Youth Residential PSS Lead- 2nd shift – Area Substance Abuse Council – Cedar Rapids, IA

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Area Substance Abuse Council


: The Lead Patient Support Staff member provide consistent supervision for patients, implementing consistent program expectations, and aid the Supervisor or Director of the program.


  • Aiding the supervisor in training of all PSS Staff.
  • Ensure group programing is professional and supervised.
  • Assist with on-call responsibilities, such as filling shifts.
  • Supervise events such as meal time, school programming, free time, family recreation, essential day to day safety, phone calls, patient led childcare, etc.
  • Documenting any incident reports, accident reports, CNP meal counts, TB documentation, daily logs, etc.
  • Modeling appropriate interaction with staff members and patients. Lead by example by complying with the general expectations of the Employee Handbook, even while unsupervised.
  • Acts as a staff back-up for staff illness, vacations, or at any other time when appropriate coverage is not available to handle the immediate need.
  • Coordinates medication control procedure and schedule exams for patients. Monitors all drug screen procedures within the assigned program.
  • Works cooperatively with clinical and patient support staff members to schedule patient recreation programs.
  • Communicates all maintenance needs with Director of Facility Operations. Monitors patient bedrooms, lounges and laundry rooms for cleanliness, safety and compliance with licensure standards.
  • Coordinates patient transportation program. Communicates all vehicles maintenance needs to Director of Facility Operations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Component Supervisor.


It is the responsibility of each employee to:

  • Understand and uphold ASAC’s mission.
  • Adhere to ASAC policies and procedures, and to all applicable city, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality, in accordance with HIPAA and 42CFR
  • Display a professional attitude towards and treat all other employees, referral sources, funders, volunteers, visitors, patients and their families with dignity and respect at all times.
  • Demonstrates good communication with, including but not limited to: supervisor, colleagues, co-workers patient/family members, community members, management staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate good attendance and punctuality for all work related events.
  • Demonstrate involvement as a team member, regardless of where primary duties lie, by positively contributing to the overall agency operations.
  • Submit paperwork and meet job responsibility deadlines as assigned.
  • Maintain all required license, certifications and related CEUs.
  • Know and perform job duties in a safe manner.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisors and/or management staff.

. Requirements:


  • Minimum of a High school diploma; AA or Professional Certificate (such as Certified Treatment Assistant) is preferred
  • Valid Iowa driver’s license
  • At least one year experience in a residential environment required.
  • Ability to work on a daily basis utilizing standard office equipment.
  • Ability to use computer system, software and to work well technology.
  • Ability to use independent judgment, analytical/decision-making skills, verbal and written communication skills, human relations skills, team working skills, and organizational skills.
  • This position consists of frequent sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time.