Milieu Associate Job

Job Number: EPB14782

Job Title: Milieu Associate I - Pediatric Partial Program, Per Diem

Department: Pediatric Partial Program - 1202138

Facility: Bradley Hospital

Location: East Providence, RI

Bachelor's Degree in HumanServices. Direct care mental health experience with pediatrics preferred.

Bradley Hospital Safety Care Certification: We value our employees and recognize the demands our unique environment of care presents. As part of our orientation program, we provide comprehensive training which includes de-escalation techniques to minimize need for physical intervention. Employees in this position work in a psychiatric setting under stressful conditions associated with care of psychiatrically impaired, aggressive, and sometimes, self-injurious individuals. Employees are expected to utilize de-escalation techniques and must have the ability to remain calm during a crisis situation as evidenced by the ability to make quick rational decisions and prioritize immediate patient care needs to maintain a therapeutic environment and ensure safety. Employees in this position must also be able to participate in the physical management of patients which can include, but is not limited to, awareness and demonstration of safe body positioning at all times, awareness and coordination to block and deflect possible aggression, and the ability to physically hold struggling patients, using approved methods only, to maintain safety for extended periods of time. Specifically, such employees must be able to lift up to fifty pounds; reach with their hands and arms; grasp and hold with their hands; bend/squat/kneel without limitation, and physically escort patients who may become combative for short distances. Position requires occasional running for short distances and frequent standing, walking and sitting.
The Milieu Associate I provides a variety of direct care service to psychiatrically/behaviorally/emotionally impaired youngsters.