Residential Program Assnt 1

Grade 11

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  1. Residential Program Assnt 1

    Grade 11

  2. Residential Program Assnt 2

    Grade 13

Summary of Job Description

Assists in the management and administration of a SOCR or SORCCA and supervises Mental Health Therapy Aides on an assigned shift.

Schedules staff assignments; monitors time and attendance; completes performance evaluations; ensures that staff maintain necessary certifications; and provides guidance and training in the provision of direct care services.

Completes and maintains required records and documentation, such as shift reports and progress notes; and periodically reviews non-clinical records for accuracy and completeness to ensure compliance with applicable requirements.

Maintains a safe, clean, and therapeutic environment for residents; routinely inspects the residence; arranges for or performs minor housekeeping and maintenance tasks; and monitors and maintains inventories.

Assists the Residential Program Manager or Residential Program Specialist in reviewing and ordering medications to ensure adequate supply.

Periodically conducts meetings with residents and staff to discuss house matters, and reports information discussed to the Residential Program Manager.

Instructs, supports, and assists residents in developing the skills necessary to live successfully in the community or in a more independent living environment.

Participates in and encourages residents’ participation in recreational activities and programs to support socialization efforts.

Advises and supervises residents in the performance of tasks, such as shopping, meal preparation, housekeeping, money management, and applying for benefits to assist them with problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal issues, and promote positive relationship building.

Educates, monitors, and manages the self-administration of medication; observes residents for possible side effects and arranges for appropriate care as necessary; and completes medication records.

Conducts and documents self-preservation tests with residents to ensure potential resident safety in the case of an emergency.

Responds to and assists in crisis and emergency situations following established guidelines, procedures, and techniques.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination to be considered for this position.  
The examination used to fill this position is called "Paraprofessional Careers in Mental Hygiene".
For qualified employees of New York State on or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Direct Support Assistant, Direct Support Assistant (IRM), Direct Support Assistant (Manual Communications) [formerly known as Developmental Aide, Developmental Aide (IRM), Developmental Aide (Manual Communications)], Developmental Disabilities Secure Care Treatment Aide 1, Licensed Practical Nurse, Mental Health Therapy Aide, Secure Care Treatment Aide 1, Teaching Assistant, Training Aide, or in a language parenthetic in any of the above titles. If you have three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service in a traineeship in one of these titles, you also qualify to take these examinations.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


How to Apply

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Career Mobility

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