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Special Attendant Supervisor

Date Posted:  Sep 16, 2022
Requisition ID:  392882

Logansport, IN, US, 46947


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About Logansport State Hospital:

Logansport State Hospital is a state-operated inpatient psychiatric hospital for adults with mental illness.  Using an interdisciplinary approach and evidence-based programming, we promote recovery and return of the individual to the community. 


About the Job:

As the Special Attendant Supervisor, you will be responsible for coordinating the care and support to patients by encouraging involvement in groups, social activities and other therapeutic measures provided by special attendants. In this position, you will collaborate with interdisciplinary professionals to determine and provide the best care practices. Maintain a safe and secure environment through de-escalation techniques and responsible for maintaining the safety and security of the patients on the unit.  

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Monitor de-escalation techniques ensuring the staff are following the principles of de-escalation and  re-direction for prevention of restraint and management of behavior.
  • Attend all patient admissions to ensure patient programming. 
  • Assist on the unit with patient care and patient programming.
  • Escort residents to and from various activity and therapy areas within building and off-grounds for medical, dental or legal needs ensuring maximum security.
  • Observe, report, and record the condition and behavior of residents.
  • Demonstrate and monitor staff to ensure therapeutic interventions using the principles of de-escalation, re-direction and approved techniques for prevention and management of behavior.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of special attendant patient programming.
  • Assist in implementation of resident’s treatment plan including giving medication.
  • Ensure security of residents and maintains orderliness which occasionally requires restraining unruly, dangerous residents.
  • Secure doors, search visitors, operate radio system, issue keys, and escort visitors to various areas of unit.
  • Conduct searches of patients rooms, sarching for possible contraband and ensure the safety of each patient.
  • Participate in process improvements for the facility.
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development.
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.

The job profile 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 with or without notice.

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE)
  • 2 years of successful work experience in a hospital setting
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills.
  • Certified or willing to become certified in professional rescuer CPR/AED.
  • Excellent  interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Specialized knowledge of, and ability to apply, psychiatric nursing care practices including administering medications.
  • Specialized knowledge of, and ability to apply, behavior modification, self-defense and restraining techniques as needed without injury to residents.
  • Working knowledge of residents behavior and ability to anticipate and deal with behavior changes on a daily basis.
  • Working knowledge of institution and unit procedures.
  • Ability to perform and assist residents in performing housekeeping duties and daily living activities.
  • Ability to follow directions.
  • Ability to write reports and keep records and charts accurately.
  • Ability to respond effectively in emergency situations and to control adverse behavior
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

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

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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