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RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT ASSISTANT (NON-DEGREED POSITION)

PATH People Acting To Help, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA 19152
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  • Job Code
    124143929

JOB SUMMARY:

To promote the mission of PATH to help individuals achieve a more independent and fulfilling life by being an effective team member. The RTA provides direct care including support, structure, assistance, skill training and therapeutic interventions, in groups and with individuals, in collaboration with RTF treatment team.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or equivalent with 12 credit hours from an accredited university within the social services field. 2 years of direct experience working with youth, preferably with individuals who have co-occurring disorders. Valid driver's license and ability to drive agency vehicle.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Ability to perform crisis management interventions including manual restraints once training is successfully completed. Ability to walk distances during psych rehab activities and other community outings with residents.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  1. Provide supervision of residents at all times
  2. Maintain a supportive, therapeutic relationship with each resident
  3. Be aware of each resident's service plan, history, medications, current needs and any special accommodations required by the resident
  4. Act as a role model at all times, maintaining appropriate boundaries and demonstrating effective communication skills
  5. Maintain clear and consistent expectations of each resident while maintaining a safe, supportive environment
  6. Implement, on a consistent basis, direct service interventions as defined in the individual's service and psychiatric rehabilitation plans
  7. Oversee and actively assist in the completion of household chores ensuring the home is neat and clean at all times
  8. Maintain open and ongoing collaboration and communication with all team members including the therapist, psychiatrist, nurse and psych rehab specialist
  9. Maintain ongoing communication with each resident's family/significant others utilizing diplomacy and tact and creating a welcoming environment
  10. Ensure any family concerns are shared immediately with a supervisor
  11. Participate in household shopping
  12. Coordinate, facilitate and engage in regular social activities both on and off campus with the residents
  13. Transport and accompany residents to appointments and activities, as assigned
  14. Provide program coverage/shift coverage as assigned
  15. Upon successful completion of training, monitor residents taking their prescribed medications
  16. Upon successful completion of training and in accordance with PATH policies and procedures, implement approved manual restrictive procedures if absolutely necessary to prevent a resident from harming himself or others
  17. Provide crisis intervention in a calm therapeutic manner when indicated
  18. Follow the When to Call a Supervisor' protocol which includes immediately contacting a supervisor, or the on call supervisor, regarding any incidents, issues or concerns
  19. Participate in scheduled meetings to include: stakeholder's meetings, case conferences and community meetings
  20. As assigned, schedule necessary medical and dental appointments for residents
  21. Collaborate with schools or other programs residents attend
  22. Ensure all required documentation is completed in a timely, comprehensive and legible manner and in accordance with PATH policies and procedures
  23. Must have regular access to an electronic device for periodic business communication and employee self-service capabilities. This may be a smartphone, tablet, Chromebook, laptop, or home computer. Business communications would include daily checking of email and submitting leave time requests but would not be needed during all hours of employment.


PI124143929
Posted: 2020-09-28 Expires: 2020-10-30

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RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT ASSISTANT (NON-DEGREED POSITION)

PATH People Acting To Help, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA 19152

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