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Mental Health Worker

Description:

POSITION LOCATION: MILFORD, CT

 

I.      PURPOSE/FUNCTION OF PROGRAM:

The Kids I.N.N. program serves as a diversionary setting during times of crisis or as a step-down from a more restrictive placement for male and female youth ages 5 - 14. The Safe Haven PSB program is a specialized residential treatment facility treating boys between the ages of 12 – 17 who exhibit problem sexual behaviors to the extent that they require  a staff secure treatment facility to address their sexual acting out.

 

II.      POSITION SUMMARY:

Engage with youth in care and assist them in developing adaptive living skills.  Manage crisis situations calmly and therapeutically, implement behavioral modification program, maintain appropriate boundaries and work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.

 

III.      ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.      Provide a safe, orderly and nurturing living experience for children in care.
2.      Ensure that goals/objectives of each client’s treatment and crisis management plans are implemented as part of the daily activities.
3.      Complete documentation daily as directed by supervisor including PNMI moments in time, FM and 1:1 and routine monitoring sheets.
4.      Immediate notification to Supervisors and/or Director regarding crisis situations, including elopements, major aggression and sexual acting out.
5.      Be familiar with and implement all program policies and procedures.
6.      Provide direct care, supervision, behavioral management, recreational and therapeutic programming.
7.      Provide crisis intervention utilizing individual, group and peer principles. Ability to perform restraints, when necessary.
8.      May be mandated to stay beyond the end of shift if coverage is required.
9.      Completes all required trainings within indicated time frames.

 

IV.      OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.      Discuss observations of client behaviors with Supervisors daily and/or Clinical Coordinator.
2.      Create and maintain a clean work environment.
3.      Plan and facilitate weekly group activity.
4.      Participate in the planning and implementation of programming specifically designed to encourage development growth for a wide range of ages.
5.      Participate in weekly therapeutic groups as a co-facilitator, under guidance of the clinical staff.
6.      Adhere to the staffing schedule with the understanding that shift assignments are determined by program needs.
7.      If med certified, administer medication, as scheduled by nurse and prescribed by psychiatrist.
8.      Attend weekly staff meetings.
9.      Carries out all additional assignments as directed.
10.      Immediately report to supervisor anytime emergency personnel are on campus.

 

V.      ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

•      Associates’ degree in Human Services and 3 years of experience in youth oriented programs.
•      Ability to deal with crisis situations, implements a behavior modification program, maintain appropriate boundaries and work as a team member.
•      Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record
•      Must become certified in CPR/First Aid.
•      Must fulfill competency based training requirements in TCI and Boys Village Social Skills Model.
•      Must be able to respond to crisis, including the ability to physically restrain if necessary.

 

VI.      PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

•      Bachelor’s degree in Human Services
•      Knowledge of cultural diversity and childhood development is preferred.
•      Bi-lingual English/Spanish.
•      DCF Medication Administration

 

VII.      SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

•      N/A

 

VIII.      PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

•      Physical Intervention, Restraining when necessary
•      Lifting over forty-five pounds
•      Moving Furniture when necessary

 

IX.      WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT:

•      Some travel is required.
•      Flexible schedule is necessary to accommodate needs of clients.

 

 

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