Bancroft NeuroHealth

  • Group Room Supervisor, Brain Injury Day Program

    Job Locations US-NJ-Mount Laurel
    Requisition ID
    2018-5062
    Category
    Direct Support Professional
    Status
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Position Summary:

    Develops and provides cognitive based day programming and cognitive therapy groups for individuals with acquired brain injury.  Manages structured group activities to meet specific rehabilitation needs of person served. Participates in treatment team meetings, develops day program treatment and cognitive therapy group goals, and manages the direct care staff assigned to group room.

     

    Under the supervision of the Program Director the Group Room Manager maintains administrative responsibilities.

    Develops and implements clinical programming under supervision of lead clinician.  Provides ongoing support, guidance and mentoring for assigned group room staff to implement treatment plans, general interactions, engagement, daily care, goal implementation, level of support and safety for assigned individuals.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Responsibilities:

     

    1. Develops and implements group evidence-based neurorehabilitation programs for persons served under the guidance of the trans-disciplinary treatment team, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), the Individual Program Plan (IPP), Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), and established Bancroft policies and procedures.

     

    1. Develop, Implement and Maintain group cognitive therapy within treatment room. Maintains all documentation for therapeutic activities and groups.

     

    1. Provides direct and consultative day treatment services in cognitive based activities to persons served:

     

    • Plans and conducts group sessions to provide therapeutic activities and/or special rehabilitation skills to persons served in day treatment setting under supervision of a licensed clinician.
    • Effectively utilizes available information regarding therapy and treatment for each person served. Provides assistance in the development of cognitive activities and treatment-specific goals and objectives;
    • Oversees the development of behavioral and goal data sheets, monitors progress and conducts integrity checks
    • Provides input and feedback to the team regarding the utilization of techniques and/or materials to support and enhance cognitive abilities; identifies barriers that may impede individual progress, and recommends environmental accommodations to support functioning and facilitate the carryover of treatment goals;
    • Demonstrates and instructs persons served and staff in the proper use of functional and adaptive equipment, devices and cognitive strategies,
    • Utilizes a system of documentation that is professional, efficient, accountable, and conforms to federal, state and other applicable policies and procedures;  develops and maintains progress reports, data reports, etc., as required by the IPP;
    • Provides training on a variety of topics and specific curriculum to persons served and staff members regarding the implementation and monitoring of treatment plans, and maintains documentation

     

    1. Working with Trans-Disciplinary team members, participates in assessments and develops treatment plans for individual persons served:

     

    • Participates in the review of individual records, administration of standardized/formal/informal testing, conducting of specialized screenings, etc., and provides recommendations for service delivery;
    • May perform assessment of the individual’s abilities within the Bancroft Day Program Setting to determine the individual’s rehabilitation needs;
    • Based on assessment, develops and modifies treatment plans based upon the individual’s abilities.  As requested by team members, provides reassessment of persons served, focusing on targeted areas of need at established intervals;
    • Plans and develops goals specific to Day Treatment Services that are achievable, functional, measurable, and will be effectively utilized in each individual’s rehabilitation program.
    • Responsible for Concentrix Billing for group and program activities. 

     

     

    1. Manage direct support professional in day program group room:
      • Ensures proper staffing levels and work distribution within assigned program site in accordance with levels of supervision, Annex A, and/or program descriptions;
      • Responsible for scheduling of staff, which involves on-call responsibilities.
      • Participates in the hiring process for new employees
      • Ensures completion of required paperwork by staff for accuracy and for submission to program management;
      • Aids in the resolution of problematic or more complicated situations occurring within program site. Notifies program director of any unusual or emergency situations;
      • Effectively transitions with the staff of the incoming and outgoing shifts;
      • Provides input to program management regarding the ongoing job performance of staff;
      • Promptly reports any infraction of Bancroft policies to program management;
      • Effectively communicates with program management regarding all activities at assigned program site.

     

     

    1. Contributes in facilitating a team approach to program development, implementation, and monitoring by effectively collaborating with all specialty/clinical disciplines, parents/guardians, residential and day program staff, etc., to identify and best meet the individual rehabilitation needs of each person served.

     

    1. Actively participates in team/departmental meetings, admission assessments, team conferences, family meetings, etc., and, as requested, serves as a member of the Trans-Disciplinary Team (TDT) process in conjunction with the Individual Program Plan (IPP).

     

    1. Provides crisis intervention, as needed, through de-escalation techniques, staff support, and assistance. Follows state-approved emergency procedures and utilizes Bancroft-approved crisis intervention techniques at all times.
    2. Dependent upon specific Program requirements, follows medical guidelines to administer medication as scheduled or as needed to persons served in strict accordance with each IPP.
    3. Maintains an awareness of current and changing trends, techniques, methods, and research in the field of cognitive rehabilitation treatments by attending learning workshops and professional seminars, reading journals, attending in-service workshops, external conferences in area of specialty/clinical discipline, etc.
    4. Remains flexible and adaptable in work schedules and work assignments as defined by program needs.

     

     

    Qualifications

    Position Requirements:

     

    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, or a related preferred. Must meet the certification criteria as defined by the Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation and obtain Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) certification within 1 year of hire. Supervisory experience preferred.

     

    Special Skills:

    Ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood required.  Knowledge of the administration, indications and contra-indications of various cognitive remediation techniques and the ability to instruct individuals in the proper use of facilities and equipment required. 

    Effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills required with a strong desire to work with individuals with disabilities.  Ability to work independently and as an integral part of a team required.  Ability to implement crisis intervention techniques required.  Attainment of CPR, First Aid, and Crisis Prevention and Intervention certification within first 90 days of employment required.  Valid driver’s license required in incumbent’s legal name and current address with no provisional restrictions. Minimum 18 years of age required.

     

    An incumbent in this position who has graduated from an accredited college with a Bachelors degree  in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech/Language Pathology, Social Work, Recreation, Art, Dance, Music, Physical Education, Nutrition, Sociology, Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology or related Human Services field of study AND possesses at least one year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities or brain injuries may function as a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP).

    EEO Statement

    Bancroft is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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