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DIRECT SERVICE TECH- ADOLESCENT MALE in Woodridge, IL at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/20/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Woodridge, IL
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/20/2021

Job Description

Facility: WOODRIDGE INTERVENTIONS

Compensation Base: $15.00

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): $5,000.00 Hiring Bonus - Ask for Details

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Woodridge Interventions is looking for Behavioral Health Technicians / Direct Service Technicians  for our Adolescent Male program.

$5,000.00 Hiring Bonus - Ask for Details

Woodridge Interventions is a residential treatment community for male adolescents for substance abuse and addiction therapy. The program provides a safe environment for young men to build community, find meaning and develop a life in recovery from substances.

Join us! We're changing lives!

Direct Service Technicians (DST) perform services involving milieu management, ensuring daily program schedule adherence, planning and implementation of recreational, therapeutic and educational services.

DST provides supervision and structure to residents living in Raleigh House treatment and to clients present in daily therapeutic programming. Model boundaries, communication, behavior, and recovery living. They participate in ensuring rules are followed, chores completed, client attendance in groups and at activities, and provide stability and structure.

Summary:

Under direct supervision, assists in overseeing patients.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts rounds and bed checks and documents harmful behavioral indicators of patients as to maintain a safe environment; supervises patients during free and unstructured time, identifies and uses treatment tools to monitor and support the structure within the company.
  • Identifies potential conflicts and implements crisis intervention techniques to prevent or intervene in potential crisis situations.
  • Uses clinically appropriate professional terminology to complete forms and records, accurately and timely documenting patient assessment, planning, and progress.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate professional boundaries between self, staff, patients, and collaterals and identifies issues related to ethics and boundaries.
  • Identifies tasks to be completed in order of highest to lowest priority and behaviors that will not interfere with the ability to complete assignments.
  • Promotes teamwork through collective effort and works cooperatively with team members.
  • Pursues internal and/or external training and development opportunities.
  • Identifies and integrates knowledge of treatment for specific groups.
  • Transports patients.
  • Performs related duties as required
  • Adheres to confidentiality requirements.
  • Attends mandatory in-services.
  • Knowledge of the procedures to follow in the event of an incident.
  • Knowledge of job responsibility in emergency.
  • Knowledge of responsibility regarding actions to minimize, eliminate, and report risks.

 

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstrates a commitment to begin training or enroll in an educational program in substance abuse, counseling, or other human services program.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license

Minimum Experience Required

  • Is able to demonstrate through life experiences (work or volunteer experience in substance abuse field or other human services) for at least one year, the ability and desire to work well with those with substance abuse problems and/or corrections.