Responsible for the care and safety of assigned children. As a
member of the multidisciplinary treatment team assumes primary
residential care counselor role. Responsible for input into the
formulation of a therapeutic residential treatment plan and the
implementation observation and documentation of this program under
the direction of the Residential Care Supervisor.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Consistently applies the corporate values of respect honesty and
fairness and the constant pursuit of excellence in improving the
health status of the people of the region through the provision of
customer-friendly geographically-accessible and high-value services
within the environment of a comprehensive integrated academic
Participates in maintaining a safe and therapeutic
* Participates in the development and operationalization of the
residential care plan for assigned children according to
established Department and Program-based procedure and policy. *
Maintains and documents level of child observation as ordered by
the physician or Program Director each shift. * Supervises assigned
children in daily routines and assists with activities of daily
living. * Identifies reports and actively resolves potential/actual
problems in the Program. * Demonstrates appropriate critical
incident follow-up skills by timely verbal reporting to Residential
Care Supervisor or Nursing Supervisor/Program Nurse and
documentation in child?s chart. * Intervenes in disruptive milieu
or destructive to self/other child situations providing timely
Adheres to Hospital Departmental and Program policies and
* Attends Program meetings as assigned. * Maintains current
certification in crisis management. * Maintains current CPR
certification. * Maintains current ERS Safety & OSHA
certifications. * Attends Program staff development meetings as
assigned. * Consistently follows all Hospital and Departmental
policies and procedures. * Consistently follows all Program-based
policies and procedures.
Actively participates in the residential child care planning
process under the direction of the Residential Care Supervisor.
* Participates in the initial admission interview process as
assigned. * Works to support initial therapeutic alliance with
child and family on admission. * Completes initial milieu
assessment within a 24 hour period. Develops initial problem list
and residential care plan within 24 hours of admission. * Reviews
residential care plan and problem list on a daily basis revising as
necessary. * Communicates individual child residential treatment
plans in an ongoing manner to other Program staff including liaison
with other multidisciplinary treatment providers. * Actively
participates in DPC?s treatment team and shift report. * Is aware
of Program QA indicators and responsibilities related to such. *
Accurately documents significant child/family observations/milieu
treatment in the child?s chart in a timely fashion. * Offers
information and knowledge acquired through experience to other
staff via formal/ informal staff development forums.
Supports and contributes to the development of residential care
* Assists and teaches child in activities of daily living and
personal hygiene based upon child?s level of competence. *
Demonstrates ability to set consistent and supportive therapeutic
limits within guidelines of Hospital Program and Department
standards. * Institutes behavioral programs specific to the needs
of the child in collaboration with off-line clinicians. *
Participates and assists in organizing Program activities. *
Consistently models to children/families appropriate and
therapeutic interpersonal staff/child interactions. * Supports and
participates in recreation therapy program * Handles crisis
situations in a safe effective manner utilizing the least
restrictive safe patient care alternative. * Takes the initiative
to seek formal/informal supervision incorporating suggestions for
improvement/changes in job performance.
Baccalaureate Degree in a Human Service field.
italic">Other education and experience considered and may be
educational requirements at the discretion of the Hiring
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to
patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging
processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each
step of the care process.
Six months to one year of direct child care work with
emotionally impaired youth.
Current Bradley Hospital Crisis Management certification or
enrollment in Bradley Hospital course.
Current CPR certification.
Current ERS Safety & OSHA certification.
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race color religion sex national origin age
ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or
expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan
is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: Bradley Hospital USA:RI:East Providence
Work Type: Per Diem
Shift: Shift 2