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.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Consistently applies the corporate values of respect honesty and
fairness and the constant pursuit of excellence in improving the
health status of the people of the region through the provision of
customer-friendly geographically-accessible and high-value services
within the environment of a comprehensive integrated academic
Participates in maintaining a safe and therapeutic
- 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).
Adheres to Hospital Departmental and Program policies and
- 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
- Consistently follows all Program-based policies and
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
- 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
- Is aware of Program QA indicators and responsibilities related
- Accurately documents significant child/family
observations/milieu treatment in the childs chart in a timely
- Offers information and knowledge acquired through experience to
other staff via formal/ informal staff development forums.
Supports and contributes to the development of residential care
- 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
- 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
Baccalaureate Degree in a Human Service field.
italic">Other education and experience considered and may be
educational requirements at the discretion of the Hiring
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.
Six months to one year of direct child care work with
emotionally impaired youth.
Current Bradley Hospital Crisis Management certification or
enrollment in Bradley Hospital course.
Current CPR certification.
Current ERS Safety & OSHA certification.
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 1