Lead Residential Treatment Assistant

William Backus Hospital Durham , CT 06422

Posted 3 months ago

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 20,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut's most comprehensive healthcare network.

Rushford Center, one of Connecticut's leading providers of addiction and mental health services, is nationally recognized for delivering outstanding prevention, treatment and recovery programs. We offer a wide range of programs including Acute Care and Evaluation, Residential Addiction Treatment, Individual, Group & Family Therapy, Intensive Outpatient programs and Community Support Programs. Through the passion of our specialists, we continue to treat every patient with care, compassion and respect, while providing affordable and accessible services.

Provides day-to-day supervision of the Residential Program staff members, including recruitment and performance evaluation. Maintains appropriate schedule and record keeping.

Supervises overall residential milieu, assessing situations, making sound judgments regarding the well being of clients, and performing daily inspections of the unit. Participates in the hiring of line staff members; including screening, interviewing, and closely monitoring during on boarding phases. Orients new staff and ensures that required trainings are scheduled.

Participates in the progressive disciplinary process when necessary and adds feedback for annual performance appraisals. Facilitates regular staff meetings and ensures staff attends required training programs. Mentors staff in the milieu by providing support and demonstrating therapeutic interactions with clients.

Develops an on-call schedule within guidelines designated by Program Manager and remains available during those times to provide support and intervene in crisis situations when necessary. Completes all required paperwork and makes necessary notifications during a crisis. Develops line staff schedule, ensuring that the client to staff ratio is always maintained.

Arranges for coverage when there is a call-out and enters into ratio when necessary. With the Program Manger, develops individual behavior interventions, as necessary, for clients who are having difficulty with the program schedule or rules. Works closely with school staff to ensure communication between the school and unit is maintained so that behaviors at school are addressed uniformly.

Ensures that staff completes daily paperwork including tracking packets and PNMI-compliant residential milieu notes. Works closely with Clinicians to develop residential milieu-specific objectives and interventions to be included in monthly treatment plans. Provides Clinicians with reports of progress on objectives and revises objectives and interventions as needed to meet client's needs. Education

Associates Degree Required; Bachelors Degree Preferred. Will accept years of related experience as substitute for education.

Must possess and maintain CPR, First Aid, Rushford restraint certifications and a PSL.

Medication Administration - must be active and maintained


Minimum of three years- experience in a closely related field.

As a Hartford HealthCare entity, Rushford provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package consisting of:

  • Medical and dental benefits

  • 401(k) plan with employer match

  • Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire, including six paid holidays

  • Additional voluntary benefits as well as employee discount programs

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.

We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

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