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Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center Behavioral Health Tech (BHT)) in SPRINGFIELD, Illinois


Behavioral Health Tech (BHT) Opportunity

Multiple shifts available!*

7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm, or 11pm-7am Every other weekend required

Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center, located in Springfield, Illinois, is dedicated to providing youth with compassionate mental health treatment that encourages self-responsibility and personal growth. We are the only facility of our kind in Central Illinois. We provide psychiatric treatment to children and adolescents that present with a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral disorders. A clinically skilled multidisciplinary team works to partner with the youth and family to accomplish their goals in a supportive and therapeutic environment.

One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.

Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health offers comprehensive benefits, such as:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Plan

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan

  • Career development opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    If you would like to learn more about this opportunity prior to applying, please contact Shayna Prose at


The Behavioral Health Tech (BHT) provides direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse, facilitating a therapeutic and safe milieu by appropriate interaction with clients and ensuring the proper level of resident supervision is maintained. Primary responsibilities include recording patient vital signs, assisting with head to toe assessments and proper clinical documentation, maintaining all patient health data and records, running therapeutic group sessions, maintaining a safe and therapeutic milieu including crisis intervention and performing Q15 observation rounds while working within the ethical boundaries of the field.

Education: High school diploma/GED required. BA or BS Degree in a related mental health field is preferred.

Experience: Previous experience working with behavioral health patients, children, adolescents, and/or special needs population strongly preferred. One (1) year experience in a mental health setting preferred.

Licensure/Certification: Successful completion of CPR certification, age-specific training and the current patient aggression management training, including appropriate use of Seclusion and Restraint, within 90 days of employment.

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.


At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: or 1-800-852-3449.