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Behavioral Health Technician - Full Time - Southwest Houston, TX

Houston, Texas
Job Type
19 May 2023
Cenikor is a non-profit organization and one of the largest substance use treatment centers in the nation. We are currently hiring for Behavioral Health Technicians for our Southwest Houston (adolescent) facility.

Cenikor's Value Proposition - What's In It for You?:

PURPOSE in your work - service to others, giving back to your community, helping to save lives, being fulfilled at work.
COMPETITIVE PAY, BENEFITS, PAID TIME OFF, $2k - $4k TUITION REIMBURSEMENT, up to 10% 401K and BONUSES - we hire and reward high performers.
STABILITY and GROWTH - more than 55 years in business - our strong financial processes support our drive to serve more people and ensure stability for our team members.
CONTINUOUS LEARNING and PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - we are committed to developing our leaders in their desired career path and promoting from within. We have Cenikor Career Pathways Program that you can join after 90 days of employment. We also have an annual leadership development program with assigned mentors to help you achieve your professional goals.
The work we do isn't easy. If you like to work hard, to serve others and to have FUN with your team while achieving goals, Cenikor will be the right place for you!

The Job Summary and Description - What's expected of you?:


Do you have a desire to serve others and your community? Are you seeking purposeful work with a mission-driven organization? If so, our Behavioral Health Technician position may be right for you!

The Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) is responsible for the protection, safeguarding, and securing of assets, personnel and clients at the facility. The BHT is responsible for providing therapeutic assistance and preventing client elopement as well as instituting appropriate security measures while escorting clients inside and outside the facility.

Empathy and passion for serving others are core values of candidates for this role. Join the Cenikor team to help break the stigma of substance use and mental health!


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of security operations and safety practices.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with staff and residents.

Ability to understand and follow standard operating procedures, to perform duties in a professional manner, to write and investigate required reports; to make independent and good judgment decisions within proper policy and procedures;

Ability to detect problems and report information to appropriate personnel.

Ability to work night shifts and/or flexible hours.

Ability to consistently uphold the Core Principles of Cenikor's Culture:

Demonstrate mission of service to our clients

Positive, respectful communication with both staff and clients

Demonstrate self-motivation and perseverance to achieve goals

Role model appropriate, professional behaviors including appropriate client boundaries

Work effectively as part of a team, helping to set up others for success


High School Diploma or GED required


One-year security/safety experience preferred

Physical Requirements

Sit in normal position for extended periods of time

Ability to walk and/or run while patrolling property,

Ability to climb and descend stairs

Ability to see within normal parameters

Ability to hear within normal range

Ability to drive fifteen passenger vans

Ability to carry approximately ten pounds

Ability to reach and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.

Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.

Ability to travel to facilities by various transportation means.


Valid Driver's License


Drug Free Workplace

Equal Opportunity Employer

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  • Job Reference: 1010175759-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Cenikor Foundation
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent