Behavioral Health Technicians
Our dedicated Behavioral Health Technicians give direct service and support to individuals coming from a variety of backgrounds. Our Behavioral Health Technicians provide an important service designed specifically to meet each individual's needs, both one-on-one and as part of a team.
What is a Behavioral Health Technician?
Behavioral Health Technicians provide individualized services for adults and children in a variety of home and community settings. A Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) may provide services for individuals living in private homes, in group homes, or other community-based settings. BHTs implement person program plans and treatment plans for individuals with mental health disorders, traumatic brain injuries, developmental disorders, and other disabilities. Some BHTs may be further trained to provide specialized services for children with autism.
What does a Behavioral Health Technician do?
A BHT is responsible for supporting and upholding a client's individualized treatment plan. They will do this in a variety of ways, with the aim of helping the client interact positively within the community and learn important life skills. A BHT will work with the client to:
- Foster positive social interactions
- Work on planning and problem solving
- Facilitate developmentally appropriate daily schedules
- Support community independence
- Provide skills training
- Mentor and coach daily living skills
- Teach self-regulation skills
Becoming a Behavioral Health Technician
Are you interested in a career in the mental health field? Becoming a Behavioral Health Technician is an ideal starting point. As an entry-level position, Solutions employs BHTs from a variety of backgrounds, including those with high school degrees, those in college, recent college graduates, or those just starting out in the mental health field. Solutions is regularly hiring both full and part time BHTs, with a wide range of scheduling possibilities. Full time staff receive the following financial benefits:
- Health insurance (with an employee contribution)
- Life insurance
- Short and long term disability
- Paid Time Off (PTO)
- 401k Plan
Other benefits include:
- Flexible hours while you finish your education
- Working in a team environment
- Supportive supervisors and co-workers
- Possibility of internships
- Possibility of promotion
- Ability to develop a career path
- Invaluable experience working with people
- An opportunity to be a part of a young, thriving organization's social mission
Developing a Career Path
Frequent advancement is common within the agency. There are former entry-level staff represented in all departments and management levels at Solutions. Three top administrators once provided front-line services, and many staff are in management and Mental Health Practitioner positions. Nearly one quarter of staff at Solutions are in positions to which they were promoted. Our focus on creating the next generation of leaders gives employees an opportunity to choose their career path and improve their skills while working towards professional development within the Behavioral Health technician position.
Not all Behavioral Healthcare Technicians plan to work in the mental health field. For some, Solutions provides valuable training experience in how to effectively engage with somethings difficult individuals, as they prepare for other careers. Some Solutions alumni have gone on to work in law enforcement, as clinical psychologists, optometrists, physical therapists, and in business fields. These former staff credit Solutions for providing critical job training.
Are you interested in becoming a Behavioral Health Technician? Check out our Employment page to find current openings!