- Must be 21 years old to work at this agency.
- A high school diploma or school equivalency diploma (GED) and has 18 credit hours of post-high school education in a field related to behavioral health and completed no more than four years before the date the individual begins providing behavioral health services and two years of full time behavioral health experience or four years of behavioral health work experience;
Supervising adults in a Behavioral Health Agency with experience in dealing with diagnosis and co-occurring disorders, understands and able to identify medications commonly prescribed for mental disorder.
- To maintain current skills and knowledge in behavioral health services provided by the agency, BHPP/Caregiver will receive at least one hour of ongoing in-service education per month in order to maintain program standards.
- BHPP/Caregiver may attend regular group sessions designed for residents to accrue education hours.
Skills & Knowledge
Understanding of services needed for residents with behavioral health issues. Must demonstrate skills, knowledge and protection of resident’s rights; basic resident supportive intervention skills; recognize obvious symptoms of mental disorder; understand the BH services this agency is authorized to provide; maintain confidentiality of resident records; respect cultural differences; be able to read and implement residents treatment plan; assist residents in accessing community services; follow policy and procedure of the agency.
- Report to the House Manager.
- Provide residents with a supportive, protective living environment and protection of resident’s rights.
- Prepare meals, and provide residents transportation to outside therapeutic services when indicated.
- Prepare daily progress notes on resident’s progress and regression in direct and report services offered through the agency. Protect and maintain the confidentiality of resident’s records and information.
- Assist residents in formal and informal independent and life skills training. Ensure that residents attend formal education or educational enhancement training. Coordinate and facilitate resident’s social and recreational activities.
- Assure that residents take necessary medications in accordance with agency’s self-administration medication procedures; Able to identify types of medications commonly prescribed for mental disorders, personality disorders and substance abuse, and common side effects and adverse reactions of the medications.
- Assist residents in receiving the care and services specified in their treatment/care plan and in accordance with the rules set forth by the department of behavioral health services.
- Provide treatment that promotes resident dignity, independence, individuality, strengths, privacy and choice. Assist residents to secure and maintain viable employment opportunities, accessing community services and resources.
- Attend regularly scheduled personnel members training and meetings.
- Demonstrate ethical behaviors such as respecting residents and personnel members’ boundaries.
To apply for this position, please submit your details using our online application form.