Volunteers of America, Southwest

Volunteers of America Southwest assists homeless veterans with disabilities achieve self-reliance, allows men and women to return to their families clean and sober, cares for elders and those struggling with mental health challenges, and supports the futures of our community’s children through education and overall family well-being.

$70,000 - $80,000 yearly
Volunteers of America, Southwest
Jan 12, 2018
Full time
Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Administrator, the Director of Nursing directs the nursing operation of our Imperial Manor facility in El Centro, CA. Areas of responsibilities include nursing development, patient care and related administrative duties. May serve as Charge Nurse. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Ensures compliance with Facility and Volunteers of America Policy and Procedures. Assumes responsibility for coordinating plans for the total care of each patient to comply with physician's orders, governmental regulations and facility policies. Develops, maintains, and upgrades nursing service objectives, standards for nursing practice, nursing procedure manuals, and written job descriptions for each level of nursing personnel. Participates in the recruitment, selection, hiring, orientation, training, corrective discipline and dismissal of nursing personnel. Assigns duties and delegates responsibilities to nursing personnel according to their abilities and position held. Evaluates performance of nursing personnel and maintains evaluation records. Assists in budget planning for nursing service including recommendation for the number and type of nursing service equipment and supply needs. Serves as discharge and planning nurse for patients. Maintains contact with physicians as necessary according to patient needs, facility policies, and governmental regulations. Coordinates nursing service with other patient care services provided such as physician, dietary, occupational and physical therapies, patient activities, social services and with the business office. Assures that a nursing care plan is reviewed and modified as needed. Evaluates information to be shared with outside nursing personnel and allied services for continuing of patient care. Assess community resources, which may be utilized to improve patient care. Serves on the QA Committee, Patient Care Policy Committee, Pharmacy Committee and Infection Control Committee. Discusses with the Administrator, monthly, the current status of the nursing service including recommendations for needed changes and other items required by facility policy. Encourages staff development and professional growth. Maintains good interpersonal relationships with patients and their families, nursing personnel, allied professional services, and the community. Visits patients to ensure maximum care and to ascertain need for additional or modified services. Assures adequate twenty-four (24) hour nursing coverage in the facility each day. Attends Utilization Review Committee meetings. Designates a responsible professional nurse to be in charge of the nursing service during the absence of the Director of Nursing Service. Provides close supervision and direction to the Charge Nurse. Promotes a safe environment within the facility which includes fire and accident prevention, maintenance of sanitary conditions and assurance that all nursing personnel understand their roles in the event of a disaster or other disruption of services. Works cooperatively with Director of Staff Development to assure that an adequate orientation and In-Service Training Program is provided for all nursing personnel. Makes out nursing schedule and posts at least two weeks prior to date. Attends Department Head meetings as scheduled by the Administrator. Ensures that licensed personnel maintain current CPR Certification, TB test results, and complete all mandatory training. Performs all other duties as assigned by Administrator or Corporate management. Physical Activities & Work Environment: The employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently lifts and or moves up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. All employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series. Required Credentials, Abilities, & Experience: Must be currently licensed by the State of California as a Registered Nurse, having fully met all requirements for said license, with at least one (1) year of supervisory nursing experience in the last five (5) years, and: Must demonstrate knowledge and ability to apply basic principles of nursing care and education. Must have the ability to work effectively with all levels of personnel. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and professionally both orally and in writing with residents, doctors, nurses, pharmacy and social workers. Ability to operate independently under minimal supervision Must have knowledge of and ability to follow professional ethics, confidentiality, and boundaries with clients as well as with staff Must demonstrate competency for contract implementation, compliance and evaluations. Must have ability to train and supervise staff to prepare sound and concise case histories, appraisal of client needs and assessment plans, written goal plans, reports and other requested documents. Must have knowledge of and enforce Volunteers of America's safety, security and cleanliness practices. Must have ability to train and oversee staff to assess conditions and causes of need for assistance of persons requesting emergency and/or disabled services. Must acknowledge and adhere to all Volunteers of America's policies and procedures Bilingual in Spanish and English is preferred. Knowledge of MDS (3.0) is preferred.   Natasha Glynn Team B Natasha Glynn, CTR Resource Manager Work For Warriors Phone: (916) 854-1363 E:mail: Natasha.Glynn@WorkForWarriors.org http://workforwarriors.org/ https://www.facebook.com/TeamWFW/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/WFW
$17 hourly
Volunteers of America, Southwest National City, CA, United States
Dec 29, 2017
Full time
Job Opportunity: The full-time Outreach/Intake Specialist will be responsible for indentifying,engaging, and screening homeless individuals in San Diego County.  This position will work in the field to target individuals in need of housing and supportive services by scouting locations where homeless individuals frequent, participating in homeless provider events in the community, and coordinating with internal and external programs that serve homeless individuals. Responsible for establishing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with local homeless providers and the local continuum of care in efforts to locate and engage clients. Job Duties: Completing initial screenings, identifying clients, completing intake paperwork, coordinating with staff to identify clients, coordinating with staff to ensure clients are enrolled in the program and adequately provided services. Job Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in social services or related field and a minimum of two years experience providing outreach and engagement services to various homeless populations. Ability to successfully pass fingerprint and criminal investigation screening. Must have valid driver's license and meet insurance guidelines established by Corporation. Ability to pass a TB test and health screening. Knowledge of programs criteria and applicable community resources. Demonstrated ability to apply independent judgment in critical situations involving vulnerable populations. Ability to read, write and speak in English and Bilingual in Spanish helpful. Proficient with computer systems in Microsoft applications and ServicePoint.  Working knowledge of community resources in San Diego County.  Ability to work independently and as a team. Full Time. $17/HR + Benefits. Natasha Glynn Team B  
Volunteers of America, Southwest San Diego, CA, United States
Dec 29, 2017
Full time
CLASSIFICATION SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, the A&D Counselor will perform direct resident services as assigned by the Program Manager or Program Director.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES   Adhere to Volunteers of America's Operating and Program's Policies and Procedures. Follow all Safety Policies and Procedures and insure that residents and staff are safe at all times. Follow all Disaster Preparedness Procedures as outlined in the Mini-Disaster Program Manual. Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of all State Licensing & Certification Standards and regulations. Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of all contract(s) objectives, goals and required work ethics and practices. Gather resident information, complete intakes, discharges, ongoing forms and resident documentation accurately and in the required program time frames. Manage client medications, per guidelines established by all regulatory and funding entities. This includes recordkeeping/documentation of all regulatory and funding entities. This includes recordkeeping/documentation of all medications brought into the facility, supervising clients while taking their medications and safeguarding the client's medications. Follow all program policies, procedures and protocols. Assist with the daily set-up and service of all meals for client's to include: breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack times. Daily 1x1 counseling with clients. Daily documentation in client's files of progress noted during the time services were provided. Facilitate groups on various treatment topics, including the 12-Step program model of recovery, as outlined in the programs Curriculum Manual. Data entry of applicable information in the organization's data management system. Provide transportation and the safety of residents for needed services as needed. Follow reporting requirements and mandatory timelines for reporting all incidents as they relate to clients, staff, etc. Maintain a good rapport, respect and communication with law enforcement or court officials, agency visitors, and community social service agencies. Participate in the cleaning, and maintenance of the facility and program equipment and furnishings. Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Supervisor, Treatment Services Coordinator or Program Director. Physical requirements as described below: REQUIRED CREDENTIALS, ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE: Registered with the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) or with California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR). The A& D Counselor must retain an active status for the duration of their employment and maintain a current certification, obtaining required CEU's per the guidelines of the certifying organization(s). Must be able to read, write and verbally communicate in the English language. Additional requirements include: Maintain a working knowledge of alcohol & drug treatment programs and dually diagnosed programs Federal client confidentiality regulations, specifically, CFR 42, PART 2 regulations and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) confidentiality regulations, pertaining to policies and procedures. Maintain in-depth knowledge of treatment modalities for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts and dually diagnosed population. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Properly complete all program forms accurately, completely independently. Properly implement instructions and procedures. Convey respect, concern and understanding to clients, fellow employees and the public. Demonstrate good judgment, enhancing program effectiveness. Must have the ability to respond appropriately in case of program incidents or emergency medical situations. Must have the ability to document in writing all incidents that related to staff, residents or the facility, per program policy and procedure and within the required time frame. This includes the reporting and documentation of all serious incidents and unusual occurrences relating to both clients and staff. Must have basic computer skills in Windows, Microsoft Office programs including data entry ability. Must be flexible to meet scheduling demands. Must be free from formal Probation/Parole status for a minimum of one (1) year. Must have three (3) years continuous sobriety if recovering. Valid California Driver's License desired. Must obtain TB/UA prior to employment Physical (w/in 7 days) of employment. Must obtain CPR/1st Aide (w/in 3 months) of employment. Must attend Serious Incident and Unusual Occurrence Reporting Training within 30 days of hire. Must attend training on Client Confidentiality as it relates to CFR 42 and HIPAA regulations annually. Natasha Glynn Team B