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Security Technician, PM (Lakefront)

AltaPointe Health Systems

This is a Contract position in New York, NY posted September 14, 2021.

Overview: AltaPointes Adult Residential Services are designed for consumers with serious and persistent mental illness who require social rehabilitation and community support.

Combining medical, nursing and clinical services, our staff provides care and treatment for more than 200 adults in need of intensive service provision.

The Adult Residential Services Program consists of group homes, which are supervised 24 hours/day when consumers are on the premises.

Expected outcomes are the same for each adult group home: to prevent re-hospitalization and to maximize and maintain successful community placement.

Residential care focuses on the rehabilitation and return to the community of seriously mentally ill consumers.

Responsibilities: Security Technicians respond to crisis situations in the inpatientand residential settings,and implement proper Mindset interventions which may include the application of seclusion and restraints.

Security technicians are responsible for the safety and security of all consumers, staff and visitors to the hospital or group homes.

They conduct perimeter checks both inside and outside the facilities as well as provide visitor control.

In addition they conduct searches as directed and monitor for contraband.Essential FunctionsResponds to crisis situations throughout facility and implements proper MindSet interventionsDemonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situationApplies seclusion and restraint per AltaPointe Policy and ProcedureConducts consumer and room searches for contraband items per AltaPointe Policy and ProcedureConducts Environmental Rounds on a daily basis and documents accordinglyProvides monitoring and interaction with consumersPrepares end of shift (EOS) reportPerforms hand-off communication at shift changeEffectively collaborates with the treatment team membersActively participates in Security team meetings for performance improvement purposesProvides staff training to staff on crisis intervention as neededModels appropriate behavior including but not limited to communication skills, grooming, manners, etc.Effectively demonstrates the application of adult specific competenciesRoutinely monitors camerasMaintains a presence within building and on unitsInquires as to reason of visit when/if visitors appear to be hanging aroundConducts routine walk through of units, outside and parking lotsEffectively uses wands and walkie talkies along with charging them when not in useCheck out van and black bag, verify drivers license, check vehicle and charge cellsProvides backup support to front deskNotifies management of issues that surfaceProvides back up support during visitationsProvides security during legal proceedingsAssist with on boarding new employeesSeeks supervision and consultation as neededAccepts and employs suggestions for improvementActively works to enhance skillsTreats consumers with care, dignity and compassionManages physically aggressive consumers in a manner which protects individual dignity, respect, and self-esteemRespects consumers privacy and confidentialityIs pleasant and cooperative with othersAssists consumers and visitors as neededPersonal values dont inhibit ability to relate and care for othersIs sensitive to the consumers needs, expectations, and individual differencesIs gentle and calm with consumers and familiesActively participates in Performance Improvement activitiesActively participates in AltaPointe committees as requiredCompletes assigned tasks in a timely mannerFollows AltaPointe policies and proceduresAttends appropriate in-services training and other workshopsPhysical RequirementsResponsible for physical holds/restraints based upon direction of code leaderFrequent standing, walking and runningFrequent forward bending from the hips while kneeling to reach to the sideFrequent squat/lunge from a standing positionStrong grasp is needed to maintain constant contact with a consumer during a restraint procedure or with other hold techniques.Maintaining back extension while in prone position (stomach toward floor) with ones own body weight on forearms, thighs, knees to feet.

The position is maintained from 30 seconds to extended time up to 1 hour or longer.

This physical demand is frequent by nature.Ability to put ones own body weight on one knee and one elbow on the same side of ones body.

The position can last from 15 seconds or longer.

This physical demand is frequent by nature.Ability to kneel and reach to same side of body with both hands on the floor.

This position is maintained for 30 seconds or longer.

This physical demand is frequent by nature.This position requires a strong coreThis position requires upper body strength like that required to do push-ups.Have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds from floor to waist and horizontally.Any of the above listed physical demands could take place inside or outside the facility.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or GEDAnd must be able to pass a physical agility test that includes running, push-ups, sit ups, etc.

Details are available upon request.