Residential Program Assnt 1 - Grade 11

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Salary Information for Residential Program Assnt 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Residential Program Assnt 1 11 $46,306 $56,743
Residential Program Assnt 2 13 $51,857 $63,169

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Job Duties

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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