Treatment Attendant 1: DV Program Specialization

Job Title:
Treatment Attendant 1: DV Program Specialization

Northwest Indian Treatment Center Inpatient Facility

Reports To:
Treatment Center Director

FLSA Status:

TS Range:

.5 FTE

Opening Date:
December 23, 2020

Closing Date:
January 20, 2020


Performs a variety of patient related tasks including reporting, documenting, monitoring and intervening with a primary focus on supporting DV staff and DV services. Supports DV service staff by packaging self-care and hygiene kits for DV clients. Supports mailing of kits. As directed, coordinates and conducts patient activities such as walks, mediation, and craft activities. Monitors the safety and appropriateness of all patients and assists with patient medications as per NWITC policies. Assists patients in maintaining an appropriate treatment schedule and interacts with treatment team and co-workers to assure necessary information sharing and consistent practice.

(Other duties may be assigned)

Treatment Attendant Main Duties:
Supports DV service staff by packaging self-care and hygiene kits for DV clients. Supports mailing of kits. As time allows, TA will support all other NWITC services as listed below, while focusing primarily on supporting DV programming and DV staff.

Other Duties as Time Allows:

  • Conduct quality assurance activities and data collection for reporting purposes.
  • Transport patients to appointments, airports, bus stations, and other locations as needed following traffic safety laws, as well as NWITC policy.
  • Assigns patients to chores weekly.
  • Tracks patients due for mid-term treatment reviews and evaluations and collects appropriate completed forms.
  • Posts sweat list each week for patients to sign up before the nurse reviews.
  • Provide information about NWITC as appropriate.
  • Conduct tours of the facility for guests and new patients.
  • Assist Counselor and Nurse with admission by conducting a thorough search of belongings and separating contraband and medications from belongings. Provide each patient with a laundry bag, pen, pencil and paper upon completion of search.
  • Assist in cleaning/organizing common patient areas, storage and office areas and kitchen and dining areas to include kitchen appliances.
  • Coordinate patient activities to include meals, recreational activities, crafts and medication.
  • Assist in monitoring patient milieu, guests, and family to including behavior, participation, health and safety.
  • Interact and intervene with patients constructively and consistently within the treatment philosophy and policies and procedures of NWITC in accordance with the patient’s treatment plan.
  • Assists staff with patient needs to include alerting staff in the event of emergencies, inappropriate behavior, threats to safety or health.
  • Alerts Administrative On-Call Staff (Clinical Supervisor or Treatment Attendant Supervisor) if/when Counselors or Medical staff are not on-site or available.
  • Log shift observations of patients in milieu including unusual occurrences as described by NWITC policies.
  • Assist patients in remembering medication schedules. Observes patients self-administer medication and accurately document the time and dosage as per Physicians/Nurses instruction.
  • Record and report all medication concerns to include patient concerns and observations/concerns regarding patient health status.
  • Provides standing order medication as per the Physician’s standing order policy.
  • Monitor patient locations at all times to include sleeping areas and building security.
  • Records and reports safety behavior problems or behaviors that contradict NWITC policy and procedure to Nurse, Clinical Supervisor, Treatment Attendant Supervisor, Director or Counselor on-site.
  • Facilitate patient discharge documentation as per NWITC discharge list. Ensure all appropriate documentation, medication etc. are provided to the patient at discharge.
  • File all essential documentation appropriately as per NWITC policies.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding patient records.
  • Able to speak before and manage a group of patient’s who’s attention is difficult to hold.
  • Speaks clearly, engaging and convincingly.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must not be under current investigation by the Department of Health or found in noncompliance with DOH ethical standards.

High School Diploma or GED and one year of relevant experience. OR 3 years of relevant experience.  Experience working with Native Americans is preferred.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Must have a current, valid Washington State Driver’s License.  The successful applicant must pass a criminal history background check and must not have been convicted of a felony within the past five years.  Must be insured by the Tribe’s insurance carrier. Must complete TB test, CPR and HIV/Aids training course.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift up to 25 pounds, frequently lift up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift more than 100 pounds. This position also requires close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles; frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather), toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration; and must occasionally work near moving mechanical parts, work in high, precarious places, and work in outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold (non-weather), extreme heat (non-weather), and run the risk of electrical shock. The noise level of this position is moderate.

This position requires the use of cleaning products that may contain caustic chemicals.  Employees are required to use vinyl or latex gloves and eye protection when using cleaning products.  The noise level and vibration is associated with operating vacuum cleaners, carpet shampooers and motor vehicles.

Knowledge of industry recommended cleaning methods is desirable. The job requires the ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as part of a team.  Regular and consistent attendance is a condition of employment.  The employee must deal courteously with public, patients, and staff. Applicants who have been a patient of the NWITC programs must have completed behavioral health services for a minimum of six months and should have six months of sustained recovery.  TB test, HIV/AIDS training, CPR and First Aid course required.

The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy and falls within the higher level of random testing as defined by the policy.

Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Human Resources Department (360) 432-3865.