Recovery Support Aide (RSA)

Job purpose
Recovery Support Aides' (RSA) are responsible for the facilitation and delivery of treatment services according to an established schedule of structured program activities. RSA's shall ensure a therapeutic environment which is productive, meaningful, and provided in a manner that is appropriate for the person(s)-served within the treatment setting.
Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent;
Must be capable of accurately recording and communicating diverse information and monitor said information;
Possess or ability to possess, a MO Class "E" Chauffeur's license;
Meet the minimum requirements to be clinically privileged by FCC Behavioral Health.
1000 hours (at least six (6) months) of applicable work experience.
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Criminal Justice and/or other Social Service related field, OR
4000 hours (at least two (2) years) of applicable work experience.
Core Job Duties
Monitor and facilitates group activities in accordance to program schedule using a group facilitating format and group material that engage the person(s)-served.
Monitor/supervises the participation and accurate completion of assigned daily duties of person(s)-served.
Monitor and facilitates the participation of person(s)-serve in self-help group activities.
Assist in the supervision and facilitation of recreational and educational activities, as required.
Assist supervisor with the coordinating groups and events on monthly calendar, as required.
Accept responsibility to assist and/or lead treatment group activities, if requested.
Orient new arrivals to activities, introducing them to other participants, explaining facility rules and encouraging participation.
Provide continuous supervision of person(s)-served to ensure compliance with schedules and services.
Monitor person(s)-served and report any physical and/or emotional changes to the proper staff members.
Monitor vital signs of person(s)-served, as required.
Coordinate crisis intervention services, as needed.
Serve as a positive role model through professional appearance, therapeutic communication and respect for self and others.
Assist in identifying and assessing strengths and needs of person(s)-served.
Assist in identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping to improve knowledge and/or skills of person(s)-served.
Assist person(s)-served in meeting goals and objectives in current treatment plan by using staff interventions outlined in that plan.
Assist in the transportation of person(s)-served to and from scheduled activities and to and from person(s)-served home, as needed.
Assist in the implementation of general life-skills/activities of daily living training with person(s)-served.
Monitor self-administration of medication and effectively complete associated documentation, as needed.
Monitor facilities and storage areas for cleanliness and condition of equipment; adjusts and moves items to proper areas.
Consistently monitor the overall health and safety of all person(s)-served, staff and visitors and reports any changes and/or dangers that could potentially affect the treatment setting.
Monitor and reports any physical and/or emotional changes of person(s)-served to the appropriate staff.
Assist in the planning/implementation of special projects conducted within program and/or in community.
Provide feedback to the treatment team in regards to the person(s)-served level of participation and cooperation in group activities.
Participate in clinical staffing of person(s)-served, as scheduled by supervisor, to include attendance of meetings and/or written notes regarding cooperation and participation with program expectations.
Complies with supervisory directives as it applies to the enforcement of facility policies and procedures.
Assist in the maintenance of accurate records for person(s)-served.
Ability to effectively utilize computer systems currently employed by FCC.
Maintain/improve professional competencies through training activities and/or other educational means.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of diagnostic criteria sets for substance use and/or mental disorders.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.
Listen to others in order to facilitate an open exchange of ideas and provide for effective communication.
Orally communicate information effectively and accurately.
Assure program operates within the constraints of the agency's certification (CARF, DMH) standards and strategic plan related to clinical care.
Maintain confidentiality at all times within the legal framework. Will adhere to established guidelines regarding confidentiality as well as the agency's adopted code of ethics.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of person(s)-served as outlined in the agency and site Policies and Procedure Manuals.
Maintain acceptable attendance record, respect break periods and work with supervisor to ensure coverage during any absence.
Exhibit a professional appearance, attitude and demeanor that reflects confidence, positive self-esteem and overall professionalism when working with person(s)-served, co-workers, families and referral sources.
Demonstrate initiative and a "can do" attitude.
Other job duties and special projects as assigned.
Core Competencies/Working Knowledge
Demonstrate corporate "vision" in day-to-day activities
Demonstrate corporate "values" in day-to-day activities (Privacy, Choice, Professionalism, Collaborative, Respect, Ethics, Competency)
Adaptability/Flexibility - open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
Leadership - displays a willingness to lead, take charge and offer opinions and direction
Initiative - displays a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
Analytical Thinking - analyzes information and uses logic to address work-related issues and problems
Attention to Detail - careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
Achievement/Effort - establish and maintain personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks
Innovation - uses creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

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