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Emergency? Need Help Now? (802) 229-0591

Home / School Behavior Interventionist - ICAP

Location: Barre
Hours: Full Time

Job Description

ICAP (Individualized Crisis and Assessment Program) is an intensive treatment-based program offering placement for children and youth.  The program serves children and youth who are at risk of hospitalization, waiting to be admitted into a residential treatment program or hospital, or need a temporary placement between a higher level of care and full integration into the community.  Under the direction of a Treatment Home Supervisor, the BI provides 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.  The ICAP BI position can/will also be scheduled in other RTP’s and/or other CYFS division programs as needed.

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

1.         Provide 1:1 services in the home, school and community to identified client.

2.         Provide direct supervision, supportive counseling, social skill building and daily living skills.

3.         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.

4.         Communicate well with school personnel, treatment providers, WCMHS staff and family.

5.         Maintain ongoing data collection, i.e. daily logs, medication entry, point sheets. 

6.         Provide monthly progress summaries to Treatment Home Supervisor as required.

7.         Complete all paperwork accurately and with the identified timeframe.

8.         Attend treatment team meetings, staff meetings and mental health trainings as required.

9.         Problem solve and manage crisis.  Defer complex issues to Treatment Home Supervisor.

10.       Manage the physical safety of client and others.

12.       Advocate for the client.

13.       Work independently and as a team member.

14.       Implement behavior plans and procedures designed to address identified goals and objectives.

15.       To provide at least 15 to 25 positive interactions with the youth daily.

16.       Follow all of the behavioral and crisis plans for the identified youth.

17.       To familiarize, implement and comply with WCMHS policies and procedures.

18.       To manage the physical safety of client and others.

19.       Willingness to learn crisis de-escalation and passive restraint techniques. 

20.       Able to lift and carry 50 pounds.

21.       Follow supervision directives. 

22.       Perform other duties / responsibilities as assigned.

23.       Be flexible to work shifts as scheduled in the other RTPs and any other CYFS program as staffing needs are  determined.

Job Requirements

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.  Full time with benefits.  

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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