Behavioral Health Technician, Safety & Security - $1,500 Sign-On Bonus (Prorated Based On Weekly Schedule)
The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless seeks a Behavioral Health Technician to provide de-escalation and environmental safety support patients for the Recuperative Care patients in the new SSRC building. The BHT will work in partnership with the Safety Director, Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services, Director of Recuperative Care, Nurse Manager and others. The BHT will support patients in our 75 -bed, 24/7 facility and will help provide a safe, supportive, therapeutic, harm-reduction, and trauma-informed environment for individuals healing from an acute medical need. The BHT will monitor floor milieu and work to be our first line of response to escalated patients. The BHT will also support an integrated plan of care for each patient and support some mental health groups and activities. This position is located at 2175 California Street, Denver, Colorado 80205 and reports to the Director of Safety & Security.
Employees working daytime shift positions will be eligible for a $1,500 Sign-On Bonus (prorated based on weekly schedule)
NOTE: In order to ensure that our consumers receive the best possible care the candidate chosen to fill this position will be required to complete our internal credentialing and privileging process prior to a start date. The credentialing and privileging timeline is dependent on the selected candidate's submission of documents necessary for clearance. Please note that a start date will be scheduled once credentialing and privileging is complete.
In addition to the unique challenges and extraordinary rewards of our work, eligible Coalition employees enjoy a rich benefits package, including:
- Health insurance coverage on the first day of employment: full-time employees contribute only 1% of their earnings for their own health coverage and no more than 4% of their earnings for coverage of eligible dependents. We’re proud to offer same- and opposite-sex domestic partner coverage;
- Dental, vision, and flexible spending/dependent care/public transit accounts;
- Free basic life insurance and long-term disability coverage;
- Dollar-for-dollar retirement plan matching contributions up to 5% of earnings;
- Extensive paid time-off, including 8 holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and three weeks of vacation for new full-time employees in their first full year.
Essential Job Functions
- Record all services in a timely and complete fashion in the EHR.
- Maintain up to date records in EHR.
- Manage tasks and scanning as needed to have a complete and current chart.
- Provides excellent internal customer service, engendering an atmosphere of collaboration.
- Assist with intakes, discharges, and help familiarize new patients to the program.
- Implements delegated aspects of patient treatment plans and participates in a therapeutic milieu under the direction of the behavioral health, safety, and integrated clinical teams.
- Foster substance use challenges and recovery in a harm-reduction and trauma-informed way.
- May assist residents with physical assistance partnered with the integrated care team very rarely.
- Will help plan and implement groups focused on optimal mental health including supporting topics centered on well-being, motivational interviewing, distress tolerance, coping skills, etc.
- Handles urgent/emergent situations quickly as they arise in a trauma informed manner with careful consideration of CCH Policies, Procedures, Mission, and Philosophy of Service.
- Makes floor, building, and perimeter inspections of site to ensure a secure and safe environment and to address client needs.
- Participates in recreational, engagement, and occupational activities with patients
- Attend required meetings.
- Maintains current and complete COVID‐19 vaccination(s), as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Employee must be able to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of self or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Active certification in basic life support (CPR/BLS) required.
- Interest in harm reduction, and/or behavioral health environments, and/or supporting vulnerable populations is required.
- High school diploma or equivalent required; working on higher education preferred.
- Prior experience or certification as a Medical Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician, or Certified Nursing Assistant preferred.
- Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred.
WHERE A CANDIDATE IS PLACED IN THE COMPENSATION RANGE DEPENDS ON TOTAL RELEVENT YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
- Job Family Administrative
- Pay Type Hourly
- Min Hiring Rate $17.99
- Max Hiring Rate $21.59
- Denver, CO, USA