The Behavioral Health Associate provides direct patient care to behavioral health patients including, but not limited to, milieu safety/management, group and individual patient interventions/interactions. Assists with monitoring of visiting hours, being present in groups to co-facilitate or facilitate, engaging patients on the floor during down times, participating in code alerts, and assisting with patient arrival to the unit. Behavioral Health Associate will also assist with goal planning and development of recovery supports outside the treatment center and promote leisure activities and teaching of activities of daily living. Behavioral Health Associate support the work of the social service department and work in unison with the nursing services and recreational therapy.
Associates in Human Services or HS Diploma with 5 years’ experience working with Behavioral Health patients.
BA(s) in social service area.
Internship or 1 year working with behavioral health population.
Knowledge or education in Substance use field.
Basic counseling, ability to teach daily living skills, problem solving and good written and oral communication.
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