The Residential Services Technician provides in-home case management and support services to an assigned caseload of consumers with chronic mental illnesses or addictive diseases living in independent apartments, homes, or other community residential settings in Newton County.
Does light cleaning and otherwise makes ready the residential site at the time of discharge/admission of a consumer to residential services. Assists consumers in moving their possessions and furniture into the residence, purchasing the household goods necessary for day-to-day living. Inspects each residential site weekly for cleanliness, safety. Prompts and assists the consumers to correct any deficiencies. Reports maintenance concerns to the landlord or supervisor.
Makes a visit to each consumer at least weekly. Observes the consumer for any changes in status (health, behavior, living conditions, financial) and reports any issues to the supervisor.
Provides supportive counseling to consumers concerning their needs and problems and makes planned interventions, as necessary. Recognizes the need for crisis intervention and acts appropriately to escalated situations.
Assists consumers with applications for services, such as Food Stamps, Social Security, Medicaid, or other benefits. Schedules and transports consumers to appointments and community activities, such as shopping, banking, etc. Intermittently monitors each consumer’s self-administration of medications and reports any concerns to the supervisor.
Participates as a member of the treatment team for consumers under their care. Participates in the development of treatment and discharge plans. Works with other service providers and staff in support of effective consumer treatment, linkage, communication, and continuity of services. . Facilitates consumer-family interactions, keeping supervisor and other treatment team members informed of significant developments.
Documents progress toward goals and objectives and behavior plans in each consumer’s medical record.
Shift: Wednesday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Thurday & Friday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm: 10:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Minimum Training & Experience: High school diploma or GED and one year of experience in a social services related position.
Completion of two years of college with at least 15 quarter hours or 9 semester hours in a social services related field from an accredited college or university.
Agency Specific Qualifications and/or Preferred Qualifications:
AGENCY SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience in working with individuals with mental illenss and/or addictive diseases.
Community-based case management experience with adults with behavioral health diagnoses.
Bachelors degree in social services field.
Additional Information: To be considered, you must apply for this position below through www.careers.ga.gov before the announcement closes. Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the Minimum and any Preferred Qualifications. Candidates for selection must pass a criminal background check (including finger-printing) and pass a pre-employment drug screen.
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted by the hiring agency. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.
This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.
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Georgia Careers - 2 years ago