Full time, 64-72 hours per two week period. Monday - Friday, hours ranging from 7:30am-4:00pm. At Clara's House, children and adolescents receive care for mental health and/or chemical dependency in a healing, nurturing, and safe atmosphere. Clara’s House is a place to find hope. We provide intensive, collaborative, therapeutic services supporting youth and their families. Patient-centered services are provided for ages 5-18 based on referral needs, assessment, and therapy plan. Physicians, providers and interdisciplinary staff put the patient and family at the center of care. SUMMARY The Outpatient Behavioral Health Technician provides direct and indirect care of patients to meet their physical, educational, psycho social and spiritual needs. Supports patient care needs by performing delegated patient care and non-patient care tasks. Responsible for assisting the patient care team in the treatment and care of patients and families in accordance with established policies, procedures, and unit standards to provide quality care. EDUCATION - High School Diploma or GED or equivalent required. LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS - Basic Life Support (BLS) Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider card per established policy. - Non Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI) training initial and on-going training provided. - If assisting with Medication Administration: Completion of an accredited medication administration training program required within 6 months. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - 2 years of college with courses in psychology, sociology, addictions, and/or social work or comparable job experience. - Six months’ experience in nursing assistant or similar role. - Experience with computers and typing skills. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS - Must be able to effectively handle escalating behavior and utilize physical safety holds with aggressive patients. - A valid Minnesota class D driver’s license, a driving record in good standing, and the minimum amount of insurance liability coverage may be required. - If working in Recovery Plus: Any persons who have direct client contact must have been free of substance use problems for at least one year immediately preceding their hiring and must sign a statement attesting to that fact. Substance use problems include the following: 1. Receiving treatment for substance use, including medication assisted treatment. 2. Criminal activity related to substance use. 3. Substance use that has a negative impact on the employee’s job performance; 4. Substance use that affects the credibility of the treatment services with clients, referral sources or other members of the community; and 5. symptoms of intoxication or withdrawal on the job. Due to licensure requirements pertaining to children’s residential facilities, staff who supervises residents at Recovery Plus Adolescent or Clara’s House must be at least 21 years old. CentraCare Health and Carris Health have made a commitment to diversity in its workforce. All individuals including, but not limited to, individuals with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. CentraCare Health and Carris Health are EEO/AA employers.
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