Behavioral Health Technician

Abraxas Youth & Family Services

Job Description


Compensation Base: $15.00

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Woodridge Interventions is looking for Behavioral Health Technicians / Direct Service Technicians to join our team. 

Woodridge Interventions is a residential treatment community for male adolescents for substance abuse and addiction therapy. The program provides a safe environment for young men to build community, find meaning and develop a life in recovery from substances.

Join us! We're changing lives!

Direct Service Technicians (DST) perform services involving milieu management, ensuring daily program schedule adherence, planning and implementation of recreational, therapeutic and educational services.

DST provides supervision and structure to residents living in Raleigh House treatment and to clients present in daily therapeutic programming. Model boundaries, communication, behavior, and recovery living. They participate in ensuring rules are followed, chores completed, client attendance in groups and at activities, and provide stability and structure.

  • Oversee milieu during shift: including completion of chores, meal/snack preparation and clean-up, and check-in/out groups;
  • Track attendance of clients throughout the day;
  • Facilitate check-in/out meetings, milieu meetings and psycho-education groups;
  • Participate in transitioning new clients into treatment including reviewing rules/expectations, scheduling, chore assignments, curfew, schedule, etc.;
  • Participate in fostering positive communication, boundaries, interactions;
  • Provide a role-model and positive recovery influence;
  • Conduct UA drug and breathalyzer testing; and
  • Maintain communication with clinical staff about dynamics, behavior, events, and other required-to-report issues.

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services.

Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree.  If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstrates a commitment to begin training or enroll in an educational program in substance abuse, counseling, or other human services program.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license

Minimum Experience Required

  • Is able to demonstrate through life experiences (work or volunteer experience in substance abuse field or other human services) for at least one year, the ability and desire to work well with those with substance abuse problems and/or corrections.