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East Alabama Mental Health Center – Opelika, AL
East Alabama Mental Health Center - 30+ days ago
Summary: Responsible for the supervision and safety of consumers.
Consumer Care: Supervises consumer activities, including completion of daily chores, outings, training, grooming, bathing, toileting, meal-time activities. Ensures consumer safety. Follows a schedule of activities. Assists consumers as needed. Monitors consumer physical and mental health, ensuring that consumer needs are met and maintained. Assists consumers as needed, to include lifting and other physical intervention as needed. May administer consumer medication as prescribed by a physician and accompany consumer to medical appointments. Reports and documents incidents and/or unusual problemsto supervisory or on-call staff. Models appropriate social skills. Ensures consumer rights are observed and protected. Ensures consumer clothing needs are met and that consumers are provided a suitable living environment. Completes program chores as assigned; i.e. sweeping, dusting, cooking, shopping, washing and drying consumer clothing, changing linen. Assists with menu planning, following menus approved by dietician (when making substitutions to menus ensures approval by dietician), and preparation of meals. Ensures that meals are served family style and that appropriate table manners are modeled by staff during meal time. Ensures compliance with special diets. May schedule consumer appointments.
Program Services: Assists in implementation of the consumer's treatment, habilitation, and/or service plans. Leads groups as assigned. Implements behavior management procedures as assigned and/or as indicated by a contingency program or the individual's behavior plan. Contacts consumer relatives or other significant others as appropriate. Completes fire drills, severe weather drills, and nightly bedchecks. Reads consumer records and ensures familiarity with each consumer's social and medical history.
High school diploma or GED. Valid driver's license and safe driving record. Must meet conditional employment requirements.