Posted 3 weeks ago

Resident Assistant

Company: DuPage County Health Department
Category: Healthcare

 Wheaton

Type: Full Time

The DuPage County Health Department has a Resident Assistant position opportunity to work in their Behavioral Health focused Residential Program. Their residential sites provide assistance to adult clients who have serious mental illnesses. The focus of the program is to teach clients independent living skills, with the goal of the residents eventually becoming self-sufficient and living within the community. Responsibilities:

  • Provides assistance to adult clients with serious mental illnesses in learning independent living skills using various methods of role modeling and motivational interviewing, demonstrating and assisting with tasks such as; making a shopping list, preparing meals or following recipe instructions.
  • Provides education and direction on proper hygiene and grooming and demonstrates housekeeping skills.
  • Monitors overall personal safety of residents including crisis intervention.
  • Participates and encourages clients with individual and group recreational activities such as sewing, cooking and art.
  • Monitors medication effectiveness and may observe clients taking medications.
  • Assists in facilitating transportation including assisting clients in attending all scheduled appointments.
  • Performs tasks related to maintaining environmental standards in residential facilities and vehicles.
  • Maintains records according to health department policies and assists in managing clients’ financial accounts.
  • Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to client privacy laws.
  • Participates in emergency activities as assigned.