Experience as a crisis interventionist
Behavioral Teaching Assistant & Safe Team (Current Employee) – Morganville, NJ – June 12, 2015
Currently I work as a member of the safe team at a behavioral school. Our main objective is to create and maintain a safe and promote a positive environment. We work with a mix of conduct disorder children and psychiatric students. Our decisions to act in a crisis is primarily based on our judgment, our training and secondary our relationship and knowledge of our students. Members of the team experience have ranged anywhere from 6 months to over 16 years. I had to learn to become a leader and motivate others around me without over stepping my boundaries, allowing others to recognize and utilize their strengths to perform. After I was awarded the lead trainer position I had to become open minded to alternative ways to managing our student’s behavior. By implementing weekly trainings workplace injuries have been reduced by 75% and there has been an increase of productivity among staff. With the assistance of other staff members we created a staff versus students game where students would have an opportunity to participate and compete against staff in organized games. The purpose was to interact and build a rapport with students in a non-confrontational manner, stress the importance teambuilding, relationship building, maintaining a positive environment, and increase staff involvement.
Working with kids, support of the clinical staff, continous trainings