Behavioral Health Technician

$15.00 - $16.50 hourly
  • Houses of Hope of Nebraska, Inc.
  • 2633 P Street, Lincoln, NE, USA
  • Feb 05, 2024
Full time Other Behavioral Health Positions

Job Description

Houses of Hope supports Nebraska communities by empowering individuals impacted by substance use and mental health to achieve recovery and independence, build healthy relationships, and give back to their communities. The Houses of Hope team fosters an inclusive and fun environment that provides room-for-growth and career advancement. 

Houses of Hope is hiring for part time Behavioral Health Technicians in our short term residential treatment program, Touchstone. In these residential substance use/addiction treatment programs, technicians supervise program activities interact with residents and support their recovery efforts. Current open positions may include weekends and/or holidays **There is an additional .50 cent per hour shift differential for overnights and time and ½ for holidays. 

Part-time employees receive benefits! Enjoy paid vacation and sick leave, 403(b) retirement contributions, EAP, & Verizon wireless discounts!

Position Title: Technician – Part-Time 

Supervised By: Technician Supervisor 

Pay Grade/Classification: Support; Part-time; Non-Exempt

Essential Benefits: Prorated Leave Time, 403(b), Employee Assistance Program 

Licensure/other requirements: Valid Nebraska driver’s license; DMV record approval; Minimum age, 21. 

CPR/First Aide and Med Aide preferred 

Minimum Qualifications: Two years of education in related field, AND/OR two years of work experience in related field, AND/OR two years of lived recovery experience, to include: basic understanding of sociology, psychology, counseling or other related disciplines. 

Must be available to work during non-traditional hours. Valid Nebraska driver's license and good driving record. Minimum age, 21. 

Physical Requirements: Must be able to: ascend/descend stairs while transporting up to 25 lbs.; position self by stooping, crouching and kneeling; stand, sit and walk for lengthy periods of time; move to/between different buildings and settings; position items up to 50 lbs. by pushing, pulling and or lifting; effectively use senses of smell, touch, speech, hearing and sight. 

Job Summary: Facilitating the lived experience of individuals in service to create a welcoming, safe, clean, and healthy environment focused on recovery from substance use and mental health issues. Working independently on assigned duties and cooperatively within the multi-disciplinary treatment team. Openly communicating with supervisor and other staff on all issues related to individuals in service. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Foster and maintain a welcoming, safe, clean, and recovery-oriented environment. 
  2. Interact with individuals in an empathic, non-judgmental, and trauma-informed manner at all times. 
  3. Project a professional demeanor, including maintaining professional boundaries. 
  4. Demonstrate knowledge, awareness and ability to implement agency policies and procedures. 
  5. Abide by all relevant compliance standards, including but not limited to 42-CFR-Part II and HIPAA. 
  6. Adhere to the agency’s organizational Code of Ethics. 
  7. Complete assigned intake tasks, as appropriate, and provide initial orientation to program and facility. 
  8. Administer drug screen/alcohol use testing via breathalyzer and/or urinalysis, as per agency guidelines.
  9. Supervise individuals in service, redirecting and addressing behaviors that are outside of accepted norms and expectations, in line with program policies and procedures. 
  10. Remain calm, respond appropriately to, and resolve all emergency/crisis situations in line with program policies and procedures, including notifying designated staff after stabilization of situation. 
  11. Complete all assigned in-person and online trainings in a timely manner, including but not limited to: CPR, First Aid, CPI, and Medication Aide training, along with monthly All-Staff meetings. 
  12. Communicate all clinical concerns about individuals in service to the multi-disciplinary treatment team. 
  13. Document all significant clinical observations and interactions with individuals in service each shift. 
  14. Participate in any other assigned duties to fulfill objectives set by the Board of Directors as deemed necessary by the Program Director or Executive Director. 

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Part-time employees receive benefits! Enjoy paid vacation and sick leave, 403(b) retirement contributions, EAP, & Verizon wireless discounts!

Houses of Hope is a qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and also offers a hiring bonus.

Houses of Hope is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment. We believe in the principles of equal employment opportunity and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

We are dedicated to ensuring that all individuals are treated with dignity and respect, and that they have equal access to employment opportunities. This commitment extends to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Shifts Available:

Multiple 2nd shift openings, 3:00 P.M. to 11 P.M.

Other Salary Information

dependent on human services experience and education

Loan Forgiveness?