Behavioral Health Technician Part time 3pm - 11pm - Wichita - job 1197998

KVC Health Systems

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Wichita, Kansas

Employment type: Full-time

Behavioral Health Technicians (BHT) provide compassionate care and supervision of children and youth. These individuals provide support to help young people achieve their treatment goals through daily activities, teaching coping techniques and positive behavior skills. These individuals can expect to work closely with nurses and therapist in reinforcing treatment plans, documenting client activity, and maintaining a safe environment.

Base pay starts at $15 per hour depending on education and experience.

Behavioral Health Technician Responsibilities:

  • supervise youth at all times to ensure basic needs are being met

  • assist youth through completion of daily responsibilities, activities and living skills

  • engage and build relationships with youth

  • support youths' emotional needs and teach new social skills

  • responsible for keeping the Residential Homes safe, clean and orderly

  • provide needed support to improve treatment outcomes


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) from an accredited high school

  • Valid driver's license and auto insurance

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • 1-3 months related experience and/or training working with adults or children in a behavioral health care or similar environment.

Desired Behavioral Health Technicians:

  • 1-year experience in a similar environment working with at risk youth.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Social Services, Psychology, Sociology, Human Services Education

  • Training in Trauma Treatments, Trauma Informed Care, Positive Behavior Supports and Safety Crisis Management Certified.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit for intermittent amounts of time. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

KVC provides a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans; paid time off; and a 403(b) retirement plan with company.

Pre-employment drug screen, physical and background check required.

KVC Hospitals is a nonprofit network of children's psychiatric hospitals and residential treatment facilities in Kansas and Missouri. Each year we serve thousands of youth 6 to 18 who are experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, childhood trauma and other mental health needs. Our team combines expert and compassionate psychiatric treatment with neuroscience-based resources to help our clients embrace their full potent

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