Residential Caregiver

Job Title:         Hope Rising Residential Caregiver PDF

Department: Clinical

Reports to:     Program Director

FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt

Summary

Supports patients of the Emergency Assessment Center through every day routine and structure as well as assisting during crises.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following

Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

  • Assist with every day routine tasks and structure such as meals, hygiene, chores, etc.
  • Assist during times of crisis by intervening in the crisis or supervising other children at the facility while another staff handle the crisis
  • Transport patients to appointments such as medical exams, family visits, etc.
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  • Provide crisis intervention as needed to prevent escalation of high-risk behavior, relapse, hospitalization, placement disruption, and other negative outcomes.
  • Document observations in data management system.
  • Assist with management of behavior problems as they occur using methods approved by Hope Rising and TDFPS.
  • Participate in required pre-service and annual training.
  • Assist in supervision of children/youth, knowing their location to keep them safe.
  • Demonstrate responsibility, maturity and role modeling in all interactions with other staff and patients.
  • Follow Hope Rising policies as well as RCCL Minimum Standards and RCC Contract Standards, at all times.
  • Personal restraints may only be used as a last resort, when all other de-escalation and behavior intervention techniques have been exhausted and fail, and the child is an imminent danger to self or others.

Supervisory Responsibilities

 This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

The Residential Caregiver must be at least twenty-one years of age.  Ideally possesses experience in working with children. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills for documentation. The Residential Caregiver should be able to develop trust with patients in order to provide effective care for children at the Emergency Assessment Center.

EDUCATION, LICENSURE and/or EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of a high school diploma or GED.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to document daily notes and serious incident reports.  Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear, concise, effective manner.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written or oral form.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Valid Texas driver’s license, appropriate insurance and reliable car.

Must successfully pass all background screens as required by the state.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the Residential Caregiver is regularly required to use hands to handle or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

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

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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