Aloria Health
  • Rehab/Therapy
  • Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full or Part Time

More than a job.

A passion, a calling, a place for you to make a difference.

Aloria Health is the collective vision of experienced health care workers who have come together to fully realize the untapped potential of eating disorder and mental health care.  For far too long, treatment has valued diagnosis and behavioral control over unconditional positive regard and the person. At Aloria Health, we lead our clients toward a path of strength and promise. Through an approach that includes more than treatment, we give them the tools needed to become their best selves.

Come join our team of driven and passionate professionals on a fulfilling journey where all employees play an important role in the company!  We are currently searching for Pool, Full Time and Part-Time Therapeutic Assistants (TA's) to work 3rd shift.

Aloria is more than just a place to work!  We offer flexible schedules, great growth-potential. We offer the opportunity to work under the supervision of fully-licensed clinicians; for individuals working on the completion of 3,000 in-training hours, this is a great opportunity.

 

PRIMARY DUTY

Responsible for providing daily client monitoring, guidance and education, promoting a safe, secure and therapeutic milieu environment, and participating in the therapeutic milieu, care program and community. This individual will provide crisis intervention and milieu management as indicated, work as a member of the interdisciplinary care team under supervision of the Clinical Therapy Director with the psychiatrists, clinical therapists, program staff, nutrition team, and nursing staff. 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Establishes therapeutic relationships with clients that support the care plan
  • Provides individual and client support through group monitoring. Actively participates in the maintenance of a structured and safe milieu and follows all policies and procedures related to client/milieu safety
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary care team primarily to plan and coordinate care based on client's needs; also utilizes the clinical record as a source of information
  • Completes all required documentation according to policies and procedures and ensures that daily document includes interventions the client has utilized toward meeting their care goals at the direction of the Clinical Care team.
  • Maintains client safety by appropriate implementation of safety procedures and precautions
    • Completes safety rounds and documentation in real time
    • Obtains clients weights and vitals
    • Facilitates client transitions throughout the shift
    • Provides meal support when indicated
    • Provides bathroom monitoring when indicated
    • Provides activity and group facilitation when indicated
  • Implements client care plans
  • Supports the nursing staff by identifying the precursors of potential crisis and unsafe client behavior, and intervenes to de-escalate clients utilizing the least restrictive means of intervention
  • Follows the identified actions for any corrective action plan and quality improvement plans at the direction of the nurse and clinical staff.
  • Refers any client complaint or dissatisfaction to the nurse of on that shift for potential resolution.
  • Assumes the role of client advocate according to guidelines in the Client Rights, Confidentiality Act and Client Grievance policy.
  • Demonstrates effective communication during the shift as follows:
    • Listens to report and utilizes information to provide quality care;
    • Communicates milieu and client issues to the care team members during the shift and problem solves effectively;
    • Gives written/verbal report to the oncoming shift staff;
    • Ensures compliance with confidentiality of client information;
    • Checks email once per shift at minimum to ensure up to date on all communications.
  • Reports changes in client status to the Clinical Therapist and/or RN and implements modifications in the care plan
  • Monitors and records client's progress with respect to individualized care goals
  • Recognizes the precursors of potential crisis and unsafe client behavior and intervenes to de-escalate clients utilizing the least restrictive and most therapeutic means of intervention. Follows facility policies and procedures, including CPI training, to prevent harm to clients or others using the least restrictive and most therapeutic means of intervention
  • Completes all required documentation according to policies and procedures and ensures that daily clinical notes document the client's progress in meeting their care goals.
  • Promotes exceptional customer service throughout the program
  • Facilitates active client participation in the care process
  • Demonstrates knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; the assessment and treatment of behavioral health disorders; and familiarity with the principles of Aloria's philosophy.
    • Develops knowledge of eating disorders, chemical dependency and other relevant issues and demonstrates competency in providing and implementing client care.

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE an equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.

  • Associate Degree in Psychology or other relevant field, Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field, is preferred.
  • Masters Degree in Social Work or Professional Counseling may receive supervision toward 3,000 in-training hours.
  • Wisconsin CNA certification and currently on Registry, is preferred if applicable
  • 1-2 years of experience in Mental Health, particularly with Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse, is preferred
  • Experience in Healthcare in direct provision of care to patients
  • Current Certification in health care provider CPR, is preferred
  • Current Certification in Client Management Intervention (obtain within 90 days of hire)
  • Age/Dev., Cultural Awareness Training

 

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS of this position are generally as follows:

  • This position does not require supervisory responsibility
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