GENERAL JOB SUMMARY
The Residential Technician and Residential Assistant positions function as a part of the clinical team in a culturally sensitive Residential Treatment Level III setting. Staff provide the necessary supports to the clients of FACT who are dually diagnosed with a mental illness or severe emotional disturbance and co-occurring developmental disability. Service requires awake staff around the clock and supervision of the clients is continuous. Shift work is involved with the positions requiring an ability to work irregular and weekend schedules.
Shifts needed: 2pm-midnight and midnight-8am
Accepts appropriate assignments to provide hands on support services to individuals in a residential setting as determined by the Program Manager, Clinical Director, Treatment Coordinator and/or treatment team. Performs client behavioral intervention, skills training, psycho-educational groups/supports and/or community inclusion services as assigned. Provide direct care services as needed. Follows Treatment and/or Person Centered Plan as developed and agreed upon by the Treatment Team, Referral Source, LME, Clinical Director, Parents/Guardian, and Client. Auditory and visual observations of clients’ behaviors and interpersonal interactions to report in the clients’ daily service notes and in the shift report. Completes documentation, incident reports and other data in accordance with established standards, in an accurate and timely manner. Provides accurate and pertinent information to the Treatment Coordinators, Program Facilitators and/or Program Manager that will be utilized in Treatment Team / CFT meetings. Attends supervision, staff development meetings, and training sessions as required. Maintains professional and therapeutic boundaries with individuals and families being served at all times. Provides intervention and support services in a manner that respects the individual, the clients’ rights, their safety, privacy, property, and therapeutic purposes. Demonstrates knowledge of the growth and developmental needs of the child and adolescent populations and is able to adapt interventions to meet the age-specific and disability-specific developmental needs of the clients. Maintains CPI (or approved equivalent of non-violent Crisis Prevention Intervention) techniques, CPR, First Aid and OSHA/Blood Borne Pathogen training on an annual basis. Accompanies clients into the community as requested. Assists in maintaining the general cleanliness and upkeep of the facilities and vehicles. Reports to supervisor any repairs of the facility or vehicles that are needed. Performs any other duties and/or tasks that may be assigned.
Knowledge and Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent, and minimum of two (2) years of experience working with client population.
• Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.
• Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier.
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.
• Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and medication administration.
• Must be able to work in high pressure, high stress environment.
• Position may experience verbal and/or physical aggression from client population.
• Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
• Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
• Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required.
• Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions, property management, and client interactions, such as standing, bending, lifting, participation in physical activities, facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, cooking, shopping, supplies inventory, and other rotating assignments.
• Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, client treatment plans, progress summaries, manage financial/budget tasks, and community correspondence.
• Have the ability to communicate professionally with consumers, including, but not limited to, parents, colleagues, and community service providers.
• Have the ability to provide on-going visual and physical proximity supervision of clients.
• Have the ability to participate in recreational activities with clients, including, but not limited to, arts, athletics, and outdoor activities.
• Have the ability to drive a van to transport clients.