The Children's Residential Services Program serves children and adolescents ages 5 to 18 years of age who are experiencing severe emotional or behavioral disturbance. These children have failed to respond successfully to multiple less restrictive treatment interventions. BayPointe offers a caring, structured environment and developmentally appropriate therapeutic services for each child 24 hours a day.
The program provides support to families or caregivers that helps maintain, enhance, or develop attachment with their child/adolescent during treatment and throughout the discharge process. Children and adolescents diagnosed with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders receive care in a special mental illness-substance abuse service track. The consumers, families, caregivers, school system personnel, DHR workers, and others as appropriate, are directly involved in the consumer’s treatment and discharge planning.
The goal is to improve each child’s or adolescent’s level of functioning and to discharge to a less restrictive treatment setting. The program primarily serves residents of south Alabama; however, the program considers referrals from across the state.
Nurse Coordinators in a Hospital Setting are responsible for assisting with orientation of new staff; conducting staff meetings; effective communication with staff, consumers, and family members, reviewing consumer records to ensure compliance; and ensuring quality care is provided throughout the consumer’s length of stay.
Current RN license to practice in the State of Alabama; 3-5 years’ behavioral healthcare experience with at least 2 years being in a management position; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to present information to a group of people; ability to operate a computer (electronic staffing and incident reporting, Word, Outlook) and telephone system; ability to withstand continual deadlines in spite of interruptions; ability to organize and prioritize a busy workday; sensitive to confidential matters; uses judgment in carrying out work; ability to work independently; and demonstrable knowledge of the following: