Health Care Technician II

Location
Denver, CO
Posted
Aug 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

This component of this position will be to observe, monitor, and intervene in drug/alcohol treatment through addressing client behaviors in the milieu; develop and ensure compliance with program structure; design consequences for negative facilitate clients progress through treatment by conducting weekly individual counseling on all clients; ensure safety of staff and clients; function as lead worker, provide group education/counseling of OBH approved curriculum to all Synergy clients; perform line staff duties to include medication monitoring, perform client head counts, perform off-site verifications, perform random inspections of the premises and contraband searches; attend staff meetings, individual supervision and trainings.

This full-time, University Staff (non-classified) position covers the four pm to midnight shift; either a straight or rotating shift; may be required to stay over late or come in early to cover shifts as needed. This position may be required to work holidays and/or over nights as we are a 24/7 residential facility. This position may also be required to respond to any emergencies as needed. This position exists to supervise/manage clients, monitor, intervene in and record client behavior and activity: to ensure safety of staff and clients; perform all necessary paperwork and record keeping per agency, OBH, Signal, DYC, and RCCF licensing requirements.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Assists in conducting group counseling sessions of OBH approved curriculum, conducts weekly cognitive behavioral group, provides individual tracking sessions, completes accompanying documentation.
  • Maintains an ongoing case load of 2-3 clients on caseload as a drug and alcohol counselor.
  • Document urinalysis tests.
  • Completes following documentation for clients on caseload: weekly reports, monthly reports, incident reports.
  • Provides supervision of the TC milieu. Observe, monitor, and intervene in drug/alcohol treatment through addressing client behaviors for negative behaviors and develop assignments to modify client behaviors.
  • Attends and participate in weekly supervision and staff meetings.
  • Conducts internal facility and external facility/grounds checks
  • Transport clients in State vehicle to medical/dental appointments, outings in the community, court, etc...
  • Facilitates 1-3 groups per week.
  • Maintain continuing education requirements for profession growth and development in accordance with licensing standards.


Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is eligible for overtime compensation.



PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services.

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. To ensure ARTS program integrity, prospective employees may be required to submit to pre-employment urine testing.

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

University of Colorado Denver and ARTS is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. To ensure ARTS program integrity, prospective employees may be required to submit to pre-employment urine testing.


Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
  1. High School diploma or GED.
  2. One year experience working with adolescent population that are delinquent and substance using.

Conditions of Employment:

* Must possess and maintain a valid State of Colorado Driver's License

*CAC II or higher. A M.A., MSW, LCSW, LPC, or MFT can substitute for the CAC requirement.

*Must be willing and able to cover the four pm to midnight shift; either a straight or rotating shift

*Must be willing and able to stay over late or come in early to cover shifts as needed

*Must be willing and able to work holidays and/or over nights as this is a 24/7 residential facility

*Must be willing and able to respond to any emergencies as needed

*Must agree to fingerprinting and criminal background check. Required background checks include a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) AND the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).

*Subject to pre-employment, post-accident or incident or reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing per UCD Addiction Research and Treatment Services Department Policies.

*In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), ARTS cannot employ individuals (who may have contact with residents) who have (1) engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution (as defined in 42 U.S.C. § 1997); (2) been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or (3) been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in (1-3) of this section. Material omissions regarding such misconduct, or the provision of materially false information, shall be grounds for termination.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Experience working in adolescent focused substance abuse treatment environment or therapeutic community
  • Experience working with juvenile justice population
  • Experience documenting behaviors according to established policies and procedures
  • Experience in observing, monitoring and documenting urinalysis testing
  • Experience in bed checks
  • Experience writing incident reports
  • Experience and knowledge of Federal Confidentiality laws concerning Drug and Alcohol treatment and HIPAA

Competencies:
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and ability to learn software programs
  • Experience using an Electronic Health Record

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers * REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A cover letter/letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2) A current resume/CV. 3) List of 3-5 professional references. Questions should be directed to Paula Woodstrom at Paula.Woodstrom@ucdenver.edu

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 3-5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.



Job Category: Health Care

Primary Location: Denver

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20280 - SOM-PSYCH-ARTS SP/G

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 7, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Paula Woodstrom

Posting Contact Email: Paula.Woodstrom@ucdenver.edu

Position Number: 00641973

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