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Behavioral Health Technician - $45K per year

Company: Virginia Dept of Behavioral Health & Developmental
Location: Dunn Loring
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

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

  • Specialty: Behavioral Health Technician
  • Discipline: Allied Health Professional
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • 40 hours per week
  • Employment Type: StaffTitle: Lead Psychiatric Care Technician
    State Role Title: 49053
    Hiring Range: Starting Salary $44,994
    Pay Band: 3
    Agency: Dept Behavioral Health/Develop
    Location: Northern VA Mental Health Inst
    Agency Website: Type: General Public - G
    Job Duties
    The Psychiatric Technician II is responsible to facilitate individual and group programs through planned, spontaneous, structured and unstructured activities that are provided consistent with overall active treatment programming as well as consistent with the individual patient's comprehensive treatment plan and nursing care plan. In addition, this position provides leadership, teaching and role modeling to other Direct Service Associate II who function under the working title of Psychiatric Technician I and performs direct nursing care duties. The position functions under the supervision of a registered nurse.
    Minimum Qualifications
    A valid Driver's License- Must be able to effectively communicate, interact positively and professionally with peers, other team members and supervisors.- Demonstrated ability to follow written and oral instructions; observe and accurately observe report and describe observations and in writing.- Good comprehension of English, spoken and written.- Must be able to learn and acquire skills of basic care and treatment plans; to read, understand and carry out individualized programs and to recognize and appropriately react to behavioral, medical and other emergencies.- Must be able to meet the physical demands of the position to include: standing, bending, walking, pushing/pulling, lifting up to 50 pounds and intervening with aggressive behaviors.- Must successfully complete the facility's Pre-service training program for Direct Support Professional Staff, to include Person Centered Approach techniques, CPR/First Aid Certification, TOVA and physical/behavioral management, for continued employment.
    THIS IS AN EVENING SHIFT POSITION.
    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.
    Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute 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. 



    Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute  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. 

       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: 

    Contact Pathways

    Led by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services and the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, the Career Pathways grant will help nearly 500 Virginians with disabilities, including young adults and veterans, gain new skills and credentials through Career Pathways to seek employment in competitive, high-demand, high-quality occupations.

    www.vadars.org

     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 (HR Rep phone #) for assistance. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.     Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute  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: Sue Upadhyay
    Phone:
    Email:

    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 #5018294. Posted job title: Lead Psychiatric Care TechnicianAbout 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, Washington DC , Behavioral Health Technician - $45K per year, Professions , Dunn Loring, DC

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