Kenaitze Indian Tribe
  • Dena'ina Wellness Center - Youth Services
  • Kenai, AK, USA
  • On Call

Job Title: Youth Services Individual Skill Provider

Dept./Program: DWC Youth Services

Division: Health Systems

Reports To: Youth Services Case Manager

Revision Date: 10/5/2016

Employment Status: On-Call

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Schedule: Varies

Job Summary

Individuals Skill Providers (ISPs) are paraprofessionals that provide direct Therapeutic Behavioral Health Services to assigned clients in a variety of settings. Often ISPs are hired to fill a specific need; however, ISPs work as part of a pool of staff and may require changes to their assigned client(s) and/or work location. Under the supervision of Youth Services Case Managers and direction of the Youth Services Coordinator and Behavioral Health Clinicians, the ISP provides active individual and group interventions to assigned clients with a focus on positive behavior support, to assist clients in meeting the goals outlined in their individualized behavioral health treatment plan. Work hours vary depending upon location and need; however, ISPs typically have a regular schedule that is consistent with school days/times. The ISP is accountable to complete daily documentation in a timely and efficient manner as well as ensure that documentation meet standards as specified in regulations and KIT policies and procedures. The ISP is responsible for promoting a safe and positive work environment as well as maintaining a positive on-going relationship with supervisors, co-workers, collaborating staff/professionals, and other agencies within the KIT service delivery system.

Essential Functions

  • Provide direct and active Therapeutic Behavioral Health Services as coordinated by the supervising Case Manager, the client's Directing Clinician, and/or the Youth Services Director to an individual or a group of assigned clients in a variety of settings (including, but not limited to the school, community, and the clients' home).
  • Document active interventions that support client work to address the goals identified on the client's individualized treatment plan (including client behaviors, staff interventions, and client responses) on a daily basis and in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ensure that all documentation complies with supervisory instructions and standards established by KIT.
  • Maintain attendance arranged by the Youth Services Case Manager or Youth Services Director.
  • Demonstrate positive therapeutic boundaries with clients and their families.
  • Serve as a positive role model.
  • Attend all required staff meetings and trainings.
  • Promote good relations with coworkers, clients, school staff, and community agencies through professional, respectful, and effective engagement.
  • Provide transportation for clients as needed and in compliance with state/federal laws and KIT policies and procedures.
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with KIT and NFC policy.

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list. The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Light work Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

Physical Requirements

  • Stand or Sit (Stationary position)
  • Walk (Move, Traverse)
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)
  • Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)
  • See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

ISP's work indoors and outdoors, resulting in exposure to winter elements at times.

OSHA Categories

Category II Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur

Equipment and Tools

Equipment used for job: Computer

Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle: May be required to drive personal vehicle to and from additional work meeting sites. May be required to drive a KIT vehicle to transport clients

Travel

  • Local

Qualifications

Education

  • Minimum age of 21.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).

Experience

  • Experience working with children and/or adolescents.

License/Certification

  • Valid Alaska driver license and must remain insurable under the Tribe's policy
  • Pass state-required background check.

Special Skills

  • General understanding of, or willingness to learn, basic child development and positive behavior support principles.
  • Demonstrate cross cultural competence.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to type 30 words per minute.
  • Ability to lift program materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability and willingness to be on feet, bend and/or squat frequently.
  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors as required.

Preferred

  • 25 years of age or older.
  • College courses or training related to child development, psychology, or education.
  • Experience working with Severely Emotionally Disturbed youth.

 

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