Behavior Specialist - Trauma Informed Care

Arrow Child And Family Ministries Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 10 months ago

Trauma Informed Care Specialist

Arrow Child & Family Ministries is seeking a Trauma Informed Care Specialist for our 90-day, residential diagnostic program. The selected candidate will possess knowledge and skills necessary to assist individuals who have experienced significant trauma through the application of positive behavior supports.

The Behavior Specialist will develop and implement behavior plans that address inappropriate behaviors and provide means to help children be successful in both academic and residential settings. This includes but is not limited to participating in treatment team meetings, training staff and implementation of the trauma informed care model, Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and develop behavior plans for identified children that require substantial supplemental behavior intervention and support.

Essential duties and Responsibilities are included in the attached job description

Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Supervisory responsibilities

This position is responsible for the training and development of all program employees. Assist staff in defining and measuring behavior and understanding principles of TBRI, analyzing behavior, provide leadership to others through example and coaching, comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures; report all unsafe activities to your direct supervisor, conduct conflict resolution and peer mediation meetings and ensure a safe non-threatening, nurturing environment where residents can thrive.

Responsibilities may also include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance including coaching and future performance development; manages training needs through learning management system; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Maintain quality improvement goals and address at regularly scheduled staff meetings. Oversee client delivery and insure performance measurements and outcomes are met.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In certain cases, based on the special needs of the children served, position may be gender specific.

Education, Licensure and/or Experience

Bachelor's Degree preferred, with at least three (3) years' experience working with children and families preferably in the child welfare industry and one (1) year of experience working with a trauma informed care model. In lieu of a Bachelor's Degree, at least five (5) years' experience working with children and families preferably in the child welfare industry and two (2) years' experience working with a trauma informed care model.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the ministry.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical solutions.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with occasional variables.

Other Requirements

  • Valid driver's license, appropriate insurance and reliable car.

  • Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test.

  • Must submit to pass random drug tests during employment.

  • Must successfully pass all background screens as required by the state.

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be physically fit as indicated by the requirements below. The employee is also regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.

The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may have occasional contact with cleaning solvents, aromatics and nuisance dusts. Some locations may require PCM (Professional Crisis Management) Training.

Other physical requirements specific to this job: Occasionally required to lift/carry up to 50 lbs.

Occasionally required to push/pull up to 50 lbs.

Occasionally required to climb stairs Occasionally required to bend, stoop, crouch or required to stand from a kneeling position, with both knees down, 5 times in one minute

Key: Constantly: (67-100%) 6-8 hours frequently: (34-66%) 4-6 hours occasionally: (0-33%) 1-3 hours

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Behavior Specialist - Trauma Informed Care

Arrow Child And Family Ministries