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003CA4 - Behav Hlth Recovery Attnd EPCC

Date Posted:  Oct 29, 2019
Requisition ID:  26643
Location: 

Evansville, IN, US, 47715

Work for Indiana

Evansville Psychiatric Children's Center

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Summary/Objective:

The Behavioral Health Recovery Attendant is responsible for performing or ensuring the performance of a variety of relatively standardized tasks associated with the daily care, program treatment and welfare of the intellectually and/or developmentally disabled residents.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Establishes and maintains good interpersonal relationships with residents, families and other disciplines and departments;
  • Establishes rapport with residents to aid in the treatment program and recovery model;
  • Acts as a therapeutic role model;
  • Assists with other teaching of residents and significant others as needed;
  • On occasion, work may require emergency decisions and actions such as physically controlling residents according to recognized therapeutic control procedures;
  • Acts in emergency situations to verbally and physically aid residents and to modify adverse resident behavior;
  • Acts in emergency situations involving modification or control of aggressive behavior of residents;
  • Knows and is able to apply first-aid techniques and to carry out life saving measures;
  • Knows techniques such as problem-oriented charting, acceptable control techniques and behavior modification procedures and is able to apply these skills as required;
  • Performs duties for the physical care of residents, including bathing, feeding and dressing as well as provide training;
  • Escorts residents as directed;
  • Checks and records residents' vital signs;
  • Observes, records and reports the condition and behavior of residents;
  • Operates medical equipment such as sphygmomanometer, thermometer, oximeter, glucometer, alcosensor and urine drug screens;
  • Assists in creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment by performing a variety of housekeeping duties such as cleaning equipment, spills and clothing to insure the comfort and well-being of residents;
  •  Communicates effectively as a member of treatment team regarding resident care and training programs;
  •  Assists in selecting, scheduling and implementing activities which contribute to the goals and objectives established for each resident in the treatment plan;
  • Maintains accurate records, reports and charts using written and electronic means;
  • Assists with maintenance of established standards and policies and, when assigned.
  • Provides direction for other attendants and communicates to the supervisor;
  • Serves on committees as requested;

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

Preferred Experience:
Requirements:
  • Satisfactory completion of the Behavioral Health Recovery Attendant V curriculum;
  • Certification in First Aid, CPR/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Bridge Building;
  • Successful completion of orientation and basic nursing classes;
  • Physical health, stamina and mental alertness;
  • Ability to sit, bend, stoop, lift, walk, climb stairs, run short distances and stand for long periods (up to 7.5 hrs.) of time;
  • Ability to work overtime per policy;
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Evansville