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Behavioral 1:1 Assistant

Department: 516 - DDA/FPS Day
Location: Silver Spring, MD

About Us:

The Rock Creek Foundation (RCF) is a dynamic and leading provider of crisis psychiatric care and system management services to public and private entities. RCF, a nonprofit entity, also manages mental health outreach and psychiatric recovery services. It has been delivering mental health care to individuals and families and pioneering new treatment modalities since 1974.

Job Summary:

We are currently seeking a FULL TIME 1:1 Behavioral Assistant for our Montgomery County, MD location. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals new to the field. This position provides one-on-one assistance to an assigned consumer with a disability in all activities and day-to-day needs during the day; assists with day program activities as time permits. You would be responsible for assisting individuals with completing self-determined goals including: Activities of daily living, budgeting, developing natural supports within the community and participation in Day Program groups and activities. Behavioral one to one will also be able to deescalate crisis situations.

Essential Functions:

  • Accompanies or transports consumer in the assigned program to and from day program and to all activities including work; modifies day program activities to accommodate consumerís needs; and monitors consumerís progress toward goals.
  • Depending on assignment, monitors, corrects, and instructs consumerís behavior, de-escalates anger and frustration, assists consumer in conflict resolution from harming self or others; keeps consumer attention focused on activities or work duties.
  • Maintains daily communication with house staff, usually through written progress reports; and meeting with staff one time per week; maintains consumerís chart.
  • †Models appropriate behavior for consumer; demonstrates and discusses behavior, reactions, and feelings to assist consumer in proper work and/or social behavior.
  • †Depending on assignment may supervise consumer at a job site on Rock Creek contracts or outside premises; instructs and encourages consumer.
  • †Assists consumer in planning and adapting materials and activities to enhance their day; ensures consumerís safety and to ensure least restrictive environment and maximum participation.
  • †Participates in department staff meetings; provides information regarding consumer.
  • Completing all required documentation to maintain accuracy of client records.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have a High School Diploma,
  • Must have a minimum of one year experience working with Adults diagnosed with varying mental health and intellectual disabilities,
  • Must also be able to work effectively as a team member.
  • Reliable transportation is a must.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to professionally handle difficult situations.
  • Physically able to move/lift up to 50lbs.
  • Available to work nights and weekends.

We expect all staff to have a strong desire to provide excellent customer service; to comply with the rules and regulations of those organizations to which we are accountable; to have high ethical and professional standards of conduct; and to have an attitude of wanting to continuously improve their own professional performance. Must be able to effectively, and professionally communicate with other staff and individuals served.

Rock Creek Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.†Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.†Rock Creek Foundation participates in E-Verify.

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