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2018-SE-006: Crisis Stabilization Parapro - Daytime Hours
Req Code:2018-SE-006
FT/PT Status:Full Time
Job Summary:
This is a paraprofessional high school graduate level position developed primarily to assist adults and children and families who utilize the Mobile Crisis Stabilization Services. The Aide will provide direct assistance to consumers (within the scope of his/her training) primary by assisting the Lead Clinician on Mobile Crisis calls as the model of service delivery requires two staff to assist on all mobile crisis requests.

Mobile crisis is an acute mental health crisis stabilization and psychiatric assessment services to individuals by phone, within their own homes, or in other secure community sites outside of an ER or other traditional clinical settings. Primary purpose is to meets acute needs and thereby reducing ER usage and inpatient hospitalizations.

As the position is an on-call/as needed basis, when not engaged in Mobile Crisis Service provision, the individual will be assigned additional work duties within the position’s scope of practice. These duties will include providing certain clinical services under the under the guidance and leadership of the care manager and as part of the consumer’s Individual Plan of Service. These services may include: a. Exploring availability of community services and support, housing and employment and make necessary arrangements to link the beneficiary in making arrangements. b. Providing mentoring, skills training, and social skill development for consumers. c. Facilitating the development of a natural support network. This could involve introducing the consumer to community activities, and supporting them in attending community activities.

Supports strategies will incorporate the principles of empowerment, community inclusion, health and safety assurances, and the use of natural supports. This position will work closely with the beneficiary to assure his/her ongoing satisfaction with the process and outcomes of the supports, services, and available resources.

Job Responsibilities:
1. Skills Building.
Education and training including instructions about treatment regimens and use of assertive technology and/or medical equipment that are needed to safely maintain the person at the home specified in the Individual Plan of Service (IPS). Is a coach and a model to reinforce adaptive, pro-social behaviors.

2. Monitoring.
Defined as reviewing the response of treatment as defined in the Individual Plan of Service (IPS) and the status of the person’s disability and how this affects their day-to-day life.

3. Support Services.
Support provided one-on-one or in a group with assistance with identifying coping strategies for successfully caring for or living with a person with a disability and/or support the person with the disability on day-to-day problem solving and connection into the community.

Job Qualifications:
1. A high school diploma or GED is required.

2. 1+ years experience working with children with emotional difficulty.

3. First Aid and CPR certification.

4. Must possess a valid driver’s license and provide own transportation to and from meetings and activities at varying work locations including all agency locations in Lake, Mason, and Oceana Counties.

5. Lived experiences with mental illness/developmental disabilities/substance use disorders are valued.