1. Full-time
  2. Technicians
  3. New Hope Ranch
  4. Manor

Behavioral Health Technician

  1. Full-time
  2. Technicians
  3. New Hope Ranch
  4. Manor

Job description

Company Description

New Hope Ranch is a residential treatment center focusing on prevention, assessment, treatment, and reintegration for people suffering from substance abuse. Services are provided on our beautiful 49-acre ranch just 15 minutes from downtown Austin Texas

New Hope Ranch’s mission has two basic purposes: to improve social behavior and enhance personal recovery and growth. The organization has a culture of innovation that thrives on the creation of new services that meet the community’s needs while maintaining effectiveness, excellence, and professionalism. New Hope Ranch values an integrated system of high-quality care focused on best practices, easy access to services, and providing a full range of services in an efficient manner.

If you are looking for an organization that thrives on growth, celebrates diversity of thought, and rewards passionate execution, you’ve come to the right place. Because we put clients first, it is our honor to support and reward those who serve them.

Compensation Range Starts at $16 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) 
  • 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

Job Description

A Behavioral Health Technician is responsible for assisting and supporting patients through the entire treatment experience from admission to discharge.  BHT responsibilities primarily include ensuring patient safety, providing milieu interventions, 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. 


  • Facilitates patient daily needs per the program schedule.
  • Assists Nursing staff with duties as directed, for example: patient supervision, vitals, room searches, patient searches, etc.
  • Recognizes, responds to, and assists in crisis situations and provides interventions as necessary.
  • Consistently reports to work on time and prepared to perform the duties of the position.
  • Delivers indirect and selected direct patient care as directed by facility leadership.
  • Conducts intake processes, searches of belongings and patients and completes BAC’s and drug screen observations as directed by facility leadership.
  • Monitors patient activity and documents any significant patient issues.
  • Records rounds and ensures patient safety as specified.
  • Conducts regular facility and grounds checks, advising facility leadership of any irregularities or safety concerns.
  • Notifies and reports any health and safety issues, significant patient concerns and any out of the ordinary occurrences to facility leadership immediately.
  • Completes all documentation requirements prior to the end of the shift.
  • Performs basic housekeeping duties.
  • Facilitates and leads daily groups as directed by facility leadership if applicable.
  • Attends all staff meetings and in-service trainings.
  • Completes all online training, policy verification, and ensures that their employee HR file is kept up to date.
  • Monitors and oversees the self-administration of patient medication if applicable.
  • Provides transportation services including patient transportation/supervision, errands, shopping, admits, outings, etc. (must be pre-qualified to drive a company vehicle).

This is a full-time position. 

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


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid and unrestricted required State Driver’s License if applicable
  • Minimum of 1 year sobriety if in recovery
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, and ability to document within an electronic system.
  • First Aid/CPR certification within 30 days of hire and required recertification annually thereafter.
  • De-escalation/restraint technique certification within 90 days of hire and recertification yearly thereafter.
  • Medication training within 30 days of hire if applicable.

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.  

Additional Information

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 discoverybehavioralhealth.com/careers/ 


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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