JobID 1494 : Team Associate (#1837107)

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Job Summary
Provide support to the planning, implementation, and documentation of both mental health day treatment and education services and activities in the day treatment program as assigned by the Coordinator based on planned and emergent needs.

Education and Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or related field required.
  • Mental Health license preferred.
  • Experience working with behaviorally/emotionally challenged children/youth.
  • Eligible for an Educational Aide Certificate under the Ohio Department of Education.
  • Communicate accurately and effectively, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrate effective decision-making skills.
  • Utilize good judgment under routine and stressful work conditions.
  • Work professionally, effectively and collaboratively in a team environment.

Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities
Primary Responsibilities
  • Align practice and work with the agency mission, vision, guiding principles, the trauma-informed Sanctuary Model®, the Neurosequential Model and the Re-ED philosophy.
  • Accept daily assignment of duties including classroom/center coverage from the Coordinator/designee.
  • Assist in the delivery of mental health related services including group meetings and the social-emotional curricula in partnership with the Teacher-Counselor and Associate Teacher-Counselor.
  • Assist and support the academic program and instructional activities under the guidance of the Teacher-Counselor.
  • Provide coverage during or participate in team conferences involving members of the clients’ ecological support team as assigned.
  • Utilize positive behavioral supports (classroom structure and systems, behavior management techniques, and learning environment design) effectively and therapeutically.
  • Understand group dynamics and processes and be responsive to the diversity and individual learning and treatment needs of clients served.
  • Deliver and document mental health day treatment services in the absence of an Associate Teacher-Counselor.  Write progress notes as determined by the supervisor to develop or maintain mastery.
  • Implement the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention model with fidelity and effectiveness to support treatment and reduce/avoid restraints.

Expectations, Skills and Abilities
  • Complete assigned duties competently and within expected time frames.
  • Utilize safe work practices for self and others.
  • Intermediate computer skills.
  • Participate (and pass requirements where applicable) in all required trainings, including but not limited to: vehicle safety, first aid, CPR, TCI, bloodborne pathogens and Standards of Practice.
  • Participate in staff meetings/development activities, parent conferences, and team meetings as scheduled or assigned.
  • Ability to work respectfully with a culturally diverse population of clients.
  • As a representative of the agency and profession, present self with decorum and in dress that is appropriate to the day’s activities.
  • Adhere to all agency applicable policies and procedures.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions
  • Ability to participate in physical interventions, when necessary, and with fidelity to the methods taught through the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention model.  Physical interventions are low in frequency but require intense physical exertion.  The object is to safely control/maintain a struggling and aggressive young person ranging from 50 – 250 pounds.  Physical requirements include, but are not limited to: kneeling, possibly for extended periods of time on hard surfaces, bending, twisting, and holding.
  • Ability to participate in therapeutic outdoor education/field trips which may involve hiking, biking, climbing, and swimming.
  • Ability to use a computer and keyboard (hand-eye coordination and repetitive movements related to keyboarding).
  • Ability to move around the classroom/center/community and sit and stand for more than an hour at a time.
  • Ability to visually and auditorily assess and monitor the mental health status of students for safety purposes.
  • Ability to meet driver eligibility standards and operate an agency leased vehicle.
  • Risk of exposure to blood, bodily fluids and tissue.
  • Risk of exposure to hostile or aggressive behaviors by clients and/or family members.
  • Risk of exposure to communicable diseases (i.e. colds, flu, measles, etc.).
  • When outdoors, risk of exposure to unpredictable weather conditions.