Crisis Intervention Team member

Location
Atlanta
Posted
Jun 24, 2019
Closes
Jul 24, 2019
Job Function
Health / Medical
Position Type
Full Time
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%

 

Provide constant and direct supervision of individuals at all times. Be vigilant and physically able to

intervene during transportation, transition times, and activities such as community outings, so as to the greatest extent practicable, protect against injury to the individual or to others.

 

Work with individuals in both a group setting and on a one to one basis.

 Coordinate, plan and implement daily living skills lesson plans and activities.

 Interact daily with parents, staff, and others in a professional manner, using appropriate, tactful and

diplomatic language.

 

Adhere to and have the physical ability to immediately perform the use of pre-approved Restrictive

Measures when necessary whenever a individual becomes a danger to themselves or others. The use of

restrictive measures is pre-authorized via the individual’s behavioral support plan and always falls within the parameters.

 

Combative behavior that may include:

 

  • Resisting care – for instance, aggressively hampering efforts at bathing or dressing.
  • Verbal aggression – such as arguing, cursing, accusing, or threatening.
  • Fighting – endangering individuals or caregivers with punches, kicks and other hurtful acts.
  • Catastrophic reaction – sudden mood changes with outbursts that indicate a resident is overwhelmed

and unable to control feelings.

  • Physiological Responses – heart rate increases, central blood flow decreases by constriction of blood vessels, peripheral blood flow increases by dilation, respiration increases and digestion ceases.

 

 

 Good understanding of what behaviors might be expected and how to manage them.

 Maintain a valid driver’s license.

 Physical and mental skills and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position.

 Ability to work independently and without direct supervision within the community.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

1. Employee may need to:

a. Stand Continuously Frequently Occasionally Not at all

b. Walk Continuously Frequently Occasionally Not at all

c. Sit Continuously Frequently Occasionally Not at all

 

2. Employee may use hands for:

a. Single grasping Continuously Frequently Occasionally Not at all

b. Pushing & pulling Continuously Frequently Occasionally Not at all

c. Fine manipulation Continuously Frequently Occasionally Not at all

 

Employee may use wrists for:

a. Twisting/turning Continuously Frequently Occasionally Not at all

 

3. Employee may need to:

a. Bend Continuously Frequently Occasionally Not at all

b. Twist Continuously Frequently Occasionally Not at all

c. Squat Continuously Frequently Occasionally Not at all

 

d. Climb Continuously Frequently Occasionally Not at all

e. Reach (above shoulder) Continuously Frequently Occasionally Not at all

 

4. Environment:

a. Outside Continuously Frequently Occasionally Not at all

b. Inside Continuously Frequently Occasionally Not at all

 

5. Lifting:

Light work:

Lifting 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job is in this category when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree or when it involves sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

Restrictive Measures:

Restrictive measures may be necessary when a individual becomes a danger to themselves or others and is preauthorized via the individuals’ individual behavioral support plan. Individual ages range from age 25 to age 57, with weights between 150 to 300 pounds. The possibility of using restrictive measures with an individual is frequent and can range from self-regulation on the individuals part up to the use of non-violent physical crisis intervention.

Experience Consideration:

Experience from the following - State correctional officer, Department of juvenile justice, Combative military experience from all branches of services, Personal security and/or law enforcement