Lead Behavioral Health Technician

St Louis, MO, US, 63108-2707

Since its founding in 1985, Queen of Peace Center (QOPC) has been providing family-centered behavioral healthcare for women, children, and families. As a member of the Federation of Catholic Charities, we serve the metropolitan and surrounding St. Louis area through four core programs: prevention, education, treatment, and housing. 

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Lead Behavioral Health Technician

REPORTS TO: Program Manager

LOCATION: Cathedral Tower, St. Philippine Home, or Our Lady of Perpetual Help



The mission of Queen of Peace Center is to provide family-centered care for women with substance-use disorders, their families, and at-risk youth through treatment, prevention and education and housing.

As demonstrated by the life of Jesus Christ, Queen of Peace Center works to build a future of peace for families.

Founded in 1985, Queen of Peace Center (QOPC) is a $10 million-dollar non-profit organization serving more than 1,300 St. Louis women and their children and families each year. We are focused exclusively on providing family-centered behavioral healthcare. Our unique model addresses the full continuum of needs for those impacted by substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, and trauma by providing treatment, prevention, education, and housing.

QOPC is committed to serving the St. Louis community with passion, a humble spirit and a belief in the possibilities. One of eight federated agencies of Catholic Charities of St. Louis, QOPC is a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and has its own Board of Directors. We are licensed by Missouri Department of Mental Health and accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Lead Behavioral Health Technician will perform designated non-clinical tasks that promote the overall health and well-being for both inpatient and outpatient clients. Provide exceptional direct and supportive services to include crisis management, assist with therapeutic activities and the facilitation of groups. These duties will be performed in a highly professional and enthusiastic manner in direct alignment with the mission, vision and values of Queen of Peace Center.


· Coach New and Existing BHT

· Complete chart audits for shift note completion

· Assist with client enrollment and discharge from the program

· Complete trainings on intake, orientation, and how to take and chart vital signs

· Complete safety check of client’s personal belongings

· Work collaboratively with the Residential Managers to assist with scheduling and organize monthly meetings

· Document any and all concerns related to clients behavior in daily shift log and in Electronic Health Record

· Complete and collect incident reports of events related to client care

· Work collaboratively with the Residential Manager to identify program needs and develop plan for implementation

· Maintain a clean and safe environment

· Listen to team members’ feedback and escalate to the Residential Manager(s) to develop a course of action

· Motivate team performance and monitor productivity

· Ensure that all state regulations are followed as it pertains to proper documentation of group logs and following safety and programmatic protocols

· Adhere to medication policies and work collaboratively with nursing staff to ensure all medication protocols are followed and charted accurately and appropriately

· Identify training needs and provide coaching proactively

· Facilitate assigned and scheduled groups

· Screen and monitor detoxification clients

· Promote professionalism and a strong commitment to the Queen of Peace Center mission

· Demonstrate leadership through appropriate attire

· Support client transporation needs as necessary

· Coach team members on appropriate boundaries and ethics

· Participate in the on-call rotation for shift coverage

· Other duties as assigned


· Minimum of an Associate’s degree in human services or other related field, Bachelor’s degree preferred

· CPR/First Aid and Med-Level 1 Certification

· Missouri Class E driver’s license or other comparable license

· Preferred 2 years’ experience working in a residential setting, preferably in substance use or behavioral health

Queen of Peace Center is an Equal Opportunity Employe

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $19.00 per hour



  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance




  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Overnight shift
  • Weekends as needed




  • Behavioral health: 1 year (Preferred)




  • Driver's License (Required)


Work Location: In person

Queen of Peace Center does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activities. Queen of Peace Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or disability. 
Pre-Employment Screening 
All candidates receiving an employment offer must submit a pre-employment screening. The screenings will include criminal background check and other background checks (as needed), Family Care Safety Registration, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, and Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination. Various positions will require physical examination, Tuberculosis screening and Hepatitis A. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. 

Our Mission

To bring the healing, help, and hope of Jesus Christ to those in need with a compassionate, caring presence.

Providing family-centered care for women with substance-use disorders, their families, and at-risk youth through treatment, prevention and education, and housing.


As a part of the Catholic Charities family, you’ll have the resources to care for those closest to you. Options include generous parental leave policies, flexible working arrangements, group life insurance, permanent health insurance, and dedicated support to help you find the right child care or elder care.