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Work as an integral member of the Residential Treatment team. This responsibility necessitates building and maintaining strong, nurturing relationships with the residents and staff of the Residential Treatment Center (RTC); observing professional boundaries at all times; effectively communicating with all; and proving leadership in advocacy and support for residents in care.
To supervise residents in their care assuring that a safe and therapeutic environment is maintained, during assigned shift (1st, 2nd, 3rd).
To handle emergency situations such as environmental, weather related, physical injury.
Provide crisis intervention to residents according to residential treatment center policies and procedures.
To develop and consistently implement structured routines for daily functioning, including wake-up, hygiene, meals and bedtime.
Plans and organizes activities and educational groups for residents which promote change and growth in areas of social skill building, physical, emotional and mental development, according to treatment plans.
Implement activities consistent with Brain Building model for treatment.
To complete all required documentation, which could be electronic or paper. This includes CIR’s and all mandatory logs; included but not limited to the following, daily logs, night logs, communication logs, USDA logs and any other required documentation.
Complete all required training, both in person and online through the agency’s learning management system.
Appropriately utilizes PAARR and PAARR physical techniques.
Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
May be involved in the planning, organization, and implementation of special events or department specific projects or seasonal program changes.
In times of need, may be asked to complete related duties other than those indicated above as assigned by their supervisor.
Performance/Physical Requirements :
Work is performed in a residential cottage and wherever residents go on the surrounding campus and in the community.
Ability to physically restrain residents whose ages, heights and weights vary
Driver’s license with safe driving record in accordance with agency policy
English reading and writing skills
Interacts verbally with residents, families, co-workers and representatives from outside agencies
Attention to detail and confidentiality
Ability and willingness to work holidays
PAARR and PAARR physical training is an essential function of the position and must be completed to the satisfaction of the instructor.
In accordance with licensing guidelines, all Treatment Specialists must be at least 21 years of age and must have completed high school or its equivalency.
A Bachelor’s degree in a social service field and experience working with the adolescent population is preferred.
Must have a valid driver’s licenses with a safe driving record and Car Insurance.