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Behavioral Health Technician - $21 per hour

Company: Virginia Dept of Behavioral Health & Developmental
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionVirginia Dept of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services is seeking a Behavioral Health Technician for a job in Portsmouth, Virginia.Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: Behavioral Health Technician
  • Discipline: Allied Health Professional
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • 40 hours per week
  • Employment Type: StaffTitle: Psychiatric Care Technician- Wage(No Benefits)
    State Role Title: 49053
    Hiring Range: $20.74 per hour
    Pay Band: 3
    Agency: Dept Behavioral Health/Develop
    Location: Southeastern Va Training Centr
    Agency Website: Type: General Public - G
    Job Duties
    This position supports the facility's mission by working within a person-centered educational model as a member of an integrated team to provide support, education/training, and supervision of individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, and other disabilities, and to collect and record data and document services provided to these individuals. Individual support, training, and supervision is performed in the house, on-campus training and leisure sites, on the Center grounds, and off-campus in leisure, training, and employment sites. This position will become Medication administration certified after 90 days of employment. Medication administration certified staff may give medication in their assigned location or be assigned to administer medication in another location

    This position is considered essential personnel and would be required to work in the event of an emergency or facility need. All SEVTC positions are required to work different shifts and/or overtime as requested.

    Must have the ability to communicate effectively, including the ability to follow written and oral instructions, observe and accurately document observations. Requires the ability to learn basic techniques and knowledge of developmental care & treatment. Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job, which includes standing, bending, walking, pushing/pulling, lifting up to 50 pounds, providing support during all aspects of daily personal care, and intervening with aggressive behaviors. Successful completion of the facility's Pre-Service training program, which includes CPR, First Aid, medication administration (if applicable), nutritional management, and physical/behavioral management, is required for continued employment. Ability to work collaboratively with co-workers, Residential Managers and/or Supervisors, Shift Supervisors and ID team members.
    Minimum Qualifications
    High school education or equivalent is required. Experience working with people who have intellectual disabilities, mental health issues, or medical conditions is preferred. Valid Virginia's driver's license required. Successful completion of/ability to complete Pre-Service training class, including completion of medication course (if applicable), CPR, First Aid, and behavior interaction procedures.- (Pre service training class is 12 days long 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and one day 2p-10p with 2 additional days for observation).- ROTATING WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS, BUT INCUMBENTS WILL NEED TO BE FLEXIBLE TO COVER OTHER SHIFTS IF NECESSARY
    Additional Considerations
    Experience working with individuals with aggressive behaviors or mental health issues- Related education or experience, either personally or professionally, working with individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities, mental health issues, or in the medical field- Prefer some knowledge of program activities including recreation, leisure skills, communication, vocational, and educational programming.

    Special Instructions
    You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to "Your Application" in your account to check the status of your application for this position.
    Southeastern Virginia Training Center only accepts online applications via PAGEUP. Resumes and other documents may accompany the application but will not serve as a substitute for an application. Faxed, e-mailed or mailed applications will not be accepted. Please refer to your PAGEUP account for the status of your application and this position. This posting will remain open for a minimum of five (5) business days.

    Southeastern Virginia Training Center offers a comprehensive benefit package to include your choice of four health insurance plans, paid life insurance and retirement plans, 12 paid holidays, annual and sick leave.

    These positions are hourly/wage and not eligible for benefits. Hourly (wage) employees may not work more than 29 hours a week and are limited to working 1500 hours in a year.

    Commonwealth's Alternate Hiring Process: In support of the Commonwealth's commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: /> , or call DARS at .

    Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact Human Resources at for assistance. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

    Southeastern Virginia Training Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities are open to all regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics or disability.

    DBHDS is a healthcare organization and must comply with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (federal CMS) guidance on Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care staff Vaccination Regulation which requires vaccination of all employees or an exemption. A job offer of employment is contingent upon the candidate meeting these guidelines as a condition of employment.

    Contact Information
    Name: DaShanta White,HR Recruiter

    In support of the Commonwealth's commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at .
    Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.Virginia Dept of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services Job ID #5019630. Posted job title: Psychiatric Care Technician- Wage(No Benefits)About Virginia Dept of Behavioral Health & Developmental ServicesThe Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Servicessupports individuals by promotion recovery, self-determination and wellness inall aspects of life.A life of Possibilities for All VirginiansBenefits
    • Medical benefits
    • Retention bonus
    • Dental benefits
    • Vision benefits
    • Health Care FSA

Keywords: Virginia Dept of Behavioral Health & Developmental, Portsmouth , Behavioral Health Technician - $21 per hour, Healthcare , Portsmouth, Virginia

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