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Residential Advisor II

Description

The Residential Advisor II will collaborate with the treatment team to provide input from the daily observations of the residents in the milieu setting and assures quality and continuity of care through liaison with other team members. 

Our residential programs embrace a Housing First, Harm Reduction philosophy to meet our participants where they are. We are widely recognized across Allegheny County for providing the highest quality of support and service to our participants and serving individuals diagnosed with behavioral health and substance use disorder. There are minimal rules that individuals must follow in order to assure a safe environment for all program participants.  This allows for a long period of engagement that gives residents time to develop trust in the staff and the program.

There are variable shifts for this position, flexibility is required. The location is 915 South Avenue, Pittsburgh. The dress code is casual and parking is provided at no cost. Prior mental health experience is preferred, but not required.   



Responsibilities:

 

  • Assure quality and continuity of care through liaison with other members of the treatment team and community agencies.
  • Participate as member of a multidisciplinary treatment team, working in conjunction with ambulatory care staff, program staff, and physicians, ICMs to provide comprehensive, coordinated care.
  • Serve as a role model to residents and facilitates skill generalization.
  • Participate in committees as assigned.
  • Responsible for maintaining the safety and security of the LTSR. Makes routine tours of the entire residence to ensure safety, monitors all consumer areas, and intervenes in crisis situations.
  • Work with Program Director to establish learning needs and a plan to meet same.
  • Work in collaboration with Specialty Counselor, Program Director and Music Therapist to develop, coordinate and implement group curriculum.
  • Assist in developing, planning, implementing and evaluating group programming along with other group specialists at CCS.
  • Provide direct care to residents of the long terms structured residence based on CSP principles, recovery and rehabilitation model of care.
  • Responsible for maintaining the therapeutic milieu.
  • Assist in training and orientation of new staff.
  • Complete accurate documentation of care provided.
  • Maintain accuracy and completeness of client records in compliance with WPIC standards.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Quality Improvement studies as assigned.
  • Care for equipment and supplies as necessary, and reorders supplies as they are needed.
  • Demonstrate intermediate knowledge of mental health principles related to SPMI population.
  • Provide ADL assessments and plans targeted at skill development.
  • Provide self-help skills training such as activities of daily living, socialization, groups related to interpersonal effectiveness, social skills, grooming, laundering, and maintaining belongings, community involvement and awareness.
  • Plan, organize, and implement group therapy for residents at the LTSR acting as leader or co-leader.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of treatment plans.
  • Provide assistance with ADLs , hygiene and laundry as needed.
  • Provide community outreach as needed.
  • Report pertinent clinical or non-clinical needs or problems to appropriate administrative staff.
  • Participate in the orientation of new staff as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling required.
  • Bachelors in other fields of study may be considered with coursework of at least 12 credits in human services and/or relevant mental health experience.
  • Attends 16 hours of training per year
  • Ability to communicate effectively and in writing required.
  • Physically capable of providing direct total physical care to unpredictable, potentially violent mentally ill residents including lifting, supporting, running toward or away from areas where problems are occurring, and pushing or pulling equipment.
  • May in the course of their job duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with medications is allowed.

ATTENTION: IF YOUR DEGREE IS NOT IN SOCIAL WORK, PSYCHOLOGY OR COUNSELING, TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE ATTACHED FOR CONSIDERATION.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Driver's License
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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