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Residential Specialist – Group Homes (PRN)

Intercept Youth Services

This is a Full-time position in New York, NY posted July 22, 2021.

Do you enjoy being challenged?

Working at Intercept Health gives you an opportunity to change lives….one at a time.

We are seeking Residential Specialists who will serve as role models for youth in our facilities.

Sign-on bonuses and retention bonuses are offered along with competitive pay and monthly incentives!

To learn more, take a look at this video: https://fb.watch/2q84Beh42A/

Ideal candidates have the following qualities:
Flexible and adaptable Engaging and Inquisitive Willing to teach and coach Patient and understanding Creative problem solving
REQUIREMENTS
Must have at least a high school diploma or GED, with at least one year of experience providing direct services to children with a diagnosis of mental illness and a proven minimum of 90 hours of related classroom training; OR a bachelor’s degree or associates degree in human services related field and 3 months or more providing direct services to individuals with a diagnosis of mental illness Full-time hires will be hired into the Intercept Health Training Institute for the first two weeks.

These training days will require first shift availability.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Facilitate resident medical and other outside appointments, including but not limited to setting appointments, communicating appointments to appropriate staff, and transporting residents.

Administer medications as appropriate.

Review medication records daily for errors and/or omissions, report any discrepancies to Program Manager, and document on the compliance review calendar.

Maintain and oversee medication records, including but not limited to communicating with the pharmacy to obtain new prescriptions and refills, and all necessary record keeping for same.

Administer first aid to resident in response to minor medical problems as appropriate.

Notify Resident Staff Supervisor and/or Program Director of any significant resident medical complaint.

Keep residents on established awake/asleep and activity schedules.

Guide residents in personal hygiene techniques and the proper care of their rooms and other living spaces.

Assist residents in meal preparation steps.

Guide and instruct residents in proper housekeeping and laundry procedures; supervise completion of daily chores.

Use good interpersonal communication skills to gain resident cooperation and resolve resident conflicts.

Exercise fair, firm and consistent use of behavioral system (point sheet).

Exercise appropriate intervention in accordance with the least restrictive alternative to protect resident from harming self or others.

Review progress notes and staff log documentation daily for compliance with company standards, report any discrepancies to the Program Manager and document on the compliance review calendar.

Record accurate and complete information in the resident chart.

Intercept offers a competitive benefits package for all full-time employees to include: * Comprehensive Health Insurance options * Dental & Vision Insurance * Health and Child Care Flexible Spending Accounts * Comprehensive Employee Assistant Plan * Employer Group Life Insurance, optional buy-up insurances * Voluntary Long Term & Short Term Disability * 401(k) Retirement Plan * Paid Time Off * 7 observed holidays* Mileage Reimbursement * Partial cellphone reimbursement * Discounts at Verizon Wireless * Wellness Initiatives and team building activities * Opportunities for professional advancement for qualified individuals *

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