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Featured Local Job: Mental Health Worker and Life Skills Worker at Abraxas

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 08:12 AM

Posted by Explore Clarion

Abraxas has multiple openings for full-time positions. Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families.

Abraxas has new starting rates for these positions: $12.00 per hour for MH Aides, Life Skills Worker I, and Cook and $13.00 per hour starting rate for Life Skills Worker II.

Mental Health Worker

JOB DESCRIPTION
Facility: ABRAXAS I MARIENVILLE

The primary function of the Mental Health Worker is to provide medically necessary mental health treatment services to children and adolescents experiencing social, emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric problems. The position provides direct client supervision to those clients with chronic or acute mental disorders who require active treatment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts scheduled head counts to provide effective people security.
  • Interacts meaningfully with clients; observes behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedure for the program/facility i.e. curfew, lights out, fire/safety, cleanliness, control, and supply inventory.
  • Assigns, supervises, and directs clients during programmatic activities.
  • Provides for physical safety, security, and care of clients while under staff member supervision.
  • Assists/participates with the development and implementation of clients’ individualized treatment plan.
  • Provides leadership and serves as a role model to clients in the performance of therapeutic activities
  • Assists with the mentoring and training of new staff members.
  • Reports significant client changes in behavior, attitude, or physical condition to higher-level staff members.
  • Processes intakes and performs non-invasive searches of clients entering and/or returning to program/facility.
  • Assists with suppressing and controlling problems that occur within the program/facility.
  • Evaluates client’s behavioral and emotional issues.
  • Facilitates groups as required and in accordance with the client’s individualized treatment plan.
  • Makes observations and documents client treatment interventions, behavior, and progress.
  • Provides direct supervision of clients and interacts therapeutically.
  • Interacts with educational team as appropriate.
  • Participates in data collection and monitoring and evaluation activities for the program/facility performance improvement program.
  • Develops and maintains a current list of resources, including self-help/support groups to ensure comprehensive services to the clients and their families.
  • Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance with current departmental practices and meet guidelines as outlined by outside referral and licensing agencies.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, local licensing, and reporting requirements.
  • Identifies and pursues in-service and continuing educational needs, suggests general training needs for the program and submits requests/suggestions for training to appropriate supervisory and administrative staff members.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Requirements

The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:

    • High school diploma and one year prior experience in food preparation obtained in commercial, military, or institutional setting strongly preferred.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
    • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
    • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
    • Valid driver’s license from employee’s state of residence.
    • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

Life Skills Worker I

JOB DESCRIPTION
Facility: ABRAXAS I MARIENVILLE
Compensation Base: $12.00-17.45/Hour

Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is eligible for a $1,000 sign-on bonus.

Summary:
The primary function of the Life Skill Worker I is to supervise clients during the sleeping hours in a manner that ensures their safety and security. In addition, Life Skill Workers I assist in the management of the morning wake-up routine by educating, guiding and directing clients in a manner that promotes their growth and development.

Essential Functions:

  • Interacts meaningfully with clients.
  • Completes security calls to night supervisor.
  • Maintains regular communication with co-worker(s).
  • Supervises morning routine; observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Ensures client location.
  • Conducts and documents random/unpredictable head counts/bed checks (minimum of once every twelve minutes) and utilizes the Guard 1 system.
  • Conducts outside building security checks.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.

Non-Essential Functions: None

Minimum Requirements:

  • The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
    • High school diploma or GED.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
    • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
    • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
    • Valid driver’s license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period.
  • Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.

Life Skills Worker II

JOB DESCRIPTION
Facility: ABRAXAS I MARIENVILLE
Compensation Base: $13.00-18.88/Hour

Equal Opportunity Employer.
The position qualifies for $1000.00 Sign-On Bonus.

Summary:
The primary function of the Life Skill Worker II is to implement the clinical activities, which support the daily clinical schedule. In addition, the Life Skills Worker II assists in case management supervises clients, monitors and addresses client behavior, and documents services in clinical files.

Essential Functions:

  • Interacts meaningfully with clients.
  • Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Provides effective people security (headcounts, room checks, client movement, etc.)
  • Processes intakes and screens clients.
  • Implements daily activity schedule – structures and coordinates client activities (i.e. family night, recreation, etc…).
  • Facilitates and documents various psycho-educational groups/meetings (i.e. theme groups, D&A Education Seminars, process and procedure meetings, etc…).
  • Supervises self-administration of medication.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.

Non-Essential Functions: None

Minimum Requirements:

  • The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
    • High school diploma or GED.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
    • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
    • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
    • Valid driver’s license from employee’s state of residence.
    • Valid registered vehicle insurance
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

To apply for these jobs and view other Abraxas job listings, click here.

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, criminal or juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

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