The Residential Care Facilitator provides monitoring, structure, and support in a residential setting with women in recovery and their children. Position supervises residents and chores, provides overnight staffing and oversight, and reports any problems that occur to clinical staff.
Location: This position is based in NE Portland.
Pay: $20.30 starting hourly pay. This is a part time position.
- Provide a safe and secure environment for clients and their children. Make regular, assigned rounds to ensure that residents and areas are safe and secure.
- Provide skills training in activities of daily living, including meal preparation, housekeeping chores, interpersonal relationships, effective communication, etc.
- Establishes and informs rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among clients, employing techniques such as education, behavior modification and positive reinforcement. Monitors clients in order to detect unusual behavior and reports observations to the clinical team.
- Respond to medical issues and concerns promptly, including the accurate dispensation of medications, basic first aid, giving UA's, and referring clients for medical evaluation and care.
- Complete required documentation accurately, including daily logs and SAL's.
- Light office work and housekeeping duties as needed, usually during the overnight shift. Examples include making photocopies, faxing and scanning documents, creating documents, vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, etc. Use site equipment competently, including office machines, alarm systems, generators, etc.
- Provide basic crisis response to clients experiencing physical or emotional crises, including consulting with clinical staff, notifying emergency responders when needed, etc.
- Provide support and assistance during site emergencies (inclement weather, earthquakes, fire, etc), following site policies and procedures.
- Document and maintain client records to ensure compliance with LifeWorks NW and contractual guidelines. Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
- Provide back-up for other staff as needed.
- Transport clients in LifeWorks NW vehicle and/or accompanies clients using public transportation. At Mountaindale, may be required to put chains on vans during inclement weather.
- May be required to work a variety of shifts including evenings and weekends.
- Maintains a consistent, therapeutic milieu for clients.
- Organize, supervise and encourage client participation in recovery-oriented social, educational and recreational activities.
- Good communication and listening skills.
- The ability to make decisions quickly and remain calm and be flexible.
- If recovering from a substance abuse related disorder, must be able to demonstrate continuous sobriety under nonresidential, independent living conditions for the immediate past two years.
- Ability to establish and maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries with the clients and their children.
- Basic computer skills including keyboarding, use of mouse, ability to navigate website and use common web browser.
- Demonstrates effective communication skills and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
- Requires a valid driver's license and ability to meet LifeWorks NW driving requirements.
- Requires ability to work evenings, weekends and overnight shifts.
- Ability to maintain professional boundaries both on and offsite.
LifeWorks NW is a private, non-profit organization providing prevention, mental health, substance use treatment, and related social services to youths, adults, and older adults in over fifteen locations throughout Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. LifeWorks NW promotes a healthy community by providing quality and culturally responsive mental health and addiction services across the lifespan.
Our core values-Recovery and Relationships, Resilience, and Results-inform the work we do. The four pillars of the strategic vision include Compassionate, Impactful Care, Holistic Health, Passionate Team, and Thriving Organization. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to successfully achieving the mission. We know that "life works" when people get the help they need and are dedicated to changing lives.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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