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Direct Service Professional (IDD-CAG)

Company: Highland Rivers Health
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

One of Georgia's largest behavioral healthcare providers, Highland Rivers Behavioral Health provides compassionate, professional treatment and recovery services to adults, children, families and veterans affected by mental health issues, substance abuse and addiction, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our purpose is to help every individual recover and live independent, successful and fulfilling lives.JOB SUMMARY: Community Access Group (CAG) services are provided to an individual participant, with a one to one staff to participant ratio which are directly linked to goals and expectations of improvement in skills. The intended outcome of CAG services is to improve the participant's access to the community through increased skills, increased natural supports, and/or less paid supports. The position provides teaching and coaching to assist the participant in developing social skills, networking abilities, and adaptive skills to allow the individual independence with community participation outside of their residence. The position may also support an individual to reduce maladaptive or inappropriate behaviors. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Support and Supervision - Provide services in non-facility, community-based settings outside the Participants' own or family home or any other residential setting. Assistance Acquiring, retaining, or improving socialization, and adaptive skills for active community participation and independent functioning such as assisting the participant with money management, teaching appropriate shopping skills, using public transportation, and teaching nutrition and diet information.Proxy Care Support-Other related participant-specific assistance, such as assistance with personal care and self-administration of medications, nursing services, and health maintenance activities as indicated in the approved Individual Service Plan. Transportation -Transportation to and from activities and settings primarily utilized by the Participant. Documentation- Documentation of the individual activities addressing goals and progress in the electronic behavioral health record within the required timeframe. Communication- Collaboration with the Program Coordinator and Treatment Team members for any significant changes or updates to ensure health, safety and welfare of the individual supported.Reporting- Reporting all changes or concerns to the Program Coordinator within one hour of observation to ensure the alignment and compliance of the Quality Assurance plan.Other -Assure completion of duties as assigned.

Keywords: Highland Rivers Health, Smyrna , Direct Service Professional (IDD-CAG), Other , Smyrna, Georgia

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