The general purpose of this position is to provide in-home remedial intervention for at-risk youth and families under the Arizona 12 Principles and in conjunction with the Child and Family Team Model.
1. Provides continual in-home and community-based direct services for at-risk youth and families.
2. Identifies youth and family strengths and needs to enhance the Child and Family Team (CFT) planning process
3. Teaches a variety of skills (living, social, self-care, household management, etc.) to children, adolescents, parents, and care-givers.
4. Participates in the CFT by providing feedback regarding direct services delivery.
5. Identifies, connects, and integrates families in to a variety of community resources and outlets that build off individual and family strengths.
6. Transports youth(s) to and from various appointments and activities as needed.
7. Works collaboratively with all Touchstone Behavioral Health departments and employees, CFT members, and youth and families being served.
8. Enters clinical documentation in a timely manner into Credible (electronic medical records system) for the youth being supported.
9. Communicates to Supervisor all updates, progress, or barriers being encountered during daily practice.
10. Works a variety of shifts and schedules as assigned.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.;
- High School diploma or equivalence;
- Must possess valid AZ driver's license, good driving record, current personal liability auto insurance, and safe and reliable personal transportation.
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a teammate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Regular, predictable attendance is required; including but not limited to quarter-driven hours / spilt shifts- as business demands dictate.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard, reach, stoop, kneel to install computer equipment.
- Repetitive physical movements (sitting, standing, jogging, running, in and outdoors, stooping, kneeling, crawling).
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
- Light to moderate lifting is required. Medium work exerting up to 50lbs of force occasionally, 20lbs or force frequently, 10lbs force constantly- following CPI and QBS crisis prevention protocol
- Employee may be subjected to clients with violent tendencies (needs to be able to block physical threats and defend; hitting, kicking, biting, hair pulling, objects being thrown).
- Employee may be subjected to high levels of stress and emotionally volatile situations due to challenging behaviors or crisis situations that last a long period of time.
- Employee may encounter a variety of atmospheric conditions or poor environmental conditions: fumes, dust, odors, animals/animal hair, poor ventilation.
- Home environments may or may not be in well kept conditions. Families may have trouble with water or lights being shut off. Home environments may have issues with pests.
- Employees may be subjected to different external climate factors (i.e., family's trouble with heating or cooling, outside conditions in summer time, extreme heat or cold).
- Employees may be required to wear personal protective equipment.
- Households may include up to 15-20 people.
- Closed toed shoes required on shift.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Moderate noise to excessive noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic, children making noise, multiple children in a home.
- Ability to work in a confined area.
- Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.