Unarmed Security Guard/Psych. Tech (Part-time + Backup)

  • Job Tracking ID: 512604-755230
  • Job Location: Layton, UT
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Part-Time
  • Date Updated: January 15, 2021
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Salary Range: Outline in job description.

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Job Description:

Davis Behavioral Health, Inc. is actively recruiting part-time Unarmed Security Guards/ Psych. Techs to work in the agency's 24-hour Davis County Receiving Center. The successful candidates will work as the security guard for all scheduled shifts while also providing shift coverage as one of the line staff on duty. These positions will be be scheduled 3-4 regular shifts per week at the Davis County Receiving Center as their home department. The successful candidates may be utilized to provide coverage at the other 24-hour programs when shift coverage is needed during their scheduled shifts.

Program Descriptions

Davis County Receiving Center

The Davis County Receiving Center is a 23-72 hour alternative to inpatient hospitalization or incarceration that specializes in short-term crisis resolution. This facility provides observation, screening and social detoxification for police drop-offs, emergency department transfers and walk-in crisis services. The primary purpose of the Receiving Center is to provide a short length of stay and a focus on stabilizing the crisis and returning a person to community supports.

Job Description

The Unarmed Security Guard/Human Service Technicians (Psych. Techs) will work directly with the adult clients in the Receiving Center. Duties assigned to these positions include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

Security Guard Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the security and safety of clients and staff at the Receiving Center.
  • Work to ensure a safe and professional environment for clients and staff.
  • For clients who are not admitted with the coordination of law enforcement personnel: Conduct searches of clients and/or visitors and any items they may bring while accessing the facility. Conducting personal searches and bag searches, while maintaining a secure and safe location.
  • Respond appropriately and in accordance with established policies and procedures to any incident on the unit.
  • Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of all individuals at the Receiving Center.
  • Other duties as assigned, needed, or appropriate.

Psych. Tech Responsibilities

  • Manage milieu on the unit
  • Take crisis calls
  • Facilitate skills development groups
  • Assist professional staff in group activities
  • Assist clients in accomplishing treatment objectives as outlined by clinical staff
  • Record behaviors and activities
  • Encourage engagement with developed programs and individual treatment plans
  • Act as a liaison between clients, family, and professional staff.
  • Provide Direct supervision and support of the clients in the programs
  • Provide supervision and structure for clients on-site as well as off unit
  • Provide monitoring of client’s behaviors and consequences for clients as needed
  • Other duties as needed.


The Davis County Receiving Center is located in Farmington, Utah. Both the CRU and RRC are located in Layton, Utah.


The Davis County Receiving Center operates 24/7/365. Shifts  are outlined below: 

Davis County Receiving Center

Day: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Swing: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Graveyard: 11:00 pm - 7:00 am

Compensation & Shift Differentials

The hourly rate for this position is $13.00 per hour for candidates who are not currently licensed or certified as a security guard. Employees working during the swing shift (4:00 pm to 12:00 am) will receive a 2% shift differential (starting hourly rate becomes $13.26). Staff working during the graveyard shift (12:00 am to 8:00 am) will receive a 15% shift differential (starting hourly rate becomes $14.95). The starting hourly rate for licensed or certified security guards is $15.00 per hour ($15.30 Swing, $17.25 Graveyard).

Davis Behavioral Health, Inc.

DBH is committed to excellence in community-based behavioral health treatment, progressive, vital and continually responsive to the needs of the community, and advocates for the behavioral health needs of our clients.

Davis Behavioral Health understands that excellent clinicians are vital to meeting the standards established by its mission and vision statements.

Davis Behavioral Health is an equal opportunity employer.

Experience and Skills:

The successful candidates must be licensed or certified with one of the following licenses or certifications:

  • Licensed Unarmed Private Security Officer in the State of Utah (DOPL)
  • Licensed Armed Private Security Officer in the State of Utah (DOPL)
  • POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Certified
  • Other comparable security guard certifications

Candidates who have the ability to obtain licensure or certification within 90 days will also be considered.

All employees of Davis Behavioral Health, Inc. are required to successfully pass both a pre-employment criminal background screening and drug screening.

Candidates must be computer literate and have the ability to quickly learn new computer-related tasks in order to complete required documentation.

Preference will be given to applicants who have previous experience working as a security guard.

Additional p reference will be given to applicants who have previous experience working in the mental health and substance abuse treatment fields.

Job Benefits:

The part-time PRN Human Service Technician positions are not eligible to participate in the agency's benefits program.