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Recovery Specialist II (On-Call) - Behavioral Health 260
at Telecare Corporation
Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations, and have over 122 programs and over 3,680 employees across the country. And we're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.
Telecare is proud to have been recognized By The Bay Area Business Times as the 13th Best Place To Work In the Bay Area for 2019!
Telecare Thurston Mason Transitional Diversion Program is a 24 hour, 7 days per week, 10-bed voluntary program for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and who need immediate treatment and support. The CSTU helps people find relief from distress, maintain stability, avoid inpatient hospitalization wherever possible, and transition back to their lives with follow-up treatment, resources and community support in place. The program provides recovery-focused services. Telecare programs transform lives, generate measurable outcomes, and reduce financial costs. Services are designed to respond to local needs and function as a strategic, accountable, and experienced partner within systems of care. CSTU residents are ages 18 and on average stay up to 14 days.
Employment Status: On-Call
Shift: Varies as needed
Days: Varies as needed
The Recovery Specialist II provides care that responds to the physical and psychological needs of members served. The Recovery Specialist II provides direct and indirect services according to individual service plans and Medicaid standards.
High school diploma or G.E.D and two (2) years of experience in a psychiatric mental health setting or BA/BS with one (1) year experience in mental health setting
Knowledge of basic nursing skills and interventions, as well as mental and physical health conditions and terminologies
Certification as a CNA or its equivalent is acceptable documentation of nursing skills knowledge
- Must have a current Washington Agency Affiliated Counselor certification. This position requires a current Washington State credential appropriate to this position and issued through the Washington Department of Health (WADOH). Minimum Credential Requirement – Agency Affiliated Counselor (AAC) or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). First time AAC applicants may have a 30-90-day processing period before approval and active credentials are issued. Other WADOH Licenses/Certifications may be considered
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment
All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver’s license, a motor vehicle clearance and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual or local requirements may apply
Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the internal and external stakeholders
Provides safe, effective, and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures, and standards of care
Establishes, maintains, and co-facilitates a therapeutic relationship with members served; acts as a role model by maintaining a hopeful and positive attitude and problem solving and coping with mental illness
Attends and participates in community meetings and groups
Charts and observes client behavior
Documents client activities of daily living, response to interventions, and significant behavior changes as appropriate
Admits and discharges members served as assigned; including completing associated documentation
Collects stool, urine and other specimens, as requested, on assigned clients
Obtains client vital signs and weights, as assigned
Assists members served with hygienic care
Assists at mealtime by distributing meal trays, pouring beverages, and/or feeding members served in need of assistance
Provides client monitoring including, but not limited to, rounds, seclusion and restraint supervision and smoke breaks.
Assists in client outings, which may include driving.
Practices body substance precautions at all times
Must assist with restraint of members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management.
Knowledge of basic psychiatric rehabilitation interventions
Good communication skills
Ability to use problem-solving techniques
Ability to interview members served to determine client needs
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to sit, bend, squat, kneel, crawl, twist, push, pull and lift and carry items weighing 50 pounds or less as well as to frequently walk, stand, twist, reach and to do simple and power grasping. The position requires manual deviation, repetitive and dexterity and be exposed to uneven walking ground as well as Hazardous Exposure (Blood Borne Pathogens, Hospital Waste, Chemical & Infectious).
EOE AA M/F/V/Disability