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Behavioral Interventionists - Beckley Day Program

Location: Barre, VT
Hours: Full Time

Job Description

The Beckley Day Program (BDP) is a short-term tutorial program available for students served by the School Based Behavior Intervention Services Program, in grades 1-6, that are having acute difficulties accessing their education in a mainstream environment. Children served by the Beckley Day Program are typically students in need of extra support, stabilization, and assessment. Youth are offered a supportive environment in which their social, emotional and educational needs can be assessed and supported with the goal of transitioning the students back to the least restrictive mainstream educational environment.

As members of the Children, Youth and Family Services team of Washington County Mental Health Services, Behavioral Interventionists 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.

Job Requirements

  • 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.

Education Requirements

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.

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