Erie County

POSITION: Behavior Intervention Specialist I
REPORTS TO: Director, School-Based Services

PAY RATE: $16.26 per hour
JOB TYPE: Full Time
LOCATION: Erie County

$2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS*

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*$500 at 90 days, $500 at 180 days and $1,000 at 1 year

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Behavior Intervention Specialist provides direct services to students and their families in the school setting. Worker must be able to follow a prescribed treatment plan.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Provides intervention to students whose behavior and/or school progress warrant involvement. This could include de-escalation, mediation, and other intervention strategies.
  • Consults with parents, teachers, caseworkers, probation officers, and other associated personnel to develop strategies to reduce or eliminate the indicated problem behaviors. This includes coordinating with the school's BEST/SAP teams and participating in team meetings as needed.
  • Supports school administrators, students, and parents by acting as a liaison to other appropriate community resources.
  • Provides prevention, intervention, and post-intervention skills as needed per student behavior plans.
  • Maintains proper, accurate, and timely documentation of all interventions, incidents, and outcomes based on school and agency documentation requirements.
  • Conducts social, emotional, and behavioral skills-focused groups as needed.
  • Participates in staff development activities, including individual and peer supervision.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in human services field required.
  • Experience in application of Behavioral Modification and Functional Behavioral Assessment preferred.
  • Knowledge of child development preferred.

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.

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