Behavioral Interventionists - Residential Treatment Programs
Location: Barre, VT
Hours: Full Time
Residential Treatment Programs are residential programs that provide intensive community-based services to children with challenging behaviors. Up to four residents are served in each program. WCMHS' Children, Youth and Family Services Division currently operates four such programs. Each specializes in serving residents with specific needs. The primary goal of the programs is to provide stable treatment based placements to children and youth who have experienced multiple placements, extended residential placements or who would otherwise be hospitalized.
Behavioral Interventionists provide individualized support services to assigned youth who have significant social, behavioral and emotional needs. This position is responsible for working 1 on 1 with a youth implementing behavioral programming and providing supportive counseling in home, school, and community settings.
SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide 1:1 services in the home, school and community to identified client.
- Provide direct supervision, supportive counseling, social skill building and daily living skills.
- 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.
- Communicate well with school personnel, treatment providers, WCMHS staff and family.
- Complete all paperwork accurately and with the identified timeframe, including:
- Maintaining ongoing data collection, i.e. daily logs, medication entry, point sheets.
- Providing monthly progress summaries to Treatment Home Supervisor as required.
- Attend treatment team meetings, staff meetings and mental health trainings as required.
- Problem solve and manage crisis. Defer complex issues to Treatment Home Supervisor.
- Advocate for the client.
- Work independently and as a team member.
- Implement behavior plans and procedures designed to address identified goals and objectives.
- Provide at least 15 to 25 positive interactions with the youth daily.
- Follow all of the behavioral and crisis plans for the identified youth.
- To familiarize, implement and comply with WCMHS policies and procedures.
- To manage the physical safety of client and others, which includes:
- Willingness to learn crisis de-escalation and passive restraint techniques and ability to complete training to the satisfaction of a Handle With Care instructor
- Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.
- Follow supervision directives.
- Perform other duties / responsibilities as assigned.
Experience providing direct instruction and therapeutic services to children with challenging behaviors preferred.
Willingness to work flexible hours, possession of a valid driver’s license, excellent driving record and access to a safe, reliable, insured vehicle are required.
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.