Job Status: Full Time
Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. We provide high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.
The essential functions include:
Write billable Individual Rehab mental health notes on client goals to DMH and agency standards
Consistently meet productivity standards set by the agency for hours of direct client service and the related notes, and performance standards in terms of quality of work
Provide direct, appropriate crisis intervention services to clients throughout the agency, and in the community
Provide individual supervision for high risk clients who require temporary separation form the program for safety or other reasons
Take training as directed in the use of Evidence Based Practices and other interventions
Supervise, protect and care for the clients assigned to recreational therapy
Involved with the individual recreational therapy goal for each resident client
Assist clients under his/her supervision in working out their problems with each other and with the group
Engage in recreational and/or therapeutic sports activities with clients as needed
Set limits and provide appropriate discipline for the clients in their groups
Provide age-appropriate recreational activities for clients such as art therapy, music therapy, and community based activities, etc.
Participate in theme events and special recreational activities
Participate in outings, field trips and camping trips
Able to set limits and maintain disciplinary standards consistent with Hillsides’ policies
Assist in maintaining recreational equipment and the general cleanliness and good order of the recreational facilities
Able to drive for prolonged periods, stretch, reach, push, pull, bend, carry, lift, run, and walk
SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Communication Skills and Abilities:
Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:
Physical Skills and Abilities:
Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:
Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook) and data/electronic records program currently in use
Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required
ADDITIONAL DUTIES& RESPONSIBILITIES:
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE& CERTIFICATES
Every employee has the opportunity and responsibility to participate in one or more activities each year that support the continuous quality improvement (CQI) of Hillsides’ programs & services. Activities might involve membership on a CQI committee or work group, service as a peer reviewer, data collection for CQI and evaluation purposes, completion of CQI questionnaires and surveys or participation in focus groups, or other activities as identified by CQI committees or work groups.
TRAUMA INFORMED CARE (TIC)
Hillsides practices Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles which recognizes the signs, symptoms, and widespread impact of trauma; Employees are asked to comprehensively integrate knowledge of Trauma Informed Care into policies, procedures, and practices with the goal to prevent re-traumatization which promotes healing of families, youth, individuals, and communities.
This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.
In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:
Paid time off (PTO)
Long term disability
Supportive work environment
Hillsides has embarked upon implementing and embedding Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles throughout the organization. Candidates should be aware that all employees are involved in the implementation and the practice of Trauma Informed Care within the organization.
Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer