Acadia Healthcare Yoga Specialist-Part-Time (24 hours Weekly) in Lemont, Illinois
**This position is part-time, 24 hours weekly (3-8hr shifts) day shift position. The position comes with paid time off at a part-time accrual rate but no medical insurance benefits.
Assesses individual resident’s yoga and leisure needs to provide a basis for individual program planning. This is accomplished through analysis of interests, needs, and skills. Plans and implements expressive therapy, leisure and social activities for residents to ensure that client' needs are addressed. This is accomplished by directly observing residents, conducting assessments, reviewing literature to identify effective methods, consulting with other expressive therapy professionals, and designing individual recreation programs.
Participate as a team member in planning treatment programs, as needed.
Design and write treatment plans, as needed.
Develops cooperative relationships with volunteers and service organizations to expand programming opportunities for residents.
Plans and implements yoga, leisure and social activities for residents to ensure that client' needs are addressed. This is accomplished by directly observing residents, conducting assessments, reviewing literature to identify effective methods, consulting with other dance/movement therapy professionals, and designing individual recreation programs.
Reviews expressive therapy plans to ensure that suitable measures have been taken to protect the health and safety of residents. This is accomplished by keeping informed of health and safety requirements, communicating those requirements to staff assigned to assist in program implementation and correcting deficits in the plans.
Establishes therapeutic relationships with residents that are beneficial to their treatment.
Collaborates with primary therapists, physicians, and nurses to plan and coordinate treatment bases on residents’ needs. Also utilizes the clinical record as a source of information.
Educates the residents on alternative healthy ways of coping with problematic events and emotions.
Completes all required documentation according to policies and procedures and ensures that daily clinical notes document the residents’ progress in meeting their treatment goals.
Implements care according to residential program policies and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Current license and/or certification through national agency for specific profession.
Yoga, therapeutic and leisure needs assessment principles and methods sufficient to permit the development of relevant, treatment plans.
Yoga and therapy principles and practices sufficient to meet the needs of a wide range of residents.
Specialized yoga therapy principles as they apply to assigned disability groups.
Health and physical requirements sufficient to protect the health and safety of residents during the conduct of recreation and leisure activities.
Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule and occasional overnight travel.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Demonstrated advanced level knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; behavioral therapy methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral disorders
Demonstrated advanced level knowledge of group behavior and dynamics and societal trends and influences
Demonstrated advanced level knowledge of licensing and accreditation standards (JCAHO, Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Code, DCFS)
Highly skilled in communicating ideas and instructions, verbally and in writing, clearly and concisely.
Thorough knowledge of residential policies and procedures.
Attends in-service education to develop knowledge and skill in mental illness. Responsible for developing and delivering in-service education as assigned.
Completes all orientation and cross training modules.
Completes initial and annual competency requirements
Required to sit, stand, bend, stoop, walk, climb stairs and drive possibly for extended periods
Required to lift/move objects and/or residents weighing in excess of 40 pounds
Must possess the ability to provide physical restraint to the residents
Must have visual, hearing and learning capabilities necessary to perform the essential functions described above
ENVIRONMENT AND SCHEDULING
Work is performed on AM, PM and weekend shifts with consultation to overnight shifts and weekends.
Work is performed in the residential setting and activities or facilities in the community.
Duties involve contact with residents that may be threatening, aggressive, suicidal, and/or under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Requires flexibility in scheduling and travel including occasional overnight travel.