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WestCare Foundation Behavioral Health Technician FT in Carrollton, Georgia

Behavioral Health Technician FT

Job Details

Job Location

Carrollton - 2385 Oak Grove Church - Carrollton, GA

Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

High School

Salary Range

$15.00 - $15.00 Hourly

Travel Percentage

Up to 25%

Job Shift


Job Category

Nonprofit - Social Services


Position Summary:

The Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) supervises program residents under the guidance of the Lead Behavioral Health Technician(s). The BHT acts as a role model for residents, demonstrating professional behaviors and having regular positive interactions that align with WestCares ethical standards. Essential Job Functions include those listed below.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Monitors designated residents under the direction of the Program Director, reporting unusual changes as they occur;

  • Facilitates mentoring, discipline, safety, and shift/overnight observation of residents;

  • Completes support documentation, providing information to third parties as required;

  • Utilizes approved crisis intervention techniques to assist with de-escalation of situations, ensuring resident, staff, and visitor safety;

  • Implements the behavioral/level system where applicable;

  • Participates in 24/7 coverage by working a flexible schedule, properly tracking hours worked, and consistently arriving to scheduled shifts on time;

  • Transports residents to work, school, and/or required meetings/appointments as required;

  • Monitors resident whereabouts to be sure they remain on the property, or have appropriate paperwork needed to leave the property;

  • Assists in the implementation of recreational activities for residents, participating where appropriate;

  • Ensures the facility is kept clean and in working order;

  • Ensures resident medication is processed upon admission and given on time, in accordance with procedure;

  • Documents incidents accurately and in a timely manner, using WestCares Incident Reporting system;

  • Embraces and embodies the mission, vision, guiding principles, clinical vision and goals of WestCare Foundation;

  • Performs any other duties as assigned.



  • Relevant certification(s) and/or licensure preferred;Preference will be given certified candidates;

  • Active CPR Certification preferred at the time of hire;

  • Valid drivers license and the ability to obtain and maintain WestCares vehicle insurance is required.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college with a degree in Counseling, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology or other field related to the position is preferred;

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

    Experience and Competencies:

  • At least one (1) year of experience working in a behavioral health setting or similar position required;

  • Ability to analyze situations and develop appropriate responses or techniques required;

  • Excellent communication skills are required;

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion required;

  • Ability to work well in a team environment required;

  • Adherence to the highest standard of ethical conduct, especially to standards governing confidentiality required;

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule in a fast-paced environment;

  • Professional appearance and demeanor required;

  • Knowledge of the principles, procedures, techniques, trends, and literature related to prevention and substance abuse preferred;

  • Must be culturally/linguistically sensitive to populations served.

    Working Conditions:

  • Work is primarily performed in a residential treatment setting;

  • Some outdoor activities travel between multiple locationsmaybe required;

  • Regular and prompt attendance is required throughout employment.