Residential Treatment Assistant
at Hartford HealthCare

Date Posted: 7/16/2019

Job Description

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 20,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.
Rushford Center, one of Connecticut’s leading providers of addiction and mental health services, is nationally recognized for delivering outstanding prevention, treatment and recovery programs. We offer a wide range of programs including Acute Care and Evaluation, Residential Addiction Treatment, Individual, Group & Family Therapy, Intensive Outpatient programs and Community Support Programs. Through the passion of our specialists, we continue to treat every patient with care, compassion and respect, while providing affordable and accessible services.
Rushford Academy is a long-term residential substance abuse treatment program for adolescents males ages 13 to 17. The program is provided in collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.
Successful treatment for substance abuse/dual diagnosis takes a variety of disciplines and professional experience. The Rushford Academy multidisciplinary team approach to treatment does exactly that, utilizing the skill and expertise of all members of the treatment team.
Key Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate all of Rushford’s “Core Values”, (Integrity, Caring, Excellence, & Safety). Performs a wide variety of duties to provide a safe and secure treatment environment to residents while recognizing their educational, cultural and spiritual needs and differences. Adheres to all of Rushford’s Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensures physical care is provided for each resident, including clothing, health care, hygiene, shelter and nutrition according to Rushford’s Policies and Procedures. Ensures that DCF Rights of Children & Youth are adhered to.
  • Supervises residents in ratio dictated by licensing requirements to maintain safety/security of all residents and staff. Provides emergency first aid and CPR, when needed.
  • Manages resident behavior utilizing information from individualized treatment plans, milieu staff specific objectives/interventions as outlined in the milieu note, the Behavioral Management System, and Rushford’s Policies and Procedures.
  • Intervenes with residents to facilitate verbal de-escalation using Behavioral Management System techniques and performs physical behavioral interventions, when imminent risk criteria are met, using Behavioral Management System techniques. Identifies potential problems with residents and informs shift supervisor.
  • Completes documentation assigned (Residential Tracking, Milieu Notes, etc.) to meet regulatory standards (DCF Licensing, PNMI) and internal standards (Rushford Policy & Procedure).
  • Assists in keeping the environment neat, clean, and secure. Performs assigned housekeeping tasks.
  • Transports residents to medical and dental appointments, as assigned.
  • Administer medication to residents as scheduled, upon successful completion of DCF medication administration training.
  • Participates and facilitates organized activities.
  • Participates in all scheduled and volunteered trainings. (Rushford, DMHAS, CCB, etc.)
  • Encourages that ADLs (Activities for Daily Living) are completed daily by each resident.
  • Executes the activities of shift according to program schedule.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Coordinator.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma required
  • Experience working with children/adolescents strongly preferred.
  • Must obtain CPR/First Aid Certification within first three months of employment.
  • Must obtain Rushford Restraint Certification within three months of employment.
  • Valid CT driver's license with safe driving record.
  • Must obtain PSL within six months of employment (1st and 2nd shifts only).

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Durham, CT
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 7/16/2019

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