Residential Assistant APTCH @ Acenda Integrated Health - Glassboro, NJ

Job Overview

11 days ago

Residential Assistant APTCH

Acenda Integrated Health - Glassboro, NJ

Job function of the Residential Assistant:

  • Provide 24 hours, 7 days a week support and monitoring of mothers and children (shift work)
  • Support in recognizing cravings, urges, triggers and provide skill building including relapse prevention planning
  • Prevent and assist with crisis situations; help reduce the potential for relapse
  • Engagement and coordination with integrated Sober Living team members for continuity of care
  • Assist in care planning
  • Life skill education and practice
  • Provide parental support and education


To be successful Residential Assistant you must become able to do the following essential duties and responsibilities always:

  • Functions within agency's policies and procedures as outlined on agency public documents.
  • Operates according to program operations manual.
  • Meets communication requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.
  • Meets supervision requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.
  • Meets program quality requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.
  • Meets client interaction requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.

Job Expectations

Communication Requirements

  • Communicates programmatic or job-related concerns to supervisor and makes suggestions for improvement in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Communicates any performance concerns or training needs to supervisor in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner that positively reflects the agency culture.
  • Demonstrates competent written and verbal communication with referral sources and external customers.
  • Is attentive and responsive to residents needs in a helpful, supportive and timely manner.
  • Works collaboratively with co-workers and agency staff to effectively communicate and problem solve.


Supervision Requirements

  • Meets with supervisor in accordance with program and licensing requirements.
  • Utilizes supervision effectively to address client related issues.
  • Utilizes supervision effectively to address performance issues and concerns.
  • Utilizes supervision effectively to explore professional development and training needs.

Program Quality Requirements

  • Meets obligations of program (contractual, licensing, Medicaid, etc.).
  • Follows program policies and procedures and encourages same in others.
  • Educates self on issues impacting the program population.
  • Completes and submits accurate written reports and documentation per established guidelines.
  • Ensures quality and accuracy of written and verbal communications.
  • Attends agency and program meetings and trainings within established time frames.
  • Plays an active role in meetings and trainings designed to enhance agency and program operations.


Client Interaction Requirements

  • Provides culturally competent service delivery.
  • Upholds ethical standards in accordance with Social Work Code of Ethics.
  • Effectively engages all client populations.
  • Continually assesses residents' needs.
  • Provides appropriate intervention strategies and adjusts services accordingly.


Necessary Skills and Abilities

  • Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, be dependable, reliable and work well independently.
  • Must be able to exercise independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances.
  • Must be able to analyze work, set goals, develop plans and utilize time effectively and efficiently.
  • Must regularly be able to see, speak and hear. Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, bend, use hands and arms and must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.
  • Must be sensitive, flexible and responsive to gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other special needs as reflected in the ability to communicate with staff and/or residents.
  • Assume an active role in agency events.
  • Ability to utilize crisis prevention intervention techniques
  • Understand and application of the Stages of Change addiction model
  • Motivational interviewing techniques
  • Human Rights
  • Maintenance of resident records in accordance with all regulatory standards and policies/procedures
  • Assist in creation and update of person-centered care plans
  • Healthy boundaries and limit setting
  • Relapse prevention planning
  • Conflict resolution
  • Professional communication and documentation
  • Strong computer literacy including use of an electronic health record, email, Internet and Office products
  • Manage workload of continuously changing activities
  • Use critical thinking and make sound decisions
  • Maintain organization complete tasks on time
  • Communicate professionally verbally and in writing

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree Required


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with substance abuse treatment and understanding the brain disease of addiction

Two (2) or more years clinical experience


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