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Four County Mental Health, Inc. Adult Shared Living- Attendant Care - Independence & Coffeyville in INDEPENDENCE, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11347077 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:? High School Diploma or GED and meet State of Kansas qualifications for attendant care worker; be 18 years oldor older? Posses demonstrated interpersonal skills; ability to work with the severely and persistently mentally illpopulation; and ability to react effectively in a wide variety of human service situations? Completion of required trainings upon hire? Practice from a strengths based philosophy? Work independently, or as a productive member of a team to develop a therapeutic rapport with diverseindividuals? Dependable vehicle, valid driver's license, and compliance with agency's liability carrier's requirements may berequired depending on job assignment; may include driving a 15 passenger van? Communicate positively and effectively with others? Basic proficiency in math? Effective utilization of basic office technology? Requires the use of a cell phone during work hoursGENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide one-on-one support and/or supervision to patients with severe and persistentmental illnesses in the activities of daily living or in maintaining daily routines critical to a stable life style. Providetraining in daily living skills to improve self-help that impact living in the community. Monitor progress towardmeeting treatment plan goals. Provide support and supervision during patient crisis.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:1. Quantity: Has at least 1500 annual hours of face-to-face contact with patients, unless assigned by supervisorand approved by department director. Specialist is flexible, on time, and gives adequate notice for time off.2. Quality: Practice from a strength's based philosophy, is able to work independently and as a productivemember of a team. Promotes the philosophy of recovery and the vision of independent living to patients.Provides individualized treatment to patients following the treatment plan, by assisting them in improving their ability to become self-sufficient in the following areas: symptom management, medication management, meal planning and preparation, economic budgeting, personal hygiene, laundry, cleaning,transportation, psychosocial activities and other individual areas of need.3. Judgment: Sound judgment is used in crisis or in ongoing situations. Maintains positive, professional andsupportive relationship with patients. Confidentiality is maintained at all times.4. Coordination: Keeps other staff informed of daily situations regarding patients. Communicates with otherstaff to ensure continuity of care and maintain a positive and professional relationship with staff from FourCounty and other agencies.5. Documentation: Progress notes are accurate and reflect progress toward treatment goals. Documentationis current and turned in daily.OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:? Exhibit and promote decisions / behavior consistent with the Center's established Vision, Mission, andValues.? Any deviations to the work schedule and all overtime must be approved in advance.? Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.