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House monitor-mental health residential program

Company: Covenant House Greater Washington
Location: Greenbelt
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Position: Mental Health Engagement Specialist (YES)Department: ResidentialReports to: Residential CoordinatorFLSA: Non ExemptPosition Summary: Understand, practice and promote the vision, mission and five principles of Covenant House Greater Washington. Demonstrate an enthusiastic commitment to the position, organization, and youth we engage. Works closely with medical and clinical staff in providing care to clients in an in-patient setting. Supports the clinical team with all aspects of programming for clients.General Responsibilities: -- - Youth Engagement Specialist is expected to have actual, intentional contact with every assigned youth (as feasible) throughout the course of each shift-- - Provide face to face support and intervention in residential and community settings.-- - As directed by RC or PYA, may assist in documentation for youth files, ETO reporting, assist youth to accomplish plan outcomes or goals, and develop collaborative relationships with other community partners for youth support-- - Engage youth in appropriate educational, vocational, and life skill programming-- - Work with team to plan, implement, and support engagement activities facilitated by internal staff and external partners-- - Always ensure the safety and whereabouts of youth and security of buildings and property are maintained-- - Performs intakes, discharges, answers phones, assists in the operating and basic needs of the Youth in the programs-- - Provide specific trauma informed services to assist youth in successful outcomes-- - Relentlessly show up and be present in young people's lives, especially through times of relapse and crisis-- - Contributing insightful, practical and meaningful information to support the client's behavior, mood and healing process-- - Role-modeling appropriate and supportive behavior based on your training and experience-- - Supporting our clients in their journey to a healthier and more productive life-- - Commit to engage in personal and professional growth and competence development, participate in organization training activities to increase capacity to serve youth every day-- - Keep supervisor fully informed at all times-- - Participates in team, shift change and staff meetings-- - Performs other duties/responsibilities or special projects as necessary by supervisorKnowledge, Skills and Abilities-- - Associates degree education in Human Services, Social Work or Psychology required, Bachelor's degree preferred.-- - Basic understanding of adolescent development and behaviors; demonstrate enjoyment of and ability to relate to at-risk youth and exhibit empathy with the joys and pains of others-- - Self-motivation, initiative, sound judgment, and commitment to ongoing learning are essential-- - Must be dependable and able to report to work in a timely manner and work a flexible schedule outside normal business hours, including weekends and holidays-- - Is approachable, builds rapport well and practices attentive and active listening-- - Supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all-- - Understand and comply with all Agency policies and procedures; including Child Protection Policies-- - Ability to address conflict well and manage difficult youth in a supportive and non-threatening manner; able to respond quickly and safely and serve as a settling influence in crisis situations and emergencies-- - Ability to work and relate to diverse group with people of varied cultural backgrounds and tolerate differences in behavior-- - Understand, comply and implement Trauma Informed Care concepts and Strengths Based Approach-- - Proficient with computer operating systems and programs-- - Current (valid) license and successful pass of federal, local and state background check required-- - Must be able to perform the physical activities and mental abilities of the job with or without accommodation-- - All YES positions require that the staff stay awake and remain on site at all times during the shift. Job Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $15.00 - $18.00 per hourSchedule:8 hour shiftWeekend availabilityLicense/Certification:Driver's License (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Covenant House Greater Washington, Baltimore , House monitor-mental health residential program, Healthcare , Greenbelt, Maryland

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