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Resident Assistant

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Resident Assistant in Sonoma County

  • Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services
  • Part time
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  • Sonoma County
  • 08/05/2018
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This is a entry level position and great for an Intern or a student at Sonoma State or SRJC. 

  • Liaison for residents of program and treatment team
  • Paperwork, documentation, and medical charting
  • Weekly checks of all documentation, physical plant, resident room, bathroom supplies, and all aspects of resident charting
  • Responsible for organization and up to date information in resident charts
  • Responsible for residents personal property (cash record, surety bond (lic402), personal property list, loans to minor documentation (80026)(E)(I)(A)
  • Medication documentation, dispensing, pill counts, ensuring proper protocol is followed.
  • Participation in monthly staff meetings
  • Facilitate residents’ daily activities in residential setting including assistance with daily activities, chores supervision, assistance with meal service, laundry, etc.
  • Transport residents to and from necessary appointments
  • Observe and monitor residents’ behavior and intervenes based on schedule, individual treatment plans and house needs
  • Documents observations and interventions in resident records (minimum of one entry per shift)
  • Documentation in Muir Wood shift log including check in and check out as well as a summary of the events during the shift
  • Ensures transportation safety by conducting van inspections following use of Muir Wood van and following documented safety rules
  • Ensures that resident telephones are available during designated hours
  • Supervision of self-administration of resident medications per physician orders and maintain training in medication dispensement per State of California Community Care Licensing
  • Ensures physical plant safety and security
  • Orientation of all new residents to policies of Muir Wood
  • Conducts introduction/check-in to Muir Wood with new residents including search of all items prior to admittance and lock up of contraband and medications
  • One-to-one supervision of residents at risk for AMA, suicidal risk, eating disorders, etc., per directive of the Clinical Director
  • Follows all emergency procedures including paging protocol, following directives given exactly, transportation protocol, etc.
  • Working actively with residents who may be at risk for AMA including one-to-one counseling, notification of assigned Counselor and immediate notification to the Clinical Director or Executive Director when residents vocalizes ideations about leaving the residential program
  • Perform UA services at Muir Wood and conduct screening and collection when directed by the Clinical Director, following appropriate procedures
  • Search of residents rooms when there is suspicion of illegal drugs or contraband
  • Active participation in intervening with staff in milieu to troubleshoot and improve proper use of behavioral intervention techniques specified in the behavioral intervention plans.
  • Documentation of services as required by applicable law and regulation, and other duties as assigned to facilitate program success and the ability of residents to benefit from programming.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Clinical Director

All Child Care and administrative staff that provide direct care to children will complete in-service training as outlined below. Staff training provided by Muir Wood will meet or exceed Title 22 training guidelines.

 All Muir Wood Group Home staff is to appreciate and value each resident in their program. They are to be nurturing, compassionate people who are active listeners and care about each resident. They are to appreciate, be sensitive to, accept, and value the cultural, ethnic and linguistic diversity of the residents and hold each resident’s family in high regard. They are to be cooperative and respectful of the dignity and opinions of others, and accept responsibilities for decisions.

 Title 22 Regulation Compliance

 It is the employee’s responsibility to remain in compliance with Title 22 Personnel Requirements (section 84065) of State of California, Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Title 22 regulations as defined to be employed in a Group Home with 6 or less children to include a minimum of 24 hours of initial training to include:

 Eight hour training to be completed prior to employment at Muir Wood and before employees is responsible for supervising children, left alone with children, and counted in the staff to child ratio of the facility. Employee must be visually supervised at all time prior to being left alone with children. Additionally, employee will be shadowed in his/her position until he/she can successfully demonstrate the employee’s immediate supervisor can document competency and this competency. The Administrator of Muir Wood will conduct an additional assessment including observation of performance, post testing, and demonstrated hands-on competency. This documentation will be documented in the employees’ file.

 An additional sixteen hours of training specific to the population served at Muir Wood must be completed by the employee within 90 days, documented by a approved vendor or approved Muir Wood staff, and filed in the employees personnel file. Additionally, the Administrator of Muir Wood will assess the competency of the employee within 30 days of the training including observation, post-testing, and demonstrated hands-on competency. 

If the employee’s position requires a license to provide care at Muir Wood, employee will comply with all regulations in the Muir Wood Employee Handbook and remain in compliance with California Code of Regulations, Title 9, Chapter 12.

Employee will comply with all First Aid and CPR training as required by Community Care Licensing and provide documentation to Muir Wood Administrator to be kept in employees’ personnel record.

Employee will also complete a minimum of 20 hours of annual training to include subjects as outlined by Title 22, documented appropriately, and to be maintained in the employees’ file.

Muir Wood will reimburse employee for all hours and course cost needed to comply with Title 22 training requirements. Additionally, this policy is outlined in Muir Wood’s Employee Handbook.



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