- Work as an integral member of the Residential Treatment team. This responsibility necessitates building and maintaining strong, nurturing relationships with the residents and staff of the Residential Treatment Center (RTC); observing professional boundaries at all times; effectively communicating with all; and proving leadership in advocacy and support for residents in care.
- To supervise residents in their care assuring that a safe and therapeutic environment is maintained, during assigned shift (1 st , 2 nd , 3 rd ).
- To handle emergency situations such as environmental, weather related, physical injury.
- Provide crisis intervention to residents according to residential treatment center policies and procedures.
- To develop and consistently implement structured routines for daily functioning, including wake-up, hygiene, meals and bedtime.
- Plans and organizes activities and educational groups for residents which promote change and growth in areas of social skill building, physical, emotional and mental development, according to treatment plans.
- Implement activities consistent with Brain Building model for treatment.
- To complete all required documentation, which could be electronic or paper. This includes CIR's and all mandatory logs; included but not limited to the following, daily logs, night logs, communication logs, USDA logs and any other required documentation.
- Complete all required training, both in person and online through the agency's learning management system.
- Appropriately utilizes PAARR and PAARR physical techniques.
- Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
- May be involved in the planning, organization, and implementation of special events or department specific projects or seasonal program changes.
- In times of need, may be asked to complete related duties other than those indicated above as assigned by their supervisor.
- Work is performed in a residential cottage and wherever residents go on the surrounding campus and in the community.
- Ability to physically restrain residents whose ages, heights and weights vary
- Driver's license with safe driving record in accordance with agency policy
- English reading and writing skills
- Interacts verbally with residents, families, co-workers and representatives from outside agencies
- Attention to detail and confidentiality
- Ability and willingness to work holidays
- Team player
- PAARR and PAARR physical training is an essential function of the position and must be completed to the satisfaction of the instructor.
- In accordance with licensing guidelines, all Treatment Specialists must be at least 21 years of age and must have completed high school or its equivalency.
- A Bachelor's degree in a social service field and experience working with the adolescent population is preferred.
- Must have a valid driver's licenses with a safe driving record and Car Insurance.