Posted: 08-Jan-2019

Weekend/Evening Care Specialist:Montgomery Station-Gaithersburg, MD

Description

Provides psychiatric rehabilitation and support services to individuals to develop and enhance community and independent living skills. The individual would be responsible for staying at the transitional age youth homes, working with the clients on recovery goals, monitoring the coming/going of guests as needed, and monitoring evening medications. Hours 4 pm - 12 am.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Provide rehabilitation training and support to Montgomery Station consumers, which include: group
facilitation, Individual meetings, outings, and medication monitoring, onsite at day program and/or off-site
with residential or outreach clients.
• Provides basic case management functions, but not limited to:
o Assistance in securing entitlements
o Transportation to appointments as deemed appropriate by counselor or supervisor.
o Coordination of services with consumer’s other providers (psychiatrist, therapist, etc.) by effectively and
professionally communicating clinical matters on a monthly basis.
o Identifying consumer’s needs and linking consumer with community services.
o Other case management functions assigned by supervisor.
• With guidance from supervisor, develops and implements rehabilitative activities/groups/training/support
related to consumer’s needs based on IRP goals. May include, but not limited to:
o rehabilitation coordination
o self-care skills
o social skills
o independent living skills
o medication monitoring
o health promotion
o crisis intervention
o supportive employment skills
o as assigned by supervisor, on a rotating basis, carry the beeper and respond to crisis calls
• Prepares and monitors Individual Rehabilitation Plan (IRP) and maintains accurate, up-to-date
records/documentation. Also provides addendum as needed.
• With guidance from supervisor, provides crisis support/intervention and facilitates appropriate utilization of
community support system (i.e. Crisis Center)
• Prepares reports and documentation as required in a thorough and timely manner.
• Provides medication monitoring onsite or offsite as assigned by Team Leader.
• Assists in orientating and training new admissions and new staff to Montgomery Station PRP and RRP.
• Provides transportation for consumers when deemed necessary for meeting consumer’s needs.
Transportation may be provided in Montgomery Station vans if available, or by use of counselor’s vehicle.
• Secures and maintains equipment/supplies and inventory lists.
• Accurately reports to supervisor and peers issues related to client progress, program needs, and issues
related to the counselor successfully completing job duties.
• Attends provider meetings as a part of the Montgomery Station treatment team and represents Montgomery
Station in a professional manner.
• Provides coverage on assigned holidays through the year. Each Care Specialist is assigned at least one
holiday to provide medication coverage. Some Specialist depending on seniority will work two holiday shifts.
Each shift is one medication run.
• Carries the on-call crisis phone or finds coverage. Each Care Specialist must carry the phone at least one
time before finding coverage for other assigned shifts.
• Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Qualifications

Education: High school Diploma required. BA/BS in Human Service and/or related work experience preferred. Additional certifications/trainings required (or provided during orientation, or shortly thereafter).
Technical Skills: CPR/First Aid, Infection Control, Food Safety and Handling, and Crisis Intervention/Suicidal Protocol. A current, valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance (which meets minimum MD state requirements), and a current driving record A valid driver’s license, insurance and a driving record with less than 3 current points are required for employment in this position.


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I have less than 3 points on my driving record


Apply By Mail

To apply by mail, please send a cover letter with the job title and your resume to Family Services, Inc:

Human Resources, Family Services, Inc.
610 East Diamond Avenue, Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20877


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