1. Comply with all Agency and Program policies, procedures, and protocols in a professional and ethical manner.
Includes the entire policies and procedures manual
Policies of note:
-Adheres to the Confidentiality Policy
-Follows the Code of Ethics and Professional Practices Policy
-Adheres to the Restricted Procedures and Discipline Policy
-Meets specific training requirements as outlined by MCO’s, DPW, and COA
Procedures of note:
-CPR and First Aid
2. Work to ensure the health, safety, and well being of both clients and fellow staff at all times.
Adheres to the seven commitments of the Sanctuary Model:
-Growth and Change
Appropriately performs Safe Crisis Management intervention techniques:
-Includes both physical and nonphysical interventions
3. Actively participate in the maintenance of a therapeutic environment and implement appropriate clinical interventions with clients as needed.
Is knowledgeable of and implements ISP and client goals, program level protocols, and the clinical direction of the therapists with a trauma-informed care approach
Facilitates clients groups effectively:
4. Prepare and complete required reports and documentation as well as perform other required administrative tasks assigned.
-Transcribing of Doctor Orders/medical orders
-Scheduling of medical appointments
-Assessing residents for medical/health concerns
-Medical updates prepared for psychiatrist
-Obtaining psychotropic medications consents from parents, guardians, and caseworkers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
1. Physical ability to perform all aspects of safe crisis management, including physical interventions.
2. Ability to intermittently stand and sit.
3. Pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying as required.
4. Must be able to describe and articulate events in both written and spoken English.
5. Must be able to read and comprehend reports written in English.
6. Ability to provide awake supervision of clients at all times.
7. Ability to provide vehicular transportation of clients.
8. Has the mental and emotional capacity to work in a highly stressful environment.
9. Maintains licensure in the state of Pennsylvania
1. Licensed Practical Nurse certification required.
2. One year experience working with children/youth in a residential treatment setting or other relevant experience preferred.
3. Good written and verbal communication skills.
4. 21 years of age or older
6. Be sensitive to and comfortable with working in an agency that provides services to a culturally diverse population.