Active Treatment Facilitator

Recruitment #033122-MDCA01-350600

Introduction

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Our mission at the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is to improve the quality of life of Delaware citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations. We prioritize personal and family independence by assisting individuals and families in a variety of life areas.

We offer numerous career opportunities and are dedicated to attracting and retaining highly talented individuals who are ready to make a difference in their community today. DHSS is a great place to kick-start your profession.

For more information, please visit https://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/ today!

Summary Statement

The Active Treatment Facilitator (ATF) works under the direction of a registered nurse assisting with client goals and interventions listed in clients’ recovery plans. The ATF also provides therapeutic activities on the unit and assists with ADL’s such as bathing, dressing, and room clean up.  The ATF also participates in crisis prevention and intervention with clients experiencing acute or chronic disabilities including one or multiple physical, mental, developmental disorders.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Serves as team leader mentoring less experienced staff and leading therapeutic groups.
     
  • Implements treatment plans through individual/group therapeutic sessions. Chooses activities/topics and leads group sessions.
     
  • Updates written record of therapeutic sessions noting progress/problems/possible solutions.
     
  • Intervenes in crisis situations, using appropriate therapeutic techniques.
     
  • Observes/records/reports any unusual behavior/significant behavior changes.
     
  • Observes/supervises clients/patients/residents ensuring appropriate location/safety/security.
     
  • Plans, conducts/participates in individual/group social activities, on and off campus.
     
  • May work with public/private sector to define/establish employment opportunities for client/patient/resident. Guides/teaches client/patient/resident regarding employment behavior.
     
  • Participates in inter-disciplinary team meetings to provide input on client needs, strengths, and weakness and discuss client/patient/resident progress to assist the team's development of client's individual program plan.
     
  • Performs preventive maintenance and general cleaning of training materials, work areas, and equipment such as equipment such as/not limited to beds/bed rails/wheelchairs/splints/braces/adaptive mealtime equipment/various assistive technology devices.
     
  • May drive/ride van to transport/accompany client/patient/resident to and from the facility or around grounds.
     
  • May monitor vital signs as directed by professional staff.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Active Treatment Facilitator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Knowledge of instructing and assisting clients in developing functional, social, recreational and vocational skills.
  2. Knowledge of working with persons with disabilities.
  3. Knowledge of applying laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  4. Knowledge of narrative report writing.

Additional Posting Information

Due to a new requirement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) the following mandate is effective January 27, 2022: As a condition of employment, employees providing health care services and/or support services in covered facilities must show proof that they have received the dose of a single J&J dose or the 1st dose of Moderna/Pfizer two-dose vaccine effective date January 27, 2022, and proof of the single J&J dose or the 2nd dose of Moderna/Pfizer two-dose vaccine by February. 28, 2022. Employees may not provide any care, treatment, or other services until proof is provided.  Based on CMS guidance, the date for compliance may extend into March due to the health care facilities high vaccination rate of staff.  If you accept a position with the facility, your Human Resources representative can provide more guidance.  The only exception to these requirements is for those employees granted medical or religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which may require weekly COVID-19 testing. This will be in effect until further notice.  More information can be found here.

This posting may be closed on or before 10/1/2022 upon filling the vacant position(s).

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources.

DHSS does not provide employment-based sponsorship.

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization) that has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other applicable terms and conditions of employment, in accordance with Title 29, Chapter 59 and Title 19, Chapter 13 and 16.  This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement based on its individual terms.

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 


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