The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Case Assistant (PT)- Mental Health Respite (OSS)

    Job Locations US-NE-Omaha
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Social Services
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview



    COME JOIN OUR TEAM!!!!!!!!


    The Salvation Army is dedicated to doing the most good for our community through assessing needs, building programs, and investing in our clients. We are looking for passionate candidates to help us continue to make a difference. Our team thrives on success and empowering others around us. If you have a servant's heart and a drive for excellence to help us achieve our mission, then we want you to be part of our team!


    MISSION STATEMENT:  The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible.  Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


    MENTAL HEALTH RESPITE MISSION STATEMENT: Through professionalism, nurturance, and empowerment MHR will provide supportive services with the purpose of leading participants in personal growth and improving life skills for transitioning to the least restrictive level of care within the community environment.


    SUMMARY:  Provide direct service to adult individuals who experience mental health issues and homelessness and manage the Case Assistance office during the day.  Interact with program participants and staff with empathy, dignity and respect. Model social, communication, time management, organizational, problem solving, and work ethic skills for residents and staff.  Ensure program policies and procedures, and emergency procedures are followed by program participants and staff.  Model flexibility and open-minded attitude for program participants and staff. Willing to utilize trauma informed practices and have a philosophy that is client centered and recovery orientated.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other similar and related duties may be assigned.


    1. Maintain open communication with co-workers through shift briefings and the R&I (read and initial communication log) regarding staff, program, building and participant announcements, barriers, and progress.
    2. Complete check of unit (sharps, doors locked, etc.) and participants’ whereabouts at beginning, end and throughout shift (hourly). Document findings in the appropriate setting.
    3. Review and maintain files weekly by making corrections as indicated by reviewers as well assuring the file is in order as indicated by File Directory.
    4. Complete the appropriate and necessary documentation regarding participants progress notes, program and building related incidents/activities in accordance with the policy and procedures.
    5. Prepare and monitor meals for participants. This may be heating prepared food or cooking from ingredients in coordination with the posted menu.  Document participant meal intake and behavior.
    6. Prepare and administer groups for participants in 45 minute timeframe and document topic, participant, and behavior in each participant’s file on the appropriate documentation.
    7. Plan and deliver monthly and holiday recreational activities for participants.
    8. Communicate with professionals and other supports of the participants through phone, fax, email, etc., to coordinate services or support systems in a professional, factual, accurate, and timely manner while upholding confidentiality.
    9. Transport participant when necessary to complete goal related activities or in accordance to policy and procedures for on-going treatment concerns.
    10. Observe medications being taken by participants and complete appropriate documentation.
    11. Provide a welcoming environment for all participants by completing the following:
      1. Seek socially appropriate interaction with participants in a professional manner, treating them with dignity and respect.
      2. Respond to participants’ request for their belongings or basic personal need items in a timely manner while treating them with dignity and respect.
      3. Maintain professional and ethical boundaries while participant is receiving and after they have received services. Deliver trauma informed care.
      4. Monitor participants for pre-warning signs of crisis and intervene to prevent crisis.
      5. Deliver crisis intervention in a trauma informed manner when needed by participant regarding personal, symptomatic, or system related issues.
      6. Provide referrals and resources to participant as needed or requested by the participant.
    12. Attend and participate in staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
    13. Adhere to participants’ requests for food, tobacco, etc., accompanied by a brief assessment of their wellbeing and make appropriate accommodations to assure safety.
    14. Complete documentation and statistical information for all referrals, intakes, and discharges.
    15. Upon receiving referrals, contact referring agency to state it was received and provide to Program Coordinator within two business days of the referral being received.
    16. Order and process materials for the unit.
    17. Develop lunch, snack, and weekend menus, order and purchase items for the menu, monitor delivery of meals from food vender.
    18. Will continue to utilize and refine trauma informed skills through training and practice.
    19. Count and add new medications to MORs when needed.
    20. Complete inventory of participants’ belongings at time of intake, throughout their stay, and at discharge.
    21. Assist and monitor participants discharging from program and clean room to prepare for next intake.
    22. Complete Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) initial training with in 6 months and refresher course annually.
    23. Complete 12 hours of intensive on-going training per year based on program/participant population need such as Emergency Protective Custody training (EPC), Board of Mental Health (BOMH), Trauma Informed Care, Behavioral Health Diagnosis, symptomology and interventions annually.
    24. Attend and participate in staff meetings.
    25. Will continue to utilize and refine trauma informed skills through training and practice.
    26. Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the position.
    27. Driving is an essential function of the position.


    MARGINAL DUTIES include those functions that must be done but could be assigned to another staff member without significantly changing either employee's job.


    Participate in performance and quality improvement program.



    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


    QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



    High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.  One to two years related experience preferred. 



    English proficiency sufficient for communication with supervisors, co-workers, clients and customers.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.



    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.



    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, Lotus Notes or similar and the internet.  Basic typing skills required.



    Attain Medication Aide Certification within 90 days of employment.

    Attain CPR/First Aid Certification within 90 days of employment.  Keep certification and update when required.




    Must pass all applicable background checks.  Must possess a valid driver's license from the state in which you reside.  Must be approved through The Salvation Army Fleet Safety Program to drive either a Salvation Army or personal vehicle on Salvation Army business.


    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here 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 regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 


    WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be at times both quiet and loud.





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