SUMMARY: Treatment Specialists teach and model healthy relationships and connections for a group of at risk, special needs children, ages 6-18, under assigned supervision.
All Agency staff are expected to focus on Quality improvement as a part of their job responsibilities, in an effort to make the Agency a safe and healing environment for clients and staff. This expectation includes, but is not limited to: teamwork, improving service delivery, fulfilling department goals, and other job-specific tasks that encourage excellence.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: It is the responsibility of each employee to be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ and to adhere to the Standard of Moral Conduct and Statement of Faith. Further, each employee is responsible for dealing with others with a Christ-like attitude while helping them experience their worth in Christ, and for demonstrating behaviors reflecting CCHO’s core values of Relentless Commitment, Selflessness, and Kindness.
Job-specific essential functions include the following:
Makes every effort to maintain a ‘team first’ spirit and atmosphere within the workplace environment – working in concert with both clinical and operational staff in CRC, as well fostering and maintaining appropriate working relationships with all Agency departments.
Be responsible for meeting many basic physical and emotional needs of the residents, including providing supervision, limit setting, participating in weekly team meetings, social training, meal preparation, medical attention, hygiene training, clothing needs, creating a safe and orderly environment, and facilitating recreation. Transport residents to scheduled appointments.
Utilize Safe Crisis Management (SCM) de-escalation and restraint techniques according to agency policy/procedures when needed, including safely restraining a child of any size.
Maintain child and campus safety by providing support and supervision of residents at all times, including, but not limited to school hours, recreational time and searching/chasing a runaway child.
Follow daily routine/schedule and assist with organization of cottage schedule and routing as needed. Collaborate with the entire team to incorporate individual interventions, treatment plans and behavioral support plans. Use appropriate techniques including, but not limited to, providing close supervision, and following Safe Crisis Management (SCM) guidelines for de-escalation and Emergency Safety Physical Interventions (ESPI’s). Mediates group or individual conflicts to help youth find solutions. Develops connection and social skills by instructing/teaching to identified individualized goals, consequences and alternative behaviors during structured time throughout the day.
Implement the Status System on a consistent and daily basis. Acts as a positive role model for relationship building and connection.
Complete incident reports, logs, and other various forms according to licensing expectations. Provide safe vehicle operation and report any vehicle needs when appropriate, turn in maintenance requests as needed or as directed by shift supervisor.
Participates in the development and implementation of treatment plans and program expectations. Maintains strict confidentiality of all records in compliance with HIPAA. Communicates effectively with the team/other staff, both verbally and in writing regarding treatment progress, planning decisions, problems, etc. Fills out all appropriate logs, reports, and forms. Attends meetings and shares observations about resident issues, such as peer problems, moods, preferences, sleep patterns, and family relationships.
Assists with visitations, greets guests, meets with parents, checks residents for contraband, helps to evaluate child’s emotional and physical needs before, during, and after visitation.
Other duties may be assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Treatment Specialists must be 21 years of age. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required; one to three months’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, speak and understand the English language, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
REASONING ABILITIES: Ability to apply common sense, understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have ability to use a computer, familiarity with Outlook and Word.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Ohio Driver’s License and maintains a driving record that allows that individual to be insurable with the insurance company.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk and hear, including requirement to stand or walk for extended periods of time, often through uneven terrain. The employee is occasionally required to stand, use hands/fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. The employee must be able to be outdoors in various weather conditions for extended amounts of time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The ability to cope with and tolerate high levels of stress is also a necessity.
Ability to maintain compliance/certification with CCHO’s requirements for using physical restraints (SCM: Safe Crisis Management) including sufficient strength and completion of extensive training. Physical ability to respond to crisis, including, but not limited to: running and performing physical restraints.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The noise in the environment is varied, often loud and chaotic.