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Four County Mental Health, Inc. Childrens Quest After-School Psychosocial Aide in INDEPENDENCE, Kansas

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FOUR COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER, INC.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Temporary

NON-EXEMPT

TITLE OF POSITION:

Quest Psychosocial Aide

SUPERVISOR:

CBS Special Programming Coordinator

WORK SCHEDULE:

WORK LOCATION:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of 18 years of age, prior work with targeted population preferred

High School Diploma or equivalent

Communicate positively and effectively with others while maintaining unconditional positive regard for all.

Work independently as well as be a productive part of a team

Prior work with targeted population preferred

Possess and demonstrate self-management skill and an ability to react calmly and effectively in a crisis

Dependable vehicle, valid drivers license, and compliance with agencys liability carriers requirements may be required depending on job assignment

Effective utilization of basic office technology

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Will work in various 1:1 and group settings with children and youth who have been diagnosed with a Severe Emotional Disturbance assisting in developing pro-social skills necessary to function and maintain on their own in the home, community and educational settings.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNTIONS:

1. Quantity:

Minimum average of 8 hours/week of face-to-face contact with clients during afterschool session and a minimum of 20 hours/week during summer session.

Role model/teach and reinforce the use of pro-social skills to patients to be able to function at home, school and the community without the assistance of mental health and other community service agency supports.

Engage in various challenge of choice/recreational style activities with high levels of energy while maintaining/demonstrating professional behavior. Engage in group activities with a consistently high level of energy while maintaining the ability to stand, sit and walk for long periods of time and during the summer times in the extremes of weather and up to 8 hours per day, 5 days a week.

Engage in and encourage others in Adventure Based Programming (rock climbing, repelling and other various challenge by choice activities/initiatives) while accessing remote areas that require navigating uneven terrains, including inclines and declines of various pitches.

Demonstrate proper understanding/utilization of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention system to maintain care, welfare, safety, and security during all times of crisis. Includes the use of physical management skills of patients of all sizes, ages 5-21 and exceeding weights of 120-170 lbs, if not larger.

2. Administrative:

Provide supervision, safety and structure to patients in all settings.

Actively participate in various staff and treatment team meetings as scheduled.

Complete all agency/program required trainings.

Operate agency vehicles in a safe manner to transport patients in the context of service delivery.

3. Judgment:

Maintain confidentiality at all times.

Utilize sound judgment in crisis and/or ongoing assignments.

Maintain a positive, professional and supportive relationship with patients, staff and community partners.

Communicate unusual situations regarding patients to the treatment team and/or supervisor.

Ability to multi-task and effectively handle high levels of stress at multiple points in the course of the workday, all while demonstrating self-management skills and an ability to respond positively, calmly, effectively and therapeutically in a crisis situation.

4. Documentation:

Progress notes reflect need for service provided.

Accurately reflect progress toward goals.

Submitted in accordance with agency/program guidelines.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

Exhibit and promote decisions / beha vior consistent with the Centers established Vision, Mission, and Values.

Demonstrate the ability to lift and carry items such as game boxes, game bags and back packsthat weigh up to 30 lbs, for long periods of time and distance.

Any deviations to the work schedule and all overtime must be approved in advance.

Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

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