Hope Community Resources, Inc. Anchorage: Behavioral/Mental Health Associate in Anchorage, Alaska

The Behavioral Health Associate (BHA) provides services to Hope support recipients by providing direct care and services to those who have challenging behaviors. The BHA may be assigned to work in an Agency home or may work with support recipients in the community or in support recipients’ homes. The BHA teaches activities of daily living, as well as social and communication skills to foster social independence. The BHA explores, develops, and assists with support recipients’ participation in community inclusion activities. The BHA provides opportunities for the support recipient to work on goals and objectives as outlined in the Plan of Care and/or support plan. The Behavioral Health Associate maintains loyalty to the organization, its beliefs, values, mission, vision, and expectations, and to the recipients of services.

  • Provides support services as outlined in the Plan of Care and/or support plan and behavioral health protocols, including, but not limited to, activities of daily living, activities in the community, and behavior supports.

  • Teaches and assists support recipients to safely access services and participate in community activities. Assists with personal financial management.

  • Teaches and assists support recipients with daily personal hygiene and care, household and personal chores, and recreation.

  • Models and mentors positive communications and behaviors. Pre-teaches alternatives and manages less desirable behaviors through informal assessment and implementation of strategies.

  • Develops and maintains positive professional relationships with families and guardians. Ensures schedule changes are communicated with families, homes, and the supervisor.

  • Coordinates transportation for support recipients, which may include transporting in personal vehicle, arranging public transportation, and/or through the use of vehicles assigned to the Agency’s Assisted Living homes.

  • Monitors support recipients’ health and reports health concerns to appropriate supervisor and/or parent/guardian. Assists with following medical orders and medication administration and documentation, as specified by support recipient’s medical professional(s). Accompanies and participates in appointments as requested.

  • Completes accurate, timely, and thorough documentation, including but not limited to, service notes, goal tracking, incident reports, and timecards, to be in compliance with Agency standards and federal and state regulations.

Required

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Two (2) years experience working with people who experience challenging behaviors or in the special education field required.

Preferred

  • Bachelor degree in Psychology, Special Education or a closely related field

Other

  • Ability to lift 35 lbs, or 1/3 of body weight, whichever is less, from a squat-and-kneel position

  • Possess a valid driver license & at least 3 years of driving experience (may include permit time)

  • Provide driving record that meets agency guidelines

  • Pass a criminal background check under state regulation

ID: 2016-1886

External Company Name: Hope Alaska

External Company URL: http://www.hopealaska.org

Street: 650 W International Airport Rd.