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Residential Care Counselor

Company: Lifespan Corporation
Location: East Providence
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Summary:

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Responsible for the care and safety of assigned

children. As a member of the

multidisciplinary treatment team assumes primary residential care counselor

role. Responsible for input into the

formulation of a therapeutic residential treatment plan and the

implementation observation and documentation of this program under the

direction of the Residential Care Supervisor.

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Responsibilities:

A. Participates in maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment.

Participates in the development and operationalization of the residential care plan for assigned children according to established Department and Program-based procedure and policy.

Maintains and documents level of child observation as ordered by the physician or Program Director each shift.

Supervises assigned children in daily routines and assists with activities of daily living.

Identifies reports and actively resolves potential/actual problems in the Program.

Demonstrates appropriate critical incident follow-up skills by timely verbal reporting to Residential Care Supervisor or Nursing Supervisor/Program Nurse and documentation in childs chart.

Intervenes in disruptive milieu or destructive to self/other child situations providing timely therapeutic intervention(s).

B. Adheres to Hospital Departmental and Program policies and procedures.

Attends Program meetings as assigned.

Maintains current certification in crisis management.

Maintains current CPR certification.

Maintains current ERS Safety & OSHA certifications.

Attends Program staff development meetings as assigned.

Consistently follows all Hospital and Departmental policies and procedures.

Consistently follows all Program-based policies and procedures.

C. Actively participates in the residential child care planning process under the direction of the Residential Care Supervisor.

Participates in the initial admission interview process as assigned.

Works to support initial therapeutic alliance with child and family on admission.

Completes initial milieu assessment within a 24 hour period. Develops initial problem list and residential care plan within 24 hours of admission.

Reviews residential care plan and problem list on a daily basis revising as necessary.

Communicates individual child residential treatment plans in an ongoing manner to other Program staff including liaison with other multidisciplinary treatment providers.

Actively participates in DPCs treatment team and shift report.

Is aware of Program QA indicators and responsibilities related to such.

Accurately documents significant child/family observations/milieu treatment in the childs chart in a timely fashion.

Offers information and knowledge acquired through experience to other staff via formal/ informal staff development forums.

D. Supports and contributes to the development of residential care plans/behavioral management.

Assists and teaches child in activities of daily living and personal hygiene based upon childs level of competence.

Demonstrates ability to set consistent and supportive therapeutic limits within guidelines of Hospital Program and Department standards.

Institutes behavioral programs specific to the needs of the child in collaboration with off-line clinicians.

Participates and assists in organizing Program activities.

Consistently models to children/families appropriate and therapeutic interpersonal staff/child interactions.

Supports and participates in recreation therapy program

Handles crisis situations in a safe effective manner utilizing the least restrictive safe patient care alternative.

Takes the initiative to seek formal/informal supervision incorporating suggestions for improvement/changes in job performance.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND

RESPONSIBILITIES:10.0pt">

Lifespan employees are

expected to embrace Lifespan's mission of "Delivering health with

care" and successfully role model Lifespan's values of Compassion

Accountability Respect and Excellence as these guide our everyday actions

with patients customers and one another.

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  • .25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list .25in">A. Participates in maintaining

a safe and therapeutic environment.

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">

Participates in the

development and operationalization of the residential care plan for assigned

children according to established Department and Program-based procedure and

policy.

Maintains and documents

level of child observation as ordered by the physician or Program Director each

shift.

.25in">Supervises

assigned children in daily routines and assists with activities of daily

living.

.25in">Identifies

reports and actively resolves potential/actual problems in the Program.

Demonstrates appropriate

critical incident follow-up skills by timely verbal reporting to Residential

Care Supervisor or Nursing Supervisor/Program Nurse and documentation in

childs chart.

Intervenes in disruptive

milieu or destructive to self/other child situations providing timely

therapeutic intervention(s).

tab-stops:list .25in">B. Adheres

to Hospital Departmental and Program policies and procedures.

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">

Attends Program meetings

as assigned.

.25in">Maintains

current certification in crisis management.

.25in">Maintains

current CPR certification.

.25in">Maintains

current ERS Safety & OSHA certifications.

.25in">Attends Program

staff development meetings as assigned.

.25in">Consistently

follows all Hospital and Departmental policies and procedures.

.25in">Consistently

follows all Program-based policies and procedures.

tab-stops:list .25in">C. Actively

participates in the residential child care planning process under the direction

of the Residential Care Supervisor.

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">

Participates in the initial

admission interview process as assigned.

.25in">Works to

support initial therapeutic alliance with child and family on admission.

Completes initial milieu

assessment within a 24 hour period.

Develops initial problem list and residential care plan within 24 hours

of admission.

.25in">Reviews

residential care plan and problem list on a daily basis revising as necessary.

Communicates individual

child residential treatment plans in an ongoing manner to other Program staff

including liaison with other multidisciplinary treatment providers.

.25in">Actively

participates in DPCs treatment team and shift report.

.25in">Is aware of

Program QA indicators and responsibilities related to such.

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Accurately documents significant child/family

observations/milieu treatment in the childs chart in a timely fashion.

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Offers information and knowledge acquired through

experience to other staff via formal/ informal staff development forums.

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l0 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list .25in">D.

Supports and contributes to the development of

residential care plans/behavioral management.

Assists and teaches child

in activities of daily living and personal hygiene based upon childs level of

competence.

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Demonstrates ability to set consistent and

supportive therapeutic limits within guidelines of Hospital Program and

Department standards.

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Institutes behavioral programs specific to the needs

of the child in collaboration with off-line clinicians.

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">

Participates and assists in

organizing Program activities.

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Consistently models to children/families appropriate

and therapeutic interpersonal staff/child interactions.

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">

Supports and participates in

recreation therapy program

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Handles crisis situations in a safe effective

manner utilizing the least restrictive safe patient care alternative.

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Takes the initiative to seek formal/informal

supervision incorporating suggestions for improvement/changes in job

performance.

Other information:

BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

Baccalaureate

Degree in a Human Service field. mso-bidi-font-weight:bold;mso-bidi-font-style:italic">Other education and

experience considered and may be substituted for educational requirements at

the discretion of the Hiring Manager.

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mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to

provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging

processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the

care process.

EXPERIENCE:

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Six months to one year of direct child care work

with emotionally impaired youth.

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mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Current Bradley Hospital Crisis Management

certification or enrollment in Bradley Hospital course.

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Current CPR certification.

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Current ERS Safety & OSHA certification.

INDEPENDENT ACTION:

Performs independently within Program policies and

practices. Refers specific

complex problems to supervisor where clarification of Program policies and procedures

may be required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

None

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Location: Bradley Hospital USA:RI:East Providence

Work Type: Part Time

Shift: Shift 2

Union: Non-Union

Keywords: Lifespan Corporation, East Providence , Residential Care Counselor, Other , East Providence, Rhode Island

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