Behavioral Health Tech - Ridgeview Group Home - 2nd and 3rd shifts in Fayetteville, AR at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 5/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

  • Follows directives as given by Milieu Coordinator. Adheres to the Mandatory Guidelines for Youth Care, and all policies and procedures.

  • Provides supervision and care for residents in a manner that insures safety, protects patients’ rights and privacy, maintains confidentiality, and respects cultural and religious differences.

  • Assists with admissions, discharges and transfer of residents.

  • Completes inventory according to guidelines.

  • Assist with physical restraints, and seclusions under the direct supervision of lead staff. Must complete Restraint and Seclusion training approved by CPI and demonstrate competence in this area.

  • The Behavioral Tech documents residents’ behavior changes in the medical record.

  • Follows the Master Treatment Plan in implementing appropriate interventions.

  • Set limits on resident’s behavior with the assistance of Milieu Coordinator in accordance with the residents’ developmental level, the treatment plan, and/or behavior management program. Uses positive reinforcement to promote positive behavioral changes.

  • Remains with assigned residents, unless instructed otherwise by therapist to interact, assist, and/or transport residents. Coordinates, facilitates, and participates in milieu activities unless contraindicated.

  • Teach and assist residents in activities of daily living, encouraging independent behavior, when appropriate.

  • Participate in career development and in-service training, specific to child and adolescent care.

  • Participates in his/her performance appraisal at the end of the probationary period and annually thereafter. Performance evaluation can occur at any time throughout the year, if deemed necessary by a supervisor.

  • Interacts with the residents during meals, teaches proper dining etiquette and assures flatware count is correct. Observe behaviors and intakes, and reports to appropriate staff.

  • Obtains approval by supervisor before leaving assigned work area and assures coverage is provided for assigned residents prior to leaving.

  • Promotes a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that promotes cooperation and teamwork with co-workers, supervisors, patients, families and visitors.

  • Adheres to the organization’s policies/procedures and code of ethics.

  • Maintains a safe work environment by following safety practices within the center and immediately reporting any safety concerns/issues to the supervisor.

  • Adheres to infection control policies and procedures.

  • Accurately completes client records in a timely and legible manner.

  • Provides detailed information about procedures or treatments to family and other caregivers.

  • Recognize and report suspected abuse and neglect according to policy, procedure and the law.

  • Ability to explain procedures and events in language understood by people served.

  • Responds to residents served based on developmental age.

  • Performs other duties as assigned as related to area of expertise and competency.