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Direct Care Worker

Company: Four Oaks
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Job Description:

As a Direct Care Worker you will be responsible for providing direct care services to clients while evaluating the progress of the treatment plan.-- This position will assessing client interactions and formulating interventions based on the identified treatment plan of each client.-- Immediate openings for both full and part-time openings! Responsibilities:

  • Provides consistent, individualized reinforcement to client behavior, using daily issues to teach and reinforce adaptive behaviors.
  • Utilizes a proactive/preventive method of intercepting problems to neutralize them before they escalate.
  • Strategically utilizes identified behavior management techniques and other de-escalation training to assist clients in developing appropriate behaviors.
  • Assists clients in developing insight into their behaviors so that they learn to self-identify and self correct.
  • Understands the impact of client---s behaviors on their own actions/reactions in the workplace and utilizes team feedback to enhance the effectiveness of their interventions.
  • Knows the population and is aware of individualized treatment plan.
  • Provides daily living supervision and treatment intervention.
  • Establishes a therapeutic relationship with the client based on trust and respect.
  • Evaluates the impact of behavioral, group treatment, and life-space interventions and provides
  • direction/feedback.
  • Assures consistent, ongoing, and timely provision for basic client needs.
  • Follows medication management guidelines.
  • Safely transports youth to/from program activities and community resources monitoring
  • behaviors and following agency transportation protocols.
  • Effectively participates in team to review case progress and provide best programming.
  • Maintain good team participation and interaction.
  • Maintain positive role modeling and performing, as an agent of change for the youth.
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of Behavior Health Intervention Services (BHIS) and--Medicaid requirements and standards.
  • Complete documentation of services in a timely manner --- including daily case notes, behavior management, visual checks, etc., before the end of your scheduled shift. Qualifications & Program Information Education/Experience:To qualify you must be at least 21 years of age and possess a High School Diploma or GED. A Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services related field of study is preferred, but not required. Additional requirements include:
    • Desire to help kids succeed.
    • Prior experience working with children in a mental health setting preferred.
    • Strong communication and problem solving abilities.
    • Basic computer skills in a MS Office environment. About the Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children (PMIC)The Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children (PMIC) is designed especially for children between the ages of 5 and 13 who present serious emotional and behavioral problems. The basic foundation of this program is designed to develop positive self-concepts, social and problem-solving skills while integrating child and family treatment components. About Four OaksAt Four Oaks, we believe that every child needs the opportunity to succeed. It---s more than our mission --- it---s the passion that permeates everything we do. Four Oaks has grown to become one of the state---s largest agencies devoted to child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health. We recognize that children come to us from a variety of circumstances, which makes it important for us to reach kids and families where they are right now. For that reason, we provide prevention, intervention and treatment programs and services.
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