Behavior Intervention Specialist
Behavior Intervention SPecialist
Provides care, training and supervision for the children The Refuge Ranch. Models and teaches academic, social and living skills to children with the goal of building trust, cooperation, self-esteem, self-control, respect for self and respect for others. Guides children in their interactions with others. Performs other duties as assigned and required by the Director of Residential Services.
In Class Responsibility:
· Identifies need and has primary responsibility for safely/effectively implementing crisis intervention techniques in the UT-UCS Charter School as trained.
· Works with the assigned teacher(s) in implementing lesson plans.
· Facilitate both regular education and special education and carry out individual educational plans.
· Assist any substitute and or Instructional Aide in the absence of the classroom teacher/ instructional aide in facilitating group and individual educational plans.
· Assist the teacher within the classroom in fulfilling any assigned clerical duties such as grading papers and maintaining daily records.
· Completes school day behavior documentation for each child in his or her assigned class.
While working in the Cottages during Non-School days:
· Provides the concern, direction, supervision, assistance and rewarding personal relationships the child needs.
· Teaches and role models a variety of social, problem solving, academic, recreational and self-help skills with the children and assists them in completing their daily routine; provides close supervision to the children to ensure their safety and the safety of others and to identify and respond to opportunities to teach new skills; provides transportation when necessary; assists in the implementation of each child’s treatment plan.
· Works effectively and cooperatively as a team member with other direct care staffers or supervisors or other agency personnel. Demonstrates professionalism in interactions with co-workers, supervisors and other consumers (volunteers /caseworkers / CASA volunteers, etc.)
· Implements behavior plans for the youth as taught in pre-service / in-service training or as addressed in individualized treatment plans for the youth.
· Initiates and leads age-appropriate scheduled recreational activities.
· Completes documentation regarding the children clearly, accurately and in a timely fashion using behavioral terms, and according to policy.
· Provides for a safe environment for the children at all times.
· Provides input for children's treatment plans, including timely documentation of Daily Progress Notes, Serious Incident Reports.
· Assists in ensuring the cleanliness and repair of the youth’s residential areas.
· Attends and participates fully and effectively in In-service training and workshops as assigned by the supervisor (50 hours annually).
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Experience working with adolescents and families and/or at-risk youth, preferably in a residential treatment setting.
- Bachelor’s degree in human services field, preferred.
- Must be able to participate in the Highlighting System (the ability to stay an extra shift to maintain state ratio requirements.)
- Classroom experience preferred.
- Must be self-motivated and possess good communication skills.
- Ability to function in a fast-paced environment.
- Must be 21 years of age with a valid/current driver’s license.
- Must be able to pass drug test and criminal background check.
- Must be physically able to use authorized Crisis Intervention techniques
Must look out for the safety and wellbeing of the youth in care by reporting any issues of abuse or neglect suspected at any time to your immediate supervisor and to the DFPS Hotline at 1-800-252-5400.
This job description in no way implies that the duties listed here are the only ones the employee will be required to perform. The employee may be expected to perform other tasks, projects, and training as requested by his or her supervisor.