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Four County Mental Health, Inc. Children's After-School Psychosocial Aide - Independence & Coffeyville in INDEPENDENCE, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11348252 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:? Minimum of 18 years of age, prior work with targeted population preferred? High School Diploma or equivalent? Communicate positively and effectively with others while maintaining unconditional positive regard for all.? Work independently as well as be a productive part of a team? Prior work with targeted population preferred? Possess and demonstrate self-management skill and an ability to react calmly and effectively in a crisis? Dependable vehicle, valid driver's license, and compliance with agency's liability carrier's requirements may be required dependingon job assignment? Effective utilization of basic office technologyGENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Will work in various 1:1 and group settings with children and youth who have been diagnosed with a Severe Emotional Disturbanceassisting in developing pro-social skills necessary to function and maintain on their own in the home, community and educationalsettings.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNTIONS:1. Quantity:? Minimum average of 8 hours/week of face-to-face contact with clients during afterschool session and a minimum of 20hours/week during summer session.? Role model/teach and reinforce the use of pro-social skills to patients to be able to function at home, school and the communitywithout the assistance of mental health and other community service agency supports.? Engage in various challenge of choice/recreational style activities with high levels of energy while maintaining/demonstratingprofessional behavior. Engage in group activities with a consistently high level of energy while maintaining the ability to stand, sitand walk for long periods of time and during the summer times in the extremes of weather and up to 8 hours per day, 5 days aweek.? Engage in and encourage others in Adventure Based Programming (rock climbing, repelling and other various challenge bychoice activities/initiatives) while accessing remote areas that require navigating uneven terrains, including inclines and declinesof various pitches.? Demonstrate proper understanding/utilization of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention system to maintain care, welfare, safety, andsecurity during all times of crisis. Includes the use of physical management skills of patients of all sizes, ages 5-21 and exceedingweights of 120-170 lbs, if not larger.2. Administrative:? Provide supervision, safety and structure to patients in all settings.? Actively participate in various staff and treatment team meetings as scheduled.? Complete all agency/program required trainings.? Operate agency vehicles in a safe manner to transport patients in the context of service delivery.3. Judgment:? Maintain confidentiality at all times.? Utilize sound judgment in crisis and/or ongoing assignments.? Maintain a positive, professional and supportive relationship with patients, staff and community partners.? Communicate unusual situations regarding patientsto the treatment team and/or supervisor.FOUR COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER, INC.JOB DESCRIPTIONEmployee Printed Name: Employee Signature:Salary Range: TemporaryRevised: 2020 Date:? Ability to multi-task and effectively handle high levels of stress at multiple points in the course of the workday, all while demonstratingself-management skills and an ability to respond positively, calmly, effectively and therapeutically in a crisis situation.4. Documentation:? Progress notes reflect need for service provided.? Accurately reflect progress toward goals.? Submitted in accordance with agency/program guidelines.OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:? Exhibit and promote decisions / behavior consistent with the Center's established Vision, Mission, and Values.? Demonstrate t he ability to lift and carry items such as game boxes, game bags and back packs that weigh up to 30 lbs, for longperiods of time and distance.? Any deviations to the work schedule and all overtime must be approved in advance.? Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.