NEW DAY, INC. Mental Health Assistant in BILLINGS, Montana
RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs basic childcare procedures and related task-oriented activities in the Day Treatment classroom setting. Provide safety, security, and support at all times. Remain without bias. FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt MAJOR FUNCTIONS: 1. Perform basic participant care procedures and related task-oriented activities. 2. Assist with school activities and academics and engage in 1:1 interaction, provide direct participant care. 3. Must transport participants to and from the residents' homes and day treatment facilities, activities, appointments, and other assigned events using New Day, Inc vehicles. 4. Responsible for driving participants from the Group Home to the. Day Treatment Facility. 5. Assist Program Therapist/ Day Treatment Supervisor with therapeutic activities. 6. Accompany selected participants to other facilities for special tests/exams and the emergency room. 7. Function effectively in mental health and medical emergency situations within the limitations of education, training, and job experience. 8. Assume responsibility for maintaining a neat, safe, and clean environment. 9. Observe, record, and report to Program Therapist/Day Treatment Supervisor any significant behavior and condition of participants, seeking assistance when needed. 10. Understand and conform to all Day Treatment program policies and procedures. 11. Obtain CPR and First Aid training within first 60 days of employment and renew annually. 12. Interact therapeutically with participants in individual, group, and Program settings. 13. Monitor and supervise participant behavior in individual and group situations. 14. Provide direct child care support. 15. Maintain good attendance record. 16. Present a neat, clean, and professional appearance. 17. Demonstrate knowledge of and compliance with all safety standards. 18. Report on time for work and scheduled meetings. 19. Using DAP format, write progress notes describing all particulars and outcome concerning incident reports involving participants with regards to the clinical perspective of the incident. 20. Other duties as assigned by Supervisor and New Day, Inc. administration. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position does not supervise other staff members however this position is responsible for youth and youth activities. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree in Human Service field and/or two years therapeutic group home, inpatient or partial hospital experience. Experience with both seriously emotionally disturbed and chemical dependency treatment preferred, or equivalent combination of appropriate education and experience. Minimum of 6 months experience with caregiving or group home. Familiarity with word processing and computer concepts. Able to maintain high degree of confidentiality and exhibit diplomacy and tact. Must have a valid Driver?S License. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; stand; walk; sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision. This position may require the use of safe, non-injurious physical interventions (in the scope of non-violent crisis intervention training) to maintain safety. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while perfo ming the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This is a non-smoking environment.