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Full Time Behavioral Technician – Day Program

Job Description

Summary/Objective

The Behavioral Health Technician is responsible for general behavioral health care service operations of Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc.’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP). Services provided include, but are not limited to, medication monitoring, transportation, off-site contacts, and assistance with community integration/socialization.

Competencies

  • Good quality customer service, public relations, active listening skills and telephone skills.
  • Ability to ethically relate to individuals with severe, persistent psychiatric disabilities and co-occurring addiction disorders.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of behavioral health services within the public mental health system.
  • Capacity for effective advocacy and coordination with various community agencies.
  • Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with other employees, community, families, and other professionals.
  • Aptitude for working under supervision as well as independently in order to improve job performance, work ethics, and overall efficiency.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and confidentiality laws pertaining to the access and release of Protected Health Information.
  • Knowledge of COMAR and CARF standards.
  • Capacity for effectively managing crisis situations and somatic/psychiatric emergencies.
  • Ability to drive safely and maintain a clear driving record with either the DMV or MVA.
  • Practical knowledge of CPR/First Aid.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide safe, efficient transportation.
  • Ability to provide direct services to individuals with severe, persistent psychiatric disorders and/or co-occurring addiction disorders in an effort to assist clients with working toward person-centered rehabilitation goals.
  • Provide medication monitoring services and report health concerns to nursing personnel and the client’s assigned Case Manager.
  • Complete appropriate documentation to include, but not be limited to, contact notes, daily medication records (DMR), and on-site contact records while demonstrating the use of ethical practices and quality health care.
  • Provide off-site services to PRP clients in the home or in the community to support the client’s Individualized Rehabilitation Plan, goals, and rehabilitation services.
  • Ability to implement active listening techniques to provide supportive recovery services.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ensure quality of service by adhering to the Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. Mission, Code of Ethics, and any other specific policies and/or procedures written and implemented by Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc.
  • Maintain vehicle log book and ensure prompt verbal/written report of a vehicle accident/client incident to the Program Coordinator.
  • Verbally report visual and mechanical issues of vehicles to the Program Coordinator.
  • Actively participate in continuing education and training for professional growth.
  • Lead daily PRP rehabilitation activities with clients based on monthly activity calendar in order to facilitate rehabilitative goals.
  • Replace or assist other workers as needed or directed.
  • Perform other related duties as instructed by supervising personnel.
  • Cross train for Residential and Crisis Houses.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Expected Hours of Work

This is a 37.5 hour per week hourly position, open work availability is expected. Typical work schedule is Monday through Wednesday, 7:30am to 3:30pm, Thursday 8:00am to 3:30pm and Friday 8:00am to 2:00pm. May be required to work other shifts where needed.

Required/Preferred Education and Experience

A preference for two years of work experience within the mental health/human services field and a high school diploma or possession of a high school equivalency certificate. Must possess a current, valid driver’s license and a clear driving record with the DMV/MVA. Driving record must remain clear and proof is to be updated annually. Criminal background check required.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. reserves the right to change or reassign duties or combine positions at any time.

Send resume to Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. P.O. Box 116, Oakland, MD 21550, email lisa.rodeheaver@gclighthouse.org or go to www.garrettcountylighthouse.org for an application. 301-334-9126.  Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


 

Full-Time Behavioral Health Technician, Safe Harbor

Full time position with rotating shifts for residential crisis program in Oakland, MD. Must have availability for some weekends and holidays.

Summary/Objective: 

The Behavioral Health Technician – RCS/Respite is directly responsible for the general behavioral health care service operations of Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. including but not limited to: medication monitoring, transportation, crisis services, relapse prevention, and assistance with community integration/socialization.

Competencies

  • Good quality customer service, public relations, active listening skills, and telephone skills.
  • Ability to ethically relate to individuals with severe, persistent psychiatric disabilities and addictions disorders.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of behavioral health services within the public mental health system.
  • Capacity for effective advocacy and coordination with various community agencies.
  • Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with other employees, community, families, and other professionals.
  • Aptitude for working under supervision as well as independently in order to improve job performance, work ethics, and overall efficiency.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and confidentiality laws pertaining to the access and release of Protected Health Information.
  • Knowledge of COMAR and CARF standards.
  • Capacity for effectively managing crisis situations and somatic/psychiatric emergencies.
  • Ability to drive safely and maintain a clean driving record with either the DMV or MVA.
  • Practical knowledge of CPR and First Aid.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provides direct services to individuals with severe, persistent psychiatric disabilities and /or co-occurring disorders in order to assist clients with working toward person-centered rehabilitation goals.
  • Provides medication monitoring and reports health concerns to supervising personnel.
  • Completes appropriate documentation demonstrating the use of ethical practices and quality health care.
  • Provides crisis intervention/ relapse prevention as needed.
  • Provides safe and efficient transportation
  • Uses active listening techniques to provide supportive recovery services.
  • Provides appropriate documentation on service delivery for billing, quality assurance initiatives, and record completeness.
  • Ensures quality of service by adhering to the Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. policies and procedures.
  • Actively participates in continuing education and training for professional growth.
  • Replace or assist other workers as needed or directed to ensure the facility is not left unaccompanied by staff.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Expected Hours of Work

This is a 40 hour per week hourly position. This position is required to work all shifts within the 24-hour facility.

Required/Preferred Education and Experience

This position requires a minimum of two years of work experience with mental illness/human services, high school diploma, or possession of a state high school equivalency certificate. Must possess a current valid driver’s license and a clear driving record with the DMV/MVA. A criminal background check is required.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. reserves the right to change or reassign duties or combine positions at any time.

Must have a valid drivers license and be 21 years of age or older. A criminal background check is required. Send resume to Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. P.O. Box 116, Oakland, MD 21550, email lisa.rodeheaver@gclighthouse.org. 301-334-9126.  Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


Part-Time Behavioral Health Technician

Part – time position with rotating shifts for residential crisis program in Cumberland, MD. Must have availability for some weekends and holidays.

Summary/Objective: 

The Behavioral Health Technician – RCS/Respite is directly responsible for the general behavioral health care service operations of Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. including but not limited to: medication monitoring, transportation, crisis services, relapse prevention, and assistance with community integration/socialization.

Competencies

  • Good quality customer service, public relations, active listening skills, and telephone skills.
  • Ability to ethically relate to individuals with severe, persistent psychiatric disabilities and addictions disorders.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of behavioral health services within the public mental health system.
  • Capacity for effective advocacy and coordination with various community agencies.
  • Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with other employees, community, families, and other professionals.
  • Aptitude for working under supervision as well as independently in order to improve job performance, work ethics, and overall efficiency.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and confidentiality laws pertaining to the access and release of Protected Health Information.
  • Knowledge of COMAR and CARF standards.
  • Capacity for effectively managing crisis situations and somatic/psychiatric emergencies.
  • Ability to drive safely and maintain a clean driving record with either the DMV or MVA.
  • Practical knowledge of CPR and First Aid.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provides direct services to individuals with severe, persistent psychiatric disabilities and /or co-occurring disorders in order to assist clients with working toward person-centered rehabilitation goals.
  • Provides medication monitoring and reports health concerns to supervising personnel.
  • Completes appropriate documentation demonstrating the use of ethical practices and quality health care.
  • Provides crisis intervention/ relapse prevention as needed.
  • Provides safe and efficient transportation
  • Uses active listening techniques to provide supportive recovery services.
  • Provides appropriate documentation on service delivery for billing, quality assurance initiatives, and record completeness.
  • Ensures quality of service by adhering to the Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. policies and procedures.
  • Actively participates in continuing education and training for professional growth.
  • Replace or assist other workers as needed or directed to ensure the facility is not left unaccompanied by staff.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Expected Hours of Work

This is position can be up to 37.5 hour per week. This position is required to work all shifts within the 24-hour facility.

Required/Preferred Education and Experience

This position requires a minimum of two years of work experience with mental illness/human services, high school diploma, or possession of a state high school equivalency certificate. Must possess a current valid driver’s license and a clear driving record with the DMV/MVA. A criminal background check is required.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. reserves the right to change or reassign duties or combine positions at any time.

Must have a valid drivers license and be 21 years of age or older. A criminal background check is required. Send resume to Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. P.O. Box 116, Oakland, MD 21550, email lisa.rodeheaver@gclighthouse.org. 301-334-9126. Deadline to apply, November 6, 2020. Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer