Uniforce Staffing Solutions
The residential aide is responsible for maintaining a safe living environment in the facility through regular head counts, runs of the building and grounds, constant alertness, adherence to the daily schedule, and documentation of events. Further, the residential aide is responsible for the day to day safety of all clients and must have the ability to understand and follow program policies and procedures that meet the criteria for program licensure and certification by the State and the governing agencies.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
The Residential Aide position requires a flexible work schedule, based on the needs of the program. The schedule will be established by the program Director, and can vary weekly.
Duties, Responsibilities, Scope and Essential Functions
- Directly observe clients during shift to ensure safety of all clients and facility
- Observe the self-administration of client medication
- Monitor clients for activities such as a recreation, sporting events, etc.
- Collect, store, and document urine drug screens in accordance to the organizational policy
- Facilitate psychoeducation groups as directed by supervisor
- Accompany and monitor clients for outside movement.
- Conduct random facility tours to ensure safety and conformance with program rules and search for contraband.
- Document all incidents via IH Incident Report by end of shift
- Screen clients upon return from offsite movements, or when deemed necessary by supervisor
- Implement daily activity schedule, ensure all assigned activities are conducted on time and directly supervised, ensure all in-house visits are supervised by staff, monitor self-administration of medication, and report all deviations to the schedule to supervisor
- Document all services in EHR (groups, recreation, self-help meetings, UDS collection, incidents, case managements, etc.)
- Follow and implement all policies and procedures, be available for on-call and emergency situations, and complete other assignments as assigned by your supervisor
- Complete nightly census to account for client presence
- Complete all tasks as assigned by supervisor.
Required Education and Experience:
- High School diploma or GED.
- Up to one (1) year experience in human social services environment, customer service, preferred.
Required Licensing or Certifications:
- Valid NJ driver’s license required
Specialized Skills, Abilities and Knowledge:
- Crisis Intervention Skills
- Knowledge of therapeutic community and withdrawal management, preferred
- Effective communication both written and verbal; fluency of English language
- Capability to exercise rational judgment in an emergency
- Ethical Conduct
- Written and Oral Communication
- Results Driven
This position operates in an office and clinical setting. This job function uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines. This job requires extensive physical movement (i.e. walking, standing, lifting, etc.)