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State of Montana Psychiatric Aide 2 in Boulder, Montana

/Women (and/or) minorities may be under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply. / The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) currently has a great opportunity within theIntensive Behavior Centerin Boulder. At the Department of Public Health and Human Services, our mission is to improve and protect the health, well-being and self-reliance of all Montanans. The department has four overreaching goals: * All Montana children are healthy, safe and in permanent, loving homes. * All Montanans have the tools and support to be as self-sufficient as possible. * All Montanans are injury-free, healthy and have access to quality healthcare. * All Montanans can contribute to the above through community service./ / The State of Montana offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes: • 15 paid vacation days • 12 sick days • 10 paid holidays a year To view State of Montana’s medical, dental, vision coverage, and other offerings, you can visit our Health Care and Benefits website at Job Overview: The Intensive Behavior Center (IBC) is an intensive, short-term treatment facility for individuals who have intellectual disabilities and co-occurring mental illnesses. IBC provides an environment for building healthy, effective, and fulfilling lives so those receiving treatment can live successfully in the community after discharge. The Direct Support Professional provides assistance and support to clients in maintaining a therapeutic environment. Other responsibilities include: 1) Providing clients with routine emotional and physical care; 2) Transporting clients to treatments, vocational, and leisure activities; and 3) documenting clients’ interaction and participation with activities. Essential Functions (Major Duties or Responsibilities): * Provides treatment, training, guidance, and support by following the Individual Treatment Plan. * Communicates with clients to understand clients’ needs. * Monitors clients’ daily routines such as phone calls, personal hygiene, and meals. * Transports clients to treatment, vocational, recreational and leisure activities. * Records client data such as behavioral observations, vital signs, symptoms, etc. * Monitors and documents activities, sleep habits, and excess food or liquid intake. * Observes, documents, and reports unusual behavior or condition of clients to treatment and medical staff. * Provide clients with assistance in bathing, grooming, and eating as provided in treatment plan. * Encourages and leads client participation in scheduled activities. * Reviews clients’ records for treatment goals, objectives and plans. * Participates with groups during therapeutic activities. * Documents clients’ interaction and participation with activities. * Provides staff with updates or issues via logbook group report. * Ensures clients’ rights are protected and maintained. * Ensures clients’ safety and well-being by resolving issues and enforcing supports. * Checks clients’ rooms and belongings for contraband as authorized. * Participates with security and search procedures as necessary. * De-escalates or redirects clients to prevent injury. * Ensures clients are present and documents client activity. * Monitors visitors entering or exiting the premise. Physical and Environmental Demands: Risk of bodily injury from clients who may demonstrate physical aggression and unpredictable behaviors. Physical activities including standing, walking, lifting, bending, pushing, pulling, and twisting. Ability to lift 75 pounds. Various work hours including weekends is required. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Behaviors): Required for the first day of work: * Basic knowledge of developmental, behavioral, and psychiatric disorders. * Knowledge of practices and methods for providing care. * Effective written and verbal communication skills. * Ability to make observations and report information accurately. * Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. * Ability to persuade clients to change behaviors. * Ability to accept criticism and deal calmly with high stress situations. * Ability to operate personal computer and general office equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, including using spreadsheets, word processing, database, email, internet, and other computer programs. Preferred (not required): * High School Diploma or equivalent. * 1 year of work experience providing care to individuals with developmental, behavioral, or psychiatric disorders. * Experience/knowledge of techniques and responsibilities surrounding the use of physical restraint and methods to avoid such use. /To be considered for any DPHHS Agency position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, as well as upload any required application materials. Successful applicant(s) are required to successfully pass all DPHHS specific background check(s) relevant to each position. / /On your first day of work in the office, the Department will provide you with a cloth face covering and other Personal Protective Equipment. You may also bring and wear your own face coverings. Please be advised, all DPHHS employees are required to wear masks/face coverings while at work in the office and outside the office in official employee capacity./ Job: Healthcare Support* *Title: *Psychiatric Aide 2 Location: Boulder Requisition ID: 21140984