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Behav Health Recovery Attendant

Date Posted:  Oct 7, 2021
Requisition ID:  251561

Madison, IN, US, 47250


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About Madison State Hospital:

Madison State Hospital has served the citizens of Indiana for over a century. In 2005, the Joint Commission accredited hospital moved into its state-of-the-art treatment facility created from an extraordinary blend of historic restoration, renovation and new construction. It was certified as one of the first Leadership in Environmental Energy Design (LEED) psychiatric facilities in the nation. The innovative hospital structure parallels the overall mission to establish exemplary standards of psychiatric care.


Salary: $13.21 hourly with an increase to $14.54 after 6 months completed training.


Three 12.5 hour shifts a week.



About the Job:

As the Behavioral Health Recovery Attendant, you will accurately administer authorized treatments, conduct, and assist with nursing programs, and perform a variety of tasks associated with the daily care and treatment of patients. You will work under the clinical supervision of a licensed nurse to provide patient care, helping patients meet their physical and emotional needs.

A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Carry out or assist with the physical care of patients including lifting items of heavy weight, and/or other activities of daily living per treatment plan objectives and goals.
  • Initiate and participate in therapeutic interventions by using principles of de-escalation, redirection and approved behavioral intervention techniques for prevention and management of behavior.
  • Report side effects of medications to RN.     
  • Recognize the potential need for a prn medication and reports the need to RN. 
  • Escort patients to and from therapies, dining area and other areas of the hospital for treatment and programming.
  • Escort and/or drive patients to off-grounds appointments and activities.
  • Observe patients’ physical condition, accurately documents, and reports changes to the RN.
  • Appropriately apply skills in psychosocial care of patients, encourages patients, and interact with them to socialize and participate in activities and programming.
  • Recognize and demonstrate the ability to handle psychiatric emergencies and intervenes appropriately.
  • Follow safety standards and precautions, policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to set appropriate healthy boundaries and limitations according to individual treatment plans.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. 

What You'll Need for Success:

  • High school diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE). 
  • Six (6) months successful work experience in a healthcare setting or hold a valid Indiana CNA certification.
  • Must obtain and maintain CPR certification and demonstrate ability to perform techniques.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations.
  • Good writing skills to appropriately document reports.
  • Ability to build relationships with employees, support services and the public.

This person must satisfy the following requirements to continue employment:

  • The ability to successfully pass the behavioral intervention training test.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Bloomington Indiana
Nearest Secondary Market: Seymour