SUNRISE HOUSE Behavioral Health Technician

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3 weeks ago(6/17/2020 12:24 PM)




At American Addiction Centers, we take pride in our role as a national leader in addiction treatment. Together, we share a vision to revolutionize the care provided to the 20+ million adult Americans who need treatment for substance related disorders. To elevate the standard of care provided to our patients, we seek talented leaders, clinicians, and other healthcare professionals to join us in our efforts to provide exceptional clinical care. Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Through comprehensive and customized treatment plans, our research-based, empathetic care we instill hope that long-term recovery is attainable. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.



Job Duties:

  • Assists in supervision of client activities and be aware of client safety and whereabouts at all times, including breaks and internal activities
  • Attend all mandatory trainings and  monthly clinical department meetings.
  • Engages clients in therapeutic activities as appropriate
  • Provides a brief overview of the housing program in regard to program rules, procedures, and services; with each new client
  • Maintains order and ensures compliance with rules and regulations; ensures that clients conduct themselves in an orderly manner
  • Monitors and document’s clients for signs of medical distress and/or behavioral concerns on an ongoing basis and through routine bed checks.
  • Provides appropriate support and structure for clients in dealing with their recovery; interacts continually with clients
  • Monitors client wake-up and bedtime, escorts residents on shopping trips, recreation, meetings, medical appointments, etc.
  • Enforces program rules at all times
  • Records accurate and up-to-date reports on every client and continually updates the bed list(s) to ensure that all admissions and discharges are recorded in a timely fashion.
  • Reports to the supervisor/manager any discrepancies in client's whereabouts
  • Responds appropriately to all medical and other emergencies
  • BHT’s are responsible for safe operation of Company vehicles
  • Conducts search of all client bags when being admitted to the facility  and/or returning from appointmentsConfiscates and secures any contraband found, and notifies the appropriate administrator
  • Randomly inspects all rooms, common areas, hallways and bathrooms as needed and perform a thorough search for contraband, no less than weekly
  • Facilitates psycho-education  groups as directed by supervisor within the scope of job description or certification
  • Ensure shift reports are thorough and completed for shift worked.
  • Ensure proper timekeeping of staff.
  • Responsible and accountable for managing direct reports
  • Direct crisis intervention/staffing and anticipated issues (AMA) in conjunction with Lead Nurse
  • Communicate with Lead Nurse regarding patient medical crisis and Lead Nurse will take the lead on any medical emergencies
  • Problem solve community issues/ interventions and document in shift report and patient medical record.
  • Facilitates building security which includes but is not limited to a) ensuring doors are locked properly; b) ensuring all stations are covered as staffing permits.
  • Ensures all communications regarding patients and/or staff members are documented in a) end of shift report; b) incident report; c) patient medical record.
  • Attend all required in-services trainings and clinical department meetings
  • Complete all required all online educations required.
  • Maintain compliance with all Division of Mental Health and Addiction services (DMHAS) regulations and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) standards
  • Maintains adherence to Sunrise House/AAC policies, procedures and practices
  • Facilitates off hours/weekend admissions.
  • Creates and supports a positive, professional, team-oriented, harassment free work environment by understanding and complying with the company’s policies
  • Other duties assigned in the scope of the job title.


Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years’ experience in dealing with substance abuse clients
  • Age 25, required by insurance carrier (if driving clients)
  • Customer service driven with a genuine interest in the well-being of those we serve
  • Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and flexible hours.
  • If in personal recovery, a minimum of 2 years clean and sober.

AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees.  The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws.


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