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Therapeutic Mentor

Company: New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, Inc.
Location: Fort Pierce
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

SUMMARY

The therapeutic mentor is a person who functions as a fully integrated member of the CAT team, providing direct services to program clients including social and emotional support. Therapeutic mentor services include performing a wide range of tasks to assist consumers in regaining control over their own lives. The therapeutic mentor serves as a role model for the development of coping skills.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college in a social service major such as psychology, social work, education, or vocational rehabilitation
  • Minimum of one year experience working directly with children or adolescents with behavioral needs or certification as a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist certified by Florida Certification Board

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

  • Participate in rotating on-call schedule
  • Be a member of the individual treatment team for an assigned number of clients
  • Participate in the client-centered comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history, mental status, and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living; and family structure and relationships
  • Consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures within 48 hours of service delivery
  • Participate in daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings
  • Participate in providing community-based treatment and dual diagnosis services
  • Provide work-related supportive services, such as assistance with grooming and personal hygiene, securing of appropriate clothing, wake-up calls, transportation
  • Perform job coaching, problem solving, and support on and off the job site
  • Provide ongoing assessment, problem solving, side by side services, skill training, supervision, and environmental adaptations to assist clients with activities of daily living
  • Assist clients to find and maintain a safe and affordable place to live apartment hunting, finding a roommate, landlord negotiations, cleaning, furnishing and decorating, and procuring necessities
  • Assist and support clients to carry our personal hygiene and grooming tasks
  • Provide nutrition education and assistance with meal planning, grocery shopping, and food preparation
  • Assist and support clients to perform household activities, including house cleaning and laundry
  • Ensure that clients have adequate financial support
  • Teach money management skills and assist clients in accessing financial services
  • Help clients to access reliable transportation
  • Assist and support clients to have and effectively use a personal primary care physician, dentist, and other medical specialists as required
  • Plan, structure, and prompt social and leisure-time activities on evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Provide side by side support and coaching to help clients socialize
  • Organize and lead individual and group social and recreational activities to structure clients' time, increase social experiences, and provide opportunities to practice social skills and receive feedback and support
  • Provide practical help and supports, advocacy, coordination, side by side individualized support, problem solving, direct assistance, training, and supervision to help clients obtain the necessities of daily living including medical and dental care; legal and advocacy services; financial support such as entitlements or housing subsidies; supported housing; money-management services; and transportation
  • Responsible for assessment of client's progress and the development of clinical documents including but not limited to: Children's Functional Assessment Rating System/Functional Assessment Rating System, North Carolina Family Assessment Scale, and the Mental Health Outcome
  • Provide respite care services, up to four hours per day

Keywords: New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, Inc., Fort Pierce , Therapeutic Mentor, Other , Fort Pierce, Florida

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