Behavioral Health Technician I -100847

  • WVU Medicine
  • Clarksburg, WV, USA
  • Feb 08, 2020
Counseling Technician

Job Description

Provides training, support and enrichment activities to USC client’s to meet the goals and objectives of the client’s individualized treatment plan by performing the following duties.                     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE: 1. If hired after April 18, 2019 High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required. 2. West Virginia state and Federal criminal background check required for DHHR WV CARES regulated area 3. Valid WV driver’s license, valid vehicle insurance and a reliable vehicle (An exception can be made if the BHT will be working only midnight shifts that do not require any transportation or with a client that does not need transported.)       PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE: 1. At least two years or more of post high school training in the human service field or education setting EXPERIENCE: 1. Six months of similar work experience in human service or education setting   CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties.  Other duties may be assigned. 1. Provides direct services to clients.  Conducts self in a professional manner (communication and appearance) with clients, families and other Associates to include maintaining all of the confidential aspects of the program. 2. Creates and maintains an atmosphere of cooperation, personal interest and positive attitude when dealing with all customers (clients, families, stakeholders and other Associates) to assure that optimum care is provided to include awareness of current developments or changes. 3. Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness and general competence in following directions to implement behavior management/basic living skills plans and/or nursing plans of care and other directives. 4. Exercises good judgment in making decisions that are in the client’s best interest while handling a variety of different tasks when interacting with people with behavioral health problems 5. Accurately completes required documentation including but not limited to: progress notes, SALs, task analyses, observation notes or any other documentation necessary to fulfill program goals in both content and structure 6. Maintains all required documentation in compliance with organizational, state and federal regulations in a timely and accurate manner.  Meets paperwork deadlines 7. Meets established productivity standards. 8. Functions as a participating member of the program participant’s team in IDTs (Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning) and of the division (PD/DD) community services team 9. Transports clients as per Treatment Plan, Service Plan and activity schedule   PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 1. Hearing within normal range 2. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, sit for long periods of time, stoop, crouch, pull, push, grasp, and lift in order to perform duties associated with this position 3. Frequent walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and feeling are necessary body movements utilized in performing this position 4. Employee must be able to lift, move and position clients of all weights with varying amounts of assistance in a fair manner on a regular and recurring basis.  5. Employee must be able to perform work lifting up to 20 pounds of force regularly. Assignments to client homes that require heavier lifting may be required, as determined by the client’s Physical Demands Documentation Check Off List 6. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus     WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 1. Employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions 2. Employee will also be required to deliver services off-site, independently and to transport clients to Center programs and/or to community activities     SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 1. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  2. Ability to accurately spell and write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to clients and other Associates. 3. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 4. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.  Ability to understand and use military time.   5. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and/or schedule form. 6. Ability to be tactful and professional at all times, sensitive to the needs of clients and families and respectful of the client’s right to confidentiality.  Ability to follow standard practices and procedures with regularly scheduled clinical supervision.     Date Reviewed/Revised: November 2018



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