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Part Time Residential Support Specialist

Company: Thresholds
Location: Skokie
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Do you care deeply about social justice? Consider joining us by becoming a Residential Support Specialist, where you will help residents achieve their goals. Working at Thresholds means making a difference in someone's life every day. For decades, Thresholds has provided mental health and substance use services in Chicago land and surrounding counties that give hope to those who need it most.Take advantage of our excellent training programs to learn the latest in evidence-based clinical practices. Enjoy flexibility and autonomy in how you accomplish your work. At Thresholds, one of Chicago's award-winning best workplaces, we offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, opportunities for growth and continuing education, and clinical supervision for LCPC/LCSW licensure.ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESProvides direct service to members in a residential setting, assesses service needs, and makes recommendations for treatment.Teaches members independent and community living skills, such as housekeeping, shopping, meal preparation, and personal hygiene as well as the development of functional, interpersonal, and coping skills.Responsible for creating a safe, clean, and inviting atmosphere for members. Keeps the residence neat and clean at all times. Advises supervisor, team leader, or other designee of any maintenance problems and issues.Supports and promotes member self-advocacy and participation in planning, decision-making, and treatment.Identifies risk factors related to relapse and develops relapse prevention plans and strategies.Monitors and documents self-administration of medication in keeping with Thresholds' standards.Assures that all Thresholds records are organized. Follows all appropriate safeguards with regard to confidential files.MARGINAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESMay be required to oversee and maintain the safety of the members, staff, and visitors. This includes the upkeep of fire and safety equipment.Conducts all safety drills in conformance with current CARF and Agency standards and complete documentation as instructed.May be required to work flexible schedules and be available to work on weekends or evenings.Shift: Saturday & Sunday 7:30am-4pmREQUIREMENTSHigh School diploma or GEDAt least 21 years of agePreferred: Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or a closely related fieldAny Bachelor's degree with 2+ years of experience in the field5+ years of experience in the field can be substituted for a degreeTrained in Basic First Aid and CPRCOVID-19 Note: In the spirit of caring for one another and our community, please note that upon accepting an offer of employment from Thresholds, you will be required to share proof of a COVID-19 vaccinationand booster upon eligibility.You may apply for a Medical or Religious Exemption in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Thresholds, Skokie , Part Time Residential Support Specialist, Other , Skokie, Illinois

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