Part Time Mental Health Technician - Residential - #9820516

Discovery Behavioral Health

Date: 1 week ago
City: Fairfield, CT
Contract type: Part time

Discovery Behavioral Health (DBH) is a national leader in behavioral healthcare and one of the fastest growing companies in the field. DBH offers world-class treatment for those struggling with eating disorders, mental health, and substance use and places a high priority on seeking employees who share our passion for improving the lives we serve.

Since 1997, Discovery Mood and Anxiety Programs, DBH’s Mental Health Disorder Division, has helped thousands of patients discover their path to the full and rewarding lives they deserve with evidence-based and inclusive treatment options.

The is a part-time, in person position working Saturday and Sunday 12 PM - 8 at our residential mental health facility in Fairfield, CT. 

Compensation is from $17.00 per hour - $27.00 per hour. 

Compensation will be dependent upon geographic region, education, and experience.

Our Offer to You!

We are dedicated to empowering our employees with their professional and personal development by providing:

  • 401(k) with company match
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Vacation and sick days
  • Employee referral program
  • Employee discounts to various stores, amusement parks, events, etc.
  • Continuing education (CE) programs and training
  • Weekly training opportunities
  • Advancement opportunities within the organization

Mental Health Technician I (MH Tech 1) is responsible for assisting and supporting patients through the entire treatment experience from admission through discharge. MH Tech 1 responsibilities primarily include ensuring patient safety, providing milieu interventions, leading psychoeducational groups, and supporting patients as they navigate the treatment process. As the Tech team is available to the patient on a twenty-four hour basis, careful patient monitoring and communication with the treatment team is essential. Reports to Facility Manager/Program Director.


  • Orients new patient to the treatment program, its requirements, intent, and routine. Completes needed assessments within 24 hours of admission.
  • Determines whether the new patient has any special needs, communicates those needs to the treatment team and assists the patient in fulfilling those needs.
  • Monitors all patients through the treatment experience, keeping patients in line of site in the milieu and checking on patients in bedrooms or other areas on a regular basis.
  • Contributes to the well-being of all patients by serving as a positive role model, demonstrating professional and caring manner toward co-workers, patients, and guests.  Treat all patients, guests and co-workers respectfully and courteously.
  • Facilitates treatment plan set forth by the Therapist by providing day-today support to patients and if patients need to “check-in”, help patients engage in a positive coping skill.  Directs patients in a clear, concise, and informative manner.
  • Understands the importance of structure by following the house rules and group schedule each shift.
  • Responsible for running and engaging patients in therapeutic groups such as coping skills, relapse prevention, psycho education, Life Skills, etc. for the expected length of time identified in the Program Schedule.   Also assists in providing group ideas.
  • As Technicians are the “eyes and ears” of the milieu, they are responsible for documenting any behaviors that occur in the milieu in a very thorough and appropriate manner. Must maintain confidential nature of all patient and program related activities.
  • Answers telephone promptly and politely. Transfers any inquiries they are unable to assist with to the Therapist, Milieu Manager or Program Director. 
  • Maintains a clean environment by completing the cleaning required on the shift worked and documenting.

For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at

  • High School Diploma
  • Some experience working with MH or with adolescents preferred.
  • Must attend all training, education, and staff enrichment activities
    • This includes monthly on line trainings, in person trainings and trainings as assigned.
  • Must possess a current Driver’s License in good standing
  • Must be CPI and CPR/First Aid certified within 90 of employment with Discovery 

Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? Apply anyway! To provide truly innovative care, we need to have a diverse team around us. That’s why Discovery Behavioral Health is committed to creating an inclusive environment. If you find yourself meeting some but not all the above, we’d be happy to consider your application.


We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

For more information about our company benefits, please visit us at

Discovery Behavioral Health seeks to build a diverse staff that is reflective of the patients we serve and the communities where we work. DBH encourages multiple perspectives, experiences, and strives to hire and retain a diverse workforce.

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