Assistant Coordinator - 2659

Indian Rivers Mental Health Center Tuscaloosa , AL 35487

Posted 3 weeks ago

Assistant Coordinator

MI Residential Services

  • Watertower

Full Time; 40 hours


  • Friday: 7:00am

  • 3:00pm; Weekends on-call

  • Tuscaloosa, AL -


Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to make decisions promptly, appropriately, and independently.
Comprehension of the Mental Health delivery system.
Knowledge of psychotropic medications.
Excellent ability to work within the agency to serve the needs of the
Excellent social interaction skills.
Ability to work with other program coordinators in a cooperative, supportive
Knowledge of cultural diversity.
Person-centered philosophy of client care.
Complete and maintain MAC (Medication Assistance Certification).This
certification must be completed within the 90 days of employment.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Ensure that all assigned duties are implemented according to IRMHC policies
and procedures.
Ensure that all assigned duties are implemented according to Department of
Mental Health standards.
Ensure all safety, fire prevention, and health measures are followed.
Ensure that a good driving record is maintained at all times, particularly
in transporting consumers or driving on center related business.
Ensure that all state and Medicaid standards for the programs are
Assist with the screening of consumers coming into the program.
Continually monitor consumers within the programs and work with staff to
implement appropriate movement plans.
Ensure that all staff within the program has adequate programmatic training
to provide safe and effective care.
Schedule all staff to attend required staff training.
Ensure the facility has adequate supplies including food.
Report any concerns of absenteeism to the Residential Coordinator and/or
Rotate on-call responsibilities.
Ensure staff are scheduled according to guidelines.
Complete bi-weekly notes, as required by DMH standards.
Work with clients and other agencies to ensure clients obtain benefits.
Monitor documentation for the Clinical Program, to ensure that treatment
plans/reviews, group/individual BLS notes, significant event logs, and clinical
staff notes are appropriate and complete.
Ensure accurate and up-to-date files on all consumers and completion of
documentation in a timely manner.
Conduct individual or group training as indicated.
Participate with therapists, nurse, and program staff in all treatment team
Provide collaboration and consultation to community agencies as needed.
Coordinate the transportation of community clients to/from the Clinical
Work with nursing staff to coordinate securing consumers' medications and
appropriate medication management within the program.
Complete monthly administrative reports as required (requisitions, on-call,
residential report, meals, etc.).
Supervise/assist with scheduling of staff to ensure adequate coverage of the
programs in the most cost-effective manner.
Ensure that the upkeep of the facilities is maintained.
Provide involvement in the development of necessary forms and policies for
the programs.
Maintain communication and awareness of current events by reading memos,
e-mails, bulletin boards, and communication logs.
Must complete MAC training requirements within 3 months of start date
(effective March 1, 2014) and maintain MAC certification.
Direct Care Staff in the Mental Illness (MI) Division are responsible for
meeting monthly billing productivity standards, which include facilitating basic
living skills to ensure client independent living progress. DCS must meet or
exceed the following monthly billing requirements as indicated by shift and/or
residential program. Andante, Culver, MOM's Apartments, a total of 115
hours; Thompson, a total of 88 hours; Pinefield, a total of 88 hours; Carrollton
Manor 1, a total of 100 hours.
Work independently and/or with teams to complete assigned tasks accurately
and in a timely manner with minimum supervision.
Support Organizational Code of Conduct, Standards Compliance, HIPAA and
Security Programs by ensuring job tasks are performed in a legal and ethical
manner, assessing the work area for non-compliance and notifying the supervisor,
manager, Executive Director or designee as appropriate, and maintaining training
requirements and understanding that training is a required condition of
Maintain the confidential nature of all consumer and Organization related
activities by not divulging information outside the facility, discussing
information within the facility on a need-to-know basis, acknowledging policy
annually by signing confidentiality statement, and by referring media and
general inquiries to the Executive Director.
Adhere to attendance and punctuality policy by allowing adequate time to
arrive, clock-in and assume responsibilities at designated time, adhering to
meal and break times and making timely requests for annual leave and reporting
the need for sick leave in accordance with policy.
Comply with all standards related to safety and health by maintaining
current TB Test, CPR/First Aid, CPI, and by reporting infections and on-the-job
injuries in accordance with policy.
Identify opportunities for improving the quality of services provided by the
department and the organization.
All other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor or
Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in behavioral sciences and 2 years experience in a
direct service area required.
Mental health experience preferred.
Current Alabama driver's license and good driving record as defined by
Indian Rivers' policy.
Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.

Working Conditions, HIPAA, Other Guidelines:

Job Specifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be
able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities,
who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.

HIPAA: Must be knowledgeable of and abide by HIPAA regulations with regard to
protected health information as defined by HIPAA and IRMHC. Minimally accesses
verbal, written, and /or electronic PHI, usually incidentally to an approved use
and /or disclosure as pertains to consumer's financial, demographic, and/or
clinical data.

Working Conditions: Works in general office environment and in consumer
programs; may require long hours. Must have the use of sensory skills in order
to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public
through the use of the telephone and personal contact. Physical capability to
effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as,
but not limited to, computer, copier, multi-line phone and fax machine. Some
risk involved in the event of aggressive/out-of-control consumers. Must
possess a valid Alabama driver's license.

Physical Requirements:
The Physical Requirements described herein are
representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the primary functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform
essential functions.

Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or
corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without
reasonable accommodation.

Full-Time Benefits:

Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Insurance
Prescription Drug Coverage
Employees Retirement System of Alabama
Paid Time Off
Mileage Reimbursement
Voluntary dental, vision, and life insurances

Indian Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer
This Employer participates in E-Verify

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Assistant Coordinator - 2659

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