The Behavior Technician II provides individualized services to assigned clients, which support client recovery and build resilience. Maintain knowledge of the population(s) served and awareness of the impact substance abuse and mental illness has on an individual and family. Maintain awareness of the importance of language used, and avoid stigmatizing language and conduct. Teach basic and community living skills to clients, either individually or in group settings. Assist and supervise clients in completing daily living activities, such as but not limited to, proper hygiene, grooming and meal planning. Organize, supervise and encourage participation in social, educational, spiritual, cultural and recreational activities. Implement each assigned client's designated interventions, and behavioral plans. Work with the client's family or designated support persons to understand needs of the client and to help the family/support person assist in the recommended interventions. Monitor and observe clients as appropriate, and measure client's response to interventions; document progress of the client in relation to treatment/service goals and objectives.
Minimum Job Qualifications
- Must have a high school diploma or GED Equivalent.
- One (1) year experience working directly with seriously emotionally disturbed children or seriously mentally ill adultsOR one (1) year of college study (24 credit hours).
- 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.
- 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 multi disciplinary 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 coworkers.
- 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.
performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.
- Must be able to perform client management interventions
- Must be able to safely perform direct care activities, as described above
- Must be able to effectively document required aspects of job duties
- Must be able to hear conversational speech, visually observe client behaviors for safety and communicate effectively with clients and co-workers
- Must be able to protect self and to assist in safe client restraint and/or transport according to facility guidelines
- Must be able to perform de-escalation techniques of crisis prevention intervention including the physical intervention techniques
- Must be able to exert a force (lift, carry, push, or pull) 10-25 pounds frequently, and up to 10 pounds constantly
- Hearing should be adequate to perform duties in person and over the telephone, speaking requires the abilityto communicate clearly in person or over the telephone
- Vision requirements include reading from printed sources, computer screens, project material needing acuity for both close and distance vision.
- Must be able to escort clients around program and campus
- Long periods of sitting (two to four hours per shift)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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.