Behavioral health assistants must possess high moral and ethical standards with a strong Christian/Catholic background. Behavioral health assistants work closely to supervise and encourage clients on a day-to-day basis. They are responsible for supervising and assisting clients to meet their physical, social, emotional, and spiritual well being. Direct care staff are expected to meet client needs and maintain an environment of care and compassion, while simultaneously maintaining healthy, yet firm boundaries. Direct care staff are with the client’s 12 hours a day and work to encourage them to make healthy choices, have healthy peer interactions, and to implement the use of DBT skills to work through difficult emotions or situations. The staff are responsible for constant observation of clients and must maintain a high level of professionalism at all times. Staff facilitates activities of daily living, promotes the implementation of life skills and self-sufficiency, and has the ability to assess for high risk potential. Direct care staff are responsible for the client’s physical safety and must maintain and promote a safe environment at all times.
- Monitor the patient's daily activities and maintain peace and harmony of the group.
- Maintain a clean and orderly environment by setting an example and teaching the patients essential life skills.
- Instruct and monitor the patient's on proper daily hygiene and dress code.
- Collaborate and work with the ranch crew to enhance the ability for the patients to learn and practice essential life skills and social skills.
- Implement the patients plan of treatment that is created by the licenses professional counselors.
- Oversee safety, health and well being of the patients.
- Plan and organize treatment interventions with treatment team.
- Maintain control and develop a healthy environment.
- Plan, organize and implement lesson plans according to each student’s individual academic needs.
- Monitor and implement Trinity Teen Solutions Program Rules, Policies, Philosophies, Handbooks, Fire Safety Rules, Wyo. Department of Family Services State Regulations, and State Health Inspections.
- Need to be physically fit enough to perform non violent crisis intervention and physical restraints, while maintaining patient and personal safety.
- Provide safe transportation, ensure wearing of seat belts, and that all ranch roads and highway regulations are followed. All vehicles will be cared for properly, cleaned after each use and inspected on a daily basis.
- Learn ranch activities such as, animal care, safety, driving all terrain vehicles, trucks. Other tools may include anything from a screwdriver to a claw hammer.
- Maintain all written documentation such as progress notes, group therapy notes, daily checklist, and academic records.
- Ensure that all meals are nutritious and follow proper food handling procedures. Provide a family dining atmosphere when possible, using proper table manners, and cleaning up after meals.