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Behavioral Health Technician / Mental Health Technician

Townsend in Lafayette, LA 70501 USA

Benefits Offered

Vision, Medical, Life, Dental, 401K

Employment Type


Why Work Here?

“Competitive pay and great benefits - even partial benefits for part time employees!”

Townsend is growing, and experienced Behavioral Health Technicians are needed for our inpatient facility in Scott (10 miles from Lafayette). If you truly care about patients, then we have a career waiting for you! Townsend is an industry leader in providing addiction treatment to adult patients throughout Louisiana, and Townsend is part of American Addiction Centers. Outstanding benefits are available for full time employees - and even partial benefits for part time employees!

Townsend invests in our staff with great benefits and perks including:

1. 100% company-paid health insurance with a low deductible and low co-pays;

2. Opportunity to add spouse and dependents to your insurance;

3. Vision and dental insurance for you and your family;

4. $50,000 life insurance that is 100% company-paid (with the option to purchase more for you and/or your family);

5. Generous vacation/sick (starting at 22 days of Paid Time Off per year & goes up to 31 days per year after your 4th year);

6. $1,000 per employee per 12 months for Continuing Education reimbursement;

7. Many free trainings & opportunities for professional growth & development;

8. Retirement plan – a 401K with partial company match and 100% company vesting at 3 years;

9. Many supplemental insurance plans like accident, critical illness, identify theft, more;

10. Opportunity to purchase stock in the company at a special employee-only rate;

11. Unlimited employee referral bonuses; and

12. Great working environment and the opportunity to grow

Additional information is available at or

Email your resume, cover letter and hourly pay rate expectations to TODAY for immediate, confidential consideration. Write “BHT for Scott” in the subject line.

You must have the following credentials, skills and experience for this position:

  • Minimum of high school diploma (or equivalent)

  • Prior inpatient care experience, preferably in behavioral health and/or addiction treatment.

  • Must have appropriate driving record and current driver’s license to transport patients if/when needed.

  • Great computer skills including solid understanding of how to use email programs, Word, Excel, etc.

  • Able to effectively communicate both in writing and verbally.

  • Able to positively interact and develop rapport with clients and their families, professional support staff, team members and various levels of staff from the community agencies.

  • Able to act as a role model, demonstrating appropriate problem-solving skills and stress-management skills.

  • Possess an understanding of the role of 12-step principles in sobriety.

  • Willingness to provide excellent customer service.

  • If in recovery, must have 2 years of sobriety.

  • Local candidates only (no relocation).

If you join Townsend, you’ll enjoy the following responsibilities:

  • Providing care and supervision to adult patients in recovery treatment.

  • Assisting nursing staff by taking and documenting patients’ vitals.

  • Documenting patient activities throughout your shift and passing on patient log to the following shift.

  • Ensuring patients attend inpatient counseling sessions on time and participate in daily activities designed for therapeutic and physical care.

  • Monitoring patients when attending off-site meetings and ensuring patients sit together at meetings and are accountable to staff at all times.

  • Transporting patients to off-site meetings, to and from airport, etc.

  • Making beds in anticipation of incoming patient admissions, changing bed linens if a patient is unable to do so, and collecting linens when patients discharge.

  • Thoroughly searching patients and their belongings when they enter the program and in the event they are suspected of harboring contraband. Documenting search.

  • Securing patients’ luggage.

  • Maintaining confidentiality in matters related to patients and family.

  • Providing care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to dignity and rights.

  • Reporting any change in patient conditions to appropriate personnel.

  • Other duties as assigned.

About Townsend:

Townsend is the leader in the field of addiction treatment in Louisiana, using the most innovative treatment models and genetic research to help thousands of individuals achieve recovery. At Townsend, we understand that addiction is a chronic, progressive brain-based disease that is typically self-medicated with alcohol, drugs, gambling, compulsive overeating, and other substances or behaviors. Thus, even if the substance use and behaviors stop, the primary symptoms of addiction will still be present. Currently there is no cure for addiction, but there is hope at Townsend. Our treatment centers are focused on achieving remission of symptoms which will stop a person from seeking drugs or engaging in other behaviors to feel better.

Posted date: 5 months ago

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