Behavioral Interventionist/Educational Support Specialist

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SUMMARY OF POSITION: Provide direct supervision to youth within an integrated mental health treatment facility / educational center. Implement behavioral programming and milieu counseling in social, emotional and recreation/leisure skills and activities of daily living in classroom, day treatment and community settings.  Provide individual and group supervision as needed.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide milieu counseling in social, emotional regulation and recreational/leisure skills.
  • Successfully follow and implement written behavioral programming within classroom, day treatment and community settings.
  • Facilitate small group activities.
  • Support academic instruction and other learning activities within and outside the school setting, as directed by Ch.O.I.C.E. Academy Director.
  • Develop positive and therapeutic working relationships with youth, families, and staff.
  • Assess and record behavior in an accurate, detailed and timely manner.
  • Communicate well with all parties involved with child, both verbally and in writing.
  • Accept and respond to administrative and clinical supervision.
  • Complete all agency required paperwork accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Follow and implement all agency policies and procedures.
  • Willing to learn crisis deescalation and passive restraint techniques.
  • Must possess the capability to complete Handle With Care training to the satisfaction of a Handle With Care instructor
  • Ability to physically restrain youth who are a danger to self or others.
  • Work consistently within the mission of the program. Perform other responsibilities as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education / Experience: Bachelors Degree required.

Additional Requirements:

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to interact well with parents, school staff, WCMHS staff, and other professionals.
  • Valid driver’s license, excellent driving record, and access to a safe, reliable, insured vehicle is required.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.

 

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