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Psych and Team Techs

Peace River Center
Lakeland, Florida, United States
December 21, 2018

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GRAND OPENING LAKELAND CSU-NOW HIRING PSYCH AND TEAM TECHS, as well as our current CSU in Bartow. Psych Techs needed for CSUs -

$10- per hr. Full Time or $11.25 PRN schedule, Bartow and Lakeland - Full Time and variety of schedules, 7-3 pm, 3-11 pm,11-7. HS Diploma/GED required. The CSU Psych Tech provides direct care to clients on the Crisis Stabilization Units. The CSUs Team Tech functions as a member within an interdisciplinary team to provide a safe, therapeutic environment and support clients in the stabilization of crises and reintegration to the community. Same work schedules as above $10.50 Full Time and $11.25 if PRN. Peace River Center is a Drug Free Workplace and all employees must pass a DCF Level 2 Background clearance.


CSU/LCSU Psychiatric Technicians and Team Technicians

JOB TITLE: LCSU Psychiatric Technicians and Team Technicians

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 2017 - 2018

PROGRAM: Crisis Stabilization Units



CITY: Bartow and Lakeland

JOB STATUS: Full-Time and PRN schedules

(7-3 pm, 3-11 pm, 11-7 am, and weekend schedule)

FLSA: Non Exempt

Job Summary:

The CSU Psychiatric Technician provides direct care to clients on the Crisis Stabilization Unit. The CSU Team Technician functions as a member within an interdisciplinary team to provide a safe, therapeutic environment and support clients in the stabilization of crises and reintegration to the community.

General Expectations:

In the performance of their respective task and duties, all employees are expected to conform to the following:

a. Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.

b. Interact professionally with other employees, customer and vendors.

c. Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.

d. Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.

e. Ability to adhere to company and/or program's dress code standards

f. Ability to report to work with good personal hygiene

Essential Duties/Requirements/Activities:

Provides assistance and supervision to clients in activities of daily living

Uses appropriate verbal and physical ACT interventions during client confrontation

Perform light housekeeping duties

Provide documentation and feedback based on observations and interactions with CSU clients

Concisely and correctly complete documentation and related paperwork in a timely and professional manner

Review Baker Act certificates that come to the CSU

Assist in the implementation of day treatment activities and therapeutic groups for clients

Provide peer review and constructive feedback for other Psychiatric Technicians

Assist with reviews of seclusion/restraint implementation utilized with clients

Assist in providing safe environment for staff and patients

Assist with the discharge process for CSU clients

Assess and evaluate patients' current status and document accordingly

Ability to arrive to work and ready to work on time.

Ability to abide by principles of EEO compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect.

Ability to work cooperatively in a group and/or team setting.

Ability to show respect to all others.

Ability to professionally communicate with other employees and outside vendors, as required.

Ability to take guidance and direction from supervisors.



Minimum of High School Diploma or GED


Prefer 1 year of experience as a direct care worker; higher educational level can account for years of experience


Clear and Active current Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) certificate preferred


Complete all PRC required trainings.

Complete all contact hours required for certification renewal (if applicable)

Attend all PRC clinical and administrative functions deemed appropriate by supervisor.

Complete Aggression Control Technique (ACT) training

Knowledge and Skills:

Computer skills- Microsoft Office, CMHC and Internet

Ability to work independently with little supervision.

Good organizational skills

Ability to respond appropriately in stressful situations while maintaining self control

Demonstrate the ability to communicate appropriately and professionally in stressful situations with clients and/or peers.

Demonstrate the ability to prioritize work load and multi-tasking when needed.

Good verbal and written communication skills

Demonstrate effective verbal intervention, ACT, and seclusion/restraint procedures

Safety Equipment

Universal Precautions

Comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations

Life Safety Equipment (fire extinguisher), oxygen cylinder, ambu-bag, back board, basic life support equipment.


Must have reliable transportation

Machines, Tool and Equipment Used:

Computer, multi-line telephone, fax, copier, hole punch.

Glucometer, B/P equipment, stethoscope, Ambu-bag, Oxygen cylinder, backboard, veni-puncture equipment, restraints.

Supervisory Relationship(s)

Reports to CSU Charge Nurse