Crisis Response Team Specialist facilitates the implementation of treatment within a therapeutic residential treatment environment. Assumes a teaching/intervention role through the implementation of individualized treatment with youths and families served. The specialist ensures a safe secure environment in which youth can grow and learn. Based on the youth’s plan of care, the specialist assists youth with the skill development in the appropriate areas including, but not limited to, social skills, self-help skills, emotional control skills, attention control skills, adjustment/coping skills, academic skills, and independent living skills. Provides services that are sensitive to the cultural, ethnic and religious views of the children and families served. Fosters the moral and spiritual development of youth. Helps administer the day to day operations of the Refocus Unit (WISP) and campus environment, including physical intervention in crisis situations. Works with other members of a multidisciplinary team in carrying out administrative and treatment responsibilities. Maintains the confidentiality of youth and program information. Must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs.
1. (30%) Provide leadership and daily structure to staff and youth through the consistent implementation of the scheduled activities, supervision, care, guidance and appropriate adult interaction with youths in cottages that includes, but is not limited to assisting with academic planning & instruction, recreational activities, personal hygiene tasks, daily chores, group meetings, etc .
2. (30%) Responds to all crisis calls and provide effective youth interventions to include teaching, skill development, utilization of the motivation system, involving youth in solving problems and making decisions, and intervening in crisis situations with verbal de-escalation or physical restraint as necessary.
3. Campus oversight and Coordination – assist with staff schedule , ensure coverage, be on-duty as assigned, provide oversight for all youth including, but not limited to placement applications, required placement paperwork, academic records, progress reports, discharge reports for shelter admissions, Evolv incident entries ,Crisis Unit Database, Medication Administration Records, ordering medication, coordination of medical appointments, etc.
This person must have a high school diploma or GED and be at least 21 years of age,
in addition to 2 years of experience working in a residential setting. This person must function as a positive role model for residents and be able to supervise and work professionally with staff and external consumers. This person must also have the ability to engage in successful interactions with residents that includes skill development, behavior management, and crisis response for effective verbal de-escalation and physical intervention when necessary. This person must have completed a minimum of one year in college and be enrolled in an accredited college pursuing a 4 year degree in human services or a related field.