Residential Treatment Spec
Department Unity House
Location La Crosse
Schedule/Shift 8 Hour Shift, Days, Nights, PM, Weekends
FTE 0.01 FTE
Benefit Eligible No
Temporary Position No
Job Details

This position assists with the implementation of daily program activities for residential treatment patients while upholding our patient-centered, disease management philosophy. The Residential Treatment Specialist provides supports for the patients' emotional and social needs. This position also monitors the facility and identifies anything needed to promote safe patient care.

Job Responsibilities
  • Provides developmentally appropriate and supportive interactions with patients during counseling sessions and while monitoring patients in a 1:1 or group setting.

  • Observes for changes in patients’ behavior and notifies the counselor and/or clinical supervisor with any concerns or notable changes.

  • Partners with the treatment team to encourage patient compliance with Behavioral Health Plan of Care, participation in recreational activities, and completion of treatment assignments.

  • Assists primary counselor and admissions counselor with admission, transfer, and discharge process.

  • Provides educational programming for patients.

  • Teaches patients appropriate social skills, i.e., ADL's, cooking, interpersonal skills.

  • Monitors patients' self-administration of medications, ensuring adherence to departmental and system policies and procedures.

  • Transports patients to program activities.

  • Documents in a timely and accurate manner in EPIC.

  • Demonstrates role accountability by adhering to Gundersen Health System statements, policies, and confidentiality statement.

  • Performs office duties when needed, i.e., answering phones, typing, preparing charts, filing.

  • Maintains CBRF required coursework completion.

  • Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested.

  • Reviews treatment plan and goals as needed with patients to answer questions. Work daily to emphasize, reinforce, and support patients to achieve progress towards treatment plan goals.

  • Develops Individualized Service Plans with each patient. Goals are made specific to personal care, mental health, physical health, emotion regulation, issues with the self, social relationships, and daily living skills. Work daily to emphasize, reinforce, and support patients to achieve progress towards individualized service plan goals.

  • Cultivates a safe, supportive, healthy environment.

  • Nurtures patient biopsychosocial growth internally and externally.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Adult (18 - 64 years)
    OSHA Category Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required Associate degree in   Social Work or Psychology or Sociology or a related human service field 

    Work Experience:
    Required 1 year of experience in a human services field or health care setting
    Desired 1 year of experience working in behavioral health/addition services
    Required Ability to...
    Communication excellent oral and written communication skills
    General - All Positions use listening skills to identify important information in oral communication
    General - All Positions work cooperatively with a wide variety of people
    General - All Positions perceive and respond sensitively to the needs of others
    Leadership use effective time management
    Leadership work independently: self-disciplined
    Leadership build teams
    Reasoning/Decision Making have positive attitude
    Reasoning/Decision Making be decisive
    Reasoning/Decision Making be professional, honest and have personal integrity
    Reasoning/Decision Making appreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different from your own
    Desired Ability to...
    License and Certifications
    Required Valid Driver's License (DL) and 
    Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes 
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Sitting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Static Standing
    Walking/Standing Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Stooping/Bending Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Kneeling/Half Kneel
    Climbing Stair Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Climbing Ladder
    Reaching - Shoulder Level
    Reaching - Below Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Reaching - Above Shoulder
    Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Pounds of force: 0-25
    Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Pounds of force:
    Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Balance - Right Leg Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Balance - Left Leg Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Lifting - Floor to Waist Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Waist to Overhead Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Other Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs: 25-50
    Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet) Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Short Carry Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs: 25-50
    Carrying - Right Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Left Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force) Number of lbs:
    Number of lbs:
    Environmental Conditions
    Subject to outside environmental conditions.

    Residential Treatment Spec

    Equal Opportunity Employer