A little over four years ago, Greg Lowell began his journey with Pine Tree Recovery Center as a transport driver and per diem Behavioral Health Technician (BHT).
Today, Greg is the BHT Supervisor, serving as the main point of contact for clients and other on-staff Behavioral Health Technicians. We sat down with Greg and discussed his time with Pine Tree Recovery Center, and how his personal experiences in recovery have impacted his ability to show up for those in need.
“I started with overnights for about 6 months or so,” Greg explains. “Then I moved on to the Second Shift, and eventually I became Shift Lead. I slowly worked my way up and it’s been a great experience.”
At the helm of the current BHT squad, Greg manages employees, ensures the needs of the clients are being consistently met, and serves as a full-time BHT on the floor.
“Managing administrative stuff while fulfilling the role of BHT five days a week makes for a dynamic environment,” he says. “I’ve been developing the skills necessary to evaluate what’s essential in the moment and pivoting when more important issues come up. It’s a great way to learn how to multi-task and to get deeply familiar with the clinical program. We’ve had a lot of excellent employees who started out in the BHT role and are now filling a clinical role or actively pursuing further certifications.”