Recovery Assistant

Birch Tree Communities - Conway, AR3.6

Full-time

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
Mental Health Paraprofessional providing support services with an Recovery-oriented, person-centered approach to assist members in re-building their lives. The Recovery Associate works within a Treatment Plan and under the direct supervision of a Mental Health Professional to provide therapeutic interventions prescribed from Treatment Plans.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand, embrace and practice the Birch person-centered Recovery Model.
  • Understand member treatment plans and prescribed interventions.
  • Effectively deliver and document interventions as prescribed.
  • Partner with members and assist them in becoming progressively less dependent on staff to pursue their recovery process.
  • Maintain healthy relationships with members, always respecting appropriate boundaries.
  • Meet or surpass individual service delivery expectations.
  • Submit documentation to meet billing deadlines.
  • Contribute toward all branch team outcomes measures as follows: 1. Members moving to less restricted environments, 2. Members working in the community, 3. Service utilization, 4. Improvement in DLA.
  • Serve as an advocate, resource and role model for members.
  • Assist members as necessary or as assigned in maintaining a safe, clean, healthy treatment and residential environment.
  • Observe self-administration of member medications.
  • Collaborate with other members of treatment team and other shifts assuring communication of vital member and or other information.
  • Abide all times by: 1. Birch Mission and intentions, 2. Code of Ethics and Conduct, 3. Birch Policies and procedures.
  • Maintain current certifications in MHPP/QBHP, Averting Crisis & Emergency Holds Training, CPR, First Aid and AED training.
  • Complete co-occurring training.
  • Complete all other annual training as may be mandated by Birch.
  • Adhere to all Birch requirements for attendance and punctuality.
  • Perform all duties as may be assigned by supervisor(s).
  • Self-motivated, able to work harmoniously in a team-oriented, culturally diverse environment.
  • Organizational, communication and time management skills.
  • Holder of current driver’s license and possess the ability to transport members in company vehicles on an as needed basis.

Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or equivalency.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUNDS, PROPERTY and EQUIPMENT
None.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Ability to read and understand documents such as policy manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and policy/procedure manuals; Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, members, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers. Ability to perform these mathematical skills using money and other forms of measurement.

CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
Ability to use common sense understanding in order to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few known variables in situations of a routine nature.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Under immediate supervision, performs general assignments of work, with periodic check of performance by supervisor.

PLANNING
Limited responsibility with regard to general assignments in planning time, method, manner, and/or sequence of performance of own work operations.

DECISION MAKING
Performs work operations which permit frequent opportunity for decision-making of minor importance and which would not only affect the operating efficiency of the individual involved, but would also affect the work operations of other employees and/or clientele to a slight degree.

MENTAL DEMAND
Close mental demand. Operations requiring close and continuous attention for control of operations. Operations requiring intermittent direct thinking to determine or select the most applicable way of handling situations regarding the organization's administration and operations; also to determine or select material and equipment where highly variable sequences are involved.

ANALYTICAL ABILITY / PROBLEM SOLVING
Repetitive. Activities or duties using a pre-determined set of processes or directions coupled with nearby supervision. Learned things in situations where choice is simple or patterned.

USE OF MACHINES, EQUIPMENT AND/OR COMPUTERS
Regular use of complex machines and equipment (desktop/laptop computer and software, and equipment, etc.)

ACCURACY
Probable errors of internal and external scope would have a moderate effect on the operational efficiency of the organizational component concerned. Errors might possibly go undetected for a considerable period of time, thereby creating an inaccurate picture of an existing situation. Could cause further errors, losses, or embarrassment to the organization.

PUBLIC CONTACT
Frequent contacts with general public, patrons, members, or other outside representatives, wherein the manner of handling these contacts has a bearing on the organization's position and operation.

EMPLOYEE CONTACT
Contacts occasionally with others beyond immediate associates, but generally of a routine nature. May obtain, present or discuss data, but only as pertains to an immediate and specific assignment.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
High school diploma or GED. Must pass company provided MHPP/QBHP training and certification.

PREFERRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Not indicated.

SOFTWARE SKILLS REQUIRED
Basic: 10-Key, Alphanumeric Data Entry, Database, Spreadsheet, Word Processing/Typing

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear; and frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, taste or smell; occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds..

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job Type: Full-time

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

License:

  • Driver's License (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)