Job Description

Job Title: Community Aide I-Op
Job ID: 673424
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Rotating 12-hour shifts
Shift: Rotating
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: CCS Pittsburgh LTSR
Location: 7165 Churchland Street, Pittsburgh PA 15206

Description

Purpose:
The Community Aide I-Op will assess, plan and implement care for adult individuals with serious persistent mental illness who reside in long term care. Assist with meal preparation, serving and clean up. Assist residents with activities of daily living.

Responsibilities:
  • Communicate pertinent information to the team regarding resident behavior, respond to treatment and level of functioning in terms of activities of daily living skills.
  • Document information pertinent to residents such as: observation of behavior, interventions used and resident response to treatment in the medical record. Complete other documentation as assigned.
  • Implement the milieu program and/or individual skills training programs under the direction of the program Coordinator or designee.
  • Leads/co-leads living skills groups, community and wrap up meetings and leisure/recreational activities with supervision.
  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment at all times.
  • Participate in change of shift report addressing each resident's activities, and report all pertinent information to the next shift.
  • Supervise and assist residents with activities of daily living (ADL) for all clients at the LTSR.

Qualifications

  • High school education or equivalent required.
  • One (1) year of experience in the care of mentally ill individuals or equivalent mental health experience required. 
  • Able to work with clients and their families under the direction of the treatment team in collaboration with other agencies.  
  • Able to make decisions quickly under stressful conditions and to prevent minor incidents from escalating into major problems. 
  • Able to work evenings, nights and weekends as program needs dictate.
  • Able to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing. 
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored or may transport medications when they transport patients. Transportation of medication is limited from one department to another.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management - CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter.
  • Driver's License
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $13 to $20.25

Union Position: No

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