Behavioral Health Associate in West Milwaukee, WI at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 11/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Overview

Our Passion:

We are improving the lives we touch. We need passionate, talented people working together who share our desire to provide the best quality care to our patients and lead the fight against the opioid epidemic. We are prepared to treat the entire disease, not just a piece of it.

Our Team:

West Milwaukee CTC, located in West Milwaukee, WI, is part of Acadia Healthcare's Comprehensive Treatment Centers, the leading provider of medication-assisted treatment in the nation. Our mission is to provide full-circle care that includes a blend of therapies and the use of safe and effective medications. Our team is the front line of our fight against the opiate epidemic.

Our Benefits: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Opportunity for growth that is second to none in the industry 

Your Job as a Behavioral Health Associate:

The Behavioral Health Associate provides care for patients receiving services, following the instructions of physicians or other health practitioners. They will monitor patients receiving services physical and emotional well-being and report to appropriate staff. The Behavioral Health Associate participates in rehabilitation and treatment programs, assists patients receiving services in achieving and maintaining care goals. They will deliver care based on the priority of needs and available resources to the specific service population of the clinic. The Behavioral Health Associate provides medical or therapeutic care, direct and indirect diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to patients receiving services.

We have daily shifts that allow our employees to have stable schedules and enjoy quality time away from the facility. Shift hours are early mornings from 4:45am - 1:15 pm, allowing you to enjoy a great work/life balance.

Your Responsibilities as a Behavioral Health Associate:

  • Assists patients by administering basic health care or prescribed treatments;
  • Perform collections for urine drug screen , both observed and unobserved;
  • Responsible for keeping inventory and ensuring supplies are stocked;
  • Helps with admitting and discharging patients;
  • Monitors physical and emotional well-being of patients and reports unusual behavior or physical ailments to appropriate staff, prepare and maintain records of progress and services performed;
  • Encourages patients to participate in social, recreational, or other therapeutic activities that enhance interpersonal skills or develop social relationships, teach strategies to promote wellness and independence;
  • Collaborates with other staff in working with patients to treat, rehabilitate, and return patients to the community;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Your Skills and Qualifications as a Behavioral Health Associate:

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Prefer experience in the behavioral or addiction recovery field

Licenses/Certifications: 

  • Complete certification in crisis intervention, CPR or other similar certifications required by the clinic
  • May require a valid state driver's in clinics where transporting patients is an essential function