Assist with the provision of basic care, health and safety of clients in treatment in a residential alcohol and drug treatment program.
• Monitor client vital signs and overall medical condition, including mental and physical stability as evidenced by client behavior
• Monitor clients appropriate use of medication, following program guidelines for same
• Responsible for intake/admission screening, placement, and discharge of clients.
• Follow program discharge guidelines
• Monitor client activities and document same according to program guidelines
• Assist with the coordination of interoffice communications as requested by answering incoming telephone calls, inquiries and client referrals, directing the caller to the appropriate person for resolution, assuring client confidentiality is appropriately maintained
• Ensures that there are a sufficient number of blank forms/materials on hand for the on-going maintenance of client files and related administrative responsibilities
• Assist with urine analysis and breathalyzer tests of clients as requested
• Assist with providing for client’s basic needs according to program guidelines (e.g. issuing linens, towels, personal hygiene products, etc.)
• Assist with the serving of food, setting up for and cleaning up after meal times as assigned
• Assist with the implementation of counselor directives for clients
• Monitor the security system and conduct security rounds according to program guidelines. Respond to and/or communicate inappropriate activity in accordance with program procedures.
• Assist in maintaining a clean and safe environment.
• Be consistently at work on time as scheduled – program location may be reassigned according to needs.
• Performs related duties as requested or required.
• May be required to come in early or stay over during inclement winter weather. Monitor should come prepared to stay, if necessary. Meal will be provided if required to stay.
• Academic high school degree, GED, or equivalent work experience. Some college credits, particularly in addiction courses, would be a plus.
• Obtain additional work-related training as requested
EXPERIENCE / BACKGROUND:
• At least one year of previous continuous work experience preferred
• Must obtain certification in CPR and First Aid within the first 90 days of employment and maintain certification as required
• Must obtain TB test before the first day of working in the program.
• Familiarity with Twelve Step Programs, helpful
• Some knowledge of drug and alcohol treatment is a plus
• Support of Salvation Army mission statement, policies and procedures
• Ability to multi task and work effectively under pressure in crisis situations
• Ability to have positive affect through communications with a diverse population
• Ability to perform job duties effectively in a team setting
• Flexibility to adapt to program needs as required
• Ability to document and write effectively
• Competent in use of computer and possess the ability to learn related software as required
• Audio and visual acuity needed for the supervision of clients and security system
• Ability to maintain professional standards in the discharge of duties and interaction with clients
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of client information, including HIPPA requirements
• Exemplify professional attitude and conduct