Gilead Community Services

Per Diem

US-CT-Middletown
Job ID
2015-1112
Category
Direct Care
Type
Per Diem
Job Schedule
Hours flexible; max of 20 hours per week

Overview

Summary

Responsible for performing the daily operations of a community support program providing full array of case management services, which includes but is not limited to clinical assessment, as well as rehabilitation and recovery oriented treatment activities.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Demonstrates basic level competency regarding severe and prolonged mental health and      substance abuse disorders through training and education.  
  • Provides work as a relief staff member when regular staff members are not available to provide care.
  • Provides daily care under the direction of the regular staff members giving daily support of individual client needs and works with the rest of the team to develop treatment interventions as it pertains to each individual client.
  • Carries out assistance with meal preparation, routine household chores, cleaning, laundry, shopping, financial management, identification of and participation in social/recreational and community activities.
  • Provides competent recovery oriented services by the demonstration of: intervention and support, inclusion of family/friends/community, dignity and care, supportive counseling.
  • Provides support with specific instruction and prompting in key areas identified by the treatment team (i.e. problem solving, coping skills, and interpersonal interactions). 
  • Provides assistance with arranging transportation to treatment and other community support outings and essential appointments.
  • Functions as part of a treatment team in support of Clinical Case Management Services.
  • Ensures that the program’s physical environment meets required regulations including a clean, safe, and welcoming atmosphere.
  • Supports the processes for all contractual agreements, certifications or licensing regulations including but not limited to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).
  • Actively participates in program meetings, clinical meetings, supervision and ad hoc work groups, as needed, in an effort to carry out the mission of the program.
  • Supports positive outcome measures as defined by the state regulations and agency quality assurance processes. Insures program compliance through the timely and accurate reporting of data as needed.      
  • Consults and monitors medical and mental health needs regarding risk management. Implements      risk management plans as necessary.
  • Spends 80% or more of total scheduled work hours in the community
  • Works in coordination with the agency Administrative Support Staff for proficient service delivery.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Documentation requirements:

 

  • Timely completion on paper or electronic client case records with required documenting progress towards service goals and objectives.
  • Documents all required encounters. Completes contacts and progress notes within 72 hours of      encounter.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Position has no direct supervisory responsibilities

Skills

            Oral Communication Skills                                 Professionalism

            Written Communication Skills                             Diplomacy                   

            Technical Communication Skills                         Organization                 

            Client-Customer Relational Skills                        Planning                      

 

Qualifications

Education and Years of Experience

  • Degree:  High School Diploma Required. AS or BA in Human Services filed preferred.
  • Number of Years of Experience:  1 year


Requirements

  • Must maintain and provide proof of valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in good standing.
  • Ability to provide leadership under stressful or crisis situations.  Ability to problem-solve.  Ability to meet deadlines and establish and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Demonstration of ethical behavior and sound judgment that supports the NASW standards of      care.
  • Medication Self-Administration training (if applicable).
  • Ability to travel to various agencies, businesses.
  • Use of personal vehicle.
  • Must meet and maintain all required trainings, certifications etc. as needed.
  • Uphold confidentiality by following the HIPAA regulations.

 

Working Conditions

  • Working conditions are based both in office and community settings. 
  • Local travel.
  • Possibility of exposure to outdoor weather conditions, unsanitary environments, bodily fluids.
  • Possibility of exposure to use of substances, vulgar statements, or hostile/dangerous situations.

 

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, sit and walk.  The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers; climb or balance and stoop or kneel.  The employee is required to be able to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

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