Behavior, Mental and Social Health Services

Prepare for a career behavioral and social health as a behavioral health technician or mental health technician. The certification can lead to a job opportunities as a case manager, parent aide, family advocate, respite worker or paraprofessional counselor.

This two semester program will provide foundational modules in care delivery systems, legal/safety requirements, introduction to basic mental and social illnesses, disorders and conditions as well as strategies to improve mental and social health and resources to problem solve and promote-well being.

Certified Mental Health Technicians may work as part of a team and care for emotionally disturbed and mentally ill patients. Job opportunities are found in both public and private hospitals, nursing homes and residential mental health facilities

Duties may include coordinating mental health services, patient interviews, treatment documentation as well as helping patients with their personal needs.

Note: This is a dual enrollment course. For more information, visit the Dual Enrollment page.

For announcements and updates about EVIT Behavioral, Mental & Social Health Services program, text evit to 90210

Course Code BMS10
Length 2 semesters
Possible Careers Behavorial Health Technicians, Case Managers, Parent Aides, Family Advocates, Respite Care Worker, Paraprofessional Counselor
Average Entry Level Salary $13-15 per hour
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