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Per Diem Behavioral Health Technician - Pendleton Place

Company: Kitsap Mental Health Services
Location: Bremerton
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Behavioral Health Tech - Pendleton Place -
Hiring Range: $18.13/hr. - $21.75/hr.
The Pendleton Place, Behavioral Health Technician, assists clients at Pendleton Place while maintaining a safe and therapeutic work environment. The Pendleton Place BHT appropriately assists clients in meeting their daily basic health and safety needs and meeting client treatment objectives as directed by the housing team.
- Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure positive customer relations through courteous and helpful interactions with all groups and individuals entering the building. Greet individuals, inquire about their needs, and contact the appropriate staff or assist in their condition. -
  • Monitor the lobby activities and serve as a liaison between staff and clients by maintaining constant awareness of client agitation or inappropriate behavior and, as appropriate, respond firmly and respectfully; contact the assigned team as appropriate for assistance. Front desk staff can expect to deal with unexpected and unpredictable behaviors that can create a more stressful environment for front desk staff due to how our tenants and their guests present themselves on any given day. Deescalate residents and guests when necessary.
  • Buzz clients and visitors in and out of the building. Sign visitors in and out. Monitor those on the banned list from the building. - -
  • Maintain supplies for the work area by submitting requisitions to the purchasing agent.
  • Ensure the lobby, reception area, copy room, staff lounge, and interview/group rooms are neat.
    • Take appropriate measures to meet the client's daily basic needs for health and safety, including but not limited to the following tasks:
      • Monitor clients according to the assigned levels of observation,
      • Assist in maintaining a clean work environment,
      • Assist in maintaining a sufficient inventory of food and non-food items, and
      • Other duties as assigned by a supervisor.
      • Participate in clinical activities as directed by a supervisor, including but not limited to:
        • Conduct ongoing observation and assessment of client's mental status during each shift,
        • Follow specific behavioral protocols for clients as directed by a supervisor, and
        • Other clinical activities as directed by a supervisor.
          Minimum Qualifications: EXPERIENCE: -Entry level (no prior related work experience) Valid Washington Food Handler card. LICENSURE: -Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration (can be obtained after hire) Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 Preferred Qualifications: EXPERIENCE: -Experienced (minimum two years of job-related experience) Relevant experience working with clients with severe and persistent mental illness. Capacity to work well with children and families. Mental/Physical Requirements:
          • Ability to maintain audio and visual observation at all times.
          • Ability to stand and be mobile for long periods.
          • Ability to bend, twist, reach, hold and lift as needed to successfully evade and participate in protective holds against client weight (40 -250lbs).
          • Ability to lift and carry items up to 50 pounds.
          • Ability to remain calm and utilize safety training in potentially assaultive client interactions.
          • Ability to move quickly and confidently to assist or intervene in potentially stressful situations.
          • Successful completion of safety training, which includes demonstrating the ability to: maintain balance, torso twist, forward bend, pivot, sidestep, forward and backward step, crouch, move to secure limb, knee touch to ground, kneel, get up from floor sitting or kneeling position.
            Our recruitment processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any aspect which makes someone unique.

Keywords: Kitsap Mental Health Services, Seattle , Per Diem Behavioral Health Technician - Pendleton Place, Professions , Bremerton, Washington

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