Per Diem Night Monitor
Job Details
New Prospects - Bridgeport, CT

Recovery Network of Programs, Inc. (RNP), is a private, non-profit, social service agency which has been serving the Greater Bridgeport Community and Fairfield County area since 1972. RNP is dedicated to helping those living with substance use, mental health disorders, and homelessness. Our mission is to restore hope, health, and wellbeing for individuals and families in a recovery environment that embraces compassion, dignity and respect.

 

New Prospects - located in Bridgeport, Connecticut is uniquely positioned to offer gender-specific co-occurring enhanced intensive residential services to adult men and women. This program is designed to provide services for individuals who are experiencing difficulties stabilizing their substance abuse and mental health issues and seek short-term intensive treatment of approximately 30 days.

 

CORE FUNCTIONS

  • Remains awake and alert at all times to tend to the needs of the unit and responsibilities of the Night Monitor.
  • Performs hourly rounds of the entire unit which includes both the first and second floors and conducts rounds at random time frames within each hour and not at fixed intervals.
  • Completes head counts and confirms it is in accordance with the current census.
  • Ensures the whereabouts of each client through direct observation.
  • Acknowledges any and all behavior(s) on the part of any client(s) that is considered inappropriate or a cause for concern.
  • Attempts to redirect any clients in a respectful and appropriate manner as needed and offers supportive counseling as deemed necessary.
  • Utilizes appropriate methods to provide effective night monitoring which includes video surveillance, random hourly rounds and walk throughs of the unit including both the first and second floors to check all bedrooms, corridors, medication room and common rooms (such as laundry room and dining area). 
  • Utilizes crisis intervention techniques & back-up assistance plans as outline in policy and procedure labeled “Crisis Intervention and Back up Assistance” whenever necessary based on client(s) need and staff assessment.
  • Documents necessary communications in Night Shift Log Book.
  • Makes chart copies, assembles new charts, makes other copies and completes laundry duties as necessary/assigned. 
  • Assumes all other appropriate duties as deemed necessary by the supervisor.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Minimum of an Associates degree in behavioral health and at least two (2) years experience in related field preferred with clients with co-occurring disorders; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of basic counseling skills, crisis intervention and documentation. 
  • Understanding of the physical, psychological, social and economic effects of substance abuse, homelessness, medical and mental health disorders. 
  • Considerable knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding client confidentiality. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships with clients, colleagues and supervisors. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Ability to project a professional image.

 

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES  

Incumbents may be encouraged to secure professional certification (e.g. CAC and/or SCCD). 

Valid CT driver's license required.

 

 

Recovery Network of Programs, Inc.

2 Trap Falls Rd. Suite 405, Shelton, CT 06484

https://recovery-programs.org/

 

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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