Resources For Human Development, Inc.
Requisition Number: PA048-DRSPP-H-09-2018-01
Job Title: Life Skills Professional
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 4
Salary Range: $12.30/hour

Life Skills Professional

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Description/Job Summary

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 Haldemen~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 Pennsylvania, 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 program participant and his/her supports to identify participant’s needs, services, and desirables. 
  • Become aware of the program participant’s strengths, differing skills and abilities, to determine the best approach and learning style that can help increase skill development of each program participant.
  • Responsible for the development of Recovery Support Plan with assigned program participant and Clinical Manager at admission and every 6 months thereafter, while also supporting individual with goal attainment. (Discuss goal plans with the individual, breaking down life skills into measureable and manageable short terms goals, which can be taught, modeled and practiced.)
  • Responsible for weekly documentation of progress toward goal attainment, identified on Recovery Support Plan, using DAP format.
  • Responsible for attending Recovery Support Plan meeting for assigned program participant bi-annually.
  • Responsible for facilitating one psychosocial group with program participants per month.
  • 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, cope with interpersonal conflict and successfully participate in social, recreational and cultural activities in-home and while out in the community.
  • Responsible for providing crisis intervention and de-escalation when needed.
  • 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 progress 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 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.

 
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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.