Outpatient Psych Tech
at Hartford HealthCare

Date Posted: 7/16/2019

Job Description

Work where every moment matters.
 
Every day, almost 20,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 


Outpatient Behavioral Health Psychiatric Technicians provide group based direct care to children ages five to eighteen higher level of care programs that include, Partial Hospital, Intensive Outpatient, and Extended Day Treatment. Technicians implement individual behavior plans for patients, facilitate skill based groups to improve self-control, distress tolerance, and social skills. Technicians are also responsible for supervision of children/adults throughout the program that includes during group, therapeutic activities, throughout the building and for some programs during van rides.  Bridges technicians also review home goal sheets/communication and oversee the internal level/reward behavioral milieu program.


Essential Functions

  • Provides direct care to participants  in a developmentally appropriate manner that  creates a safe, trauma free, accepting  therapeutic environment.
  • Assists clinicians in delivery of therapeutic group treatment interventions that may include group psychotherapy processing, group therapeutic recreational activities, art therapy, psychoeducational activities, and social skills groups.
  • Helps facilitate group interaction and involvement by program participants through redirection, modeling, verbal and non-verbal reinforcements 
  • Utilization of behavioral medication point based level systems.  Record episodes of target behaviors during group and work with clinician to review points and level system at the end of group sessions.
  • Provides clinical support to program participants and their families to facilitate their participation in therapeutic recreational activities.
  • Attends staff meetings as required, and participates in in-service meetings and educational programs.
  • Maintains records of group members participation as requested by clinicians including collection of behavioral data to measure against the goals and objectives in group member treatment plans.
  • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of elements of discharge plans as assigned by clinicians for participants leaving the program 
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.
  • Provide case management support for patients as assigned by the clinical team.  Activities include collateral contacts related to: insurance; school and agency schedules; setting up of appointments; gathering of collateral medical/psychiatric records; routine non-clinical correspondence; and miscellaneous contact with family members and community providers.
  • Set up and clean up of rooms and group equipment/materials for psycho-education groups.  Co-facilitate psychoeducation groups to support primary clinicians by taking attendance, documenting the group activity, assisting with behavioral management and utilizing treatment plan interventions for patients disrupting group process.
  • Complete all assigned documentation responsibilities for collateral contacts and psycho-education groups that meets established Joint Commission, state regulatory and corporate compliance criteria.
  •  Attend and participate in multidisciplinary treatment team meetings, staff development meetings, and mandatory department/hospital meetings
  • Follow all established department and hospital policies and procedures.  Complete continuing education requirements as required by the unit and hospital.
  • Displays and upholds CHH core values of dignity, compassion, service excellence, community and integrity.  Consistently demonstrates caring for patients, for one another, and for the organization they are part of, and contributes to building trust, pride and camaraderie. 


Job Requirements

Education
Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, Behavioral Health, or related field

 
Experience

Minimum of one year experience in children’s behavioral health programs and case management experience  

CPR Certification

Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook



We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.



Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Torrington, CT
  • Job Type: Health Care
  • Experience: At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted: 7/16/2019

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