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Safety Security and Treatment Technician

Health and Human Services


Safety Security and Treatment Technician

  • 494389
  • 5525 CATAWBA HOSPITAL DRIVE PO BOX 200, CATAWBA, Virginia, United States, 24070
  • Catawba Hospital
  • Health and Human Services
  • Full-Time (Salaried)

Title: Safety Security and Treatment Technician

Hiring Range: $36,318 - $50,119

Agency: Dept Behavioral Health/Develop

Location: Catawba Hospital

Agency Website: Catawba.dbhds.virginia.gov

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Catawba Hospital located in Catawba approximately 15 miles from Roanoke, Virginia is a Joint Commission accredited inpatient psychiatric facility with 110 beds that provides comprehensive mental health services including assessment, treatment, and discharge planning. The Hospital located in Roanoke County, serves adults, ages 18 – 64, and geriatric adults, ages 64 and older. Individualized treatment is provided through interdisciplinary teams, which include: psychiatry, internal medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, adjunctive therapy, pharmacy, and dietary services. Off-unit programs in a newly-designed treatment mall emphasize psychiatric rehabilitation, recovery from mental illness, and re-integration into the community. Catawba is a highly-respected teaching hospital affiliated with several local colleges, as well as, the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Catawba has a full time position available and part time evening shift positions for individuals interested in working with a psychiatric population. This position is responsible for providing and maintaining a safe therapeutic environment for patients on the unit. Duties include; providing supervision for recreation, consistently observing and redirecting resident behavior in a non-confrontational and professional manner; engaging in interactions and behavioral interventions that support the patients individualized treatment plan and follow the recovery model; document activities and ensures all oral and written reports are factual, professional and clear. In addition, this position accounts for patients and equipment, as directed within facility’s posted orders and policies.

Any overtime worked will be paid at one and one-half times the regular hourly rate of pay.

Excellent Employee benefits include:

State Retirement Benefits
12 paid Holidays each year
12 paid Vacation days each year
8 paid Sick days each year
4 paid family / personal days each year
Low-cost Anthem or AETNA Health Insurance
Educational Assistance
State Employee discounts

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or Equivalent
Ability to work shifts as assigned
Working knowledge of conflict resolution and knowledge of appropriate de-escalation and resolution techniques
Demonstrated ability to handle conflicting job demands and prioritize appropriately
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with multiple audiences

Preferred Qualifications:

Associate’s Degree in Human Service’s
Previous work experience in a behavioral health facility
Previous security experience

Special Instructions: 

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 540-375-4200 for assistance. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY)
In accordance with Executive Directive #18, as a condition of employment, the Commonwealth of Virginia requires all Executive Branch employees, including new hires, to disclose their vaccination status. If you are the selected candidate, proof of vaccination will be required during new employee orientation on your first day of work. Employees that are not vaccinated must be tested weekly. If you have questions, please contact the Catawba Hospital Human Resource Office at (540) 375-4211.

Contact Information:

Name: Billy Wade

Phone: 540-375-4368

Email: billy.wade@dbhds.virginia.gov


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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