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Behavioral Health Technician - $38K per year

Company: Virginia Dept of Behavioral Health & Developmental
Location: Waynesboro
Posted on: June 30, 2024

Job Description:

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

  • Specialty: Behavioral Health Technician
  • Discipline: Allied Health Professional
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • 40 hours per week
  • Shift: 8 hours
  • Employment Type: StaffTitle: Psychiatric Care Technician
    State Role Title: 49053
    Hiring Range: Starting Pay $37,505 (Salary Commensurate with Experience)
    Pay Band: 3
    Agency: Dept Behavioral Health/Develop
    Location: Western State Hospital
    Agency Website: Type: General Public - G
    Job Duties
    Western State Hospital is seeking applicants for classified (Full-time) Psychiatric Care Technicians, for 2nd and 3rd shift. PCTs are scheduled to work (2) 12-hour shifts and (2) 8-hour shifts or (5) 8 hours shifts per week. The successful applicant must work every other weekend. Holidays and overtime, as needed, will be required.

    PCT worked under the direction of licensed nursing staff, provide recovery-oriented direct care to a population in a hospital setting, maintaining a safe, clean and therapeutic environment; Actively support and motivate patients to participate in their individualized treatment plans; as well as deliver treatment programs to individuals and groups of individuals who may have serious mental illness, substance abuse, and/or intellectual or developmental disabilities.

    PCT work as part of the unit-based treatment team alongside nurses who are responsible for the 24/7 care of patients as well as in our ‘Learning Center' where patients attend varied classes which help them attain individual skills supporting their ongoing recovery.

    PCT are eligible for following Shift Differential:1st shift weekend $3.00/hr.2nd shift weekdays $2.50/hr., and weekend/holidays $3.00/hr.3rd shift weekdays $2.25/hr, and weekend/holidays $3.00/hr.

    Some benefits of working for Western State Hospital (part of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) within the Commonwealth of Virginia)- Career ladder opportunities- Professional Skills Incentive is available- Offer flexible schedule to maintain balance between personal and professional life.- 11 different Insurance packages to choose from including health, dental and vision options- 2 Retirement savings plans to help you start saving for your future- 24/7 Security- Shift and Weekend differentials for certain positions- Sick and personal time off- Clinical positions loan repayment options- State employee discount program for products and services that includes; movie tickets, special events, cell phone plans, Kings Dominion as well as other top entertainment and travel products in Virginia and across the country, fitness facilities, vacations, pet services to name a few- Tuition reimbursement- 3 weeks of paid dedicated training- Vacation time- Paid Life Insurance- 12 paid Holidays
    Minimum Qualifications
    - Ability to distinguish between safe and unsafe patient behavior by observing, interacting, and listening• Ability to read, write and speak in the English language • Ability to observe, report and document changes in patients' mental, physical and behavioral status• Ability to follow written and oral instructions• Ability to maintain all required orientation and annual competencies. • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisors, co-workers and patients from varied backgrounds using effective interpersonal skills.• Ability to recognize the need and ask for help or assistance in providing care and treatment• Ability to give and receive effective feedback and perform as a member of a team• Ability to administer CPR and perform TO approved physical interventions• Ability to work overtime hours, rotating weekends, and holidays• Ability to use email and electronic health records
    Additional Considerations
    Minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities.• High School Diploma or Equivalent is preferred• Experience in a psychiatric, healthcare facility, acute care, long-term care or correction setting is preferred.
    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.
    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.

    Western State Hospital 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 Facilities are no longer required to ensure that all staff members are vaccinated for COVID-19. However, facilities encourage and educate staff on the benefits and offer COVID - 19 vaccination programs to staff, residents, clients. Employees may be required to disclose immunization status for purposes of infection prevention and/or management of outbreaks. Upon acceptance of a job offer, new recruits will be asked to disclose their vaccination status (and for those fully vaccinated, proof of vaccination) during the pre-employment process. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources.
    Contact Information
    Name: Elizabeth Weber
    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 #5017302. Posted job title: 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, Charlottesville , Behavioral Health Technician - $38K per year, Healthcare , Waynesboro, Virginia

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