Eating Disorder Technician

at The Emily Program
Location St. Paul, Minnesota
Date Posted February 28, 2019
Category Technician
Job Type Full-time

Description

Description Position Summary:
Monitors and assists clients in the residential milieu, leads activities designed to help the residents adjust to living in a community setting, and assists the residents in gaining the skills needed to manage their eating disorder. Plays an integral role in
the day to day function of the clients’ experience

Responsibilities:

  • Partners with the multi-disciplinary team on care plan and treatment
  • Assists in resident admissions
  • Available to support and assist in programming; or to support when programming is not scheduled
  • Participates in case management and/or case consult as part of the client treatment team
  • Participates in therapeutic meals and snacks and provides support to residents at mealtimes and snacks
  • Supports residents during structured outings and recreation
  • Responsible for knowing where the clients are at all times
  • Available to engage, challenge, and support residents as needed
  • Monitors and supports bathroom use per client treatment direction.
  • Monitors and documents exercise
  • Responsible for enforcing appropriate policies with residents and completing all expected tasks including hourly room-checks
  • Cleans the residential facility as needed
  • Assists residents in pass planning and pass processing
  • Reports observations and documents in charts
  • May assist kitchen staff with food or meal prep as needed
  • Performs additional duties as assigned
Requirements Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Current Basic Life Support certification required (American Heart Association) within 30 days from date of hire.
  • Previous direct mental health experience preferred

Minnesota:

  • Qualified BA or BS degree in psychology, social work or related health field required

Competencies:

  • Exhibits passion for our clients, values, and organization
  • Demonstrates excellent clinical customer service using therapeutic communication skills to build strong client relationships and improve outcomes
  • Participates in providing clinically competent care by self/staff/team through education, role modeling, teambuilding, clinical documentation and quality monitoring
  • Uses leadership, team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills to build partnerships within and across system
  • Engages in self-evaluation process, seeking feedback regarding own practice, from clients, peers, professional colleagues and others

Workplace Environment:

  • Standing 70-75% and Sitting 25-30%.
  • Bending, twisting, kneeling, stooping or crouching when appropriate, on occasion.
  • Lift, carry, push or pull up to approx. 30 pounds (supplies, etc.)
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