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Behavioral Health Associate

Company: The Farley Center
Location: Williamsburg
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Behavioral Health Associate The Farley Center Williamsburg, VirginiaJob Summary:The Behavioral Health Associate II serves as an integral part of the multidisciplinary treatment team and is responsible for monitoring and reporting of client behaviors; providing continuous client care, supervision, interaction, and role modeling; assisting in client data collection, recording, and maintenance; and responding in crisis situations and medical emergencies as needed.Job Duties: Ensures the wellbeing of clients and provides a safe, positive, supportive, and structured environment. Maintains a constant awareness and supervision of clients. Conducts safety checks, ensuring that supervision is conducted at intervals in accordance with individualized supervision guidelines. Checks clients for contraband and manages the client's valuables and belongings. Interacts routinely with clients, observes behaviors and communicates significant observations to supervisor. Promotes interest in recreational activities. Engages with client in activities and interactions designed to encourage achievement of treatment goals. Facilitates client educational-rehabilitative groups which cover a variety of topics including social skills, coping skills, anger management and independent living skills. May take and record vital signs properly and communicates significant changes in client's condition to the charge nurse. Documents in client records timely, accurately, and appropriately. Applies de-escalation techniques to help manage client's emotions, behavior and participation in treatment. Assists with unit cleaning, organization of new admits charts, discharge process, filing, etc. Initiates client/employee incident reports. Provides transfer or transportation for client or coordinates transportation with appropriate staff member, as required. Provides verbal report/briefing to the oncoming shift. Serves as a resource for new clients introducing them to other clients and staff, explaining programs and encouraging participation. Orients clients to the activities program, explaining the benefits of activities. Maintains an awareness of client's needs and individual goals while motivating clients towards activities which are beneficial to them. Observes clients' interest levels and behaviors. Assists with activity planning by offering new activity ideas and diverse therapeutic recreation program. Organizes and sets up the equipment that is used in recreational activities. Provides clients with activity resources and supplies, as needed. Enforces safety rules to prevent injury and modifies activities to suit the needs of specific groups. Helps to develop and maintain departmental resources, sharing the responsibility to monitor equipment and supplies. Helps with admissions and discharges if needed. Participates in rehabilitation and treatment programs as well as teach strategies to promote client wellness and independence, as needed. Ensures that the program schedule is being followed and reports to supervisor variances to program schedule.Why The Farley Center?The Farley Center offers a comprehensive benefit plan and a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Qualified candidates should apply by submitting a resume. The Farley Center is an EOE.Veterans and military spouses are highly encouraged to apply. Summit BHC is dedicated to serving Veterans with specialized programming at our treatment centers across the country. We recognize and value the unique strengths of the military community in supporting our mission to serve those who have served.Job Type: Full-time

Keywords: The Farley Center, Newport News , Behavioral Health Associate, Healthcare , Williamsburg, Virginia

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