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Sample behavioral health technician job description

At [Organization X], we count on behavioral health technicians to compassionately and competently support center-, school-, community-, and home-based treatment programs for clients and their families. We're seeking experienced healthcare professionals who can be a direct line of support to our licensed counselors and therapists in a variety of scenarios and treatment settings. Because some clients have autism spectrum disorder, candidates who have experience using applied behavior analysis (ABA) are preferred, though training can be provided. The ideal candidate will join a network of trained technicians, behavior analysts, researchers, and clinical psychologists dedicated to our mission of helping individuals who have behavioral disorders achieve a lifestyle of meaning and wellness.

Objectives of this role

  • Deliver high standard of care according to specific orders of each client’s team
  • Work with staff members, caretakers, and family members as part of an integrated team
  • Follow a model of care that supports health and wellness of clients
  • Serve as source of information and support for clients and caregivers
  • Foster compassionate yet efficient environment that meets the needs of clients and family members
  • Adhere to organizational standards, policies, and procedures, in addition to legal regulations

Responsibilities

  • Assist with intake process for new clients 
  • Review instructions and supervisor updates for each client’s program, interpreting previous data, collecting narrative data, and responding to correspondence
  • Assist in developing specific behavioral treatments, including coping skills, anger management, and other self-regulation activities
  • Anticipate and respond to client needs, including crisis intervention, and provide instruction in settings such as school, home, clinic, and community location
  • Manage program schedule, including group activities, telehealth appointments, and individual check-ins
  • Continue professional development with educational courses, workshops, and self-study

Required skills and qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience or interest in working with individuals who have mental health disorders
  • Certification in first aid and CPR, or willingness to be trained
  • Ability to perform duties in an unpredictable environment, without physical limitation
  • Excellent judgment and discretion in handling confidential information
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable means of transportation

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Experience in applied behavior analysis
  • Experience as a caretaker of children and/or adults