The Part-Time Care Specialist provides off site at clients' homes/RRP sites or other appropriate locations in the community, specifically during medication monitoring windows on the weekends.
Schedule: 8 AM- 12:00 PM or 7 PM- 11:00 PM Saturdays & Sundays
- Visits clients in their homes to provide medication monitoring services to ensure clients are taking medications as prescribed and other case management functions as needed.
- With guidance from supervisor or Manager On-Call on weekends, implements crisis support/intervention techniques as needed and facilitates appropriate utilization of community support system (i.e. Crisis Center).
- Prepares medication monitoring documentation as required in a thorough, accurate and timely manner.
- Completes timely, billable service notes properly in Electronic Health Record.
- Accurately reports to supervisor and peers issues related to client progress, program needs, and issues related to the Care Specialist successfully completing job duties.
- Monitors health and safety in the homes. Responsible for addressing immediate health/safety concerns and related issues to supervisor.
- Provides transportation (in Montgomery Station vehicles if available or personal vehicle) when deemed necessary for assisting clients in meeting their needs.
- Organizational and time management.
- Ability to establish rapport and to assist client to identify his or her own needs (i.e. self-care skills, social skills, independent living skills, medication management, health- mental and somatic, entitlements, and vocational) to establish appropriate rehabilitation goals and to provide internal and/or community referrals when necessary.
- High school Diploma required. BA/BS in Human Service and/or related work experience preferred.
- Additional certifications/trainings required (or provided during orientation, or shortly thereafter):
- Language and Communication Skills: Good oral and written communication.
- Technical Skills: CPR/First Aid, Infection Control, Food Safety and Handling, and Crisis Intervention/Suicidal Protocol.
- A current, valid driver's license, proof of auto insurance (which meets minimum MD state requirements), and a current driving record with 3 points or less are required for transporting consumers, either in agency vans or a personal vehicle.