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Behavioral Health Technician



Support psychiatric patients in their daily tasks.

What does a Behavioral Health Technician do?

People with mental health or substance abuse issues have unique needs. It takes a special type of person to give them the care that they need in an open, respectful manner. If you’re the kind of person who thrives on helping others and caring for those most in need of help, then a career as a Behavioral Health Technician could be right for you.

Behavioral Health Technicians work with psychiatric patients of all kinds. Your main task as a Behavioral Health Technician is to help them with activities of daily living: dressing, eating, participating in meetings or activities, and taking their medications (if any) on the proper schedule. You also monitor them closely throughout the day. Your eye for psychological details and understanding of their unique circumstances help you report their condition back to the Doctor and Nurses who constitute their care team.

You’re on the front lines of the mental health world, working directly with patients every single day. Be prepared for long hours and patient interactions that will put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test. You won’t have to do it alone, though. You’re part of a comprehensive team of mental health professionals all committed to helping every person in your care live the best life that they can—which makes it all worthwhile at the end of the day.