• Coordinator

    Job Locations US-AL-Mobile
    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/15/2018 10:45 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    AltaPointe Site
    Zeigler Adult Residential Campus
    Master Level, Behavioral
    Position Type
    Full Time
    8:00 AM-4:30 PM
  • Overview

    AltaPointe’s Adult Residential Services are designed for consumers with serious and persistent mental illness who require social rehabilitation and community support. Combining medical, nursing and clinical services, our staff provides care and treatment for more than 200 adults in need of intensive service provision. The Adult Residential Services Program consists of group homes, which are supervised 24 hours/day when consumers are on the premises.  Expected outcomes are the same for each adult group home: to prevent re-hospitalization and to maximize and maintain successful community placement. Residential care focuses on the rehabilitation and return to the community of seriously mentally ill consumers.


    Supervises ICF, Countrywood, and Burtonwood Residential Programs:

    1. Coordinates and implements clinical programming 
    2. Assesses functioning of program, identifying problems and solutions to ensure that program standards and objectives are met
    3. Communicates with all applicable agencies regarding consumers under inpatient commitment
    4. Assists with the division program planning, development and implementation
    5. Ensures that staff provides quality services through ongoing monitoring and training for staff
    6. Ensures that staff documentation is written in accordance with all standards and submitted within the appropriate timeframes
    7. Coordinates and provides census management activities  ensuring unreserved vacancies are occupied in a timely manner and monitoring lengths of stay
    8. Takes calls from staff about emergencies or critical issues after normal work hours and on weekends
    9. Provides staff coverage and direct service duties as needed
    10. Monitors for effective hand off communication at shift change
    11. Provides staff with consultation and supervision individually and through group staff meetings
    12. Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and takes proactive approach to deescalate or resolve the situation
    13. Effectively collaborates with other AltaPointe program coordinators and outside sources

    Administers appropriate human resources functions:

    1. Interviews and screens applicants when necessary and completes appropriate forms as outlined by Human Resources policies and procedures
    2. Provides training in the general orientation of the facility, policies and procedures, program operations and specific skill areas
    3. Is knowledgeable and applies Human Resources policies and procedures on a consistent basis
    4. Assesses manager/therapist skill sets, identifies areas for improvement and develops individualized supervision
    5. Objectively completes employee performance evaluations on supervised staff and routes to Human Resources Department on a timely basis
    6. Adheres to AltaPointe’s policies and procedures for program staff by collaborating with Human Resources and Performance Improvement to include Corrective Actions, PI investigations and specialized re-training of staff
    7. Provides positive and effective leadership
    8. Ensures competence of staff


    Master degree in a mental health discipline with at least two years post master experience.  Must possess a valid Alabama Driver’s License, be at least age 23 and have proof of current liability insurance.

    Knowledge in adult specialty, outlined below, to be attained within (6) six months of employment:

    • Knowledge of psychiatric disorders in the adult population to include best practices, treatment issues, developments and trends
    • Knowledge of substance abuse treatment issues, developments and trends
    • Knowledge of available community resources
    • Knowledge of Senior Adult issues for referral purposes
    • 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 practice
    • Knowledge of educational methods appropriate to adults with psychiatric disorders
    • Knowledge of Alabama’s Nurse Delegation Program (NDP)
    • Knowledge of all applicable standards (DMH, JC, Medicaid)
    • Knowledge of the electronic health record
    • Successful completion of Defensive Driving

    Physical Requirements of the Job:

    • 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


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