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Gandara Center Direct Care - Part-Time or Relief - Prid in Northampton, Massachusetts

Northampton, MA Direct Care: Part-Time / Relief - Hairston House ID: 387-379 Part-Time/Relief - 2nd and 3rd shift/ Overnight HELP wanted! We're looking for 3 staff to join. We're looking for a Direct Care I Staff on a Part-Time or Relief basis to work at our Hairston House in Northampton, establishing open communication, support, and accountability among workers and consumers. This DC Staff is accountable to the Program Director, who is responsible for providing supervision and training. The Direct Care I Staff is one who actively promotes the philosophy of GARP, and maintains a high level of commitment to the program. Client Services Responsibilities To be capable of running shifts in the 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 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 clients. 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 development. To perform routine housekeeping tasks as needed. To transport clients in matters related to service delivery. 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 shift notes and reporting in accordance to established record keeping procedures. To participate in all staff meetings and case conferences, as appropriate. To administer drug/alcohol screens to residents when considered clinically appropriate. To provide orientation of services to prospective clients, family members and community interest groups. To act as a client advocate. To arrange and provide patient transportation to outside appointments when public transportation is not available or recommended. 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 trainings and 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 Director. Required Skills Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Ability to work with population in recovery. Ability to structure and organize job responsibilities with minimal supervision. Ability to master First Aid, CPR, Defensive Driving and Fire Safety 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 description Required Experience Minimum Qualifications High School/GED +2 yrs experience Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skill, including conflict resolution. Experience providing substance abuse services Demonstrate organizational skill, able to multi-task. Complete job description at: