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What is a Habilitation Technician

A habilitation technician is significantly similar to a certified nursing assistant, which happens to be among the many direct-patient care professions which is in the industry of personal care. Comparable career titles include care worker, home health aide, and health care tech worker. A habilitation technician’s responsibility or role is set apart from additional areas in the industry due to the fact that they work primarily with adults and children that have physical and or developmental disabilities.

The habilitation technician’s job duties include things like personal care, household care, following treatment plans and on-going education.

Some of the Job duties of a Habilitation Technician include the following:

  • Providing assistance with personal care to individuals
  • Providing proper documentation in an accurate and legibly way within a mandated time frame
  • Assisting in the transporting of individuals served.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of clients health and personal information to those you care for.
  • General house work

Most employers will only hire those individuals who meet their qualifications.  Some of the qualifications may include:

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Have a high school diploma, or have received your GED
  • Individuals must be able to lift at least 30-50 pounds. This varies by employer.
  • Follows all policies and procedures for treatment planning and agency guidelines.
  • Must have the capability to deal with matters involving several variables with consumers that have behavioral or neurological related symptoms.
  • Must be able to cooperate with co-workers on group projects and team assignments.
  • Certified in CPR, and basic first aid skills
  • Must be able to pass a background check, have a valid fingerprint card and pass a drug screen.
  • Valid drivers license

Continuing Education for Habilitation Technicians

The Medicare/Medicaid program which is federally funded, pays for qualified patients to receive services that the habilitation Techs can offer. The criteria to become a Habilitation technician are executed differently by every state, but most additional skill training but the majority is obtained through college courses, classes offered by hospitals, and more common within an agency dedicated to serving a specific disability.