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PT Youth/Adult Respite Worker-BHPP/BHT

Job Description



At our core, we are a resiliency-building company. Join our team and be a part of our purpose, to unleash our employees and participants to create a resilient world, one person at a time. We don’t just say this - it truly is at the forefront of everything we do. We can’t possibly make such an impact on the world without inspired and resilient teams.


We offer competitive pay and benefits, if you qualify, including:


  • Medical, dental, vision insurance options for you and your family, as well as insurance for your beloved pets
  • Generous time off benefits (13 holidays, paid birthday, PTO and Reserved Sick Leave)
  • Retirement (403b) contributions
  • Learning + development opportunities
  •  Health Promotion 


    Job Summary 

  •  Provides social, emotional, and educational support that is mutually offered or provided to others sharing a similar mental health condition       to bring about a desired or personal change.
  •  PSA Behavioral Health Agency has determined this is a safety sensitive position.  Because this is a safety sensitive position and in accordance with its drug testing policy, PSA reserves the right to exclude or remove a person from this position if PSA believes in good faith that the employee's current use of any drug, legal, prescribed by a physician or otherwise if the drug could cause an impairment or otherwise decrease or lessen the employee's job performance or ability to perform the job duties. Employees are obligated to inform PSA of any current drug use that could impair or otherwise decrease or lessen the employee's job performance or ability to perform the job duties.  

Essential Functions

  • Be able to work as part of a team.
  •  Provides rest and relief for caregivers/guardians requesting respite services by taking participants out in the community which helps the participant’s engage in meaningful activities.
  •  Provides care to seriously mentally ill (SMl), general mental health (GMH), Title XlX, and/or Non-Title XIX youth and/or adult populations.
  • Develops, organizes and maintains an atmosphere that supports people’s recovery and ensures that the services provided are focused on recovery.
  • Participates as a team member of a multidisciplinary clinical team.
  • Provides input and assist with the respite program development and outings.
  • Provides support and rehabilitation services as defined in the Covered Services Guide.
  • Completes documentation that supports the respite services being provided in a timely manner.
  • Advocates for the youth respite participants.
  • Provides input and recommendations to clinical leadership.
  • Provides transportation for the Youth Respite Participants during the respite outings’.
  • Other duties as assigned  

Qualification Requirements


  • A minimum of a high school diploma/GED certificate.
  • Be able to qualify as a BHPP (Behavioral Health Paraprofessional) or BHT (Behavioral Health Technician)
  • Current certification in CPR and First-Aid.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Five-year MVD report that meets the agency’s auto insurance carrier’s coverage requirements.
  • Fingerprint Clearance Card required for some locations
  • Be a non-smoker

 Knowledge of 

  • Behavioral health techniques such as active listening and motivational interviewing
  • Principles and methods of psychosocial rehabilitation.
  • The special needs and characteristics of the client population.
  • How to access resources for assistance.
  • Documentation of client activities and progress according to accepted professional and agency standards.


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in group process and group facilitation.
  • Active listening and supportive feedback skills
  • Ability to organize projects, prioritize workflow and complete multiple tasks simultaneously and accurately.
  • Capable of using good judgment and tactful in dealing with youth participants.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Proficiency in promoting client responsibility, mastery and recognizing symptom exacerbation.
  • Ability to be creative, energetic, flexible and to serve as a healthy role model for staff and youth participants.
  • Competence in providing behavior management and activity supervision.
  • General computer literacy using Microsoft products and other related software.
  • Ability to learn new software in a timely manner.     


Physical Requirements

  • Lifting/Pushing/Pulling:
  • Must be able to lift and carry boxes/packages up to 50 pounds as needed.      
  • Must be able to push and pull file cabinet/desk drawers open and closed daily.

 Body Positions/Movements

  • Sits in a chair at a desk for extended numbers of hours each workday.
  • Moves from office to office.
  • Must be able to retrieve items/supplies on overhead shelves and bend/stoop to reach files located in bottom file cabinets.
  • Be able to drive and transport clients when needed.

 Hand Use/Sense 

  • Manual dexterity sufficient to use calculator, telephone, keyboard and various office machines on a daily basis.
  • Be able to write.
  • Must be able to communicate both in person and on the telephone, enter information on the computer and read various instructions.
  • Be able to read numbers, reports, and computer terminals.

 Mental Requirements

  • Must be able to analyze many variables and choose the most effective course of action.
  • Personal maturity is an important attribute.
  • Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure.
  • Ability to give, receive and analyze information, prepare written materials, and articulate goals and action plans.
  • Ability to do simple math calculations, input data into the computer, and analyze data

 Equipment to Be Used

  • Must be able to use computer and other office machines such as fax, calculator, telephone, copy machine

 Working Conditions

  • Usually works out of a typical office setting.
  • Works out in the community/ out of office most of the time
  • Attends meetings at outside locations.


Job Reference #: 987720
Job Status: Part Time
Date Posted: 3/7/2019
Pay Rate: 

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