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Recovery Assistant in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/8/2018

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Foster a sense of hope and trust through relationship building experiences offered in an environment of encouragement, compassion, and open communication.
  • Assist residents in identifying and developing written recovery goals that will support their transition into independent community living.
  • Provide residents support in reaching their goals by offering skill building techniques, coaching, role modeling and emotional support both individually and in groups with their peers in such areas as: maintaining personal hygiene, maintaining a household, travel training, budgeting, socializing, using resources, illness management, pre education and vocational support, problem solving, etc.
  • Actively participate with residents in residential and community activities including taking residents to faith-based activities of their choosing.
  • Complete and maintain daily, weekly, and monthly documentation of progress and challenges the residents have in achieving their goals.
  • Work with the treatment team to identify opportunities for community integration and activities.
  • Report & document facility maintenance issues.
  • Assist residents with doing laundry as necessary and appropriate.
  • Complete incident reports for all reportable incidents.
  • Maintain physical condition of the unit: empty trashcans as needed, keep all areas clear of papers and food, ensure that bathrooms are in good hygienic condition
  • Perform one-to-one duty as needed.
  • Follow assignment sheet for breaks, rounds, special assignments, etc.
  • Adhere to established policies and procedures including professional image and ethical guidelines.
  • Attend all mandatory in-service trainings.
  • Attend 85% of staff meetings and documents 100% review of minutes.
  • Attends a minimum of 20 hours of CEUs and/or take one advanced education course in a health-related field. Education time includes in-services and workshops.
  • Maintain annual credentialing requirements including: physical, TB and Hepatitis screening.
  • Demonstrate appropriate therapeutic interventions for people with serious mental illness.
  • Communicate pertinent information between shifts.
  • Participate in weekly supervision.
  • De-escalate agitated individuals.
  • Adapt interventions based on sensitivity to ethnical, cultural, economic, and gender-specific issues.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of psychological and psychosocial factors related to severe mental health issues.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and willingness to incorporate strength based and recovery oriented techniques into client care.

Shift-Specific Responsibilities: The following responsibilities are associated with the indicated shift and are assigned to all RAs working on that shift.

Day Shift:

  • Begin wake-up call promptly at 8am (later on weekends)
  • Assist specified residents with personal hygiene and dressing
  • Participate in daily Community Meeting and groups
  • Participate in monthly Treatment Planning and meetings with Case Manager
  • Escort residents on medical appointments, shopping/grooming appointments, and outings
  • Facilitate groups as assigned or necessary
  • Ensure that linens are properly stocked
  • Meet with assigned primary residents daily
  • Attend daily Round Up and Report sessions
  • Perform daily environmental rounds
  • Assist with kitchen duty
  • Complete Chore List weekly

Evening Shift:

  • Attend daily Report sessions
  • Assist with kitchen duty
  • Participate in daily Community Meeting, groups, and treatment planning
  • Primary Counselors meet with assigned residents
  • Participate in monthly Recovery Planning and meetings with Case Manager
  • Escort residents on medical appointments, shopping/grooming appointments, and outings
  • Facilitate groups as assigned or necessary
  • Assist residents with preparation or the next day (i.e. picking out clothes, prep for next day appointments, trips, visits, etc.)
  • Engage in teaching residents to use public transportation

Overnight Shift:

  • Copy and file clinical and non- clinical documents
  • Maintain and purge active non-medical charts
  • Maintain records room
  • Tally and data enter billable services
  • Complete all assigned cleaning/maintenance chores, which include, but not limited to: Clean staff and client refrigerator, check refrigerator temperature is within normal limits, clean staff microwave, and maintain client refrigerator log, check bathroom water temperatures
  • Maintain cleanliness of laundry room and washer/dryer and clean and fold client clothes as necessary
  • Conduct hourly or as needed resident sleep checks
  • Complete the full overnight Maintenance Report chores and corresponding paperwork (nightly)

Skills:

  • CPR certified.
  • Computer literate.
  • Licensed driver in good standing preferred.

Experience:

  • Has completed 12 semester hours of college training in a mental health related field or;
  • A High School Diploma or Equivalent and a minimum of 6-months of formal training in mental health or a related field.

Education Requirement: 

  • Has completed 12 semester hours of college training in a mental health related field or;
  • A High School Diploma or Equivalent and a minimum of 6-months of formal training in mental health or a related field.

Licensure:

  • Not Required

Salary:

  • Grade 13