Provides ongoing monitoring and interaction with consumers
Interacts with consumers during all times of the day in a professional and therapeutic manner
Redirects consumers as needed
Follows program schedule as assigned by suprvisor
Guides consumers safely throughout facility to various locations according to schedule
Provides support to teacher during class time which may include assisting consumers with class assignments, keeping consumers on task, intervening when necessary
Assists consumers with personal care, medication use, chores, outings, and safety issues
Provides training on basic living skills (BLS) according to consumers' treatment plans and goals individually or in group setting
Facilitates educational activities on Child Nutrition and Infection Control based on requirements
Child Nutrition Plan (CNP) meal counting
Assesses and documents consumer's behaviors daily via level system point sheets according to policy and standards
Completes daily and weekly documentation on required forms according to policy and procedure
Meets AltaPointe productivity standards
Assists and supports staff during Cooperative Skills sessions
Effectively models appropriate behavior like communication skills, grooming habits, good manners, etc.
Attends group therapy and actively participates in the session
Effectively collaborates with the treatment team members
Participates in classroom treatment team meetings as needed
Provides support and education for consumers' family members
Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate and resolve the situation
Responds to crisis situations throughout facility using proper MindSet interventions
Applies seclusion and restraint per AltaPointe policy and procedure
Remains in compliance with Nurse Delegation Program to include periodic recertification requirements
Effectively demonstrates the application of child and adolescent specific competencies
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
Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion
Respects consumers' 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 consumers' needs, expectations and individual differences
Is gentle and calm with consumers and families
Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities
Actively participates in AltaPointe committes as required
Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
Follows AltaPointe policies and procedures
Attends appropriate in-service trainings and workshops
Physical Requirements of the Job:
There is frequent standing, sitting, and walking which are in burst of 5 to 10 minutes. However, there are times when this can be extended to pacing with the consumer (time could be undetermined), and at times sitting and standing can be extended with the employee having the ability to change positions as permitted by the observance and behavior of the consumer at that time.
There is occasional forward bending from the hips while kneeling to reach to the side.
There is an occasional need to be able to assume a full squat/lunge from a standing position.
There is an occasional need to maintain back extension while being on stomach with one's own body weight on hips and legs. This position is maintained for several minutes.
Occasionally, be able to put one's own body weight on one knee and one elbow on the same side of one's body.
Occasionally be able to kneel and reach to same side toward the floor.
Lift up to 10 poounds from the floor to various levels, including from the floor to overhead occasionally during shift.
Have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds to assist in activities of daily living, as required.
Strong grasp is needed to use keys to open doors throughout the facility, and to maintain constant contact with a consumer during a restraint procedure or with other hold techniques.
Pushing/pulling force up to 25 pounds occasionally during shift.
There are times that require the employee to be able to ambulate as quickly as possible to assist coworkers with consumer in a restraint procedure (ie: jog/run up to 0.1 mi).
At times therapy may be inside or outside the facility; therefore, some activities will dictate physical requirements for playing or games.