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Therapeutic Assistant - Nights

Company: Veritas Collaborative
Location: Durham
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Nature and Scope: NightsTherapeutic Assistants (TA) are responsible for providing support and supervision to patients and ensuring that a safe environment is maintained within the treatment facility. TA's supervise and provide meal support to patients during all eating opportunities; supervise and lead milieu activities (as appropriate); transport and supervise patients on outings; and provide skills coaching when appropriate. TA's are responsible for communicating with the clinical team regarding patient needs and behaviors and maintaining clinical documentation as needed. This is a Full Time, Nights position.Major Accountabilities:---Provide a positive environment for supportive, recovery-based treatment.---Maintain appropriate, therapeutic boundaries with patients and families at all times.---Consumes all assigned meals (snacks, etc.) with patients and/or families to model normalized eating behavior, while on shift. As this is a therapeutic intervention, meals must include the basic plating requirements of the patient meal and utilize the items provided on the hot and cold bars, or a fully plated meal in kitchen/restaurant (as appropriate).---Supervise, support, and monitor patients during eating opportunities (meals, snacks, etc.), hygiene, and bathroom activities.---Document observations of behavior (meals, input/output, self-injurious behaviors, etc.) in a clear, concise, professional and timely manner.---Transport and supervise patients on outings and outdoor recreationExperience:--- High School Diploma, required (GED, or Associates)--- Bachelors degree, preferred--- Previous experience in the mental health field, or in a mental health setting, preferred

Keywords: Veritas Collaborative, Durham , Therapeutic Assistant - Nights, Other , Durham, North Carolina

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