IHI Co-Leader - 2548
Full-Time: 40 hours
- Tuscaloosa, AL -
- Must possess a strong commitment to the In-Home Project.
- Must be able to work well with multi-problem families.
- Must possess strong communication skills and the ability to coordinate with IRMHC, Tuscaloosa Department of Human Resources, Tuscaloosa Juvenile Court, and other agency personnel.
- Must be knowledgeable of Tuscaloosa Department of Human Resources, Department of Mental Health, and Tuscaloosa Juvenile Court organizations and policies.
- Must be able to comprehend and maintain program standards.
- Must possess excellent professional verbal and written communication skills.
- Must be able to interact with children and families in a respectful and sensitive manner.
- Must be able to work within the Organization to effectively serve the needs of the consumers.
- Must be able to work with other program staff in a cooperative, supportive manner.
- Must be knowledgeable in cultural diversity.
- Must possess competent computer skills.
- Ensure that all assigned duties are implemented according to IRMHC and DMH policies and procedures.
- Ensure all safety, fire prevention, and health measures are followed while on duty.
- Meet or exceed productivity requirements of 88 billable hours per month.
- Maintain an in-home case load of no less than 6 families.
- Work in conjunction with paraprofessionals and professional staff.
- Establish and maintain therapeutic relationships, observing professional boundaries.
- Assist consumers through crisis situations and/or arrange for the provision of such assistance from other professionals/personal care givers.
- Follow the DMH/DD standards for provision of in-home services.
- Share responsibility for 24-hour emergency coverage for In-Home families.
- Provide short-term crisis stabilization/assessment in child’s home and in the school.
- Provide assessment in the school in situations such as:The school has a question about the level of danger associated with a threat made by elementary school child.
- Provide home based services for targeted children who do not meet eligibility criteria for other existing in-home services.
- Transport consumers in a company vehicle, ensuring that company vehicle is operated in a safe manner and that appropriate staff are notified if there is an accident or if the vehicle is in need of service.
- Ensure that agency vehicles have pre-trip inspections, monthly maintenance checks, and provide report documentation to supervisor and Facilities Manager.
- If a company vehicle is not available utilize personal vehicle to accomplish work related duties.Indian Rivers will reimburse mileage.
- Provides outreach community services (may require home visits) as required by supervisor or program standards.
- Takes referrals from hospitals, Department of Human Resources, Juvenile Court Liaison, and Tuscaloosa County Children’s Facilitation Team, and within the Agency.
- Ensure that client charts are up to date and accurate.
- Attend staffings and team meetings as assigned.
- Ensure safety of consumers, preserving basic human and legal rights.
- Demonstrate appropriate and ethical behavior at all times.
- Demonstrate a positive attitude toward work and the completion of workassignments.
- Address any consumer concerns to the Supervisor or Program Manager.
- Provide all necessary data as required by the center and the state.
- Provide consultation and evaluation services to staff and general public as assigned.
- Maintain communication and awareness of current Organization events by reading memos, emails, bulletin boards, and communication logs and respond in a timely manner.
- Work independently and/or with teams to complete assigned tasks accurately and in a timely manner with minimum supervision.
- Support Organizational Code of Conduct, Standards Compliance, HIPAA and Security Programs by ensuring job tasks are performed in a legal and ethical manner, assessing the work area for non-compliance and notifying the supervisor, manager, Executive Director or designee as appropriate, and maintaining training requirements and understanding that training is a required condition of employment.
- Maintain the confidential nature of all consumer and Organization related activities by not divulging information outside the facility, discussing information within the facility on a need-to-know basis, acknowledging policy annually by signing confidentiality statement, and by referring media and general inquiries to the Executive Director.
- Adhere to attendance and punctuality policy by allowing adequate time to arrive, clock-in and assume responsibilities at designated time, adhering to meal and break times and making timely requests for annual leave and reporting the need for sick leave in accordance with policy.
- Comply with all standards related to safety and health by maintaining current TB Test, CPR/First Aid, CPI, and by reporting infections and on-the-job injuries in accordance with policy.
- Identify opportunities for improving the quality of services provided by the department and the organization.
- Represent the Organization in an accurate and professional manner.
- Provide accurate documentation of billable time and service reports in a timely manner.
- Maintain and support open communication with supervisor.
- Devote 40 hours per week to the completion of duties as outlined in the job description.More than 40 hours of work per week may be required to meet job responsibilities and deadlines.
- All other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor or Executive Director.
- Minimum of Bachelor’s degree required in a mental health or human services related field.
- A minimum of one year experience in behavioral health setting working with children and families preferred.
- Must satisfactorily complete case management training.
- Current Alabama driver's license and good driving record as defined by Indian Rivers’ policy.
- Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.
Working Conditions, HIPAA and Other Guidelines
Job Specifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.
HIPAA: Must be knowledgeable of and abide by HIPAA regulations regarding protected health information as defined by HIPAA and IRMHC. Minimally accesses verbal, written, and /or electronic PHI, usually incidentally to an approved use and /or disclosure as pertains to consumer’s financial, demographic, and/or clinical data.
Working Conditions: Works in general office environment and in homes, schools and community settings; may require long hours. Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to, computer, copier, multi-line phone and fax machine. Some risk involved in the event of aggressive/out-of-control consumers. Must possess a valid Alabama driver’s license.
Physical Requirements: The Physical Requirements described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform essential functions.
Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
Full-Time Employee Benefits:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Insurance
- Employees Retirement System of Alabama
- Prescription Drug Coverage
- Mileage Reimbursement
- Paid Time Off
- Voluntary Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
Indian Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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