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Behavioral Health Technicians

Behavioral Health Technicians provide assistance to adults and youth with mental health or chemical dependency concerns. They aid people with daily living activities so that they can live healthy and independently. These activities include assisting with personal care, health, medication monitoring, housework, laundry, food preparation, money management, and social and recreational activities.

These technicians have a variety of job titles such as mental health technician, mental health monitor, case aide, residential treatment advisor and direct care associate. They often work in a person’s home but they also work in group homes and hospitals with mental health units.

A Behavioral Health Technician must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Hold a valid North Dakota drivers license