Summary of Position
To provide person centered recovery based care while implementing individualized goals and fulfilling our mission to provide a safe and healthy environment while envisioning, creating and committing to strength based quality services. A variety of hours is required due to needs of clients.
I. Qualification Requirements (Licensures)
This position does pay on degree incentives.
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or Education. Experience preferred working with adult or youth with behavioral and emotional challenges strongly preferred.
Master’s Degree and coursework in areas related to mental health services, including clinical psychology, psychology, school or educational psychology, rehabilitation psychology, counseling and guidance, counseling psychology or social work.
This position requires use of personal and/or company vehicles, so employee must secure and maintain a valid Wisconsin driver license and a driving record that meets the company’s standards for insurance purposes. If position requires use of a personal vehicle, employees must secure and maintain minimum insurance requirements to transport individuals in a personal vehicle.
Additionally, certifications must be obtained as required by ODC Inc. including copy of resume, diploma, references, professional training and professional liability insurance(if applicable).
II. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Essential Functions
**Following is a listing of representative examples of duties for this position; it is not considered to be a complete listing of all duties and responsibilities for the position.
· Implement and participate in goal-orientated activities with the individuals. Including Wellness Management, Physical Health Monitoring, Independent Living Skills, Building Social/Natural Supports, Psychoeducation, Socialization, Community Activities, Assistance/Guidance with transportation, Employment Related Skill Training.
· Teach individuals various skills (social, life, employment, daily living) one-on-one or in a group setting.
· Facilitate individuals engaging in appropriate physical/emotional and requested activity each service day.
· Monitor the location of individuals when in services as deemed necessary to ensure safety.
· Transport and accompany individuals to appointments, community activities and other locations as requested in the services plan.
· Be knowledgeable in and able to implement and document properly all individuals’ services provided daily in required format (TCM/TARP etc)
· Exercise good judgment, decision making with regard for safety. Communicate with Supervisor as necessary with situations that arise and assure proper procedures are followed.
· Work closely and communicate with other members of the individual’s treatment team. This may include implementing therapeutic approaches discussed in therapy sessions, working closely with school teachers and communicating what occurs in a school setting, and implement skills and techniques as per treatment team recommendations.
· Assist and/or supervise individuals with keeping activity and/or work space clean.
· Provide in-home supports to specific families and provide assistance and coaching to parents, families and/or guardians.
· Maintain a professional relationship with individual’s families, guardian and individual’s in their environment.
· Utilize training to de-escalate tense situations.
· Meet all necessary training requirements in the timeframes necessary and attend all required supervisions as necessary to meet State requirements.
· After 90 days of employment, 24-hour on-call crisis rotation may be required a minimum of one day per month. Holiday coverage is required and will be rotated through all employees. This responsibility refers to specific client that we may provide crisis services too.
· An every other weekend rotation is required for all employees per service plans and referral source needs.
· Service needs for individuals may vary frequently due to service needs/request of the individual’s family and/or funders. This means there is a potential of less than 24-hour notice of schedule changes.
· Attend county meetings as well as required monthly staff meetings to meet Statutory requirements.
· Attend team meetings for individuals if requested.
· Attend regularly scheduled program meetings and supervision requirements.
· Attend mandatory in-service training and apply what is learned to the service needs of individuals.
· Complete trainings required by state regulations within specified timelines.
· Complete annual continuing education requirements, and apply what is learned to the service needs of the individuals.
· Be knowledgeable in and observe all ODC practices, policies and procedures.
· Implement and document properly all individuals’ services provided daily.
· By law, this position requires employees to be mandated reporters. If ever there is reasonable cause to believe any individual has been abused or neglected, management must be notified immediately and a formal report is to be filed within 24 hours.
· Employees are required to notify management during the duration of their employment if they have any outside relationships, either professionally or personally, with any clients and/or family members.
· Monitor the health of individuals, document and report all changes of condition to manager and other parties as needed.
· Report necessary incidents or concerns to the manager immediately or follow the proper chain of command.
· The ability to communicate orally and in writing in the English language is required. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions and short correspondence are required. Ability to accurately document through written communication is necessary. Ability to verbally communicate in one-on-one situations and small-group settings is required. Ability to write clinical documentation for specific individuals is required.
· Employee must be able to properly work a cellular phone.
· Employees are required to have general computer knowledge and be familiar with and able to work with Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.
· Must pass a Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check, including Department of Justice Criminal Record Check, and/or that of previous states of residence and a Department of Motor Vehicle Check with initial employment and periodically.
· Knowledge of and ability to operate common durable medical equipment used in field such as glucose meters etc. may be required depending upon individual needs.
Employees must be able to manage high stress environments. Good judgment and the ability to manage crisis situations are required. This position involves working directly with individuals who may present physical or verbal aggressions toward self, staff or others.
This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.
Work locations during regular service hours include but are not limited to community settings, school settings and individuals’ home environment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly in a client’s home, community, office, or setting with varying degrees of background noise. Lighting and ventilation are typical of a residential and office setting.
III. Physical Requirements
· Ability to facilitate, initiate and respond to verbal, written, computerized, telephone and fax communications.
· Ability to regularly stand, walk, run, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.
· Mobility to access various locations within/outside ODC facilities.
· Physical ability to push, pull, squat, bend, stoop, twist and kneel.
· Physical ability to provide and/or respond to behavior intervention.
· Lifting 25 – 35 lbs frequently – up to 60 lbs occasionally.
REPORTS TO: Mental Health Professional/Supervisor
RESPONSIBLE FOR: No Other Staff