Requisition Number: PA021-LFSKP-H-08-2019-01
Job Title: Life Skills Professional I
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 2
Salary Range: $13.25

Life Skills Professional I

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Description/Job Summary

Haldeman-Grant is a residential program that provides the services needed for an individual to maintain independence in the community around them. Haldeman-Grant support’s individuals who are Aging In Place and require support, medically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. Haldeman-Grant fosters a nurturing atmosphere of trust, support, independence, and safety. It is a program that facilitates growth by building trust between the staff and the program participants. Support services, at Haldeman-Grant, are person-centered and bi-lateral with an equal exchange between the participant and staff. The focus remains wellness and recovery.

Haldeman-Grant is seeking on-call, part-time and full-time Life Skills Professionals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a member of Haldeman~Grant to provide support services to program participants living independently in the community.
  • Responsible for adhering to RHD and Haldmen~Grant’s values and beliefs and the principles of mental health recovery at all times
  • Abide by all policies and procedures, and perform all duties as outlined by the State of Pennsylanvia, Resources for Human Development, and Haldeman~Grant.
  • Maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries while creating a supportive and professional environment at all times.
  • Maintain confidentiality of program participant at all times.
  • Support and supervise the participants according to “where they are”.
  • Responsible for working collaboratively with Clinical Manager and program participant to identify needs, services, and desirables.
  • Responsible for the development of Recovery Support Plans Goals with assigned participants at admission and at least 60 days thereafter, and supporting participants with RSP Goals daily
  • Discuss goal plans with the individual, breaking down the life skills to be learned into simple, measureable, and manageable short terms goals, which can be taught, modeled and practiced.
  • Responsible for coordinating and facilitating one monthly psychosocial group activity with program participants.
  • Become aware of the program participant’s strengths, and differing skills and abilities to determine the best approach and learning style that can help increase skill development.
  • Support/assist the program participant with the development and maintenance of necessary daily life skills to live independently within their community, i.e., cooking, shopping, household chores, seeking employment and education opportunities, medication management, interpersonal relations, utilizing community resources, vocational, budgeting, banking, accessing transportation, meal preparation, etc.
  • Model appropriate social skills to help the program participant develop positive relationships, deal with interpersonal conflict and successfully participate in social, recreational and cultural activities
  • Responsible for providing crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Communicate with staff, comprehensively, at shift change about the status of all program participants
  • Complete daily required documentation comprehensively and accurately, i.e., observation checks, MARs,  daily shift notes, mileage logs,  incident reports (if applicable), and vehicle incident reports (if applicable)
  • Complete weekly contact notes for assigned program participant/s in which reflect progress made towards identified recovery goals.
  • Monitor participant medication as prescribed (after completion of Medication Administration
  • Training), and complete all corresponding documentation
  • Immediately communicate unusual incidents, accidents, and suspected abuse or neglect to Program Manager.
  • Report any issues pertaining to the maintenance of the site or site vehicle in a timely fashion
  • Operate agency vehicles in accordance with established policy and procedures
  • Record time worked on a daily basis, and submit a completed timesheet on a weekly basis
  • Provide emergency medical procedures as needed, including Basic First Aid, and CPR (after
  • completion of CPR Training)
  • Responsible for attending supervision, clinical meetings, quarterly staff meetings, and mandatory trainings to remain current with best practices
  • All other duties as identified by the Program Manager and Program Director

Required Qualifications

  • Possess high school diploma/GED plus 2 years of experience in the social service field. CPRP, CPS, Wrap trained, a plus.
  • Excellent Communication skills (written and oral) including interpersonal skills
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of individuals and communicate professionally with outside agencies.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks or projects
  • Demonstrate good problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to carry out duties without direct supervision
  • Demonstrate skills using Microsoft Office software and database management; ability to use the Internet as a resource and complete necessary documentation.
  • Ability to engage employees and participants in effective, therapeutic and recovery oriented interactions
  • Ability to support and implement RHD and Haldeman~Grant values and beliefs.
  • Possess a PA valid driver's license
  • Be 21 years of age or older

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.

Required Experience

2 Year Mental Health Experience

Required Education

High School Diploma

Required Qualifications

High School Diploma / GED

Program Summary

 Heart Services is a program servicing the needs of adults living with mentally illness and other acute medical conditions.
The Life Skills Professional I (LSP I) is responsible for collaboratively and actively assisting and supporting the participants of HEART Services in the development of Life Skills, facilitating groups, and the establishment and attainment of goals identified in the individual Recovery Support Plan (RSP). The LSP I helps the participants of HEART Services attain overall wellness using strength based clinical model as tools for effective engagement.

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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.