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Position: Behavior Intervention Specialist and Behavior Health Technician, Project SOAR/ROAR
Reports To: Clinical Manager, Project SOAR/ROAR
Pay Rate: $40,385.00 annually
Job Type: Full time
Location: Crawford County
$2,000 Sign-On Bonus*
*$500 at 90 days, $500 at 180 days and $1,000 at 1 year

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Behavior Intervention Specialist and Behavior Health Technician (BHT) for Project SOAR/ROAR works with students in Maplewood Elementary School and Cambridge Springs Elementary School. Worker provides direct services to assigned caseload and must be able to follow a prescribed treatment plan.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Designs behavioral interventions in collaboration with the family, treatment team and schools for a maximum of ten (10) students.
  • Performs treatment/crisis/disposition plan development for a maximum of ten (10) students.
  • Provides individual therapy and supervision of psychoeducational groups
  • Provides face-to-face, school or community and/or telephone contat with student's primary caregiver(s)
  • Provides crisis intervention
  • Provides clinical guidance for Behavior Health Technician
  • Acts as the administrative and clinical liaison to the SBBH school district administration, family, and community.
  • Performs data collection and model evaluation. Maintains students' behavioral health paperwork/records.
  • As the caseload of ten students builds, or if coverae is required due to call off, the BIS will deliver direct care by functioning as a BHT. When functionin as a BHT, the BIS is responsible for the following:
    • Implements school-based treatment behavioral health treatment plans
    • Tracks measurable objectives
    • Documents treatment activities and responses
    • Communicates overall proress through written ad oral reports
    • Attends clinical team meetings
    • Maintains students' behavioral health paperwork/records
    • Attends and implements the four-step psychoeducation for monthly Family Night.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master's degree in a mental health field required.
  • Family systems therapy training and/or experience is highly preferred but not required.
  • Experience in the application of Behavioral Modification, including Functional Behavioral Assessment as used by the Positive Education Program, preferred.
  • Knowledge of child development encouraged.

ABOUT FAMILY SERVICES OF NW PA:
Family Services of NW PA (FSNWPA) is a non-profit social service agency with a mission to Strengthen Families and Transform Lives. We provide a comprehensive continuum of care and high quality, innovative programs and services to children and families across Northwest Pennsylvania. Services are available in Erie, Crawford, Mercer, and Venango Counties in Pennsylvania. Learn more at www.FSNWPA.org.

WORKING AT FAMILY SERVICES OF NW PA:

Project SOAR/ROAR helps children in the Penncrest School District who are experiencing emotional and/ or behavioral difficulties in the school setting. The Project ROAR/SOAR team works closely with school personnel and includes master-level mental health professionals, bachelor-level mental health workers, family school coordinators, and parent liaisons.

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