Active Treatment Tech (Houston Park)
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services 101 reviews - Denton, TX

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Direct Support Profess II AT -The Active Treatment Tech works under the direct supervision of the Unit Director in coordination with the Active Treatment Coordinator. Works under moderate supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The Active Treatment Tech performs moderately complex human services support work to include but not limited to: Organizing and coordinating leisure activities for individuals served which is age appropriate, based on their individualized interests, and is meaningful in reaching their goals. Monitoring that individuals served are provided with a variety of quality leisure opportunities on campus, as well as in the local community settings. Providing information to individuals served and responsible staff, regarding activities being offered on and off campus. Following-up with individuals served and staff to verify quality of activities and services, and assist with adjusting activities and services to better meet the individuals needs and preferences. Preparing and providing feedback reports to the Active Treatment Coordinator regarding the on-going monitoring of activities and services offered. Working closely with the Active Treatment Coordinator and Recreation Program Manager. Maintaining inventory and ordering recreational supplies on each home in their respective unit assigned. Developing initiative and imaginative ideas to insure individuals are engaged in meaningful and functional activities. Monitoring and providing scheduled activities to ensure quality delivery of active treatment services and Formal Training.

Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. 1. Establish and maintain positive, supportive relationships with individuals served, family members and friends, and employees. (on-going) 2. Coordinates activities and providing Active Treatment and Training for individuals living at Denton State Supported Living Center that is appropriate to their level of functioning. 60% 3. Providing oversight as activities are conducted and following-up to ensure quality active treatment and services are provided that meet with consumer satisfaction. 20% 4. Prepares written documentation and reports, regarding monitoring of activities provided and outcomes of observations, quarterly or as requested. 20% 5. Maintains professional and effective communications with Active Treatment Coordinator, Recreational Program Manager and Home Managers. (On-going) 6. Ensures the availability of supplies and resources necessary for functional and appropriate activities. (On-going) 7. Maintains eligibility to operate state vehicles, so as to assist in the transporting of individuals going on scheduled activities. Accurately completes preventative maintenance checks and routine vehicle paperwork as per facility policy. (On-going) 8. Inspect work spaces and equipment for hazardous conditions, taking necessary action to correct any unsafe conditions. Reports unsafe conditions as needed to immediate supervisor. (On-going) 9. Performs additional duties as assigned by supervisor. (On-going) Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
The Active Treatment Tech should demonstrate dedication to public service and care for people with developmental disabilities, commitment to excellence in service delivery, personal integrity and recognition of the individual worth and common needs of all people and should have a history of establishing positive relationships with consumers, family members and friends and co-workers. Knowledge of client care techniques and of treatment, therapy, and developmental programs. Ability to provide client care, to administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), to conduct prevention and management of aggressive behavior (PMAB), to communicate effectively, and to train others.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Requires a valid driver's license (with the ability to transport individuals) and certification in CPR, first aid, or PMAB

Initial Selection Criteria:
One year experience in direct client care work or graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent.

Additional Information:
All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, and Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry and Nurse/Aide Registry checks. Males between the ages of 18 – 25 must be registered with the Selective Service. All new employees must be able to attend the first 17 days of employment on an 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday schedule. All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.