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Residential Treatment Specialist
Job Code:2019-MACON-011
Location:Macon Campus
Department:Margarets Cottage
Job ShiftsAll Shifts
  

Job Responsibilities:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Responsible for active direct supervision of all children assigned to his/her supervision in all activities both on and off campus in accordance with established standards.
Responsible for monitoring and promoting the physical and emotional health, hygiene and safety of residents.
Teach basic living and social skills (i.e. maintaining clean/orderly rooms, doing assigned tasks.) on a daily basis.
Complete STARS training and understand STARS curriculum
Actively participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings such as ISP (Individual Service Plan), FAB (Functional Analysis of Behavior), Red Flag, group therapy and other appropriate meetings required.  
Responsible for collaborating with the multi-disciplinary team to provide an ongoing assessment of changes in resident status. 
Demonstrating a high level of knowledge and ability to implement the multi-disciplinary team plan of care, as well as Individual Service Plans, Risk Assessments, FAB’s and group therapy treatment for residents. 
Assure quality services for residents by enforcing rules, regulations, legal requirements and following policies of the agency.
Learn and effectively utilize all programs required for documentation such as Kalidecare and Care Suite. Complete all required paperwork in the appropriate time frame while emphasizing organization of thought, accuracy and neatness.  Paperwork/documentation includes, but is not limited to, daily resident notes, incident reports, school assignments/behaviors, electronic medication records, and any form of documentation required and specific to your program. 
Comply with, and document, all mandated reporter responsibilities and reporting suspected forms of abuse to immediate supervisor, program director or other member of Leadership.
Assist Price Academy staff in the classroom and perform duties that may be assigned by the teacher(s). While assigned as teacher’s aide, will be under the supervision of Teacher/Education Director.
Maintains accurate and orderly procedures for dispensing medications.
Provides transportation of residents to school, medical appointments, various activities, etc. as needed.
Provide opportunities for youth leadership, voice, and empowerment by facilitating the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and actions needed for youth to influence, motivate, inform, and inspire desired actions and reactions by others.
Overnight Staff MUST be awake at all times and conduct fifteen minute room checks for all residents throughout the shift. 

Relationship Building:  
a) Assures ongoing relationship and environment that promotes the residents feeling of self-worth.
b) Develop and maintain effective therapeutic relationships and boundaries
c) Provide appropriate/effective guidance
d) Provide appropriate/effective nurturing
e) Provide appropriate/effective discipline
f) Respond appropriately to cultural differences
g) Treat residents and families with respect
h) Initiate and provide one on one contact with residents.
i) Provide residents with positive feedback.
j) Remain honest and sincere with residents.
k) Understands how own emotions can affect resident care and where that impact is non- productive.
l) Serve as advocate for assigned resident ensuring medical, dental, and clinical needs are current. Provide feedback to relevant professionals (therapist, CSI, DFCS, etc.) relating to concerns, behaviors, needs, etc. and  assist in establishing goals, progress towards goals, etc.  Ensure basic needs (clothing, educational needs, community involvement, birthday, etc.) are met.  
m) Respects resident’s rights in compliance with licensing policy.

Crisis Management:  
a) Ability to be proactive, assess/predict and de-escalate a crisis situation before it arises
b) Ability to respond appropriately to and during a crisis situation.
c) Ability to safely and appropriate utilize appropriate ESI techniques (CALM) as a last resort, and as necessary, for physical interventions.  
d) Ability to handle crises in such a manner so as not to compromise the positive, therapeutic impact of other residents and/or program. 

Establishes and maintains an environment that promotes the safety of the residents as evidenced by:
a) Being aware of resident’s whereabouts and attitudes
b) Being aware of hazards and efforts to eliminate them
c) Reporting illnesses and injuries to medical staff, co-workers and all other relevant persons. 
d) Completes maintenance requests in a timely manner
e) Operates and maintains agency vehicles in a safe manner per policy.

Team Work:
a) Participate in identifying, implementing, and adhering to team and agency goals for residents and program.
b) Maintain open communication with Residential Treatment Manager
c) Apply open communication to affect positive outcomes for residents, team and agency. 
d) Ability to accept, and utilize, constructive criticism.
e) Ability to confront and discuss concerns with co-worker, supervisor, and other relevant persons in an appropriate/productive manner.
f) Interacts professionally and cooperatively with other parts of the agency (i.e. Human Resources, Finance, etc.)

Schedules: 
a) Adhere and actively participate in cottage schedule.  
b) Helps resident meet outside expectations (appointments, school, etc.
c) Schedule, and participate in, recreational activities for residents.
d) Actively participates in campus activities in a positive, constructive manner.
e) Fills in the gaps of the basic schedule with positive learning opportunities and experiences for the resident.
f) Ability to adapt and adjust to change with minimal disruption of the schedule.

Household management:
a) Maintains a safe and healthy work environment.
b) Prepares and serves meals in accordance with USDA standards and follows published menus.
c) Maintains high household management standards.
d) Maintains adequate cottage inventories
e) Has a systematic approach to laundry needs.
f) Helps promote an appealing, clean, healthy, and safe environment that is conducive to positive change.
Professionalism; promote a professional and positive work environment as indicated by:
a) Reports to shifts, meetings and training on time.
b) Follows agency procedures in use of leave time.
c) Is flexible and willing to fill in as needed.
d) Represents themselves and the agency in a positive way.
e) Good telephone skills.
f) Ability to meet and handle the public with poise and tact.

Sanctuary:
a) Learn the principals of  Sanctuary SELF Model
b) Understand and demonstrate the Sanctuary Commitments.
c) Utilize appropriate Sanctuary tools when interacting with colleagues and residents.
d) Adhere to the seven commitments of Sanctuary when carrying out work responsibilities.
Conducts self-improvement (education, professional development)
Takes initiative to implement good practice and meet licensing and accreditation standards.
Completes assignments in a timely and accurate manner
Upholds the mission and values of The Methodist Home.
Complete training necessary to perform position consistent with program and agency staff development plans.
Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications:
Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
Must be 21 years of age
Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a Human Service field; minimum- High School Diploma.
One year demonstrated experience working with youth, experience in residential setting preferred.
Knowledge of child care practices, developmental issues, and group processes and practices which are important to this position.
Knowledge and demonstrated skills related to theory and practices for emotionally disturbed children.
Personal characteristics and experiential background that will provide appropriate care for children, to win their respect, to guide them in their development, to manage a home for them effectively and to participate in the overall treatment program designed for the residents.
Necessary stamina and temperament to work with children and youth (ages 6 to 18) who are experiencing crisis and/or emotional and/or behavior disorders.
Maintain high level of confidentiality.
Must be able to multi task in a fast paced work environment.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
Ability to understand and consistently implement policies and procedures of the Agency.
Ability to interact and work cooperatively and effectively with other personnel and residents.
Ability to show sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural difference in the service population
Ability to uphold the mission and values of The Methodist Home.
Ability to be trained in basic first aid, medication administration, CPR and crisis intervention..
Valid Driver’s license and the ability to meet and remain in good standing in accordance with Agency insurance guidelines.
High level of energy required for working with people.
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.
Must have proficient computer skills with programs such as Microsoft office, Outlook, etc.
Must have active listening skills and critical thinking skills.
Must have good reading comprehension by therefore understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Essential Physical Requirements:

Duties are performed in a variety of environments ranging from highly stressful and potentially aggressive (physical interventions, escorts, etc.)  to casual and leisurely, in both indoor and outdoor settings.
Ability to successfully complete the Crisis Aggression Limitation Management training program and conduct physical interventions as taught by the instructor.  Examples (1) Escorting a child by the arm to de-escalate; (2) Support a child’s movement to a seated position to the floor or to a chair.
Ability to lift/move up to 10 pounds without assistance. 
Ability to lift/move up to 100 pounds, with/without assistance, in order to perform CALM physical intervention techniques. 
Duties include bending, stooping or kneeling for short durations of time.
Duties include overhead work, reaching, pulling and pushing items.
Necessary stamina and temperament to work with children and youth (ages 6-18) who are experiencing crisis and/or emotional and/or behavior disorders.
Specific vision abilities include the ability to see for purposes of reading printed material as well as distance vision for purposes of maintaining appropriate supervision.
Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels.
Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Duties include frequent driving utilizing a 15 passenger van.
Duties may include repetitive hand motions such as typing.
Duties will include cleaning and use of cleaning materials/chemicals. 
Must be prepared to actively participate in a wide range of activities including but not limited to:  basketball, swimming, fishing, volleyball, movies, etc.  Activities will occur both indoors and outdoors, in various environments and temperatures.   
Shifts may rotate between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, Sunday through Saturday; overnight hours - 10pm to 8am.
 

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