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Psychiatric Behavioral Health Technician

Company: Maricopa County, AZ
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

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Pay Range
Full Pay Range: $18.50 - $27.00 Hourly

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification. This position is eligible for overtime compensation for all hours worked over 40 in the designated workweek.

Job Type

Correctional Health

About the Position

Are you interested in making a significant, positive, and demonstrable impact in the lives of others? Do you feel compassion toward those struggling with mental illness? If your answer to these questions is "yes," then working as a Correctional Health Services Pysch - Behavioral Health Technician (Psych-BHT) may be what you are seeking!

In this critical role, you will work closely with Psychiatric providers in the CHS Mental Health Unit, where many of Maricopa County's most psychiatrically ill patients are treated.

If you have good interpersonal skills and work well within a team, join ours! Apply today!

About Us

Correctional Health Services (CHS) is an industry-leading healthcare organization for the incarcerated population, providing medical, dental, mental health, psychiatric care, and substance abuse treatment (i.e., Medication-Assisted Treatment, and Opioid Treatment Program). Our department's culture promotes collaboration, continuous training, and flexibility. We challenge our team to spearhead initiatives, break down barriers, and advance their expertise.

Proud to Offer

  • Perform work with a greater purpose
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Exceptional work-life balance
  • Opportunities for growth and development within Maricopa County
  • Low-cost, high-value healthcare for you and your qualifying dependents
  • Paid vacation, sick time, and parental leave
  • Extensive wellness program, including healthcare premium discounts
  • Employee discounts for goods and services
  • Maricopa County participates in the Arizona State Retirement System. This defined retirement benefit requires a 12.29% monthly contribution rate and includes a 100% employer match on Day 1
  • Learn more at Work With Us - Maricopa County, AZ We Require
    • Three years of experience in the care and treatment of persons with mental health disorders and behavioral difficulties
    • High School Diploma or G.E.D. certificate
    • An equivalent combination of post-secondary education and/or job-related experience may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. We Value
      • Experience in behavioral health
      • Working knowledge of the petitioning process for court-ordered treatment in Maricopa County Job Contributions
        • Work with the psychiatric provider staff and mental health staff to determine which patients need involuntary treatment
        • Observe patients identified as needing involuntary treatment for symptoms of mental illness, including danger to self, danger to others, or symptoms indicating that the patient is persistently or acutely disabled or gravely disabled
        • Complete petition applications for involuntary, court-ordered treatment and coordinate with outpatient teams to initiate the petitioning process
        • Testify in court to observe patient behaviors
        • Identify patients who are on a court order for involuntary treatment and make that information available to provider staff
        • Maintain documentation for all patient contact
        • Assist provider staff in coordinating care with patient's outpatient clinic Working Conditions
          • Must be able to work inside a jail environment, consisting of working near inmates and other staff and indoors in a confined area handling multiple or complicated tasks
          • May require travel to and from job-related locations during the course of a scheduled workday, subject to County policies regarding the use of County or private vehicles used on County business
          • Teleworking, hybrid schedules, and weekend work may be required
          • Must complete a thorough background check
          • Requires accuracy, decision-making, and concentration skills to be vigilant in a teamwork environment. Perform a high volume of work under short deadlines or with time pressures to complete frequently changing and unscheduled tasks Selection Procedure
            • Only the most qualified candidates will be considered
            • Consideration will only be given to candidates who submit online applications
            • Candidates will be contacted primarily through email and their Workday online application profile
            • Must pass a pre-employment background and/or fingerprint investigation as required by statute or policy, including drug and alcohol testing requirements for positions designated as safety-sensitive

              Maricopa County is an equal opportunity employer.

              Apply Now!

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