Direct Care Staff - Penn Hills

Familylinks Penn Hills, PA
Familylinks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

Location: Verona/Penn Hills

Must have valid driver's license and be at least 21 years old.

Step-Down program for teen girls

All full-time positions include some portion of the weekend.

Shift: 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. including weekend.

Hourly Rate:

$11.20 - High school diploma/GED

$12.00 - Associate degree

$13.00 Bachelor Degree

* Position Summary: Provides direct service work with at risk population in out-of-home

* service settings for teen males with a mental health diagnosis, with emphasis on ensuring health and safety, obtaining permanency, and

* enhancing overall well being in a teaching environment.

* Position Qualification:

* Required: High school diploma & experience working with at-risk youth; valid PA driver's license and vehicle; Act 33/34 and FBI clearances;

* Essential Functions: Implements and maintains the agency's mission, vision and values in all facets of performance.

* Teaches, implements and maintains the Service's Re-Education Philosophy, principles and procedures in all facets of performance.

* Develops and maintains therapeutic environment appropriate to at risk population, emphasizing the health and safety of consumers, staff, and community, while complying with facility and property maintenance standards as defined by the agency and by external regulatory and contractual parties.

* Provides required levels of supervision and security for clients at all times.

* Promotes healthy, professional, and teaching relationships with clients in all daily living activities that facilitate competency development, improve safety, enhance permanency attainment, and increase overall well being.

* Participates in the development of all service components, including referral and intake, assessment, service planning and delivery, and discharge, as indicated and/or as directed.

* Provides timely, accurate and professional written and verbal documentation of all program operations and service components.

* Anticipates and/or intervenes directly in crisis situations, using approved behavior management and crisis intervention techniques, including but not limited to: de-escalation; conflict resolution; individual and/or group strategies; and, restrictive procedures.

* Supervises and documents the administration of prescribed and non-prescribed medications in accordance with state regulations and agency policies.

* Provides transportation to supervise clients on appointments, in accordance with agency policies and legal mandates.

Familylinks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

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