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Wellness Assistant

Company: The Home for Little Wanderers
Location: Walpole
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Home at Walpole seeks a Wellness Assistant who is expected to develop an understanding of the program's mission, treatment philosophy and policies and procedures and to implement this understanding in their direct care and supervision of clients.

  • Administer medications to group home clients per MAP standards; complete incident reports for medication refusal. Transcribe med orders.
  • Act as liaison for pharmacy orders submitted by the Nursing staff.
  • Assist families in monitoring needs, scheduling and attending all necessary health appointments for their children such as routine care, assessments, labs, EKGs, etc.
  • Maintain health related records of group home clients as needed including health/wellness related activities, incident reporting, periodic vital signs and weights, filing external provider reports, consults, etc.
  • Attend residential treatment teams.
  • Prepare and assist in group home client admissions.
  • Assist families/caregivers in providing the program with copies of required documentation such as annual physicals, dental exams, immunization records, TB records, etc.
  • Review and document client health related information in a communications log.
  • Update and distribute communications about client allergies.
  • Verify invoices related to health/wellness purchases such as pharmacy orders, over the counter supplies, etc.
  • Liaison with school nurses around medication plans and coordination of health related needs.
  • Liaison with community-based health providers such as medical, dental, vision, etc., and insurance companies.
  • Become familiar with programs routines/ structure. Develop a general understanding of the population of clients we work with.
  • Foster healthy, appropriate relationships with our clients through daily interactions with them.
  • Develop an understanding of Behavior Support System.
  • Provide First Aid appropriately as needed.
  • May plan and participate in activities with students on an individual and small group (less than 6) level in accordance with treatment plans and goals. Teach age appropriate life skills and social skills through modeling, counseling, and other techniques.
  • Support Direct Care staff in maintaining a safe and supportive environment. Manage living, dining, educational, recreational areas to provide a clean, organized environment for students. Ensure adequate supervision of students through coordination of care with other staff.
  • Provide group and individual behavior support and intervention as trained, including the use of TCI appropriate physical restraint as necessary. Coordinate medical and emergency situations with the supervisor.
  • Participate in supervision meetings with supervisor.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 1 year child care experience in a residential setting with similar population of children.
  • MAP certification required.

Physical Requirements:

Continuous walking, standing, climbing, lifting of objects for 6 - 7 hour shifts. Ability to effectively restrain using proper TCI techniques when needed. Ability to read and write. Must be flexible, may have to work extended shifts.

What The Home Can Offer You

In addition to the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of the youth of Massachusetts, The Home for Little Wanderers offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Extensive training to new staff
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Long-term Disability and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development opportunities

Keywords: The Home for Little Wanderers, Boston , Wellness Assistant, Other , Walpole, Massachusetts

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