Behavioral Health Technician
Company: Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Definition Under direct supervision from the Journey-to-Recovery
Supervisor, provides evaluation, monitoring and assistance for
intoxicated clients or individuals with chemical dependency
problems. Performs the alcohol Intake process and provides social
detoxification services in a safe, secure and supportive
environment. Monitors clients in the LARC facility and administers
critical client referral care for medical and/or emergency
treatment when necessary. Works closely with the Community Health
Registered Nurse regarding client medication monitoring and
documentation. This job class is treated as FLSA Non-Exempt.
Essential functions: Essential functions may vary among positions
and may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities,
and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY
and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks
performed by all positions in this classification. Examples of
- Interviews, screens and evaluates clients according to the
established Intake process.
- Provides monthly statistics on clients and enters data into
- Maintains client files with program documentation for required
- Completes Client Data Management Information System (CDMIS)
documentation for each client.
- Submits documentation to the Behavioral Health Service (BHS)
Administration office for data entry. This includes documenting all
activities completed during shifts and recorded on the LARC Daily
- Observes client for possible injuries, illnesses or ongoing
- Refers clients to a medical clinic for emergency care or
regular medical treatment when necessary.
- Oversees eight to fourteen (8-14) clients at any one time in
the LARC building. Maintains vigilance over clients while they
- Records client medication dosage and medicine data for the
Registered Nurse, including:
- Counts and records the number of pills in each bottle on the
Medication Monitoring Sheet.
- Records the Medication Monitoring Sheet with each different
types of medication brought into the facility during the client's
- Keeps all medications safely locked in the medication cabinet
and maintaining a weekly count of all medication by recording on
the Medication Monitoring Sheet.
- Distributes medication to the client as prepared by the
Registered Nurse and documents the date, time and number of each
pill given on the Medication Monitoring Sheet. This includes
documenting and reporting to the Registered Nurse and LARC
Supervisor all refusals of medication by clients on the Incident
- Consults with the Registered Nurse on any issues or
observations of possible reactions of medication and documenting on
the Medication Monitoring sheet,
- Shares all client documentation on the Medication Monitoring
Sheet with the Registered Nurse on a weekly basis. This includes
recording any changes made or recommended by the Registered Nurse
on how the medicine trays are to be set up.
- Maintains the LARC program client service log including the
telephone log and daily log of shift activities.
- Provides liaison services between programs and treatment
centers including referral agencies.
- Drives van and transports clients to Alcohol Education,
Behavioral Health appointments and/or AA/NA meetings.
- Provides basic one-on-one counseling and support to clients
with chemical dependency problems during their stay or over the
- Attends ongoing training and participates in prevention and
intervention community awareness events.
- Assists in the training of new and current staff (full-time and
temporary staff) on LARC program procedures.
- Performs all required administrative tasks associated with the
Intake and service provision process.
- Types correspondence and makes photocopies as needed.
- Completes all forms and documents as required.
- Helps assess the need for facility supplies and completes
requisitions for food/non-food items.
- Helps maintain inventory and shops for supplies when
- Records LARC expenditures in computer database.
- Maintains upkeep of the LARC facility as required by program
regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, sweeping and
mopping the floors plus changing sheets on the facility beds,
- Performs other job duties as assigned by the LARC Supervisor or
Behavioral Health Division Director to maintain and enhance program
operation. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:
- Knowledge of the culture, customs, traditions and history of
the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
- Knowledge of First-Aid methods and CPR techniques.
- Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, chronic medical illnesses and their
- Knowledge of the effects of alcohol consumption and long-term
effects of alcohol and substance dependency.
- Knowledge of the LARC programs, policies and procedures,
particularly data collection system used by the program.
- Knowledge of basic computer software including MS Office.
- Skill assessing and evaluating emergency situations and using
- Skill following complex verbal and written instructions,
policies and procedures.
- Skill establishing and maintaining effective working
relationships with the clients, SRPMIC staff and the public.
- Skill operating a variety of standard office equipment
including photocopiers, FAX machines, printers, scanner and copier
to fulfill job requirements.
- Ability to maintain accurate and timely program records,
according to prescribed standards.
- Ability to drive various SRPMIC vehicles including, but not
limited to, a fifteen (15) person van.
- Ability to operate a washer and dryer.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in
writing. Minimum Qualifications Qualifications: Education &
Experience: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and 1
year full-time experience in a detoxification or health care
- For enrolled Community Members without a GED, must obtain a
GED. Requires participation in the HR GED Program and successful
completion of the Arizona state certified exam in order to continue
employment with SRPMIC.
- Must obtain certification in First Aid and CPR within 1 month
from the date of hire if applicant does not currently possess the
- Must obtain Counselor 1 Certification with the Southwest
Certification Board within 1 year from the date of hire if
applicant does not currently possess the necessary
- Must undergo provided training on Universal Precautions and
Infectious Control within 2 weeks of hire date.
- Familiarity with the Pima or Maricopa languages is helpful but
not required. Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of experience
that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties
of the job may be considered when filling the position. Special
Requirements May be required to work beyond normal work hours
including nights, weekends and holidays.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License
Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug
and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment
background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug
and alcohol testing. SRPMIC is a mandatory covid vaccine employer.
All employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of
employment. "SRPMICis an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member,
then a qualified Native American and thenother qualified candidate.
In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native
American preference,applicantmust submit a copy ofTribal Enrollment
card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized
Native American Tribe by one of the following methods: 1) attach
toapplication 2) fax (480) 362-5860 3) mail or hand deliver to
Human Resources. Documentation must be received by position closing
date. The IHS/BIAForm-4432 is not accepted. Your Tribal ID/CIB must
be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.
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