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Behavioral Health Tech; Part Time
Title:Behavioral Health Tech; Part Time
Department:Chet Bell Crisis Center
Location:1150 Red John Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32124

Working Hours: 24 hrs/week; Sat & Sun, 7am-7pm

A currently competent Behavioral Health Technician who, under the direction of the Operations Supervisors, and in consultation with nursing and clinical staff, is directly responsible for, and performs a variety of client support and unit operational duties. The Behavioral Health Technician's primary duty is that of client monitoring. Other duties include, but are not limited to: searches of clients, inventory of clients' belongings, assistance with client triage and discharge, client transfer between units and programs, transport of clients, implementation of the program daily schedule, and the collection of vital signs and UAs when necessary. The Behavioral Health Technician demonstrates compassion and an understanding of the nature of behavioral health illnesses, and demonstrates the ability to engage clients mental health illnesses, substance use disorders, and clients with co-occurring illnesses. The Behavioral Health Technician helps to provide a safe and therapeutic environment by interacting in a warm compassionate manner, de-escalating and restraining clients when necessary, while always promoting client achievement of treatment plan goals and objectives. Work is performed in accordance with established policies and procedures.


Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent and 6 months of related human services experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Some knowledge of the human services field and the application of basic client care skills.
  • Ability to handle verbally and/or physically abusive and aggressive clients and utilize aggression control techniques to ensure the safety and well being of the client, other clients, and employees in the unit.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with suicidal, mentally, emotionally, and/or psychologically disturbed clients in person and over the telephone.
  • Ability to defuse potentially dangerous situations, and remain calm in an emergency.
  • Ability to understand and implement The Mandt System, to assist clients who are in crisis. This includes the physical ability to restrain a client, or assist with the restraint of a client, when necessary.

  • Responsible for monitoring the behavior and activities of each client; reports any concerns regarding the health, safety, or well-being of a client to the appropriate authority.
  • Serves as a positive role model; utilizes approved behavior modification techniques ; provides positive reinforcement and support to clients.
  • Conducts and participates in basic life skills activities. Processes admissions and discharges for voluntary and/or involuntary clients; orients the client to the facility; explains rules, policies and procedures.
  • Completes required program documentation.
  • Completes reports as required; daily, weekly, monthly etc.
  • Documents clients’ activities, behavior patterns, changes in behavior patterns, occurrences.
  • Obtains required program information; inventories client valuables. 
  • Assists nurse by taking vitals and UAs when necessary.
  • Conducts security/safety checks; monitors visitors/clients for contraband; conducts searches; removes dangerous items; performs and/or assists with restraints.
  • Participates in meetings as required; converses with staff on client’s progress or lack of progress.  r
  • Performs general cleaning responsibilities when needed.
  • Attends training /in-services as required.
  • Utilizes the Continuum of Therapeutic Intervention and the Mandt System to assists with restraints when necessary.
  • Transports clients to other agencies, hospitals, homes, community activities, AA meetings etc.
  • Ensures compliance with AHCA and/or DJJ and/or DOC standards and security safeguards.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Makes commitment to SMA’s mission and core values the SMA Way.
  • Abides by principles of EEO compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect.
  • Works cooperatively in a group/team setting.
  • Shows respect to others.
  • Takes guidance and direction from supervisors.
  • Arrives/Reports to work on time and ready to work.
SMA Healthcare is a tobacco and drug-free workplace.
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