Sample Behavioral Health Technician Job Description

Job Description

At [OrganizationX], we count on our behavioral health technicians to compassionately and competently support center, school, community, and home-based treatment programs for our clients and their families. We are seeking experienced healthcare professionals that 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, those with experience using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) are preferred, though training can be provided. You will join a network of trained technicians, behavior analysts, researchers, and clinical psychologists who are helping us on our mission to help individuals with behavioral disorders achieve a life of meaning and wellness.

Objectives of this Role

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

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Assist with the intake process for new clients entering into the program
  • Review instructions and supervisor updates for each client’s program, interpreting previous data, collecting narrative data, and responding to correspondence
  • Assist in the development of specific behavioral treatments, including coping skills, anger management, and other self-regulating behavior activities
  • Anticipate and respond to client needs, including crisis intervention, and/or provide instruction in a variety of settings, such as school, home, clinic, or community locations
  • Conduct program schedule management such as group activities, telehealth appointments, and individual check-ins
  • Continue professional development through education, workshops, and self-study to maintain current knowledge applicable to the position

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience/interest working with individuals with mental health disorders
  • First aid and CPR-certification or willingness to be trained
  • Ability to perform duties of the role in an unpredictable environment without physical limitations
  • Excellent judgment and discretion handling confidential information
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable means of transportation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) experience
  • Experience as a caretaker with children and/or adults