The Elizabeth Layton Center is a growing, private not-for-profit community mental health center serving Franklin and Miami counties in Kansas. ELC provides a variety of outpatient mental health services including individual, family and group therapy; medication management; 24/7 crisis services; and, specialized community based/support services for adults with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) and for youth with a Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). ELC has four locations and has over 150 employees serving over 4,100 clients each year. ELC provides competitive wages and has a comprehensive benefit package.
Elizabeth Layton Center seeks full-time and part-time Attendant Care Providers to work with adults with severe and persistent mental illness in Miami County. Open until filled. EOE
Miami County: Part-Time - Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m. - 4 p.m. and as needed throughout the week.
The incumbent will provide supervision and supportive services to adult consumers diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). The incumbent, through supervision and direction of a licensed and credentialed QMHP, will assist consumers by providing information, education, and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes with a goal of increasing the consumer’s independence, productivity, self-determination, integration, and inclusion in the community. The majority of the Adult Specialist’s time will be spent providing services to consumers at the Center’s residential housing, but some interaction may occur in consumer’s homes, vocational site, program site or other community settings. The position reports directly to the CSS Coordinator or designee.
MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assists in developing and providing structured activities to include attendant care, psychosocial group activities and individual community support
- Maintains a safe and productive environment during time spent in attendance of consumers
- Provides transportation to and from various activities or appointments (must maintain a good driving record)
- Provides medication observation in the community and in supported housing environment
- Maintains appropriate records for reporting, evaluation, accounting, and clinical purposes
- Meets deadlines for daily paperwork and reports
- Provides quality documentation
- Completes other duties as deemed appropriate by immediate supervisor
- Complies with ELC policies and procedures
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Possesses a high school diploma or graduate equivalency degree
- Incumbent must pass a security check as required by Medicaid Regulations
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
- Ability to relate and work creatively and energetically with consumers at risk of hospitalization
- Relates a positive approach to complex mental health issues
- Communicates directly and effectively in a cooperative manner
- Flexibility in assigned work hours
- Ability to be sensitive to cultural and ethnic differences
- Ability to safely perform major job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations