Behavioral Aide Residential PRN/Relief

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1 week ago(1/8/2018 3:09 PM)
Job ID
2018-6537
# of Openings
1
Transitional Living - Three Notch
Category
Entry Level, Behavioral
Position Type
As Needed
Shift/Hours
PRN/As Needed

Overview

AltaPointe offers two residential programs that provide youth aged 16 to 22 with the opportunity to make successful transitions into adulthood. The programs help these young people achieve their full potential by reaching employment, educational, living situation, money management and community life goals. Youth who participate in the programs receive shelter, skills training and support services that assist with the smooth transition to self-sufficiency, which results in the avoidance of long-term dependency of these youth on social services. Staffing patterns at both residential homes include a therapist, case manager, nurse, residential manager and 24-hour behavioral staff.

Responsibilities

Behavioral Aides are responsible for providing basic observation and monitoring of consumers in the group home, providing daily assessment of consumer’s behavior, providing training on basic living skills, transporting the consumers to appointments and outings, distributing the consumer’s medication, assisting consumers with personal care, and the preparation of the consumer’s meals.

 

Essential Functions

  • Provides ongoing monitoring and interaction with consumers
  • Provides daily assessment of consumer behavior and records and submits information according to policy and standards
  • Assists with planning and preparation of consumer meals according to nutrition requirements
  • Assists consumers with personal care, medication use, chores, outings, and safety issues
  • Provides training on basic living skills according to the consumer’s psychiatric rehabilitation goals
  • Performs hand-off communication at shift change
  • Ensures adherence to posted household schedule and individual appointments
  • Implements planned activities
  • Models appropriate behavior, including but not limited to communication skills, grooming, manners, etc.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
  • Effectively collaborates with the treatment team members
  • Responsible for stocking of food and household items
  • Responsible for household cleanliness
  • Responsible for assisting with consumer chore completion
  • Provides transportation as needed
  • Complies with routine health and safety tasks for both house and vehicles
  • Ongoing compliance with Nurse Delegation Program, including quarterly and annual recertification requirements.
  • Reports accident or driving violations to supervisor and human resources
  • Seeks supervision and consultation as needed
  • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
  • Actively works to enhance skills
  • Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy
  • Documents in a clear and concise manner, types of consumer problems on shift logs, progress on basic living skills, treatment goals addressed, and services
  • Documents individualized consumer responses to services provided
  • Documents legibly
  • Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion
  • Respects consumer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Is pleasant and cooperative with others
  • Assists consumers and visitors as needed
  • Personal values don’t inhibit ability to relate and care for others
  • Is sensitive to the consumer’s needs, expectations and individual differences
  • Is gentle and calm with consumers and families
  • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities
  • Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required
  • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Follows AltaPointe policies and procedures
  • Attends appropriate in-services training and other workshops

 Physical Requirements

  • There is frequent to constant standing while organizing/stocking groceries,
  • Sitting is frequent by nature; however, extended sitting could be up to 1.5 hours for documentation and 1 hour for group time
  • Walking various distances on grounds can be frequent and the furthest distance would be up to 300 feet
  • Squatting/lunging frequently to stock/organize groceries/supplies in pantry and to retrieve pots/pans needed for cooking and to lift pans out of the oven
  • Strong grasp is needed frequently to constantly handle groceries/supplies when lifting, and while cooking
  • Fine Manipulation for writing and handling paperwork
  • Pushing/pulling force 5 pounds force (horizontal) to open standing freezer doors to access groceries
  • Lifting various ranges from the floor to overhead with weights up to 5-15 pounds frequently, 30-40 pounds from the floor to 48 inches to stock groceries/supplies occasionally, 50 pounds from floor to waist 1-2 times per day
  • There may be times when mopping, sweeping, making beds, washing/drying clothes for consumers may be done
  • Any other duties that are assigned by supervisor

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