Behavioral Health Technician – Safely Home


Bedford, OH

Safely Home is a children’s residential treatment center, licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Our mission is to bring healing and growth to children with histories of behavior problems who have experienced emotional & physical abuse. Our objective is to help each child cope with his past as well as help him develop life skills, behaviors and strategies which will enable him to be successful in life and able to maintain rewarding relationships with others in his future. Our primary goal is the reunification of each child with a family who will offer him a safe and loving home environment. Safely Home is a 24-hour run Agency.

Qualifications: Residential Care workers will possess a combination of education, training and / or experience in working with emotionally and behaviorally dysfunctional children. Possess a commitment to serving children, demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and display emotional health and empathetic listening. All applicants must be 21 years of age and possess a Valid Ohio Driver’s license with clean driving record.


Decision making / Problem solving – The Residential Behavioral Health Technician uses all available resources in making decisions in the best interest of a child or group of children in providing for their care.

  • Understands the concept of Staff discretion in decision making as well as dependent decision making
  • Comfortable and effective in using deescalating techniques
  • Readily engages with clients who seemingly are uncomfortable
  • Consistently supports individual plans for boys

Bringing Initiative and Creativity – A key component of the Residential Worker’s role is creating and bringing new ideas about activities and group project forward. This is often accomplished by tapping into creative energies of the clients and other staff.

  • Develops, manages and conducts planned groups and activities.
  • Responsive to sudden need to change plans.

Reliability and Dependability – Consistency in performance and service delivery is most significant in helping boys overcome the issues that bring them here. Accountability is a valued quality that is required of clients and the staff.

  • Willingness to provide coverage when necessary
  • Meets documentation requirements, CIR’s and all required forms
  • Complies with Policies and procedures, Company Handbook, etc.

Productivity – Residential Workers carry their share of the workload both through assigned duties as well as stepping in to offer assistance when needed.

  • Completes all tasks assigned to him / her efficiently
  • Able to take on additional tasks if required
  • An interest in continual development of skills in working with disturbed children

Overall Client Safety and Care

  • Protect children from physical and emotional harm emanating from themselves, others or the environment
  • Properly handle emergency situations as injury, run-away and acting out situations
  • Provide consistent predictable routines including, wake-up, hygiene and bedtime.
  • Instruct children in socially acceptable alternatives to negative and destructive behavior
  • Teach and role model pro-social, mediation and self-management skills
  • Demonstrate though role modeling, the values associated with mainstream society that are consistent with the Judeo-Christian tradition.
  • Plan and organize daily activity to optimize treatment program

Responsibilities to Individual Clients and the Group

  • Ensuring adequate privacy and confidentiality for the clients
  • Development of trusting, positive relationships among children and staff in the facility.
  • Sensitivity to the racial, cultural and developmental backgrounds of individual clients and the group as a whole.
  • Stay current and accurate with all written responsibilities of the job to assure appropriate licensure and documentation for the client and their family.
  • Other duties as assigned by Program Director or Supervisor

Benefits include:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holiday
  • Paid Sick Time
  • 403B Retirement Plan
  • Possibility of Overtime available

COVID-19 Precaution(s): Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

  • Work Location:
  • One location
    This Job Is:
  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Work Remotely

  • No

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