Housing Mentor

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

1.             Personal stability, flexibility, energy, and commitment to working with the chronically mentally ill.

2.            Current CPR and First Aid; driver's license and safe driving record.

3.            Bachelor's degree and/or two years of experience working with chronically mentally ill clients.

4.            Experience in teaching, recreation, social work, or vocational training is desired.

5.            Strong interpersonal communication skills, including:

*team decision making ability

*ability to give direction and set limits

*ability to train in daily living skill, incl. housekeeping

*ability to extend trust and care while maintaining a professional distance boundaries.

6.            Meet credentialing and privileging requirements as set out in Policy and Procedures.

 

DUTIES:

1.             Maintain total confidentiality and adhere to HIPPA law, CARF accreditation standards and Maryland State Regulations. 

  1. Schedule appts one month in advance with members using the EHR, input data, and follow services and documentation through to completion.

  2. Assist and support residential members in all aspects of daily living skills within the larger community, including:

* transportation

* shopping

* meal planning

* personal hygiene (ADLs)

* medication monitoring/management

* appointments

* recreational activities

* maintenance of basic standards of cleanliness & safety

* personal problem solving and interventions

* rehabilitation skill building

4.            Support member’s healthcare needs and follow-up care.           

5.           Role model and assist member as needed with weekly cleaning of residence.

6.           Complete a weekly walk though of the members home to ensure safety and cleanliness maintaining agency standards and support member to achieve rehab goals to obtain community living.

7.            Positive role modeling and ensure communication is respectful and culturally competent.

8.            Staff residential homes at the request of the House Manager.

9.           Ability to take appropriate actions in an emergency situation and complete a Serious Incident Report when the situation is resolved.

10.         Learn the basics of authorizations and their tracking.

11.          Participate in Health and Safety exercises by role modeling, practicing , and educating members with the member emergency drills and preparedness.

12.          Collaborate with the member in creating a IRP using person centered planning.

13.          Responsible for collaborating with members on monthly progress Notes, complete schedules, and contact notes.

14.          Take part in all agency-sponsored training programs as required by supervisor.

15.          Provide access and document ongoing Health Home services.

16.          Participate in team meetings and reinforce/prompt/teach members to work on goals established in IRPs in concert with other members of the clinical team.

 

 

NARRATIVE:  The RRP team will be the center for information, documentation, decision-making and implementation of plans for individual members in their residence and in the community.  The team will be responsible for the goals and strategies that make up the core of an individual member's program and progress.  The Housing Mentor will have principle responsibility for assigned members and shared responsibility for all members on the team.  Primary responsibility includes assessment; developing, implementing and evaluating IRPs; and writing monthly progress notes; role- modeling and assisting members in gaining independence and confidence and their recovery.

 

 

AUTHORITY: Position reports to House Manager. Schedules and additional duties subject to change in accordance with need of program and members; will be provided by the House Manager.

 

CLASSIFICATION; SALARY AND BENEFITS:

 

Regular, full-time, exempt from overtime.

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