Behavioral/Social Skills Interventionists (ASD/DS)
Location: Washington County
Hours: Full Time
Specialized Treatment and Reaching Success (STARS) has been designed by Children, Youth, and Family Services to address the unique educational and social needs of children and youth ages 3-22 years old diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or other developmental disabilities (DD). STARS provides a wide variety of supports including individualized academic, social skills, and life skills within the client’s public school or within the STARS center on Beckley Hill in Barre, Vermont.
As members of the Children, Youth and Family Services team of Washington County Mental Health Services, Behavioral Interventionists- ASD/DS provide direct supervision to an enrolled child or youth within a school setting, implement behavioral programming, and provide counseling in social, recreational and daily living skills in school and community settings.
Position Duties & Responsibilities:
- Successfully follow and implement written behavioral programming within educational and community settings.
- Record behavior in an accurate, detailed and timely manner.
- Provide counseling in social and recreational/leisure skills.
- Communicate well with all parties involved with child, both verbally in writing.
- Complete all agency-required paperwork accurately and in a timely manner.
- Provide client transportation in your own vehicle to and from community activities, mental health appointments and school. Staff is responsible to carry adequate insurance coverage.
- To manage the physical safety of client and others, which includes:
- Willingness to learn crisis de-escalation and passive restraint techniques.
- Ability to successfully implement physical restrain techniques on children and youth who are a danger to self or others.
- Follow supervision directives.
- Perform other duties/responsibilities as assigned.
- Experience providing direct instruction and therapeutic services to children with challenging behaviors preferred.
- Possession of a valid driver's license, excellent driving record and access to a safe, reliable, insured vehicle are required.
- Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds and execute physical restraints.
Bachelor's Degree in human services, education or psychology preferred. If degree requirements are not complete, working toward BA / BS or related field is required.