Program Aide

Full time Part time @Polaris Teen Center in Behavioral Health Email Job
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Job Detail

  • Career Level Others
  • Experience Less Than 1 Year
  • Industry Behavioral Health

Job Description

Program Aide

Polaris Teen Center is a small mental health residential treatment facility for teens, ages 13-17. We are currently in the process of expanding our facility and are looking for reliable, responsible, and compassionate Program Aides to assist our clients as they navigate through our program. This position is a diverse position with varied roles ranging from supervising client’s safety, medication management, mentoring & engaging with clients as a support. We are a 24/7 facility, currently looking for Program Aides. Day shift is from 7:30am-3:30pm, Swing Shift is 3:30pm-11:30pm, Overnight shift is 11:30pm-7:30am. Below is the job description and position requirements. If interested please send a cover letter, resume, availability,  and references.

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  • Documents observations / milieu interventions in every clients records. Coordinates milieu treatment with counseling staff (via client record, staff communication, and counseling/residential interface meeting)
  • Facilitates clients daily activities in residential component/wake-up; chore supervision; assists with meals, assists with laundry.
  • Observes and monitors client’s behavior and intervenes based on schedule, individual clients treatment plan and house needs.
  • Facilitates assigned groups/meetings/activities per program schedule
  • Documents shift log (including check in and check out as well as a summary of the shifts events). Reviews shift log and sends out the report via KIPU
  •  Transportation to and supervision of clients at community 12-step meetings, per program schedule
  • Transports clients per supervisor’s directives (for court, ancillary services, etc.)
  • Ensures transportation safety by conducting van/car inspections and following safety rules
  • Supervises self-administration of client medications (only after provided with appropriate training)
  • Ensures physical safety and security by conducting regular house checks, fire drills, and disaster drills per policy and procedure.
  • Orientation of new clients to house rules
  • Conducts check-in to residence with new clients including search of items brought to facility and lock-up of contraband and medications / Complete Admission/Intake paperwork with incoming client when needed
  • One-on-one supervision of at-risk clients (ATA risk; suicidal ideation, etc.) per directive form Residential Supervisor or Program Director
  • Follows emergency procedures exactly (including following paging protocol, following directives given exactly, transportation, etc.)
  • ATA prevention; including one-on-one peer counseling, notification of assigned counselor and immediate notification (via in person or by paging) of Administrator, Program Director, Residential Supervisor
  • Conducts UA drug screen collection when directed, following appropriate procedures
  • Attend mandatory staff meeting and Training
  • Consistency with carrying out rules of the program and compassionate interaction with clients
  • Conducts all shift change
  • Resolve difficulty with clients non compliance with chores and other standard policies
  • Confirm proper coverage for each shift and informing supervisor immediately if there are discrepancies
  • Check company vehicle for cleanliness, gas and keys in proper place before shift change

Minimum requirements

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic Computer skills (internet, email, and Word)
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have current CDL and current car insurance
  • Must be able to pass a background check

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