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Behavioral Health Associate (Direct Care Worker) – IDD/ASD RTF

Acadia Healthcare

This is a Contract position in Lexington, KY posted May 7, 2022.

DescriptionUnit Specific Performance Objectives1.Document the observations of the individual interventions, and responses in progress notes.2.Involves family in treatment during visiting hours and telephone contacts, reporting outcome to the treatment team staff/Shift Supervisor or Program Manager daily.3.Identifies and acts to prevent potential crisis situations and appropriately manage individual.4.Communicates well by reporting incidents and areas of concern of the individual and unit environment to the RN and supervisory staff on the unit.5.Maintains a safe environment by performing contraband checks, orienting the individual to safety rules and adhering to all Southwood Hospital and MR/DD safety policies.

Checks/inspects the individual’s personal bins daily.6.Transport the individual as needed to the emergency room or medical and dental appointments as needed and as required.7.Assist in community meetings and groups if necessary.8.Monitors cleanliness of unit, reporting any maintenance variances to the Shift Supervisor or Program Manager.9.Utilizes a positive, growth-oriented, and problem solving approach with individuals, staff, and management.10.Demonstrates an understanding of normal growth and developmental stages of children and adolescents, and initiates appropriate treatment based upon their needs.11.Demonstrates an understanding of milieu interventions and supportive interaction, and perform these under the direction of RN and supervisory staff or management staff.12.Performs other duties as required.QualificationsSkillsPreferred Safety Minded: Some Knowledge Problem Solving: Some Knowledge Attention to Detail: Intermediate Communication: IntermediateBehaviorsPreferred Team Player: Works well as a member of a group Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrityMotivationsPreferred Work-Life Balance: Inspired to perform well by having ample time to pursue work and interests outside of work Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organizationEducationRequired High School/GED or betterPreferred Bachelors or better in Human Services Associates or better in Human ServicesExperiencePreferred 2 years: Mental HealthEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

41 CFR 60-1.35(c)