Residential Technician-Full-time Layman Way 2nd Shft
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Alfred, ME 04002
POSITION SUMMARY:The primary role of the Residential Technician is to ensure health, safety, and quality care for all residents; to appropriately handle emergency and crisis situations, utilizing the clinical team or the on call members and to ensure the adherence of rules, regulations, and agency policy and procedures. This position reports to Clinical Supervisor of the Residential Rehab Program.
Individuals in this position will be responsible for oversight of daily activities, assisting in daily scheduling, and providing some direct treatment services to residents of the rehab program. Full time staff work Mon-Friday, this position is a 4pm-12 midnight shift.
The cooperative relationship between YCSP, the District Attorney’s Office and York County Government has defined the parameters of this program. Individuals found eligible for the residential rehab program are those who have been recently involved with law enforcement and placed under arrest. The root cause of the arrest can be found in the chemical dependency problem the individual has. In lieu of incarceration, individuals are screened and admitted into the residential rehab program, where they will spend 3-6 months in treatment.
The location of the residential rehabilitation program is within the same building that houses a detoxification program, also operated by YCSP. Individuals requiring residential treatment, who have completed detox will be given first priority for bed occupancy. The building has two wings, one wing is designated for detoxification and one wing is divided male and female on either side, 12 beds each. When appropriate, individuals will engage in group and meal activities together, however, gender specific treatment approaches will also be used and provide women only groups and men only groups.
The Residential Technician will spend time in both male and female sides of the rehab program, engaging with both sides equally, with one other Residential Technician.
Ensure safety of yourself, the residents, and the facility
Provide supportive services as necessary, including active listening, supporting someone who is struggling, engaging positively, acting as a role model
Complete intakes and orientating of clients to the program, including all necessary paper work for admission, based on supervisor’s approval
Conduct at least hourly walk through of entire rehabilitation wing, noting the location of each individual
Conduct both routine and random drug/alcohol testing as directed by supervisor
Document on each resident, per shift, in shift log book
Engage residents in upkeep and cleaning of facility, monitoring and modeling appropriate cleaning techniques
Monitor scheduled visitation times (prior approval of visitors is required)
Conduct routine and random searching of facility, personal areas, and personal possessions
Presents and performs in a professional manner at all times with clients, staff and the public
Monitor client self-administration of medications
Ensure the client rights are always protected
Work as a team player with all staff, utilize supervision for conflict resolution if necessary
Maintain accurate, complete and up to date client files in accordance to licensing standards
Conduct one fire drill each month on their shift, document on appropriate form and in client files
all other related duties as assigned
This position requires walking, standing, sitting, bending, as well as lifting boxes and manipulation of equipment. It requires contact with clients/residents, volunteers, agency staff, and the public.
This position may result in exposure to biomedical hazards (i.e. infectious disease and body waste/discharge) and contact with clients/residents who may at times in the course of their recovery become agitated and/or physically aggressive toward staff and others.
This position will require transportation of residents in both personally owned and Agency owned vehicles
REQUIRED JOB SKILLS:this position requires the following job skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Willingness to work as a team player
Excellent communication skills
Knowledge of substance abuse issues, mental health issues, and co-occurring disorders
Minimum of high school diploma/GED
Previous experience working in residential treatment preferred
basic clerical skills
CPR/first aid certified
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $12.00 to $12.50 /year