Job Opening: Behavioral Health Technician (Group homes)

NOW HIRING: Behavioral Health Technician (Group homes) –

Marc Community Resources’ employees provide quality services to enhance individuals with disabilities lives and everyday lifestyle. Services are provided in group homes, apartment living and in the community. Behavioral Health Services staff promotes active treatment and a positive environment for individuals as identified in their treatment plan, behavior plan or vision recovery. Provide cultural sensitivity and respect to individuals receiving services and their family members, the community, funding sources, stakeholders and staff. Implement a quality program which promotes person-centered planning/language and clinically appropriate practices including the following principles for serving individuals with a mental illness:

  • Human dignity;
  • Respect for the person’s individuality, abilities, needs and aspirations without regard to the client’s psychiatric condition;
  • Self-determination, freedom of choice and participation in treatment to the individuals fullest capacity;
  • Freedom from the discomfort, distress and deprivation which arise from an unresponsive and inhumane environment;
  • Privacy including the opportunity, wherever possible, to be provided clearly defined private living, sleeping and personal care spaces;
  • Humane and adequate support and treatment that is responsive to the person’s needs, that recognizes that a person’s needs may vary, and that is sufficiently flexible to adjust to a person’s changing needs;
  • The opportunity to receive services which are adequate, appropriate and consistent with the person’s individual needs, and least restrictive of the person’s freedom;
  • The opportunity to receive treatment and services that are culturally sensitive in their structure, process and content;
  • The opportunity to receive services on a voluntary basis to the maximum extent possible and entirely if possible;
  • Integration of individuals into their home communities through housing and residential services which are located in residential neighborhoods and which rely as much as possible on generic services;
  • Support services to provide training and assistance in ordinary community experiences and which utilize specialized mental health programs that are situated in or near natural community services;
  • The opportunity to live in one’s own home and the flexibility of a service system which responds to individual needs by increasing, decreasing and changing service as needs change;
  • The opportunity to undergo normal experiences, even though such experiences may entail an element of risk; provided, however, that an individual’s safety or well-being or that of others shall not be unreasonably jeopardized; and
  • The opportunity to engage in activities and styles of living, consistent with the person’s interests, which encourage and maintain the integration of the individual into the community.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

Requires any combination of training, education, and experience listed below:

  • High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma (GED) and:
  • 18 credit hours of post-high school education in a field related to behavioral health completed no more than four years before beginning to provide behavioral health services and 2 years of full-time behavioral health work experience; or,
  • 4 years of full time behavioral health work experience, or,
  • Associate’s degree in behavioral health related field and two years of full-time behavioral health work experience; or,
  • Bachelor’s degree in non-behavioral health related field and one year behavioral health work experience; or,
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to behavioral health; or,
  • Licensed as a practical nurse with at least two years of full-time behavioral health work experience.
  • Registered nurse; or,
  • Physician assistant who is not working as a medical practitioner and two years of behavioral health work experience; or,
  • Master’s degree in a non-behavioral health related field and 30 semester hours in behavioral health education and two years behavioral health work experience; or,
  • Master’s degree in behavioral health related field.
  • Must be skilled in the use of computer hardware, software, and related office equipment.

 

Agency paid training. Full-Time positions include medical, dental, paid holidays and PTO accrual.

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