Family Guidance Centers, Inc. (FGC), a not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization, treats and prevents substance abuse, as well as an array of other related problems. Since 1969, FGC's comprehensive programming has educated and guided individuals toward their full potential as productive members within their own families and our society.
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.
Provide motivational support to assist counselors in meeting therapeutic goals.
Support 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.
Obtain 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.
Monitor 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.
Supervise and manage 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.
Oversee the neatness of the unit and proper use of equipment and supplies and inform the proper person when supplies or repairs are needed.
Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Start Date: January 8, 2018
TO BE FULLY CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION PLEASE SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE AT www.fgcinc.org
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 (CADC) or IAODAPCA Certified Assessment and Referral Specialist preferred.
Family Guidance Centers Inc. offers opportunities for individuals with an interested in behavioral health. Our organization provides a comprehensive benefit package for full time employment that includes health insurance, dental, vision, life insurance and a 401k pension plan. Vacation, sick and personal days with ten paid holidays off are included in our paid time off compensation package.
Salary Range: $13.00 an hour