Way Station, Inc.
  • Howard County
  • Columbia, MD, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full


This is a direct service position offered by Way Station, Inc., requiring general knowledge of serious mental illness and specific knowledge and skill in rehabilitation with persons with disabilities.  This position involves the provision of housing services and coordination of overall services for members including resource management.  This individual is expected, through training and experience, to exercise independent judgment with supervision by a Residential Rehabilitation Supervisor. 

 

Position Requirements:  Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  •  Ability to prioritize member needs and manage time to complete assignments daily. 
  • Ability to interact with other community agencies to provide coordinated, comprehensive care.  
  • Ability to assess residential environments for health, safety, security, organization and home-like atmosphere. 
  • Knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation concepts, and a general understanding of mental illness and co-occurring disorders. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain empowering, trust relationships with Way Station members. 
  • Ability to maintain appropriate relationship boundaries and to take corrective action when needed. 
  • Skills in word processing and ability to learn computer skills. 
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to teach specific basic living skills.

 Position Requirements:  Education and Experience

Possession of a College degree, high school diploma or GED. Positively referenced relevant work, student or volunteer experience. Valid driver's license and safe driving record. Possession or use of a four passenger car to be used to transport Way Station clients and a copy of a valid certificate of automobile insurance.

 Duties

  • Assist with medication monitoring and money management planning according to policy.  
  • Transport, accompany and participate in member's appointments as needed. 
  • Assess for the potential of crisis and assist in implementing crisis intervention actions as appropriate. 
  • Instruct, schedule, and facilitate (do side by side with the member) household tasks with residents, e.g. household budgeting, shopping, indoor and outdoor chores, cooking and other daily living activities. 
  • Promote and ensure the health safety and security, organization, and home-like atmosphere of the residential environments of designated residents. 
  • Promote effective relationships among members, families and service providers and provide information as appropriate regarding mental illness and Way Station services. 
  • Work with Resource Coordinators to facilitate process of obtaining and maintaining entitlement linkage for Way Station members as assigned.  Connect members with relevant agencies outside WSI as needed. 
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of individual plans of assigned members to meet the member's needs, interests and goals and coordinate communication and activity amongst staff working together with assigned members. 
  • Maintain current, accurate and complete documentation related to all service functions.

This position is Monday through Friday 1pm-9pm.

 

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