Direct Service Professional - WTRS

Marietta, Georgia
Women's Treatment Residential Services (WTRS)
07-22-2020
Women's Treatment Residential Services
10.50  Hourly
10.50  Hourly
Full Time (Non-Exempt)
1st (8:00AM-4:30PM) Rotating Weekends

JOB TITLE:  Direct Service Professional   

PROGRAM:  Women's Treatment Residential Services (WTRS)

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY: The WTRS Direct Service Professional performs direct care services to promote, encourage, and ensure efficient operation of the WTRS program, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of program participants. Seeking to contribute to the success of the WTRS program, as well as the agency as a whole, the Direct Service Professional successfully carries out daily tasks including assisting with daily living activities, monitoring of program participants’ progress, and facilitation of life skills groups, through acquired knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with daily living activities, monitoring, and providing support to individuals residing in a 24/7 residential gender-specific, trauma-responsive substance abuse treatment facility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of individuals, with respect to appropriate therapeutic boundaries.
  • Prepares and maintains records of individuals’ progress and services delivered, reporting changes in condition to manager or supervisor.
  • Facilitates life skills groups, including education on personal hygiene, nutrition, money management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Provides structured activities that promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills.
  • Monitors completion of urinalysis drug screens, breathalyzers, and self-administration of medication in accordance with agency policies and procedures, to encourage accountability.
  • Provides transportation for individuals to appointments and activities in the community.
  • Participates in weekly treatment team meetings as directed by direct supervisor.
  • Performs housekeeping duties, such as cleaning, washing clothes, dishes, running errands, and inspection of facilities in accordance with environment of care.
  • Ensures and provides high quality, compassionate, and ethical delivery of services to improve program and organizational performance.
  • Assists with service related compliance.
  • Intervenes, stabilizes and manages acute crisis situations as needed.
  • Assist in providing additional coverage during increased census/acuity and emergencies.
  • Maintains confidentiality for all indirect/direct service in accordance with agency policies and HIPPA policies.
  • Other responsibilities and tasks as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Knowledge of necessary appropriate therapeutic boundaries for working with vulnerable populations.
  • Knowledge of addictive diseases and/or mental health disorders and their impact on an individual’s functioning.

SKILLS

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Familiar with computer hardware and software including Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), e-mail, fax, and scanning.

ABILITIES

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple assignments.
  • Ability to remain professional when dealing with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail when completing multiple assignments.
  • Ability to work independently and carry out a variety of critical and time sensitive projects without detailed instructions.
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals to collect the necessary information.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive and confidential information obtained through the course of completing assignments.
  • Ability to be flexible in adapting to changes in priorities, assignments, and other interruptions, which may impact pre-established timelines and courses of action for completing projects and assignments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with management, staff, and internal and external stakeholders.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Education – High School Diploma/GED required.
  2. Experience – Experience with addictive diseases and/or mental health preferred.
  3. Other – Criminal background check clearance, official academic transcripts, valid driver’s license/ID, drug screen, TB test, eligible 7yr MVR.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Education – Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. Experience – At least one (1) year of experience with addictive diseases and/or mental health preferred.