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Job Details
Company Name : Laraway Youth & Family Services
Company Location : Johnson, VT 05656
Job Position : Behavior Specialist – Laraway Backpack Program
Job Category : Jobs in Vermont

Job Description :

General Responsibilities

The Backpack Program of Laraway Youth & Family Services is seeking a Tier 2 Behavior Specialist to provide school and community-based behavioral treatment services to children and youth who are struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges in the public school setting. The Behavior Specialist will manage five clients and will be required to complete all necessary paperwork.

The Behavior Specialist will assist in developing interventions and formulating treatment plans, functional behavior assessment and behavior plans for the purpose of providing a safe and effective educational environment for students enrolled in the Backpack Behavior Intervention Program. The position will focus on effecting positive behavioral change in students and providing supportive interventions to families and/or students

Essential Functions

  • Acts as liaison with the public and mental health community for the purpose of supporting individual student development goals.

· Administers programs and services for behaviorally or emotionally disturbed students for the purpose of improved functioning and ensuring program eligibility and compliance with established guidelines.

· Assists in developing interventions and behavior plans for the purpose of providing a safe and effective educational environment for students with challenging behaviors.

· Maintain frequent communication with school personnel, treatment providers, and Laraway staff.

· Meet regularly with PBIS school team and/or school behavior team to discuss data/feedback.

· Complete observational data as trained and directed by behavior consultant.

· Assist supervisory staff, when requested, with orientation of new staff to Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior support models.

· Attend and participate in treatment team and educational meetings for all clients.

· Support Behavior Interventionists in the school setting in critical incident and crisis situations until Tier 3 support is available.

· Conducts workshops, training, in-service presentations, etc. in classroom management techniques and other topics for the purpose of developing skills and establishing effective relationships with behaviorally or emotionally disturbed students.

· Coordinates handling of child abuse and neglect cases through contact with school staff and outside agency personnel for the purpose of complying with mandated requirements.

· Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and committees for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and remaining knowledgeable with program guidelines.

Qualifications and Education Requirements: · Bachelor’s Degree in related field of study. · Completion of ABA Level 1 course is preferred. Prior job related experience within specialized field.

Work/Physical Requirements: · Given the at-risk population served, the position requires ongoing training and preparedness in the execution of physical restraint techniques. This may require running to catch a child. The “Handle with Care” training program used articulates that individuals with back and neck limitations are likely to be hampered in the execution of the protocols and greatly increases risk to harm to self or student. · Ability to engage youth in physical activities such hiking, outdoor sports, etc. · Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Johnson, VT: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Applied behavior analysis: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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