24hrs- Schedule:Sat 7a-3p, Sun&Mon 3p-11p
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Residential Counselors in our ACCS Intensive Behavioral Residential Program provide rehabilitation services to persons being served whom have transitioned from state hospital, who require intensive supervision and treatment due to mental illness as well as challenging behavioral issues such as physical assault, problematic sexual behavior, and behaviors resulting from intellectual disabilities. Our community based Group Living Environments (GLE) are designed to improve the quality of life and support the recovery process of adults with mental illness. The dedicated staff members provide support in the areas including monitoring individuals for personal saftey, personal finance, and van transportation while helping individuals achieve their Individual Action Plans (IAP) ! Staff members engage the residents in a variety of stimulating, therapeutic activities to build cognitive, physical, and social skills.Persons served are also encouraged to become active members of their communities including engaging in employment, volunteer activities as well as social and recreational activities.
High School Diploma or GED is required. Must have a valid driver's license in state of residence and satisfactory driving record. Due to the behavioral nature of this program, previous experience managing behaviors is required. Male gender is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification for this position and only male candidates will be interviewed.
BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are capable of amazing things and deserve our best. We support them in their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the way.
We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees’ lives. Our comprehensive benefits include:
*Available benefits are based on position and scheduled hours.
*This position is union represented by a bargaining unit of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. (AFSME).
General Statement of Duties:
To assist adults with Mental Illness living in supervised community based residential settings (CBFS) in order to ensure their safety and well-being in a manner that promotes growth, independence and dignity.
1. Support individuals in the completion of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) tasks, which include but are not limited to: cooking, cleaning, general maintenance, shopping and money management.
2. Teach socialization skills and activities of daily living including: household maintenance; self-care and hygiene; self-awareness and human development, menu planning, food shopping and preparation; money management skills/budgeting; transportation and community orientation; consumer skills; and utilization of community resources.
3. Assist in the development and implementation of Program Specific Treatment Plans (PSTP’s) including implementation of behavioral objectives/plans.
4. Participate in ISP meetings, quarterly reviews and other meetings as required by supervisor.
5. Follow the Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Medication Administration Program (MAP) policies, which include, but are not limited to: training requirements, medication administration, medication security, and corresponding documentation.
6. Record and appropriately utilize necessa ry data, daily progress notes, staff log and complete all other PSTP and program required documentation.
7. Transport individuals served to and from day programs, medical appointments and other activities as required. Maintains a valid driver’s license in primary state of residence and follows the requirements of BAMSI Safe Driver Policy PE-48-12.
8. Provide opportunities for leisure time activities and foster independence in the choice and participation of those activities.
9. Organize, develop and implement group and individual activities which serve to integrate the lives of consumers with members of their community.
10. Fulfill case management responsibilities as assigned by program manager, including those related to medical and legal concerns.
11. Ensure client safety and comply with program standards for staff coverage, including assistance to the Administrator-On-Call whenever possible.
12. Act as consumer advocate and role model.
13. Provide a supportive environment that includes opportunities for consumers to determine, to the fullest extent possible, personal for daily schedules and routines.
Communication, Documentation & Teamwork
14. Follow funder and agency protocol for reporting alleged abuse and/or neglect.
15. Record data by the conclusion of each shift. Documentation requirements include, but are not limited to: financial audits, medication records, ISP data, behavior data, and behavior tracking.
16. Facilitate and document fire drills as instructed by the Program Manager or designee, and the program’s Safety Plan.
17. Fulfill case management responsibilities as assigned by program manager, including those related to medical and legal concerns.
18. Ensure client safety and compliance with program standards for staff coverage, including assistance to the Administrator-On-Call whenever possible.
19. Maintain knowledge of ongoing program issues and developments as well as informing supervisor of program issues and concerns.
20. Communicate in a professional and respectful manner.
21. Work in other residential programs when needed. May work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
22. Assist with training employees new to the program.
23. Treat all individuals, employees, and visitors with respect and dignity.
24. Attend and participate in monthly staff meetings.
25. Follow funder regulations and adhere to all BAMSI policies.
26. Understand and utilize universal/standard precautions and instruction on how to stay safe in areas that constitute risk. 27. Complete all other duties as requested.
• High school diploma or equivalency, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Due to the behavioral nature of this program, previous experience managing behaviors and de-escalating is required.
• Previous experience working with individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities preferred. Mental Health Experience highly preferred.
• Ability to record data using a computer, enter time worked into an electronic system and receive and send email required.
• A valid driver's license in state of residence and satisfactory driving record.
• Ability to comprehend materials related to medication administration, ISP’s, PBS and ADL programs.
• Ability to speak and write English clearly and accurately in order to keep documentation up to date and understandable.
• male gender is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification for this position and only Female candidates will be interviewed.