Support and reinforce the therapeutic treatment plan of Onarga Academy clients by providing guidance and direction to residents in their daily living activities.
1. Provide mentorship and supervision of resident daily activities and behavior according to established guidelines and procedures.
2. Participate with coworkers as a team on implementation of treatment plans and therapeutic services.
3. Ensure resident safety and collaborate with coworkers to maintain an environment that is positive, respectful, clean and therapeutic.
4. Plan and participate in off-campus resident activities and assist in the transportation of client for home visits, doctor appointments, planned recreational activities, etc
Education, Credentials and Experience
• High School diploma or GED required.
• Minimum 21 years of age
• Valid driver’s license and driving record that satisfies state regulating agency driving requirements as well as Nexus corporate policy parameters and insurance eligibility standards.
Knowledge, Skills and Personal Attributes
• Remain current on all required training and certifications.
• Demonstrate sufficient written and verbal communication skills to generate required documentation and reporting that is legible and articulate, and to interface effectively with staff, families, and external contacts.
• Exhibit a spirit of cooperation among coworkers and comply with corporate and site policies and procedures.
• Display ethical conduct and professionalism at all times, with particular emphasis on maintaining a healthy relationship and appropriate boundaries with residents, and protecting residents’ confidentiality.
• Adhere to department procedures regarding punctuality and attendance and exhibit flexibility and cooperation with shift scheduling and rotation needs.
• Strive to gain an understanding of basic child and adolescent development principles, in an effort to model and reinforce fundamentals of positive youth development.
• Continually seek knowledge of and an understanding of differences in gender, race, age, culture, ethnicity, class, religion and disability, to eliminate biases toward differing talents, abilities, sexual orientation and faiths.
• Supports the mission of Nexus (“Changing lives through our Cornerstone Values”) by exemplifying the Cornerstone Values and the Nexus Guiding Principles in all interactions with internal and external customers, and in all work performed on behalf of the organization.
• Must be able to assist staff in physical interventions and restraints of residents.
• Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted and up to 100 pounds with assistance.
• Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time (2-4 hours).
• Must be able to twist, bend and stretch in a manner conducive to the execution of daily activities within a residential treatment facility.