• Sitting for extended periods of time; regularly talking to and listening to others.
• Traditional work hours with the need to work evenings, nights, or weekends based on the need of the facility to provide patient care; able to work overtime to the extent necessary.
• Able to work at a rapid pace for long periods of time (typically no longer than 8 hours).
• Able to push, pull, pull up, bend at the knees and waist, twist body at the waist, raise and hold arms overhead, turn head-neck-shoulders as needed, grasp other items with hands, for either extended periods of time or many times throughout the workday.

For additional information please visit or contact Tanya - Talent Acquisition Coordinator at 785.877.5111 or email at

Valley Hope Association is committed to providing qualified applicants and employees reasonable accommodation, when necessary, to enable the individuals to complete the application process and/or perform the essential functions of the job. An applicant and/or employee requiring reasonable accommodation to perform any essential job function, should contact Human Resources.



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