Therapeutic Security Technician
Wellpath | Columbia, SC
Our Therapeutic Security Technicians offer front-line support to residents in the living units by continuously monitoring resident and unit activities. This position serves as a member of the treatment team while assuring the safety and security of the living unit.
- High school diploma or equivalent required
- Bachelor degree preferred
- One (1) year direct care experience in a forensic, correctional, mental health or hospital setting preferred
- None required
ResponsibilitiesAssists the Clinical Team Leader, Clinical Therapists and Psychologists in implementing the resident Integrated Care Plan.Assists the Educational and Vocational Instructors and Recreation Specialists with implementing unit based activities.Attends behavior committee meetings and 180-day Integrated Care Plan reviews for each resident on the unit.Participates in regular living unit group meetings with all residents.Assists the Unit Manager by maintaining the safety of the living unit and day rooms for residents and staff by enforcing policies and procedures, and conducting safety and security inspections.Continually observes resident behavior for safety or clinical issues.Intervenes and mediates in the settlement of disputes and altercations of residents on the living units.Takes necessary corrective action to deescalate or halt adverse resident behavior including physical restraint of violent residents.Performs routine searches of resident living areas to identify and remove contraband.Records and documents resident behavior related to security, safety and treatment of residents. Records information in logs, reports or charts pertaining to daily resident activity and behavior. Prepares various reports on unit activities.Conducts accurate living unit counts at assigned times each day and reports the actual number of residents on the living unit to central control.Maintains movement logs of every resident on the unit and the destination of every resident that moves off the unit. Monitors routine resident movement into and out of the housing unit to deter contraband interdiction and to maintain resident accountability.Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.Perform other duties as assigned.
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