REACH Behavioral Technician I (BT I) provides support to persons with co-occurring intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental or behavioral health needs who are admitted to the Crisis Therapeutic Home (CTH) or Transitional Home. This staff participates in facilitating daily program and individualized activities, support for habilitative and/or rehabilitative activities, therapeutic interventions, personal care/assistance, health care and other activities. BT I participates as part of comprehensive REACH services and collaborates with individual’s primary provider, clinical home, community crisis services, family and others.
Essential Job Functions:
- Assists individuals with daily activities, personal care/assistance, behavioral health needs, physical health, wellness, community engagement and leisure activities.
- Orients guests and their caregivers (if applicable) to the home, program policies, rules and activities.
- Establishes rapport with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and challenging behaviors, while maintaining respect for each individual’s dignity, individuality and right to confidentiality.
- Maintains professional boundaries with individuals and follows ethical and licensing guidelines.
- Provides on-site crisis intervention and stabilization support to individuals and their respective systems of care for individuals experiencing behavioral health emergencies/crises.
- Assists with social and leisure time activities, including activities that build skills for behavior and stress management, communication, adaptive living, ADL’s and IADL’s.
- Serves as a positive representative for agency with other professionals, families and the community.
- Reports incidents as required by agency policy as well as local state and federal laws.
- Maintains timely documentation, behavior/symptom tracking, and other data, including incident and accident reports.
- Responds to individual safety needs, including reporting significant changes in behavior and health.
- Collaborates with the homes Supervisor, Assistant Supervisor/RN, Medical Director, Clinical Director and other staff with clinical expertise on presentation of needs, behavioral tracking, attempted interventions, plan of care and discharge planning.
- Communicates with other staff and supervisor on progress, needs, concerns and changes.
- Performs housekeeping duties as assigned, including meal preparation in accordance with individual dietary needs and preferences.
- Adheres to program standards and policies as well as local, state and federal regulations
- Attends appropriate work-related workshops, in-service trainings, and conferences.
- Maintains regular attendance and punctuality, manages use of PTO time, and follows all policies and procedures regarding time off.
- Follows all ESUCP Policies and Procedures, including Universal Precautions practices.
- Must demonstrate ESUCP valued behaviors of Accountability, Commitment and Caring as appropriate to position.
- Completes required training within prescribed timeframes.
- Performs related duties as requested.
- High School diploma or equivalent, required.
- Experience with crisis prevention and intervention services, preferred.
- Valid state appropriate driver’s license and auto insurance for personal and agency vehicles utilized for work;
- Knowledge and ability to utilize computer word processing and data programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Web-based data entry, etc.
- Must demonstrate capacity to effectively communicate verbally and in written form.