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Behavioral Health Technician - Per DIem in Astoria, OR at SUNSPIRE HEALTH

Date Posted: 2/24/2018

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Position Summary

The Recovery Technician position aims to develop a strong patient-focused perspective to support patients in their goal of living a substance-free life. In the early stages, there is a need for considerable support and guidance. The Recovery Technician  must work closely with the Recovery Technician staff to develop the skills necessary to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities.

Position requires a minimum of one (1) year non-exempt level clinical experience. In addition to the duties identified below, this position performs general office support functions and assists personnel as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Aid residents requiring assistance dealing with substance abuse problems.
  • Monitor patients’ medication and maintain logs documenting processes.
  • Adhere to medication policies and procedures.
  • Maintain reports and case histories under supervision of Lead Recovery Tech staff.
  • Assist in the delivery of assigned educational module groups and participate in structured activities.
  • Perform administrative duties such as filing, copying, answering phones, etc.
  • Assist in the maintenance of shift communication logs.
  • Assist with and participate in all regularly scheduled social recovery activities and services occurring during an assigned shift.
  • Attend and participate in mandated staff meetings and scheduled team meeting and trainings as required.
  • Assist with the coordination of maintaining the program food and supply needs as needed.
  • Provide support in a professional, courteous, confidential, and timely manner to other employees or any other individual requiring assistance related to the essential functions of this position.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of residents, employees, and the organization.
  • Maintain professional relationships and observe the appropriate boundaries and limits with patients.
  • Maintain appropriate attendance record.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.


  • Strong clinical skills.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Able to work under pressure with flexibility and dependability.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Principles and processes for providing patient services, including meeting quality standards for services.
  • Exceptional patient/client service with the ability to resolve service issues.
  • Cooperate with members of the Operations team to provide high quality patient services.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities with a sense of urgency.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.
  • Accountability for personal attitudes and behavior.


  • Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through verbal and written words and sentences.
  • Communicate information and ideas verbally and written so others will understand.
  • Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Identify/recognize when an issue requires escalation to management.
  • Generate various ideas about a given topic.

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) certification preferred.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a behavioral health setting.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
  • Must maintain CPR and First Aid certifications.


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