$13.00 - $13.50 hourly
NOVA Treatment Community
The Adult Service Worker is directly involved with licensed or provisionally licensed employees in the provision of education and re-socialization skill training for the treatment of individuals displaying a variety of addictive and personality disorders and behaviors related to alcohol and drug use according to the philosophy and treatment methods of the Therapeutic Community. The Adult Service Worker functions as the primary leader, teacher and parent figure in the treatment milieu. The Adult Service Worker is also a front-line role model or the means by which program members can come to terms with and overcome maladaptive and/or dysfunctional patterns of perception, thought, and behavior.
Assist with the planning and implementation of a therapeutic environment that fulfills the physical, emotional, social, and behavioral needs of the program members.
Provide on-site supervision of program members and ensure that all treatment activities occur as scheduled.
Establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship with assigned program members in order to assist them with treatment plan activities.
Maintain an accurate clinical record that documents program member’s service needs, treatment plans, progress and discharge planning utilizing agency format and standards for clinical record management.
Assist in facilitating group and family therapy activities with licensed employees.
Conduct didactic activities relative to addiction and recovery.
Administer and control medications when prescribed by a physician in accordance with agency procedures and training.
Assist in the supervision of program members in treatment activities, including housekeeping activities, group facilitation, recreation and leisure time activities in order to insure an environment that is conducive to the physical, emotional and social well-being of all program members.
Meet the transportation needs of the community.
Conduct routine security checks i.e. room searches, head counts, alarm checks etc.
Maintain an accurate account of all program members.
Intervene and de-escalate volatile situations including physical aggression and property destruction utilizing NOVA TC’s Crisis Intervention Policy and verbal techniques as taught through the Crisis Prevention Institute if needed.
Ensure safety and security of program members and facility.
Maintain confidentiality of clinical records and program member identifying Information in accordance with Federal Confidentiality Regulations and HIPAA.
Assist with the compliance of all applicable Federal, State, local and agency regulatory laws, standards and policies.
The Therapist provides therapy, counseling and re-socialization skill training for the treatment of individuals displaying a variety of addictive and personality/behavioral disorders and using the techniques of the Treatment Community treatment model.
Plan and implement a therapeutic environment that fulfills the physical, emotional, social, and behavioral needs of the program members.
Establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship with program members.
Maintain accurate clinical records that document program member service needs to include treatment planning, treatment progression utilizing agency format and adherence to all standards for clinical recording.
Facilitate individual sessions to occur twice weekly, family sessions on a weekly basis, and group therapy sessions as indicated by the Clinical Manager, Youth Services.
Evaluate program member functioning, including drug taking behavior, social and psychological adjustment, and vocational/educational skills to determine the service needs of the program member.
Develop and implement a comprehensive treatment plan that delineates the goals, objectives, methods, and criteria for treatment.
Intervene and de-escalate volatile situations including physical aggression and property destruction utilizing NOVA TC’s Crisis Intervention Policy and techniques as taught through the Crisis Prevention Institute if needed.
Assist teaching employees by being active in the NOVA Alternative School by providing services to the students via facilitating team involvement and development associated with the physical education course.
Be on call for crisis situations.
Assist with the compliance of all applicable Federal, State, local, and agency regulatory laws, standards and policies.
$58,000 - $60,000 yearly
NOVA Treatment Community
The Lead Nurse is responsible for providing medical support services in conjunction with NOVA TC’s Medical Practitioner and consulting psychiatrist. These include the supervision and monitoring of medications, preparation of nursing histories on residents, scheduling and assisting the completion of admission physical examinations, routine follow up medical care, and providing medical recommendations for the treatment plan. The Lead Nurse is responsible for the supervision of the other nursing employees.
Complete nursing histories and nursing assessment of new program members’ primarily in youth residential but as needed in adult residential program.
Schedule physical examinations and follow up medical care with the Medical Practitioners.
Monitor, maintain and supervise medication inventory.
Train and oversee Medication Aides.
Provide medications directly to program members or delegate function to appropriately trained employees.
Monitor general health status of program members.
Document pertinent medical information in program member’s file and program logs.
Assess medical emergencies and take appropriate measures, including providing first aide and contacting emergency services when necessary.
Communicate health concerns and observations to staff members.
Participate in case reviews and utilization reviews by providing relevant medical/nursing information.
Communicate with Food Services Coordinator regarding special dietary needs when necessary.
Provide direct nursing care as needed.
Initiate and/or complete nursing assessment on youth returning from elopement.
Develop specialized nursing protocols as needed.
Facilitate health/medication teaching opportunities with staff, program members and program member’s families.
Maintain and order medical/nursing supplies as needed.
Participate in reviews of medication incidents and incident reports.
Provide training on bloodborne pathogens and medication management monthly at New Employee Orientation and annually to all employees.
Assign areas of responsibilities for the nursing staff and provide supervision.
Assume responsibilities for all residential programs in the absence of the other Nurses.