Behavioral Health Technician


Avera St Luke's Hospital, Aberdeen, SD

Behavior Health Unit

Part Time

Day/Evening Shift

1:00pm-10:30pm; 56hrs/2wks


Avera St. Luke's Named Top 20 Rural Community Hospital  


Avera Named to Forbes' Best-in-State Employers List


Job Highlights:


  • Provide physical and psychological care to mentally ill and chemically dependent patients.

Job Duties:


·         Demonstrates excellent communication skills.

·         Work with individuals and groups and provides skills consistent with interdisciplinary treatment plans.

·         Lead evening and weekend programming for Avera Addiction Care Center patients as scheduled.

·         Supervise the self-administration medication program.

·         Work closely with RN, Behavioral Health Counselor, and Avera Addiction Care Center counselors to ensure proper patient care is completed.

·         Ensure proper transportation for patients.

·         Assess individual needs and assist with admissions, transfers, and discharges.


Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college preferred; or one or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with a 12 Step Program and group facilitation desired but not required.
  • BLS (Basic Life Support) and CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) certifications.
  • Hight School/GED required.