Lakeview Center Inc.

BEHAVIOR TECHNICIAN SUPERVISOR

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Description/Job Summary

Overview

The Unit Supervisor/Behavioral Health Technician III will work under the supervision of a bachelor’s level (minimum) practitioner to assist LCI counselors/therapeutic/nursing staff by providing clinical support to adults and/or children who are receiving substance abuse, mental health or co-occurring services in LCI’s residential programs, inpatient settings, day/evening programs, outpatient programs and/or community-based programs.  The Unit Supervisor/Behavioral Health Technician 3 is responsible for, but is not limited to:  Establishing and maintaining a positive helping relationship with persons receiving services at LCI.  Assisting persons receiving services to complete activities of daily living, including assisting them with access to needed resources and helping them to build functional relationships with others.  Ensuring the safety of the person receiving services.  Implementing specific interventions according to the person’s treatment or service plan.  Monitoring and documenting the person’s progress.  Provide administrative and clinical oversight and supervision to assigned staff per division standards; and ensure staff are providing the highest quality treatment and support services to clients.   Provide consultation and guidance to assigned staff to encourage continual improvement in performance. Maintain staff scheduling and ensure proper shift coverage.   Interviewing, selecting, and training assigned staff; directing the work of assigned staff  and apportioning work among assigned staff as appropriate; and handling employees complaints appropriately. Attend all meetings required by staff supervisor.  Assisting assigned staff in planning their work and in determining the most appropriate techniques to be used.   Ensuring assigned staff are providing appropriate services; all staff are providing appropriate co-occurring services; all staff are submitting timely and quality documentation per program/division and legal requirements.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • At least two (2)  years of experience working directly with seriously emotionally disturbed children or seriously mentally ill adults or completed two years (48 hours) of college classes or certified as a behavioral health technician or mental health professional
  • Must be able to provide individualized, integrated mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring services to meet the needs of individuals served and their families. 
  • Must be able to use a computer. 
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must have a valid driver’s license in the state in which you reside
  • Must be insurable under LCI’s automobile plan
  • Must be able to travel locally to clients’ homes, training locations and other locations as necessary. 
  • Good oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to work within the guidelines established in the policies and procedures of the agency and assigned program division. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with multidisciplinary staff. 
  • Ability to recognize signs and symptoms of abuse. 
  • Ability to effectively relate to a variety of individuals, including persons living with a mental illness and/or substance use disorder, persons with developmental disabilities, family members of persons served, and co-workers. 
  • Ability to problem solve and advocate for persons served. 
  • Ability to assist in maintaining a therapeutic milieu. 
  • Will be required to complete in-service training in the treatment of mental health disorders, abuse regulations and confidentiality.
  • These responsibilities do not reflect all duties the incumbent will be required to perform. This description serves as an overview only. Salary is based on experience. 

To Apply

Interested applicants please visit www.elakeviewcenter.org and complete the on-line application. If you require additional assistance, please call Human Resources at 850-469-3729.

Lakeview Center is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Drug Free/Nicotine Free Workplace Employer, DRUG TESTING/NICOTINE TESTING REQUIRED.

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Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer including Vets and Disabled. For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement. For reasonable accommodation, please email us at LCIEmployment@bhcpns.org.