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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 10/19/2016

Resources For Human Development, Inc. Walnutport, PA

Company
Resources For Human Development, Inc.
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
PA044-WELCO-H-09-2016-1
AJE Ref #
576116696
Location
Walnutport, PA
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

Description/Job Summary

THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY AREA, APPROXIMATELY 60 MILES NORTH OF PHILADELPHIA, PA.
Under authority of the Program Director and in coordination with the House Manager, the Wellness Coach assures that all operational procedures are followed. The Wellness Coach is responsible for utilizing psychiatric rehabilitation principles to promote
recovery, full community integration and improved quality of life for residents through collaboration with consumers, team members, family members, significant others and collateral resources. The Wellness Coach will assist team members and other providers
with an understanding of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Model and the day to day practice of this modality. It is expected that 80% of the Wellness Coach's time will be spent in actual contact with the consumer or others on his or her behalf. Paperwork requirements
and team meetings should not require more than 20% of the worker's time.
Roles and Responsibilities:

To support and promote the mission statement and values of the CHALET program.

To maintain a safe, supportive and recovery-focused environment that fosters growth and rehabilitation as well as facilitates the development of natural supports and self-help skills.

To maintain the environment in accordance with acceptable community standards for cleanliness by performing household maintenance tasks and partnering with consumers to provide life skills training.

To engage consumers in a trusting and supportive relationship, providing emotional support within the professional boundaries, as needed.

To support the individualized recovery plans developed with consumers with the aim of achieving and maintaining physical health, mental health and emotional well-being as well as participating in the recovery process.

To assist the consumer to reach the goals he or she has set in their recovery plan. The following activities are considered essential in helping the consumer to achieve goals: 1. Incorporating self-help techniques into living practices and problem-solving
activities 2. Role modeling adaptive styles of behaviors 3. Practice and encourage advocacy activities to enable self-advocacy efforts. 4. Participate in the consumers development of an informal support network and 5. Mentor appropriate use of community
resources.


Other Duties:

Perform tasks that are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job but may be altered or re-designed as needed.

To participate in ongoing planning and Continuous Quality Improvement activities for the program.

To be responsible for the accounting of petty cash.
To assume responsibility for the medication observation policies as well as helping consumers understand the effects of their medications.

Provide coverage as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Bachelor s Degree in a Human Service discipline
Experience providing support and partnering with individuals with mental illness is preferred

Knowledge of community resources, consumer advocacy and the abililty to function within a team setting

Valid Driver s License required

Preferred Skills:

Experience with the public mental health system
Duties may require physical stamina to walk up flights of stairs, conduct bus training and taking actions needed to promote one s personal safety and well-being in environments that are, at times, unpredictable.

Services will be provided in the community and home environment and the worker will need to be respectful of personal boundaries.

The CHALET team reserves the right to revise this job description as needed.

The rate of pay for this position is $13.00/hour.
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national
origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status