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Residential Instructor

Company: Community Residences
Location: Brooklyn
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCome join our team at CRI as a Residential Instructor! RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must be able to perform all job functions required.
  • Must be able to lift and transfer 70-75lbs.
  • Must be able to utilize approved protective hold techniques in order to keep you, clients, and co-workers safe
  • Create a positive learning environment, develop strategies to help clients cope effectively with stressful, social, emotional and physical situations in daily living, and facilitate independent performance and mastery in these areas.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and skills with clients in dealing with reactions to past traumatic and emotional events and assist in the therapeutic process by providing compassion, understanding, limit setting and a stable living environment.
  • Implement Treatment Plan (DCF) or Individual Plan of Care (DDS) based on the Interdisciplinary Team's assessment of clients' individual needs; record data on all identified teaching strategies, behavior systems and plans, report clients' progress needs, and any barriers that impede the process; responsible to maintain and document an awareness of current Treatment Plan/ Individual Plan of Care for each client.
  • Monitor medical, physical and behavioral changes in clients on a daily basis; report any and all changes to Supervisor, Program Manager, Clinician, and/or RN. Clearly document any issues in clients' files and report to DCF/ DDS as required.
  • When qualified as Medical Certified, administer medication to clients at prescribed times in accordance with Medication Administration Policy; document
  • Administration of medication according to policy; report all errors of medication administration or documentation according to policy.
  • Follow written behavioral and dietary plans for each client and assist in the preparation of meals, as well as the purchasing of supplies.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the home both inside and outside; assist with all laundry care; maintain the cleanliness of agency vehicle and report any maintenance needed for the vehicle or property in a timely manner.
  • Maintain CRI's client right to privacy and adhere to CRI's Confidentiality Policy.
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner when interacting with supervisors, coworkers, consultants, clients and their families as well as members of the community.
  • Supervise family visitation as assigned by the Program Manager (or Clinician when applicable).
  • Participate in mandatory training including in-services, staff meetings, conferences and other required trainings as communicated.
  • Take clients to a variety of community-based outings and recreational activities with the use of any agency vehicle.
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned by Supervisor, (Clinician when applicable), Program Manager or other management as required. JOB REQUIREMENTS
    • Must have a valid CT driver's license and a good driving recordEDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS
      • Associate's Degree preferred with at least one-year experience in the Human Services field.TRAINING: Requirements of the Residential Instructor position are:
        • Physical Management Training (PMT);
        • First Aid, CPR and Medication Certification. Must obtain CPR and FA within 45 days of hire. Medication Administration Certification must be obtained within 4 months of hire and all staff are required to renew these certifications as needed.
        • Must be able to attend all required training and in-servicing.OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
          • Possess good to excellent oral and written communication skills
          • Demonstrate thoroughness and effective follow through on daily work assignments
          • Display motivation and interest in improving the quality of life for the population served
          • Demonstrate and maintain an optimistic attitude, patience and compassion for and with the population served
          • Demonstrate appropriate boundaries with residents and coworkers maintaining a professional demeanor while in the workplace SCHEDULE
            • Varying schedules are available
            • Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
            • Pay: $16.50 - $17.00 per hour Mon 1:30p-11p, Fri 7a-1:30p; Sat 8a-3p, Sun 8:30a-3p29.5

Keywords: Community Residences, New England , Residential Instructor, Education / Teaching , Brooklyn, Northeast

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