Residential Treatment Program
Located in the beautiful
Central Hills of Tennessee between two magnificent rivers, we work
with young people from 12 yrs to 17 yrs old. This facility beds 87
male residents. These young men fall into the following categories:
Court Ordered youth, Aggressive Youth, and Youth who have failed
other RTCs. Our facility, wilderness setting, enables Natchez Trace
Youth Academy the ability to offer a safe, deliberate and
exhilarating process for stabilizing behavior, assessing physical and
psychological health and BLAZING A TRAIL FOR SUCCESS.
Natchez Trace Youth Academy is CARF accredited. Licensure: Tennessee
Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities for
Residential and Tennessee Department of Children’s Services for
sp; YOUTH CARE
GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB
Participates in the development and
implementation of clients' behavioral programs by providing care and
close supervision of facility clients and documenting behavior, by
developing positive relationships with clients and co-workers and
following facility policies and procedures, by implementing treatment
plans and providing crisis intervention as necessary.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited
to, the following:
____1. Contributes to the effective
implementation of individual treatment plans of clients through
"line of sight" supervision, positive interaction and role
modeling, appropriate scoring of observed behaviors, and appropriate
consequences or limit setting based on behaviors and program
____2. Maintains safety and security of the
facility through close observation and monitoring of the clients,
maintaining optimal physical proximity, remaining alert at all times,
and using analytical forethought to anticipate potentially volatile
or unsafe situations and proactively intervene.
Promotes development of clients' daily living skills through
appropriate assignment, instruction, and supervision of tasks.
____4. Stimulates clients' interest and cooperation in
various individual and group activities and programs through positive
interaction, instruction, supervision, feedback and encouragement.
____5. Completes accurate and timely documentation on
client's behavior as outlined by policy, reports observations to
relevant staff and makes recommendations based on observations.
Assists in preparation of other behavioral reports and daily
activities log as required.
____6. Develops counseling
skill methods and techniques under the supervision of program
treatment professionals and uses those skills to conduct periodic
individual or group sessions as necessary. Provides limited
one-to-one contact with clients focusing on social development.
____7. Ensures compliance with all company policies and
procedures and regulatory requirements, reporting any known or
suspected violations to his/her supervisor or through other means
identified in company policy.
____8. Assesses and ensures
the needs of the clients are being met in relation to clothing,
linens, and personal hygiene supplies. Supervises personal hygiene
____9. Escorts clients to work, mealtime,
outdoor/indoor recreation, and education activities and participates
in their supervision and instruction as needed. Transports residents
to and from medical appointments or other activities as directed.
___10. Provides appropriate crisis intervention as necessary
by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors,
utilizing de-escalation techniques to diffuse the situation,
correctly prioritizing safety concerns, following proper restraint
technique guidelines, and displaying neutral emotions.
___11. Uses appropriate counseling skills by de-escalating
aggression, using active listening skills, using appropriate tone and
volume of voice, providing a high frequency and variety of positive
reinforcements, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and promoting a
positive peer culture.
___12. Consistently meets facility
and regulatory training requirements by attending all mandatory
meetings and staff training sessions as required.
Assures cleanliness and orderliness of the assigned work area/unit
and proactively assists in all security, maintenance, and safety
functions as required for the overall facility.
1. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or GED and
one (1) year experience working in a children's services program.
Experience in a residential setting is preferred. A minimum of two
years of college education with at least 12 semester (18 quarter)
hours in the social sciences may be substituted for one year of work
2. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid State Drivers License with appropriate Endorsements
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