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Advanced Recovery Systems, LLC Behavioral Health Technician in Ridgefield, Washington

We are looking to add Behavioral Health Technicians at our Ridgefield, WA Facility!

All shifts (Full Time, Part Time/PRN)

  • $500 Sign On Bonus for Full time Positions *

Pay Range $18.00 to $21.00 plus night shift differential

Advanced Recovery Systems is an integrated behavioral healthcare management company dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. We put behavioral health front and center, providing assistance to people with substance abuse issues, addictions and mental health concerns.

Our mission is to help individuals break the chains of their addictions and related mental health issues. We use medically based outcome-oriented treatment regimens that are informed by leading edge research.

Every facility in the Advanced Recovery Systems network strives to provide the highest quality of care, using evidence-based therapeutic models that really work. Our goal is to help men, women and adolescents live healthy, happy lives without the burden of substance abuse or mental illness.


USD $18.00/Hr.

USD $21.00/Hr.

The Behavioral Health Technician is responsible for the observation and monitoring of patients in treatment and reporting duties as indicated and contributes to the welfare of the organization and assists patients in a variety of patient activities. Assists in maintaining a safe and secure environment.

Works effectively with the facility leadership team to ensure success of the facility by completing the following:


  • Communicate and enforce facility program rules and ensure compliance in a firm but fair and professional manner.

  • Communicate patient behavior with immediate supervisor and clinical team as appropriate.

  • Address problem behaviors as needed through verbal de-escalation techniques.

  • Adhere to time schedules

  • Maintain healthy and professional boundaries with patients and staff

  • Ensure that documentation is timely, consistent, clear, accurate and legible.

  • Keep clinical records secure at all times.


  • Encourage patient to maintain Recovery post-discharge

  • Ability to work with diverse personalities.

  • Understand and apply the program’s clinical philosophy

  • Demonstrate good strategic and problem-solving skills

  • Accept constructive criticism and utilize supervision and feedback for professional growth.

  • Address problems noted by supervisor

  • Communicate all urgent matters with immediate supervisor.

  • Demonstrate willingness to accept responsibility

  • Pursue professional development through participation in education and training programs

  • Function well as a team member and contribute positively to the team and organization.

  • Maintain good communication, both written and verbal.

  • Assist nurses during intake as well as taking vital signs and weights. Notify nurse of any abnormalities

  • May provide for additional holistic activities as per employee’s certification (i.e. Yoga, Massage Therapy, Meditation, etc.).

  • May provide for transportation of patients.

  • During State of Emergency, ensures appropriate Behavioral Health Technician staffing levels are maintained at all times and may be required to remain onsite throughout the State of Emergency period.

  • Other duties as assigned.

The Recovery Village Ridgefield: Rehab in Vancouver & Portland (

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required.

  • Associate's degree and minimum one (1) year experience in BHT or similar patient care role preferred.

  • In lieu of Associate's degree, minimum two (2) years experience in BHT or similar patient care role required.

  • Alternatively, successful completion of the ARS training through the BHT I.

  • Adult Facilities: Prefer experience working with Children and Adolescent Facilities

  • Good driving record that meets safety and company insurance standards

  • Agency Affiliation Counselor license as required by State (e.g. Washington)

  • Medication Technician/QMAP Certification, Certified Behavioral Health Technician (CBHT), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Medical (MA) preferred or as per state requirement.

  • CPR and Standard First Aid certification

We offer great benefits including 401(k), paid time off plan, medical, dental, vision, and much more.

  • Matching HSA - up to $1500 a year contribution from the company to your HSA.

  • Teladoc acess and visitis at NO cost to the employee and eligible dependents.

  • Employee Referral Bonus, you can earn up to $4000.

  • Benefits begin on the 1st day of the month following your hire date.

  • 401(k), medical, dental, vision, and generous vacation time!

Advanced Recovery Systems, a national integrated behavior healthcare management company dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. We invite you to learn more about us at our website!

The Company complies with state and federal nondiscrimination laws and policies that prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, or sex. It is unlawful to retaliate against individuals or groups based on the basis of their participation in a complaint of discrimination or on the basis of their opposition to discriminatory practices/EEO


We are proud to be a drug-free workplace.

ID: 2023-8702

External Company URL:

Street: 888 South Hillhurst