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Life Skills Professional I in Philadelphia, PA at Resources For Human Development, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/21/2019

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Job Description

Life Skills Professional

HEART Services is a licensed (Community Rehabilitation Residence) residential program that utilizes evidence based person-driven practices to provide services needed for individuals to maintain independence in the community. HEART Services has the program capacity to serve 14 residents who present with a mental health diagnosis and an acute medical condition. Residents served demonstrate moderate to severe functional impairments that make it difficult to adjust socially and personally. HEART Services partners with residents in their own apartments that are customized to their own liking, to learn the skills necessary to achieve success in an independent environment. HEART Services implements recovery oriented services that are focused on self-determination and incorporate empowerment, opportunity and choice.

The Life Skills Professional performs clinical, medical, skills building and acquisition and other program related functions for the residents at H.E.A.R.T Services and will report to the Site Supervisor. The Life Skills Professional I (LSP I) is responsible for collaboratively and actively assisting and supporting the participants of HEART Services in the development of Life Skills, facilitating groups, and the establishment and attainment of goals identified in the individual Recovery Support Plan (RSP). The LSP I helps the participants of HEART Services attain overall wellness using strength based clinical model as tools for effective engagement.

Job Responsibilities:
  1. Serve as a member of HEART Services to provide support to our participants
  2. Responsible for adhering to RHD and HEART Services values 
  3. Abide by all policies and procedures and perform all duties as outlined by the State of PA, Resources for Human Development and HEART Services.
  4. Maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries while creating a supportive and professional environment at all times
  5. Maintain confidentiality of program participants at all time
  6. Responsible for working collaboratively with program participant and his/her supports to identify participant's needs, services, and desirables. 
  7. Become aware of the program participant's strengths, differing skills and abilities, to determine the best approach and learning style that can help increase skill development of each program participant.
  8. Model appropriate social skills to help the program participant develop positive relationships, cope with interpersonal conflict and successfully participate in social, recreational and cultural activities in-home and while out in the community
  9. Responsible for providing crisis intervention and de-escalation when needed.
  10. Track medication utilization and ensure that refillable medications are refilled at the appropriate time. Escalate concerns or observations to the Medical professional and Resource Coordinator.
  11. Ability to effectively communicate with staff, comprehensively, at shift change about the status of all program participants
Minimum Qualifications:
 A high school diploma or GED
2 years experience working as a life skills professional or similar position.

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.