Are you interested in working with a company that values people and has a passion for service? Do you want to become part of an organization that cares about your personal and professional growth? If you have answered YES to these questions, then you should consider working for Pathways!
Pathways is one of the largest national providers of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services. At Pathways, we deliver exceptional value by creating healthier communities through the work of exceptional people. Our more than 6,000 employees provide the highest-quality home- and community-based human services in 20 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Pioneer Health Resources is a subsidiary of Pathways.
The Respite Care Provider is responsible for maintaining functions within the scope of practice as established by OPTUM to provide mental health services (OPTUM’s guidelines, and regulations) to provide short-term/temporary care for youth w/SED provided in the least restrictive environment that provides relief for caretaker and is aimed at de-escalation of stressful situations.
Must be at least 21 years of age
High School diploma
Experience with youth experiencing SED and their families
First-Aid and CPR training
Maintenance- monthly one-on-one supervision, additional group supervision recommended, feedback on performance, 4 hours of CEU related to respite and approved by supervisor.
Must have current fingerprint clearance (and maintain during employment) and be able to pass the background check.
Preferred degree in a behavioral health field. Must pass a criminal background check conducted by the DHW
Interfaces routinely with staff, Program Coordinator, Lead Supervisor, clinic staff, clients and other key personnel as identified essential to client care.
Completes four (4) hours of continuing education annually from date of hire as required by OPTUM guidelines. Specific requirements as related to ethics training apply.
Maintains confidentiality of all client documents, files and communication in written, electronic and/or verbal form.
Assists in providing service delivery support. Typical duties may include, but not be limited to: interfacing with the service providers/clinic staff and other key personnel, screening potential clients/completing client intake tasks as per Pioneer Health Resources protocol, responsible for reading, understanding, and communicating clearly Pioneer’s policies and procedures, collaboration with clients/providers regarding on-going service delivery and reviewing weekly provider billing.
Safety- help youth stay safe during emergencies, recognize signs of abuse, neglect or exploitation and know what to do. Respite care workers are required to have CPR and first aid training.
Crisis Prevention and Intervention- identify risk for and behaviors that lead to crisis.
Cultural Competency- Respect cultural differences and provide services and supports that fit with a youth and family’s cultural preferences.
Communication- Build trust and productive relationships with the youth and families that you support, your coworkers, and others through respectful and clear verbal communication.
Evaluation and Observation- Effectively monitor a youth’s physical and emotional health, gather information, and communicate observations to guide services.
Professionalism and Ethics- Working in a professional and ethical manner, maintaining confidentiality while respecting youth rights, family rights, and cultural values.
Monitors and audits services for compliance with OPTUM and Medicaid regulations. Typical duties may include, but not be limited to: ensuring completion of initial/annual assessments, service/treatment plans, required periodic reviews and termination summaries with respect to established time frames and other regulatory requirements.
Must be in possession of a laptop, PDA (Personal Digital Assistant), or other device that is capable of running Java/web based applications in order to document services with clients while working in the community.
Other tasks as assigned by Supervisor
To get more information about requirements to become Family Support certified please visit the department Idaho Department of Health and Welfare website (link provided below).
(The link below can be copied and pasted into your browser search bar, it will take you to Idaho Department of Health and Welfare website where it has more information about the certification process)
Pathways is committed to creating the best possible work environment for our team members and offers the following total rewards package: (NOTE: THIS ONLY APPLIES TO FULL TIME EMPLOYEES)
Compensation of $15.00/hr – DOE
Paid Vacation Days
Paid Sick Days
Medical, Dental, Vision including a Health Savings Account
Health, Dependent and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts
Basic and Optional Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents
401k Match - 50% of the first 6% of eligible compensation up to an annual maximum of $750
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement
Training, Development Opportunities for advancement! As we grow, you grow with us!
Pathways or any its subsidiaries does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Pathways is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.