Copper Hills Youth Center is a 197-bed private residential treatment center for adolescents 12-17 years of age. We counsel, teach and mentor children placed in our care and give each child a chance to make successful changes. We strive to improve lives and help children help themselves. At Copper Hills, we treat boys and girls who have emotional, behavioral and psychiatric disorders, including anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. We also specialize in caring for patients with Asperger's syndrome. For youth with co-existing substance abuse problems, we offer weekly individualized therapy that focuses on education, recovery and abstinence. Our accredited private school allows students to continue their education while receiving treatment.
GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB
Participates in client behavioral programs providing care, mentoring, close supervision, documentation of behavior, implementation of treatment plans, providing crisis intervention as needed, developing positive relationships with clients and co-workers, and following facility policies and procedures,
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
____1. Contributes to the effective implementation of individual treatment plans of clients through "line of sight" supervision, positive interaction and role modeling, appropriate scoring of observed behaviors, and appropriate consequences or limit setting based on behaviors and program definition. Participates in contraband and room searches as needed.
____2. Maintains safety and security of the facility through close observation and monitoring of the clients, maintaining optimal physical proximity, remaining alert at all times, and using analytical forethought to anticipate potentially volatile or unsafe situations and proactively intervene.
____3. Promotes development of clients' daily living skills through appropriate assignment, instruction, and supervision of tasks.
____4. Stimulates clients' interest and cooperation in various individual and group activities and programs through positive interaction, instruction, supervision, feedback and encouragement. Demonstrates knowledge and application of adolescent developmental, social, health, cognitive, learning, and intellectual functioning.
____5. Completes accurate and timely documentation on client's behavior as outlined by policy, reports observations to relevant staff and makes recommendations based on observations. Assists in preparation of other behavioral reports and daily activity logs as required, i.e. incident reports, restraint packets, Q-15's, inventory logs, communication logs, point sheets, precautions and unit specific documentation.
____6. Develops counseling skill methods and techniques under the supervision of program treatment professionals and uses those skills to mentor residents in any setting as necessary. Provides limited one-to-one contact with clients focusing on social development.
____7. Ensures compliance with all company policies and procedures and regulatory requirements, reporting any known or suspected violations to his/her supervisor or through other means identified in company policy.
____8. Assesses and ensures the needs of the clients are being met in relation to clothing, linens, and personal hygiene supplies. Supervises personal hygiene tasks.
____9. Escorts clients to mealtime, outdoor/indoor recreation, and education classes and activities and participates in their supervision and instruction as needed. Assists with transport of residents to and from medical appointments or other activities as directed.
___10. Provides appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques or following residents' individual crisis prevention plans to diffuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns, following authorized restraint technique guidelines, and displaying neutral emotions.
___11. Uses appropriate skills to de-escalate aggression, using active listening techniques. appropriate tone and volume of voice, providing a high frequency and variety of positive reinforcements, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and promoting a positive peer culture.
___12. Consistently meets facility and regulatory training requirements by attending all mandatory meetings and staff training sessions as required.
___13. Assures cleanliness and orderliness of the assigned work area/unit and proactively assists in all security, maintenance, and safety functions as required for the overall facility.