These positions exist in community residences or programs that operate similar to a community residence. Incumbents of this position are assigned a caseload of recipients requiring assistance of social service agencies. They counsel and aid the recipients within a community residence. Majority of duties are often performed in the community residence under supervision of a program supervisor.
Schedule: Monday 4pm-12:30am | Tues OFF | Weds 8am-4:30pm | Thurs OFF | Fri 4pm - 12:30am | Sat 4pm - 12:30am | Sun 4pm - 12:30am
May perform regular inspections of the resident’s room to ensure the safety of the resident, accountability of ICL property, and cleanliness of resident’s room.
May be assigned as a team member of a multi-disciplinary team.
May distribute medications and/or supervise resident self-medication.
May specialize in providing, monitoring, and evaluating services to family members of client.
Perform other job related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
1. Ability to work with clients/residents, families, and staff in a caring and respectful manner, and with due understanding of and consideration for cultural differences.
2. Ability to serve as a role model to residents/clients.
3. Demonstrated clinical competence.
4. Knowledge of both verbal and written English at the Associate College level and ability to follow written and oral instructions.
5. Ability to react appropriately in emergency situations.
6. Ability to perform and interact as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
7. Basic working knowledge of computers, and ability to complete written forms and reports in an accurate and timely manner, manually and by computer.
8. Ability to communicate effectively with staff, clients/residents, families, and the public.
9. Ability to accompany or transport residents.
10. Ability to secure and maintain certification for Standard First Aid and CPR.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
1. Basic knowledge of mental illness and serious emotional disturbances of children and adolescents.
2. Basic knowledge of treatment, rehabilitation, and community support programs as they relate to clients/residents, families, and staff.
3. Basic knowledge of routine clinical procedures and medications.
4. Basic knowledge of techniques for identifying and preventing potentially violent behavior, including crisis management techniques.
RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS:
This position interacts with counselors and other case managers and reports to a program supervisor.
Bachelor’s degree plus two years experience providing direct services to individuals with mental disabilities or other relevant human service experience, or bachelor’s degree that required a one-year practicum working directly with individuals with mental disabilities (e.g., BSW) and one year experience. Candidates with two years above experience and an associates’ degree or two years of college (64 college credits), and candidates with a high school diploma or GED plus 3 years above experience may be considered for employment at a different salary rate. Preference will be given to candidates with a bachelor’s degree.