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Residential Treatment Specialist

Education Alternatives Cleveland, OH
  • Posted: 16 days ago
  • Part-Time

REACH Counseling Services, a sister company to Education Alternatives is seeking full time and part time Residential Treatment Specialists for the Group Home. Weekend and Third Shift availability.

The Residential Treatment Specialist’s primary responsibility is for the care and supervision of youth in residence at the Vincent Group Home. Residential Treatment Specialists are responsible for implementing assigned treatment services, including physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being and maintaining accurate daily documentation of services provided.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supervise clients in his or her charge assuring that a safe and therapeutic environment is maintained for all clients, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Handle emergency situations such as environmental, weather related and physical injury and provide crisis intervention in response to behavioral acting out clients according to agency guidelines
  • Develop and consistently implement predictable routines for daily functioning, including wake-up, hygiene, meals, and bedtime
  • Plans and organizes activities and educational groups for residents which promote change and growth in areas identified on their Individual Service Plans
  • Present as a role model for residents in establishing relationships, maintains professional child care/client boundaries
  • Supervises the self-administration of medications as prescribed
  • Complete all required paperwork daily and participate and satisfactorily complete all required training, supervision and team meetings
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance
  • May be involved in the planning, organization, and implementation of special events or department specific projects or seasonal program changes
  • Interacts verbally with clients, families, co-workers, and representatives from outside agencies
  • Maintain confidentiality of all client information and records
  • Comply with all agency policies and procedures
  • In times of need, may be asked to completed related duties other than those indicated above as assigned by his or her supervisor


An individual in this position must be able to complete the above responsibilities on a daily basis. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Education and/or Experience

  • All Treatment Specialists must be at least 21 years of age and must have completed high school or its equivalency
  • Prior experience working with adolescent clients with emotional and/or behavioral needs is preferred
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment
  • High-quality written and verbal skills

Job Schedule, Working Conditions, and Performance/Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in a Group Home and wherever clients go on the surrounding grounds and in the community
  • Ability to perform physical restraints according to the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) techniques
  • Driver’s license with safe driving record in accordance with agency policy
  • Ability and willingness to work holidays
  • Qualified applicants are required to complete a pre-employment screening process which includes a fingerprint background screening, physical, Tuberculosis test, and drug screen. Any employment offer is contingent upon receipt of all satisfactory pre-employment screenings

Education Alternatives

Why Work Here?

Education Alternatives is a Cleveland Plain Dealer Top Work Places for 2019!

Education Alternatives is dedicated to transforming the lives of youth through relationship-based therapy, education, and vocational programming that integrates current research and best practices for helping at-risk youth. Education Alternatives’ Day Treatment Program looks and feels like a traditional school, however, the difference is in the therapeutic philosophy that is present throughout our program. Education Alternatives works collaboratively with it's sister company, REACH Counseling Services. REACH Counseling Services is committed to providing mental health care that integrates individual treatment within a compassionate and empathetic therapeutic relationship. A continuum of culturally competent services is incorporated into the therapeutic approach. From its inception, REACH Counseling has been committed to the development of best practices through the utilization of outcomes research of trauma and neuroscience to drive a therapeutic approach that is current, relevant, and effective.

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