Provides direct care as outlined in the Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) and per Maine Care Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 28 Rehabilitative and Community Support. Direct care services are provided in the home and/or community in either individual or group settings. These services are designed to retain or improve functional abilities which have been negatively impacted by the effects of cognitive or functional impairment and are focused on behavior modification and management, social development, and acquisition and retention of developmentally appropriate skills.
Services include problem solving activities in order to help the client develop and maintain skills and abilities necessary to manage his or her behavioral health treatment needs, learning the social skills and behaviors necessary to live with and interact with other community members and independently, and to build or maintain satisfactory relationships with peers or adults, learning the skills that will improve a member’s self- awareness, environmental awareness, social appropriateness and support social integration, and learning awareness of and appropriate use of community services and resources. The delivery of services include work with families during periods of crisis by consulting with supervisor, program manager and clinician when needed, referring to crisis intervention services and or 911 when necessary, and completing agency incident reports as indicated. Maintains confidentiality in accordance with agency policy and regulatory requirements. Assists in the development and review of plans and strategies to improve future functioning of the client and family unit and in teaching the family member to therapeutically respond to client’s identified treatment needs. Maintains and submits documents as required by agency policy and regulatory requirements. This includes all progress notes on a weekly basis by the designated time as set forth at orientation. Performs additional duties as assigned.