• Temporary Behavioral Aide (Summer Day Treatment)

    Job Locations US-AL-Mobile
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/27/2018 5:06 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-6697
    # of Openings
    4
    AltaPointe Site
    Children's Outpatient Services - Mobile
    Category
    Entry Level, Behavioral
    Position Type
    Temporary
    Shift/Hours
    8:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • Overview

    Children's Outpatient Services provides treatment for children and adolescents and their families and is intended to improve and maintain a child’s or an adolescent’s stability in the community. Treatment focuses on problem resolution, symptom reduction, stabilization and/or prevention of movement to a higher level of care. Services include individual, family and group therapy, medication evaluation and management, case management, in home intervention, case consultation and summer day treatment services. The type of treatment is highly variable and depends upon the individual’s existing symptoms and developmental level.

    Responsibilities

    General Responsibilities:

    1. Provides ongoing monitoring and interaction with consumers 
    2. Assists consumers with personal care, play, social interactions, outings, and safety issues
    3. Provides training on basic living skills according to the consumer’s target goals, as identified by treatment plan
    4. Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
    5. Applies Mindset and restraint interventions per AltaPointe Policy and Procedures
    6. Effectively collaborates with staff members
    7. Provides support and education for family members of consumers
    8. Models appropriate behavior including but not limited to communication skills, grooming, manners, etc.
    9. Meets AltaPointe productivity standards, if applicable
    10. Effectively demonstrates the application of child/adolescent and specific competencies

    Supervision and Consultation:

    1. Seeks supervision and consultation as needed
    2. Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
    3. Actively works to enhance skills

     Clinical Record Keeping:

    1. Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy
    2. Documents in a clear and concise manner.
    3. Documents legibly

     Courteous and respectful attitudes towards consumers, visitors and co-workers:

    1. Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion
    2. Respects consumer’s privacy and confidentiality
    3. Is pleasant and cooperative with others
    4. Assists consumers and visitors as needed
    5. Personal values don’t inhibit ability to relate and care for others
    6. Is sensitive to the consumer’s needs, expectations and individual differences
    7. Is gentle and calm with consumers and families
    8. Adopts a team work approach with coworkers

     Administrative and Other Related Duties as Assigned:

    1. Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities
    2. Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required
    3. Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
    4. Follows AltaPointe policies and procedures
    5. Attends appropriate in-services training and other workshops

    Qualifications

    High school graduate or equivalent

    Basic general knowledge in child/adolescent specialties, outlined below, to be attained within (2) two weeks of employment:

    • Knowledge of psychiatric disorders in child/adolescent populations
    • Basic knowledge of growth and development of child/adolescent consumers as related to all intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects consumer development
    • Basic knowledge of behavior management and parenting issues
    • Knowledge of cultural diversity
    • Knowledge of behavior management, crisis intervention and interventions common to acute psychotic consumers, as well as, to non-violent crisis intervention practices.
    • Knowledge of educational methods appropriate to child/adolescent psychiatric disorders

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