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Behavioral Health Residential Skills Worker

Type: Full-time, Part-time

Job Summary

To promote the mission of PATH to help individuals achieve a more independent and fulfilling life by being an effective team member.  The BHID Specialized Residential Service provides direct care including support, structure, assistance, skill training and therapeutic interventions, for service participants, in collaboration with BHID Integrated Clinical Services team. Services are provided in the home and community.

Specific Duties

  1. Provide supervision of residents at all times in accordance with their integrated individual support plan.
  2. Maintain a supportive, therapeutic relationship with each service participant
  3. Be aware of each service participant’s individual service plan, history, medications, current needs and any special accommodations required by the participant
  4. Act as a role model at all times, maintaining appropriate boundaries and demonstrating effective communication skills
  5. Maintain clear and consistent expectations of each service participant while maintaining a safe, supportive environment
  6. Implement, on a consistent basis, direct service interventions as defined in the individual’s service plans
  7. Oversee, teach skills and actively assist in the completion of household chores ensuring the home is neat and clean at all times
  8. Oversee, teach skills and actively assist in the completion of personal hygiene and other activities of daily living as needed by the participant
  9. Assist service participants in developing and practicing skills defined on their individual service plan.  This may include accompanying residents to appointments, social activities and/or job opportunities, and other activities of daily living.
  10. Maintain open and ongoing collaboration and communication with all team members such as: residential direct care staff, clinicians, behavior specialists, psychiatrist, nurse and peer specialist
  11. Maintain ongoing communication with each service participant’s family/significant others utilizing diplomacy and tact and creating a welcoming environment
  12. Ensure any family concerns are shared immediately with a supervisor
  13. Participate in household shopping, as assigned
  14. Coordinate, facilitate and engage in regular social activities with the service participants
  15. Transport and accompany residents to appointments and activities, as assigned
  16. Provide program coverage/shift coverage as assigned
  17. Upon successful completion of training, monitor service participants taking their prescribed medications
  18. Upon successful completion of training and in accordance with PATH policies and procedures, implement approved manual restrictive procedures if absolutely necessary to prevent a resident from harming himself or others
  19. Provide crisis intervention in a calm therapeutic manner when indicated
  20. Follow the ‘When to Call a Supervisor’ protocol which includes immediately contacting a supervisor, or the on-call supervisor, regarding any incidents, issues or concerns
  21. Participate in scheduled meetings, as appropriate, to include:  BHID team meetings, stakeholder’s meetings, case conferences and community meetings
  22. As assigned, schedule necessary medical and dental appointments for residents
  23. Ensure all required documentation is completed in a timely, comprehensive and legible manner and in accordance with PATH policies and procedures


High School diploma or equivalent and 12 credit hours from an accredited college/university or, prior to hire, an approved waiver from CBH is obtained that includes a rationale for hiring without the required credit hours; 2 years’ experience in human services, paid or unpaid, preferably with adults with psychiatric and/or intellectual disabilities; Able to use an Electronic Health Record;  Able to use an Electronic Health Record


Specialized Behavioral Health/Community Living Arrangements, Philadelphia, PA


Full-time, Part-time



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