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SC Department of Public Safety Therapeutic Assistant/Human Services Specialist I/CMTNCC-Stone) in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

This position is located at *C.M. Tucker Nursing Care Center. 2200 Harden Street Columbia, SC *

Under the Supervision of the Director of Recreation and Community Outreach Services or designee (License Nurse) you will provide specialized therapeutic recreation activities to culturally diverse resident population at the Stone Pavilion across the life span based on individualized Activity Therapy Care Plans. Assists residents in meeting their needs for dignity and quality of life maintenance. Utilizing effective leadership and interpersonal skills, provides guidance and assists in providing and maintaining a safe therapeutic environment.

Responsible for providing meaningful observations and individualized documentation of activity attendance; participates and responds to interventions and any changes in behavior, mental and/or physical state and the general well-being of residents. Reports to the Director of Recreation and Community Outreach Services or designee (Licensed Nurse) to ensure resident safety. You will be assigned to perform close observations, one-to-one (1:1) and hall monitoring on a unit.

Fosters appropriate and empathetic communication skills while maintaining a therapeutic interpersonal relationship with residents. Assist in providing a safe and therapeutic environment, utilizing de-escalation techniques and assists with crisis intervention.

Adheres to policies and procedures for: PPD policy, mandatory education and training, Corporate Compliance, HIPAA and Harassment-Free Workplace.

There are four (4) positions available

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State Requirement: Experience in a relevant program area.

Preferred Qualifications

Agency Preferred: A high school diploma or GED.

Additional Comments

**The selected candidate must have the ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds (may be required to lift more during times of emergencies), and to perform BEST and CPR. Must be able to stand, walk, reach, push, pull, stoop, bend, and climb at least two (2) to three (3) flights of stairs, tolerate noise levels, circulate in patient areas for long periods of time and work with repetitive unusual resident behavior. Must be willing to work during times of hazardous weather.

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume may be attached, but not substituted for completing work history and education sections of the employment application. The employment application will be considered incomplete and not forwarded. **

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Agency. We provide affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex – including the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

Salary: $22,625.00 - $41,866.00 Annually

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 106288

Closing: 11/13/2020 5:00 PM Eastern

Class Code: GA30

Position Number: 00000000

Normal Work Schedule: Other

Normal Work Schedule (Other): Normal work schedule will be discussed in the interview.

Pay Band: Band 3

Opening Date: 10/08/2020

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: You must apply on-line at www.careers.sc.gov. Follow the status of your application on-line.

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Mental Health-Inpatient Services-Psychiatric Hospitals/Programs and Nursing Homes

Address: 220 Faison Drive Columbia, South Carolina, 29203

Phone: 803-935-6030

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