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CSI/PARAPROFESSIONAL
Job Code:2020 COLUMBUS 022
Location:Columbus Campus
Department:
Job Shifts
  

Job Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all practices and services adhere to all current contracts and state and federal polices set forth by DBHDD, DCH, COA, CMOs, and others as applicable
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses among clients which may aid him or her in achieving resilience, as well as overcoming barriers that impede the development of skills necessary for age-appropriate functioning.
  • Encouraging appropriate participation in school and after school activities.
  • Assist clients in setting and achieving age-appropriate goals.
  • Assisting clients in the development of skills that would enhance home, school and community living (emotional regulation and self-manage behaviors).
  • Support clients in participating in natural/age appropriate activities
  • Assistance with personal development, school performance, work performance, and functioning in social and family environment through teaching skills/strategies to ameliorate the effect of behavioral health symptoms.
  • Service and resource coordination to assist clients in accessing supports and services.
  • Perform skill building activities that promote Independent Living and college readiness with age-appropriate clients.
  • Meet the minimum weekly billing requirement.
  • Manage and coordinate assigned case load of clients.
  • Work closely with therapist and other treatment team members to meet the needs of clients served.
  • Attend and participate in meetings with family and/or other professionals pertaining to clients on caseload to collaborate and coordinate services as needed.
  • Participate in weekly rotating on call schedule to provide on call crisis services to clients. (if licensed)
  • Attend clinical meetings and treatment reviews as assigned by the Clinical Director
  • Interacts professionally and cooperatively with other parts of the agency (i.e. Human Resources, Finance, etc.)
  • Responsible for reporting all reportable incidents to the Clinical Director and Child Protective Services, if/when applicable.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use de-escalation skills when appropriate.
  • Documentation on a weekly basis including uploading/entering documentation for billing purposes.
  • Completes assignments in a timely and accurate manner
  • Is willing to take on additional responsibility in a positive manner.
  • Upholds the mission and values of The Methodist Home.  
  • Complete training necessary to perform position consistent with program and agency staff development plans.
  • Demonstrate and understand the sanctuary commitments.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to democracy by actively participating in team decisions
  • Practice social responsibility evidenced by dependability and reliability.
  • Communicate openly to establish and maintain effective working relationship with people at all levels.
  • Utilize appropriate Sanctuary tools when interacting with colleagues and residents
  • Adhere to the seven commitments of Sanctuary when carrying out work responsibilities.

Job Qualifications:

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in a Social Services Field.
  • Must have at least two years experience providing one on one services to children and young adults.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License with minimum of four year driving history and the ability to meet and remain in good standing in accordance with Agency insurance guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate well with people in person and over the phone.
  • Ability to utilize Collaborative Documentation.
  • Proficiency with computers, Microsoft Office, Internet, E-mail, etc.
  • Ability to meet and handle the public with tact and poise.
  • 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 show sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural difference in the service population
  • Ability to handle conflicts in a professional manner that upholds the dignity and respect of other.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce logical solutions to problems.
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.
    • Customer service needs
    • Meeting quality standards for services
    • Evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • 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.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.onitoring/assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Employee engages in open communication to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people at all levels and exhibits a courteous and accommodating image.
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. 
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.
• Duties are performed in a variety of environments in both indoor and outdoor settings that can include a wide range of conditions such as high/low temperatures and other inclement weather conditions.
• 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; (3) Support a child in a physical intervention to the floor, on your knees and for lengthy periods of time; (4) Ability to securely and safely maintain a child in a physical intervention for extended periods of time.
• Necessary stamina to maintain supervision of children who are attempting to run away. This may include fast walking for extended periods of time and/or the use physical interventions to escort/return child to campus
• Ability to lift/carry 15 pounds.
• Ability to assist/support/transport youth ranging in weight from 50 to 150 pounds.
• Overall necessary stamina and temperament to work with children and youth (ages 6-18) who are experiencing crisis and/or emotional and/or behavior disorders.
• Duties may include bending, stooping or kneeling for various durations of time.
• Duties may occasionally include overhead work, reaching, pulling and pushing items.
• 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.
• Shifts may rotate between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, Sunday through Saturday.
• Must be prepared to actively participate in a wide range of activities including but not limited to: basketball, swimming, fishing, volleyball, movies, staffings, team meetings, etc.

Other Job Information (if applicable):
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Essential Physical Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Necessary stamina and temperament to work with clients who are experiencing crisis and/or emotional and/or behavior disorders.
  • Responsibilities include some travel due to services being provided in home, school, community settings, etc.
  • Flexible schedule to include evening and weekends hours