Harbor is seeking a currently competent non-licensed professional care in a school setting to youth in an elementary school setting who are experiencing severe behavioral problems. Delivers professional care to families of youth also.
Direct Service Provision Includes:
Individual Therapeutic Behavioral services, including but not limited to: Treatment Planning; Identification of strategies or treatment options; Developing and providing solution focused interventions and emotional and behavioral management drawn from evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatments; Restoration of skills; and Restoration of daily functioning: Crisis prevention and amelioration.
Therapeutic Behavioral Group services within a day treatment model that may include, but are not limited to, the following: Determination of needed mental health interventions; Skills development; Developing positive coping mechanisms; Managing mental health and behavioral symptoms to enhance vocational/school opportunities and/or independent living; Psycho-educational interventions including individualized instruction and training of persons served in order to increase their knowledge and understanding of their psychiatric diagnosis(es), prognosis(es), treatment and rehabilitation.
DURING THE SCHOOL DAY In the classroom:
Develops a therapeutic relationship with students and families, and makes appropriate community/home visits as necessary.
Advocates for their students' and families' needs.
Reads each student's case file and is familiar with the assessment, treatment plan, all services and behavior goals. In conjunction with team members, identifies positive and problem behaviors for each student and takes time to meet one-on-one with the student to discuss these. Determines, in coordination with classroom staff and treatment team members, what role staff will play in helping the student meet their treatment goals.
Assesses, refers and links clients with other appropriate resources in the community. When a client receives services with another resource in the community, the BA/CM is responsible to assist in coordinating those services with services provided by Harbor.
Reports any suicidal or homicidal thoughts or behavior to Clinical Manager/Director or Program Director if previous is not available. In addition, reports any disclosure of alleged physical or sexual abuse. If abuse has not been reported, the case manager should take steps to ensure that the abuse is reported to LCCS.
In conjunction with other team members, redirects students exhibiting problem behaviors in the room. This involves:
a. Taking the student aside to discuss problem behavior and solutions to difficult situations.
b. Removing a disruptive student from the classroom to the Social Living Skills Room for de-escalation.
c. Assisting with the need to restrain students who are posing a danger to themselves or others.
d. Redirecting students who are out of area by escorting them back to class or the Social Living Skills Room.
e. Making decisions in conjunction with your classroom and Intervention Teams, about when to remove students from the building or suspend them for continued or severe acting-out behavior.
Assists in implementing the M.A.P Level System by doing the following:
Makes sure each student has an understanding of the level system and classroom EARN high ratings and negative behaviors EARN low ratings.
With team members, scores and documents the day treatment level sheets daily, making sure to mark positive behaviors as well as negative behaviors.
Attends weekly meeting with classroom teacher, para, and case manager to do the following:
Has a working knowledge of all the students' treatment plans and helps develop strategies for intervention with students..
Contributes directly to determining what the treatment goals are for each students.
Discusses team functioning. Communicates any confusion or tension and works toward resolving problems among team members.
DURING THE SCHOOL DAY Out the classroom:
Monitors classroom students during scheduled gym class.
Implements and monitors students on bathroom breaks escorting to and from the restroom.
When designated by the team, escorts students to make phone calls or calls parents or other appropriate people.
Monitors students waiting for transportation or TARTA
Attends and participates in weekly meetings, times may vary.
Attends a monthly, scheduled supervision meeting with Manager.
Attends a quarterly clinical supervision.
When cleared with or designated by supervisor, takes an active part in facilitating or staffing special activities such as All-Star Basketball or Cougar lunch.
Meets one-to one with each student at least once every two weeks.
Attends staff training sessions held during school year, times may vary.
Attends staffings for students at the request of team case manager, or other case manager.
Transports all car-transported students to and from spring, winter, and summer programming.
Completes "Significant Problem Behavior Report," (Incident Report) for any situation involving physical injury, property damage, fighting, violence, significant disclosure of information, or any mention of intended threat or harm to the student or others. This includes suicidal or homicidal threats.
Reports any suicidal or homicidal thoughts or behavior to Case Manager, Manager of Intervention Services or Program Director if previous are not available. In addition, reports any disclosure of alleged physical or sexual abuse. If abuse has not been reported, the behavior assistant should take steps to ensure that the abuse is reported to CSB. (Notify Case Manager or Manager of Clinical Services.)
Minimum of a High School Diploma and 3 years of experience required. Bachelor's degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or closely related behavioral/mental health field preferred.
Experience working with troubled youth and their families preferred.
Must successfully complete required training, before services are rendered, in basic competencies including, at a minimum, an understanding of mental illness or substance use disorder treatment and recovery, psychiatric and substance use disorder symptoms and their impact on functioning and behavior; how to therapeutically engage a person with mental illness or a person in substance use disorder treatment and recovery;; crisis response procedures; an understanding of the community behavioral health system, social service systems, criminal justice system and other healthcare systems; de-escalation techniques and understanding how your own behavior can impact the behavior of others .
Must successfully demonstrate the basic competencies listed above, as determined by your supervisor's review, within 90 days of hire.
Must have a valid Driver's license, acceptable driving record, and be deemed insurable through Harbor's vehicle insurance carrier.
Must be proficient and accurate in computer use, including Microsoft Word.
CPR/First Aid and NCI/CPI Certifications required within 90 days of employment.
Other Harbor Services
Individual and Group Counseling
Community Support Services
Vocational & Rehabilitational Services
Community Based Counseling
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