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Behavioral Health Tech for Holistic Inpatient Facility

Sage Recovery & Wellness Center

This is a Contract position in Manor, TX posted November 24, 2021.

Sage Recovery Villa – Austin, 78653


Job Summary

Sage Recovery Villa is a 15-bed, 35-day residential treatment center for adults, specializing in the treatment of substance use disorders and trauma. This luxury treatment center is located on 24-acres of countryside estate, just east of Austin, in Manor, TX.

What We’re Seeking
Sage Recovery Villa is looking for Behavioral Health Technicians to join the team at our Inpatient recovery facility. Techs are responsible for around-the-clock supervision and care of clients, maintaining client adherence to treatment, and helping them focus on non-clinical treatment goals. They will monitor self-administration of medications and urinalysis collection, document observation of client behavior, and maintain a welcoming, non-judgmental environment that encourages and supports clients in their recovery.

Position Title: Behavioral Health Technician
Reports to: House Manager

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and document client behavior and activity during shift; observe for signs of injury, illness, emotional distress, or other conditions requiring medical attention; communicate client status to clinical team and incoming technicians
  • Provide client orientation upon admission
  • Supervise client adherence to programming schedules
  • Conduct routine client and property screens as well as daily safety and compliance inspections
  • Collect client UA samples
  • Monitor client self-administration of medication; maintain medication records and inventory
  • Lead daily house meeting to facilitate discussion and conflict resolution of the milieu
  • Transport clients to and from recovery meetings and scheduled outings
  • Document completion and scanning, insurance claim submission, and additional administrative tasks
  • Light housekeeping, as needed
  • Related tasks as assigned by Residential Services Manager
  • Exhibit an open-mind approach to support client focus on recovery and utilization of coping skills
  • Maintain a safe, healthy, clean and positive environment for clients and staff; exhibit model behavior for other technicians, demonstrating self-control and sound judgement at all times
  • Apply crisis intervention techniques per company guidelines in stressful, volatile situations with or between clients
  • Follow emergency protocol and procedures, initiating if necessary
  • Maintain professional boundaries with staff/clients and upholds client confidentiality per HIPAA guidelines
  • Uphold the mission, values, policies and spirit of Sage Recovery Villa

Special Skills:

  • Basic computer skills; Microsoft Office/Outlook preferred
  • Working knowledge of substance use and mental health, including an understanding of 12-Step and 12-Step alternative programming  
  • Experience in a recovery environment or related field preferred

Physical/Environmental Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 20lbs at a time
  • Must be able to stand, walk and sit for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to climb stairs
  • Must be able to drive a passenger van 
  • Must be comfortable holding boundaries with clients

Qualifications & Education:

  • High-school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Experience in residential treatment environment, a plus
  • Interest and/or knowledge of substance use disorders and mental health
  • Valid Texas driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Must be CPR/First Aid certified upon or within 90 days of hire w/ company reimbursement

Hours & Compensation:

This is an hourly position. Occasional flexibility in schedule is helpful to help with coverage. Extra hours available during those times. Benefits only available for full-time hourly.

  • Full-time 40- and 32-hour positions available with some opportunity for additional/overtime hours as needed
  • Multiple shifts available with some flexibility of days worked: 530a-2p; 130p-10p; 930p-6a


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Short-Term Disability benefits (full-time only)
  • Health Care Spending Account (full-time only)
  • Paid Time Off (part-time and full-time)
  • Three Personal Development and Training days provided after 1 year of employment (full-time only)

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $14.00 – $16.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff are required to wear masks indoors and around clients at all times. If there are any suspicions of COVID-19 exposure, employees will be quarantined and we pay for COVID-19 testing 5 days after initial exposure.

Application Question(s):

  • What is your experience as it pertains to this position?


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • Behavioral health: 1 year (Required)


  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location: One location