FCC Behavioral Health
  • 08-Jun-2020 to 07-Aug-2020 (CST)
  • Poplar Bluff, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Job purpose 

Recovery Support Aides' (RSA) are responsible for the facilitation and delivery of treatment services according to an established schedule of structured program activities. RSA's shall ensure a therapeutic environment which is productive, meaningful, and provided in a manner that is appropriate for the person(s)-served within the treatment setting. 


  • Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • Must be capable of accurately recording and communicating diverse information and monitor said information;
  • Possess or ability to possess, a MO Class "E" Chauffeur's license;
  • Meet the minimum requirements to be clinically privileged by FCC Behavioral Health. 


  • 1000 hours (at least six (6) months) of applicable work experience. 


  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Criminal Justice and/or other Social Service related field, OR
  • 4000 hours (at least two (2) years) of applicable work experience.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Core Job Duties 

  • Monitor and facilitates group activities in accordance to program schedule using a group facilitating format and group material that engage the person(s)-served.
  • Monitor/supervises the participation and accurate completion of assigned daily duties of person(s)-served.
  • Monitor and facilitates the participation of person(s)-serve in self-help group activities.
  • Assist in the supervision and facilitation of recreational and educational activities, as required.
  • Assist supervisor with the coordinating groups and events on monthly calendar, as required.
  • Accept responsibility to assist and/or lead treatment group activities, if requested.
  • Orient new arrivals to activities, introducing them to other participants, explaining facility rules and encouraging participation.
  • Provide continuous supervision of person(s)-served to ensure compliance with schedules and services.
  • Monitor person(s)-served and report any physical and/or emotional changes to the proper staff members.
  • Monitor vital signs of person(s)-served, as required.
  • Coordinate crisis intervention services, as needed.
  • Serve as a positive role model through professional appearance, therapeutic communication and respect for self and others.
  • Assist in identifying and assessing strengths and needs of person(s)-served.
  • Assist in identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping to improve knowledge and/or skills of person(s)-served.
  • Assist person(s)-served in meeting goals and objectives in current treatment plan by using staff interventions outlined in that plan.
  • Assist in the transportation of person(s)-served to and from scheduled activities and to and from person(s)-served home, as needed.
  • Assist in the implementation of general life-skills/activities of daily living training with person(s)-served.
  • Monitor self-administration of medication and effectively complete associated documentation, as needed.
  • Monitor facilities and storage areas for cleanliness and condition of equipment; adjusts and moves items to proper areas.
  • Consistently monitor the overall health and safety of all person(s)-served, staff and visitors and reports any changes and/or dangers that could potentially affect the treatment setting.
  • Monitor and reports any physical and/or emotional changes of person(s)-served to the appropriate staff.
  • Assist in the planning/implementation of special projects conducted within program and/or in community.
  • Provide feedback to the treatment team in regards to the person(s)-served level of participation and cooperation in group activities.
  • Participate in clinical staffing of person(s)-served, as scheduled by supervisor, to include attendance of meetings and/or written notes regarding cooperation and participation with program expectations.
  • Complies with supervisory directives as it applies to the enforcement of facility policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the maintenance of accurate records for person(s)-served.
  • Ability to effectively utilize computer systems currently employed by FCC.
  • Maintain/improve professional competencies through training activities and/or other educational means.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of diagnostic criteria sets for substance use and/or mental disorders.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Listen to others in order to facilitate an open exchange of ideas and provide for effective communication.
  • Orally communicate information effectively and accurately.
  • Assure program operates within the constraints of the agency's certification (CARF, DMH) standards and strategic plan related to clinical care.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times within the legal framework. Will adhere to established guidelines regarding confidentiality as well as the agency's adopted code of ethics.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of person(s)-served as outlined in the agency and site Policies and Procedure Manuals.
  • Maintain acceptable attendance record, respect break periods and work with supervisor to ensure coverage during any absence.
  • Exhibit a professional appearance, attitude and demeanor that reflects confidence, positive self-esteem and overall professionalism when working with person(s)-served, co-workers, families and referral sources.
  • Demonstrate initiative and a "can do" attitude.
  • Other job duties and special projects as assigned.                                                                                                                        

Core Competencies/Working Knowledge                       

  • Demonstrate corporate "vision" in day-to-day activities
  • Demonstrate corporate "values" in day-to-day activities (Privacy, Choice, Professionalism, Collaborative, Respect, Ethics, Competency)
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
  • Leadership - displays a willingness to lead, take charge and offer opinions and direction
  • Initiative - displays a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Analytical Thinking - analyzes information and uses logic to address work-related issues and problems
  • Attention to Detail - careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
  • Achievement/Effort - establish and maintain personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks
  • Innovation - uses creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
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