Hillcrest Family Services
  • Adult Residential
  • Iowa City, IA, USA
  • $10.85
  • Hourly
  • PRN

Job Purpose:  Provides supervision of the facility and residents when needed and to serve as a role model, teacher, and counselor for the group home residents so that they will be able to live independently.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. A Bachelor's degree in a related human service field in preferred.  Experience working with adults who have chronic mental illness is preferred.  Must successfully complete an employment physical prior to contact with clients.
  • Child/Dependent Adult Abuse training must be completed within 6 months of hire (for all staff) and every 5 years thereafter (for client care staff).
  • Must successfully complete child/dependent adult abuse and criminal background check, including DHS evaluation (if needed, including documentation of follow-through for any stated employment restrictions); reference check forms (minimum of two); and employment physical, Two Step TB test and drug screen prior to contact with clients and as required thereafter. 
  • Full time staff are required to be trained on the following items with 30 days of hire (90 days for part time). Member rights; rights, restrictions and limitations; member confidentiality; provision of member medication (policy training within 30 days; and "hands on" training per policy); individual support needs; behavior intervention plans, and incident reporting.  Staff serving clients with brain injury must also receive training on that topic prior to service provision to members.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  1. Adheres to all licensing, regulatory and agency guidelines.
  2. Documents significant information in each file in a clear and timely manner.
  3. Provides a safe and welcoming living environment for residents.
  4. Immediately corrects safety hazards or to report them to the Program Manager or to maintenance as appropriate.
  5. Assists in the daily upkeep of the facility including housekeeping and supplies.
  6. Assists in meal preparation and maintaining a safe kitchen.
  7. Provides transportation for clients as needed by abiding by all traffic laws and ensure that clients comply as well. Assists in obtaining appropriate community resources for each client when assigned by Program Manager.
  8. Communicates with and coordinates services with other treatment providers when appropriate as well as program staff.
  9. Provides individual and group skill building for residents.
  10. Teaches necessary problem solving and independent living skills.
  11. Facilitates social and recreation activities within the facility and in the community.
  12. Is available for shift coverage and crisis resolution as needed, including weekend and holiday coverage as scheduled.
  13. Demonstrates the ability to be organized and flexible, acts appropriate in stressful/emergency situations.
  14. Initial orientation completed and sent to HR.
  15. Knowledge of Client Rights, Rights Restrictions and Limitations.
  16. Knowledge of Procedure for Passing Medications.
  17. Knowledge of Medication Policy.
  18. Knowledge of Individual Member Support Needs, to include clients service plans, goals, supports and needs.
  19. Behavior Intervention to include addendums to service plans and corrective actions.
  20. Handles additional responsibilities, as assigned, for all clients.
  21. Assumes all other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
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