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Sanford Health Behavioral Health Technician - SUDS in Thief River Falls, Minnesota

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Facility: Northern Lights Comm Residence
Location: Thief River Falls, MN
Address: 921 Atlantic Ave, Thief River Falls, MN 56701, USA
Shift: Varies
Job Schedule: Flex
Weekly Hours: 30.00
Salary Range: $16.50 - $23.00
Pay Info: Sign-On Bonus Available!

Department Details

Join our caring team at Sanford Chemical Dependency Residential Treatment Services! If you enjoy working with people and making a difference in other’s lives, this might be a great fit for you. Flexibility of work and environment from day to day. This part-time position is a flex position, 30 hours per week, various shifts. Must be 18 years old.

Job Summary

Contributes to the care and safety of clients in the chemical dependency residence under the direction of the Alcohol and Drug Counselor. The Behavioral Health Technician monitors the safety and whereabouts of all residents in the facility. Observes and reports client behaviors to clinical staff. Directly interacts with patients and is available for patient support. Delivers and documents specific rehabilitative services to adult residents with substance use disorders. Implements interventions under the direction of licensed clinical staff. Implements independent living skills training with clients.

The Behavioral Health Technician provides opportunities for social and interpersonal skills development. Ensures that client daily tasks are complete. May provide transportation for residents, as needed. Under direction, participates in the admission process for clients and ensures that rooms are prepped at time of discharge for the next admission. Contributes to the overall cleanliness and appearance of the facility. Depending on setting, may be responsible for medication distribution.

Interventions that are in the treatment plan but outside the scope of practice for this role must be implemented by appropriately licensed clinical staff. Interventions outside the scope of the treatment plan require approval from the leadership team.


Must have good human relations and communication skills. Must be able to follow procedures and instructions given by the licensed nurse. Must be able to acquire a basic knowledge of patient care principles, medical terminology and equipment within the assigned service area.

If applicable to position, may require a valid class D driver's license and good driving record.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0181255
Job Function: Behavioral Health and Dependency
Featured: No