Education and/or Experience: Associate degree in Psychology, Social Work or a closely related curriculum, from an accredited institution preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: CPR and First Aid Certification. IAODAPCA Certified Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor or IAODAPCA Certified Assessment and Referral Specialist preferred.
Reports To: Residential Coordinator Supervisor in Springfield.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
This position involves working with Federal Bureau of Prisons offenders, which requires the job applicant to pass a thorough, federal background check conducted by Bureau of Prisons staff. Your employment is contingent on passing this background check, which may take several weeks. Failure to pass the background check would prohibit you from working with the offender population and would result in your immediate termination. Though Family Guidance Centers does not conduct nor have any influence on the background check process, please be advised that it has been our experience that any criminal record will result in your being prohibited from working with federal offenders.
Provides motivational support to assist counselors in meeting therapeutic goals.
Supports treatment plans by reporting client observations (at a minimum twice per shift and subject to change depending on need) – on appropriate form (SAMMS/Incident Report/BOP documentation, etc.) - and supporting decisions concerning therapy, discipline, and privileges.
Assists case manager/counselor with client activities by implementing scheduled and/or requested activities.
Inventory incoming clothing and supplies of clients for quantity and specifically check for contraband items, in accordance with proper safety procedures - including but not limited to -emptying items into proper bin and never reaching into a client’s bag of articles. Inventory outgoing clothing and supplies of clients with same procedures as above.
Obtains pertinent information from staff of previous shift to utilize during current shift and relay to next shift if appropriate.
Works cooperatively with members of the nursing and medical staff to monitor clients’ vital signs, observe urine drops, monitor clients, and chart all pertinent data.
Monitors client vital signs per physician’s orders.
Monitors self-administration of medications by clients and document in SAMMS, MAR/PRN log according to regulations.
Recognizes deviations from normal and is able to correct the deviation.
Performs room and facility checks, at varying intervals, to ensure client’s comfort, safety, and well-being.
Supervises and manages the behavior of clients and provide appropriate behavioral interventions and consequences.
Performs all drug screen services to clients, including but not limited to urine analysis and oral swabs.
Oversees the neatness of the unit and proper use of equipment and supplies and inform the proper person when supplies or repairs are needed.
Other Duties: Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but which may be altered or redesigned depending upon individual circumstances.
Standard Requirements: Possesses a working knowledge of FGC applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), including but not limited to Safety and Disaster Plan.
Knowledgeable of client rights and ensures an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all clients in a safe, secure environment.
Attends in-service and other training events to continue education and expand knowledge to improve the quality of client services.
Ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures.
Skills: Properly administer and read alcohol analyzers.
Ability to use calendar and scheduling software.
Experience using desktop computers, email, copier, and fax machine.
Physical Demands: Ability to communicate in English via phone, in writing, and verbally in conversation with different levels of staff patient families, and any outside clients.
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk, often up and down stairs. Must be able to lift 25 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands or fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Employee must be able to utilize a computer, phone, etc. for extended period of time and write or type notes for at least one (1) to two (2) hours per day.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to blood or other body fluids, fumes or airborne particles and toxic. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Schedule: Rotation Schedule. Twenty-Four hour Facility. Second shift, 3:00 pm- 11:30 pm. Hours may vary to meet caseload needs. Must have a flexible schedule.