Behavioral health assistants must possess high moral and ethical standards with a strong Christian/Catholic background. Behavioral health assistants work closely to supervise and encourage clients on a day-to-day basis. They are responsible for supervising and assisting clients to meet their physical, social, emotional, and spiritual well being. Direct care staff are expected to meet client needs and maintain an environment of care and compassion, while simultaneously maintaining healthy, yet firm boundaries. Direct care staff are with the client’s 12 hours a day and work to encourage them to make healthy choices, have healthy peer interactions, and to implement the use of DBT skills to work through difficult emotions or situations. The staff are responsible for constant observation of clients and must maintain a high level of professionalism at all times. Staff facilitates activities of daily living, promotes the implementation of life skills and self-sufficiency, and has the ability to assess for high risk potential. Direct care staff are responsible for the client’s physical safety and must maintain and promote a safe environment at all times.