AREA SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNCIL / ASAC Overnight Youth Patient Support Staff in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
iArea Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) is seeking full and part-time Patient Support Staff (PSS) to work with youth in our residential treatment program as they learn to live a safe and healthy life free of substance use. PSS team members work directly with patients to help to maintain a safe, therapeutic, and supportive environment to assist them through their journey of recovery. This team member will provide evidence-based interventions and supervision for patients during their stay, so that those we serve are able to gain the skills needed for lasting change.iThe Patient Support Staff will:Provide a consistent level of supervision for patients outside patient treatment sessions. Monitor behaviors and conversations during meal times, ensuring patients eat well-balanced meals. Document observations as required in the patientis case files and complete all other forms as directed by the Patient Support Supervisor.Facilitate educational sessions and/or skill development programming with patients as needed.Ensure that the medication storage area is secured and that patients are monitored when they take medications.Report all patient injuries and critical incidents according to ASAC policies and procedures.Conduct patient urinalyses following the agency policies and procedures.Provide patient transportation as needed to meetings, appointments and medical treatment.Assist patients in on-site games, crafts, or recreation activities and transport (if need be) patients to off-site recreational areas (campouts, movie theater, YWCA, etc.) according to the weekly treatment schedule.Maintain an orderly facility in collaboration with the Facilities Manager by monitoring and assisting patients to make their beds, clean their rooms, clean sinks and tubs, empty trash, clean windows, floors, and carpets, monitor kitchen/dining room clean up, etc.Monitor all facility security systems to ensure that all patients/visitors are in appropriate areas, at appropriate times, and follow confidentiality guidelines. Ensure all bedrooms are locked at appropriate times and key control is maintained.Complete all required trainings.Maintain strict confidentiality, in accordance with HIPAA and 42CFR.RequirementsiPatient Support Staff must have a high school diploma/GED. Candidates with an education in a human service field, a Professional Certificate and/or experience in a residential treatment environment are strongly encouraged to apply.iCandidates must be willing to work Overnights and have weekend availability.iThis position requires a valid driver's license and the ability to pass an extensive background check.iSalary and BenefitsASAC offers a competitive wage with the potential for an increase at 90 days after a successful introductory period. We also offer a comprehensive suite of health benefits for full-time employees with a generous vacation/PTO and sick time package. Staff will have the opportunity to participate in our Community Health Worker Apprenticeship program which provides enrolled staff the training required for CHW certification, all while working full time and receiving salary incentives when achieving program milestones.