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Addiction Technician, PRN

Company: Aurora Mental Health Center
Location: Aurora
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Job Description:

Our Mission

The Aurora Mental Health Center is dedicated to helping people Live Life to the Fullest. If you are passionate about our Core Values; Passionate Caring, Rising to the Challenge, Honoring and Respecting all Persons, Believe in Resilience and Putting Client and Community First, we would like to invite you to join our family!

About The Team.

The Detox Center provides quality Withdrawal Management services to individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Trained professionals offer services 24/7 in a safe and supportive environment. Services include safe Detoxification from drugs and alcohol, individualized treatment planning, 1 on 1 counseling, group counseling, case management, DUI Education classes, DUI Therapy, Urine Analysis and Breathalyzer Monitoring

Our on-site staff include Addiction Technicians, Case Managers, Peer Coaches, Shift Coordinators, Outreach Technicians, Drug Monitoring Technicians, Financial Coordinators, and Program Management.

About The Role.

The Addiction Technician, PRN, will be responsible for providing milieu management and ensures safety of individuals or groups in a detoxification treatment program.


  • Interact with a client population that is actively intoxicated and/or experiencing symptoms of withdrawal.
  • Provide guidance, safety, stability and direction to clients.
  • Identify emergency signals and situations and reacts appropriately.
  • Perform accurate, legal, timely and ethical documentation at all times, including admissions and discharges, inventories and screening of clients' personal belongings, and charting of all significant interactions with each client.
  • Monitor and document client vital signs, physical condition and behavior as needed. Enters data using Electronic Health.
  • Record and Microsoft office product software.
  • Monitor/observe Urinalysis (UA) or Breath Alcohol (BA) tests as needed and documents appropriately.
  • Monitor the facility to insure it is maintained in a neat and orderly manner and that all outside doors remain secured.
  • Dispose of biohazard waste according to OSHA standards.
  • Refer client to supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling when needed.
  • May assist in transporting admitted clients to hospitals, aftercare or other approved services as directed by the Shift Supervisor.

    About You.

    The ideal candidate should have strong interpersonal skills, a knowledge of addiction treatment, be compassionate, have previous experience (education and/or work) in psychology or a related field, and be a team player. Further, the ideal candidate should have solid computer and documentation skills, be comfortable working with clients dealing with substance abuse and mental health challenges, and be willing to liaison with community partners (hospitals, treatment centers, law enforcement, etc.) as needed for the successful treatment of clients.

    • Education: Bachelor's Degree or high school diploma plus 6 months' work experience in behavioral health and Certified Addiction Counselor I (CAC I).
    • Current CPR/First Aid Certification or ability to obtain within six months of hire.
    • Valid Colorado Driver's License with a driving record that meets organization's requirements.
    • Preferred: Qualified Medication Administration Person (QMAP)
    • Preferred: Certified Addiction Counselor II (CAC II)
    • Basic computer skills, including ability to use Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word.
    • Ability to learn and develop proficiency working with specialized software utilized in program and to operate copier, scanner and signature pad.
    • Ability to write clinical notes and summaries in prescribed style and format.
    • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints.
    • Written and verbal communication skills.
    • Preferred: Bilingual in Spanish and English.

      Compensation, Benefits & Perks.

      Starting Salary for this role (based on experience and company equity) :
      • $17.00- $18.50 hourly

        • Employee Assistance Program
        • Healthy Families and Workplaces Act - Sick Leave

          Additional Perks
          • Quality Supervision for clinical hours towards licensure at no cost to the employee
          • Loan Forgiveness
          • Continued learning benefit

Keywords: Aurora Mental Health Center, Aurora , Addiction Technician, PRN, Professions , Aurora, Colorado

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