Relief Paraprofessional Job Opening

Relief Paraprofessional

East Alabama Mental Health Center

Opelika, Alabama
Category: Teacher

****************************Relief Workers work on an as needed basis.************************

Summary: Responsible for the supervision and safety of consumers.

Consumer/Individual Care: Supervises consumer/individual activities, including completion of daily chores, outings, training, grooming, bathing, toileting, meal-time activities. Ensures consumer/individual safety. Follows a schedule of activities. Assists consumers/individuals as needed. Monitors consumer/individual physical and mental health, ensuring that consumer/individual needs are met and maintained. Assists consumers/individuals as needed, to include lifting and other physical intervention as needed. May administer consumer/individual medication as prescribed by a physician and accompany consumer/individual to medical appointments. Reports and documents incidents and/or unusual problemsto supervisory or on-call staff. Models appropriate social skills. Ensures consumer/individual rights are observed and protected. Ensures consumer/individual clothing needs are met and that consumers/individuals are provided a suitable living environment. Completes program chores as assigned; i.e. sweeping, dusting, cooking, shopping, washing and drying consumer/individual clothing, changing linen. Assists with menu planning, following menus approved by dietician (when making substitutions to menus ensures approval by dietician), and preparation of meals. Ensures that meals are served family style and that appropriate table manners are modeled by staff during meal time. Ensures compliance with special diets. May schedule consumer/individual appointments.

Program Services: Assists in implementation of the consumer's/individual's treatment, habilitation, and/or service plans. Leads groups as assigned. Implements behavior management procedures as assigned and/or as indicated by a contingency program or the individual's behavior plan. Contacts consumer/individual relatives or other significant others as appropriate. Completes fire drills, severe weather drills, and nightly bedchecks. Reads consumer//individual records and ensures familiarity with each consumer's/individual's social and medical history.

High school diploma or GED from a recognized accredited educational institution,. Valid driver's license and safe driving record. Must meet conditional employment requirements.