Direct Care II Staff - GRSW
Company: Gandara Center
Posted on: April 8, 2021
Direct Care Worker II - GRSW Bilingual encouraged to apply!
We're looking for Direct Care II Worker/Staff to work within the
SUD/RRS team model, establishing open communication, support, and
accountability among workers and consumers. We're recruiting for
various locations within the Greater Springfield Region! The Direct
Care Staff II is accountable to the Program Director, who is
responsible for providing supervision and training. The Direct Care
II Staff is one who actively promotes the philosophy of the
Substance Use Division and our agency, and maintains a high level
of commitment to the program. Client Services Responsibilities
- To share all expectations of DC1.
- To be capable of running shifts in Supervisors absence.
- To be capable of assuming enhanced responsibilities for
providing advocacy services to clients.
- To be capable of assuming enhanced responsibilities for
planning and overseeing on and off unit activities.
- To complete adult comprehensive assessment, individual action
plans, group progress notes, weekly progress notes, discharge
summary and aftercare planning
- To conduct intake interviews, administer and complete the MIS
forms and adhere to funding sources requirements.
- To provide weekly individual counseling and also acts as a
group facilitator in regularly scheduled sessions which include
peer discussion, didactic substance abuse seminars, and other
therapy groups conducted on the premises.
- To maintain direct supportive contact with residents to
continually assess their individual needs, especially during
stressful and crisis situations.
- To provide advocacy/case management services whenever
appropriate for each resident.
- To develop and maintain a working relationship and knowledge of
other social service agencies in the community.
- To develop strong, supportive relationships with the
- To provide for client care and safety.
- To interact with clients in order to assess needs, provide
information, discuss problems, set limits and encourage growth and
- To perform routine housekeeping tasks as needed.
- To transport clients in matters related to service
- To participate in client recreational activities.
- To assist with client discharge plans.
- To notify supervisory staff immediately in the event of a
client crisis, suspected illegal activity or any behavior
constituting an incident in the program.
- To maintain updated clinical notes and reporting in accordance
to established record keeping procedures.
- To participate in all case consultation meetings, staff
meetings and case conferences.
- To administer drug/alcohol screens to residents when considered
- To provide orientation of services to prospective clients,
family members and community interest groups.
- To provide crisis intervention.
- To act as a client advocate.
- To provide recommendations for discharge planning and aftercare
- To arrange and provide patient transportation to outside
appointments when public transportation is not available or
- To participate in training programs (both external and
internal), regularly research materials relative to chemical abuse,
mental illness and treatment approaches.
- To acquire and maintain current the necessary certifications
mandated by the Agency and funding sources.
- To adhere to program and agency policies and procedures.
- To perform other duties as assigned by the Program
Required Skills Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
- Ability to work with population in recovery.
- Ability to structure and organize job responsibilities with
- Ability to master First Aid, CPR, Defensive Driving and Fire
- Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills.
- Displays sound judgment.
- Ability to provide goal-oriented services.
- Works well as a team member.
- Bilingual (Spanish/English)
- Ability to enter client data in the virtual gateway
- Physical and mental demands are located at the end of this job
Required Experience Minimum Qualifications
- High School/GED +2 yrs experience
- Associates Degree + 2yrs experience
- Bachelor's degree + 1-2 years experience preferred.
- Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skill,
including conflict resolution.
- Experience providing substance abuse services
- Demonstrated organizational skill, able to multi-task.
- Demonstrated ability to lead through example.
- Must have valid driver's license
- Must meet Agency requirements for driving history records.
- Must have availability of an automobile to transport clients or
perform other supportive services as necessary.
- Bilingual [English & Spanish], Bicultural, encouraged to apply.
- Retirement Plan 403(b)
- Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
- Paid vacations
- 11 paid holidays
- 8 discretionary days a year
- Discounts offered to your T-Mobile, Verizon and/or Sprint plans
The Gandara Mental Health Center provides equal employment
opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and
prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard
to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability
status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation,
gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic
protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to
all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting,
hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall,
transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Gndara
Center provides residential, mental health, substance abuse and
preventive services for children, adults and families across the
Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. Founded in the
Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to
provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse
community. MassLive.com. Keywords: Direct Support Professional
(DSP), Location: Holyoke, MA - 01040
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