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CD Tech ($20hr) - $1000 Hiring Incentive - Full Time

Company: NUWAY
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Position OverviewAs a member of the multidisciplinary team, the Chemical Dependency Technician (CD Tech) will assist clients from admission through discharge providing client support through the extended substance and mental health treatment process. CD Tech's supervise and manage client behavior and help manage client crisis situations when necessary. They assist on-duty counselors as required in direct support of program goals and objectives. CD Techs require self-confidence, professionalism and the ability to exercise individual discretion and judgment. They must manage competing demands on their time and adhere to program schedule and rules. This includes situations where a client may be under the influence of a controlled substance or struggling with mental health symptoms, the CD Tech will respond in a professional, therapeutic and positive manner. They must be able to react and respond to medical emergencies conveying a positive and professional image to clients, staff and visitors. CD Techs must be able to maintain client confidentiality in accordance with state and federal guidelines and HIPAA requirements.ResponsibilitiesUnderstands and follows policies & procedures and restrictions related to client and program rules and regulations to assure consistency in client services and programCommunicates to staff any inappropriate or suspected inappropriate client behaviorMay conduct breath analysis and urinalysis collection and documentationUnderstands and follows emergency fire and weather policies and procedures as well as ensuring compliance with facility fire and safety regulationsTransitions duties and responsibilities to at each shift change to incoming staffUnderstands and follows incident/accident reporting policies and proceduresResponds to client emergency medical needs, when requiredMonitor and communicate the activities of the clients, including activity in the parking lot and smoking areasAttends treatment groups and other client and staff meetings as directed by Counselors, Lead Techs, Program Manager or Program DirectorAttains, maintains and promotes a positive, safe, harmonious, productive and challenging work environmentMaintain a clean and safe environment which may include general cleaning dutiesUpdates electronic health records in a consistent, efficient mannerCommunicate with families, referral sources, and outside healthcare providers in a professional mannerFor Residential CD Technician's: Administer Medications in accordance with medical staff instructionsProvide culturally sensitive and relevant services to diverse clients and their familiesAssists on-duty counseling staff and performs other duties as assigned or requiredQualifications, Skills, Knowledge and ExperienceRequired:Age 18 or olderCurrent First Aid/CPR certification and Medication Administration certificate (for Residential only) obtained within 30 days of starting workAble to pass Minnesota DHS background studyAbility to relate to people from diverse backgroundsMust be free of problematic substance use for at least one year immediately preceding employment and must sign a statement attesting to that factPhysical Demands: Sitting for extended periods of time. Daily use of general office and/or residential facility equipment. Lifting (max 25 pounds), minimal reaching, bending and stooping. Ability to effectively navigate program and office environment such as ascending and descending steps, passing through doorways and entrances, and accessing program/office facilities.Preferred:High School Diploma or GEDPrevious experience in an addiction treatment facility or experience working in the substance use disorder and/or mental health fieldCompetent computer skills and able to effectively enter information in various systemsNUWAY is an equal opportunity employer

Keywords: NUWAY, St. Paul , CD Tech ($20hr) - $1000 Hiring Incentive - Full Time, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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