Youth Opportunity Center
  • - Residential
  • Muncie, IN, USA
  • Up to $13.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • See the following link for benefit information - http://www.yocinc.org/careers/employee-benefits-package/

Title: SKILL BUILDER
Supervisor: Cottage Manager/Team Leader


Qualifications: An Associate or Bachelor degree and/or 2.5 years of behavioral health experience meeting minimum competency standards.


Must be able to demonstrate awareness of the cultural and socioeconomic differences of our clients as well as values a nurturing family as the ideal environment; a commitment to empowering others to solve their own problems and a conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change; the ability to establish a respectful relationship with persons served to help them gain skills and confidence by maintaining a helping role and appropriately intervening to meet service goals; the ability to set appropriate limits.


Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a consistent work schedule, demonstrating professional responsibility and accountability in the areas of attendance, appropriate dress and performance.
  • Maintains a minimum of 20 (full time) or 10 (part time) billable hours per work week conducting skillbuilding with assigned residents. 
  • Provides consistent weekly individual or group skillbuilding sessions with residents they are assigned.
  • Completes required documentation, such as case notes, treatment plans, etc., in accordance with all established timelines. 
  • Seeks out resources to provide the most effective tools and methods for addressing and setting behavioral goals during skillbuilding sessions. 
  • Maintains consistent, professional communication with parents or guardians of residents in our care. 
  • Meets consistently with assigned Meridian supervisor(s) to address programmatic/clinical issues that impact the skillbuilding services of residents in their care. Works collaboratively to resolve issues and pursue effective treatment.
  • Attends and professionally participates in any identified treatment team meetings. Provides objective information to the treatment team for necessary planning.
  • Provides consistent updates and progress to the counselors on skillbuilding for inclusion in monthly treatment plan updates. 
  • Holds ultimate responsibility for the completion of the residents' skillbuilding hours. The skillbuilder will ensure skillbuilding activities are appropriate for each resident and the program milieu. 
  • Maintains and actively participates in professional development. Demonstrates a willingness to grow and develop in skillbuilding practice. 
  • Attends and actively participates in all individual and group supervisions required. Regularly communicates any resident problems to the designated supervisor(s). Actively prepares for case presentations. 
  • Serves as a liaison between the Youth Opportunity Center and the public, communicating our policies in response to questions or concerns.
  • Assists in gathering information regarding outcome measures and quality assurance.
  • Follows and adheres to all policies and procedures established for non-exempt employees. 
  • Provides safety, supervision, and structure as needed in the milieu and throughout the daily schedule. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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