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Direct Service Tech

Abraxas Youth & Family Services
Chicago IL
Job Type: Full Time
Posting Date: 2/22/2021

Facility:SOUTHWOOD INTERVENTIONS Compensation Base: Compensation Bonus (if applicable): Equal Opportunity Employer. Summary: Under direct supervision, assists in overseeing patients. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Conducts rounds and bed checks and documents harmful behavioral indicators of patients as to maintain a safe environment; supervises patients during free and unstructured time, identifies and uses treatment tools to monitor and support the structure within the company. Identifies potential conflicts and implements crisis intervention techniques to prevent or intervene in potential crisis situations. Uses clinically appropriate professional terminology to complete forms and records, accurately and timely documenting patient assessment, planning, and progress. Develops and maintains appropriate professional boundaries between self, staff, patients, and collaterals and identifies issues related to ethics and boundaries. Identifies tasks to be completed in order of highest to lowest priority and behaviors that will not interfere with the ability to complete assignments. Promotes teamwork through collective effort and works cooperatively with team members. Pursues internal and/or external training and development opportunities. Identifies and integrates knowledge of treatment for specific groups. Transports patients. Performs related duties as required Adheres to confidentiality requirements. Attends mandatory in-services. Knowledge of the procedures to follow in the event of an incident. Knowledge of job responsibility in emergency. Knowledge of responsibility regarding actions to minimize, eliminate, and report risks. Job Requirements:Minimum Requirements The following education requirements are acceptable for this classification including: High school diploma or GED and is able to demonstrate through life experience (work or volunteer experience in substance abuse field or other human services) for at least one year, the ability and desire to work well with those with substance abuse problems and/or corrections. Demonstrates a commitment to begin training or enroll in an educational program in substance abuse counseling, or other human services program. At least twenty-one (21) years of age. Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI). Valid drivers license Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.