Position provides one-to-one direct care to children/adolescents that are experiencing severe emotional disturbance (SED) or are at risk of becoming SED. Services are providing using the treatment plan, developed by the treatment team including the family. The children/adolescents receiving these services are typically in crisis situations.
Work Schedule: Flexible hours available
Crisis Attendant Care Providers must be at least 19 yrs old and at least three years older than the client. The Crisis Attendant Care Provider cannot live in the same household as the client. Must have two years of documented experience with the population to be served; or have completed two years post-secondary education in a human service field; or, have a combination of experience and post-secondary education that totals at least two years. High school diploma or equivalent required.
Must successfully pass the KBI and SRS Central Abuse Registry and background investigations and possess a valid driver’s license. A good driving record, proof of insurance and reliable transportation is essential to complete job duties. A TB test is required to be on file before assigning Crisis Resolution Program shifts.
Must have sufficient ambulatory capabilities to work with children/youth in the office or community based setting.
Requires physical ability to restrain children and adolescents exhibiting out of control behaviors that threaten the safety of the client or others.
Crisis Attendant Care Providers must be able and willing to adjust work schedules to meet the clinical needs of their clients. Attendant care is frequently requested for evening and weekend times.
Must exhibit satisfactory written and verbal skills.
Crisis Attendant Care Providers must possess and utilize sufficient interpersonal skills to promote teamwork. Must be able to collaborate with other team members to deliver optimal services to clients.
Must successfully complete Managing Aggressive Behavior, CPR and First Aid, within the first three months of employment. CRPACP’s will attend an orientation regarding ethics and confidentiality and Kids Training Attendant Care, Crisis Intervention and Medication Administration online training prior to working with clients.
Primarily community-based working environment, i.e., school, local community centers, socially appropriate activities and functions, etc., with some possibility of working at FSGC in programs that the client may be attending. Attendant care requires flexibility in scheduling; risk of exposure to aggressive and/or acting out children and youth, and exposure to low socio-economic homes and neighborhoods. Most attendant care is provided in CRP occurs at the physical site of CRP, away from the child’s home, with some exceptions depending on the need of the child as detailed in the Crisis treatment plan. CRPAPC’s will also be required to frequently use a keyboard or personal computer to complete documentation and maintain communication through e-mail.
Background checks and drug screen required.