Do you enjoy a wide variety of duties that make each day unique?
Are you a dedicated, team player with great communication skills who can be held accountable while treating others with respect?
Would you enjoy helping adults with mental illness live their own best lives?
Position Description: Under the supervision of the Assistant Residential Services Director, this position is responsible for the supervision of Severely Mentally Ill group home residents and their activities; provide support for symptom management and psychosocial development. Maintain a therapeutic, safe and healthy environment.
This particular Behavioral Health Associate position is a relief position. This position is not benefitted; there are no guaranteed regular weekly hours. This recruitment is intended to create a relief pool that can be used to fill shifts on an as-needed basis.
- Provide ongoing support, counseling, clarification and redirection to residents as needed.
- Transport residents as needed.
- Prepare and maintain all necessary documents including progress notes, time sheets and incident reports in a timely manner.
- Assignment, assistance, and supervision of resident’s daily tasks, instruction and assistance in learning skills necessary to complete their tasks.
- Provide crisis intervention as needed.
- Plan, shop and prepare meals involving residents as much as possible.
- Maintain a clean and orderly living environment while also assisting residents in their involvement in household chores.
- Assure all house rules and policies are followed.
- Assist residents in planning activities and leisure time pursuits.
- Monitor residents’ intake of medications. Document the amounts and time of day they were taken.
- Attend required meetings, classes or in-services.
- Communicate with other staff members any information that will provide insight and better understanding of resident issues or the running of the household.
- Assist residents in following their treatment plans.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Requires high school diploma or equivalent.
- Experience providing direct service in the field of human services, preferred.
- Ability to work effectively as part of Residential Services team, with persons experiencing severe mental illness.
- Must be 21 years old and have had a driver’s license for three years.