Behavioral Health Technician (BHT)

Full-time position (40 hours weekly)

We Value Our Employees By Offering:

  • Medical, Dental, Life, and Health Care Benefits (FT)
  • 3 weeks of paid/sick time off plus 10 Holidays per year (FT) 

Polara Health, Serving on the front-lines of mental health treatment in Yavapai County since 1966, Polara Health (formerly West Yavapai Guidance Clinic) is uniquely positioned to improve access for people in need of high quality and affordable holistic care. We are a beacon of hope, help and healing for over 7,000 individual and families and 1,300 children annually.  Focused on addressing the whole person through a client centered approach, we offer holistic, transformative services that are tailored to address the unique needs of each client, address the social determinants of health and ensure coordination of care with loved ones and other integrated service providers. 

Job Summary:

Responsible for Hospital/CSU or SUD-R/Haddon Residential client's care on day, evenings, overnights, and weekends.  Provides support, education, and structure to clients.


Minimum Education:

H.S. graduate or equivalent.

Minimum Work Experience:

At least 4 years or combination of education and experience equal to 4 years. Experience in residential or behavioral health field.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

First Aid, CPR, CPI


  • Monitor client's self-administration of medication.
  • Document client contacts and complete other forms as required by program policy and procedure.
  • Have knowledge of and follow all agency and program policy and procedure.
  • Provide emergency shift coverage as necessary.
  • Communicate effectively with peers and other units and function as a team member.
  • Attend weekly group and individual supervision.
  • Supervise and assist clients with implementation of their residential treatment plan,
  • Obtain training as mandated by clinic and program policy and procedure.
  • Facilitate groups and meetings as directed.
  • Participate in staffing and treatment planning.
  • Provide transportation for clients to outside meetings and outings.
  • Interact with and provide role models for clients.
  • Assist primary therapists in providing continuity of care.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EOE/Non-smoking facility. Pre-employment drug screening/background check required. ** All candidates must be able to obtain a DPS Fingerprint Clearance card.

It is the policy of Polara Health not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or national origin.  This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following:  recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff and termination. PH further agrees to take affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities.