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Wild Acre and Mental Health Solutions Hiring for Assistant Community Residence Director

Location Belmont, MA
Job Description Job Responsibilities:
Company: Wild Acre Inns began in 1972, providing state of the art residential treatment for individuals suffering from a broad spectrum of mental health diagnoses and disorders. In 2014, the company was sold. Along with new ownership came a new name: Wild Acre and Mental Health Solutions. Wild Acre and Mental Health Solutions provides a continuum of care for individuals with persistent mental issues. This care is provided in long term residential settings, which help to primarily support residents in managing tasks and activities of daily living. Wild Acre and Mental Health Solutions also serves young adults, with primary mood disorders, in a shorter term and more active residential setting. Wild Acre and Mental Health Solutions also provides homecare care services for individuals who require various levels of oversight and support to safely remain living in their home, or in preparation of a step down from a more structured environment to a more independent living environment.

Program: This position is based at “the Belmont House,” a DMH licensed long-term group home near Waverley Square in Belmont. It is a large home currently housing 13 middle-age to older adults. Most residents experience schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar, or other long term disorders, although are stable and utilize the group home to assist in maintaining a routine that supports them. The program provides light day activities, including recreational groups. Staff members provide case management, such as assistance navigating and scheduling appointments. Residents generally freely come and go from the program for outside appointments and activities. Residents prepare their own breakfast and lunch from a stocked kitchen, and dinner is prepared by a cook and served family style.

Position: The Belmont House is looking for an upbeat, creative individual to join a small team supporting the operations of a warm, pleasant group home. The Assistant Community Residence Director (ACRD) manages administrative needs of the program and assists the Community Residence Director (CRD) with overseeing the clinical and client needs.

Management:
• Supervise program staff (one case manager, several milieu counselors, and several weekend/evening staff) in collaboration with CRD
• Coordinate program staff schedule
• Oversight of medication administration process and medication reordering
• Oversight of general house operations and maintenance needs
• Host periodic staff meetings in collaboration with CRD
• Event coordination with CRD for a few special projects each year (such as hosting a resident art show)
• Rotation of on-call hours for occasional evening/weekend staff guidance

Clinical:
• Create and implement treatment plans for case load of 4-5 residents
• Plan and host periodic Treatment Review Meetings (with resident’s team of providers and caregivers)
• Collaboration and communication with residents’ other providers, including psychiatrists, doctors, and therapists
• Clinical documentation, including progress notes
• Plan and facilitate 1-2 group activities per week (creative freedom for staff to lead groups on topics that they are interested or passionate about, such as mindfulness, music, art, cooking, yoga, etc.)
• Oversight of case load’s medical care, including doctor visit forms and appointment management
• Management of residents’ medications
• Real time crisis prevention, de-escalation, and assistance as issues arise for the residents

Hours: Generally Monday through Friday daytime (8am-4pm, 9am-5pm, or 10am-6pm)
Requirements/Qualifications Graduate degree in social work or counseling required. Experience with mental health services required. Experience with residential care preferred. MAP certification is desirable, but not required. Driving license preferred for occasional resident transportation.
Salary 52,000 – 60,000
Contact Name Allison Hajjar
Contact Email [email protected]
Contact Phone Number(617) 484-7028