Burrell Behavioral Health Substance Use Disorder Technician in Springfield, Missouri
At Burrell Behavioral Health, we have cultivated a positive and welcoming dynamic among our staff. Our culture of inclusion and transparency builds a team and working environment where individuals can succeed professionally and personally. As a Burrell Behavioral Health team member you can expect to contribute to incredible, life changing improvements in the lives of others, and to have a direct impact on the achievement of a very meaningful mission. Our industry is at the beginning of a transformational shift and we intend to lead it.
What you’ll get to do: The Substance Use Disorder Technician will be responsible for the following job duties:
If stationed at detox/residential support facility:
Assess, admit, supervise, monitor, transfer, and discharge social setting detox clients.
Ensure monitoring of vital signs, signs and symptoms of withdrawal, and possess knowledge to determine need for medical assistance for all social setting detox clients.
Ensure clients have clean sanitary linens and clothing at all times.
Provide a safe, therapeutic and supportive environment for clients participating in ADA/Social Setting Detox.
Provide general monitoring of clients, treating each with respect and dignity at all times, and modeling appropriate behaviors.
Foster adaptive behavior in clients by encouraging positive social interaction and role-modeling a problem solving approach to issues of concern.
Responsible for conducting and recording medical protocols, as requested.
Assist ADA/Social Setting Detox clients with daily living skills such as laundry, chores, and personal hygiene.
Responsible for maintaining facility cleanliness by completing designated facility tasks.
Monitor and/or facilitate group activities as designated by Supervisor engaging with clients during group activities, and providing intervention as needed for clients to obtain maximum benefit from participation.
Dispense medications to ADA/Social Setting Detox clients (per physician’s orders) as requested and training permits.
Prepare paperwork and obtain specimens for random drug testing urinalyses for ADA/Social Setting Detox clients.
Provide client education classes regarding drug education and life skills as requested and training permits.
Observe, record and communicate clients’ behaviors, strengths, progress, areas of difficulty and needs in a timely manner, utilizing established mechanisms and program formats.
Provide transportation of clients to/from program activities, as needed.
Complete documentation in an orderly and timely manner.
Attend team meetings as requested.
Obtain required staff training hours (40 hours annually).
If stationed at Youth Facility: Provide for safety during all outdoor experiences, including backpacking and camping excursions for adolescent clients.
What you’ll bring: You will bring adaptability, initiative, reliability, motivation, creativity, and cooperativeness. We are looking for role models who have the ability to demonstrate effective communication and excellent problem solving techniques with a client centric approach to breaking the stigma of mental health.
Education and Experience: Must be at least 21 years of age and have at least a High School Diploma or GED with experience in Human Services or related field. A Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field is preferred.
- Must possess a valid MO driver’s license and be able to obtain a chauffeur's driver’s license (Class E). Shall successfully complete CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration, and SCM Training. Must complete 40 hours of related training annually. CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration and SCM training shall be included in the 40-hour per year training requirement.
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients, employees of the organization, family members and other contacts in the community.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply logic and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables within standardized situations.
Other Skills and Abilities: Shall be able to establish effective relationships via telephone, e-mail and personal contacts. Shall be able to follow direction and accept supervision. Shall have the ability to work with a variety of human problems and the competence to handle crisis intervention. Shall be able to enter clinical documentation into a computerized record as assigned.
Where you’ll be working: You will be working at our Cherry Street Location. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee must be able to perform duties, both indoors and outdoors, under all weather conditions.
What we offer: Burrell’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in all of our content and across all of our agency. Diversity is more than a commitment at Burrell—it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.
Looking to feed your desire to give to your community and support those who need a helping hand, look no further. Not only is Burrell growing the amount of its resources, services, and facilities to assist as many communities as possible, it also provides plenty of opportunity for growth in your current field and the freedom to explore others. Our culture and our environment are unlike any other. We offer highly-competitive pay and a full range of top-notch full-time employee benefits such as:
Basic Life Insurance
Student Loan Reimbursement
Paid Time Off
403(b) Retirement Plan
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status, or to other non-work related factors.
Burell is a Smoke and Tobacco Free Workplace.
Burrell Behavioral Health is the recognized leader in Community Mental Health. Founded in 1977, our network of providers, therapists, case managers, and direct support staff serve more than 45,000 clients across 25 counties in Missouri and Arkansas. We provide comprehensive care for behavioral health clients of all ages, helping them to improve their lives through our wide-ranging continuum of care.
“We believe that the conversation about behavioral health is paramount. There are few conversations facing our communities more critical than behavioral health. As the conversation evolves, Burrell is committed to being a leader in this post-stigma world.”
-C.J. Davis, President & CEO, Burrell Behavioral Health