BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL-PORTLAND
Woodfords Family Services - Portland, ME

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Are you passionate about making a difference?
Are you interested in working with children?
Do you work well independently?

Woodfords Family Services In-Home Support Program urgently needs an energetic, positive individual to join them as a Behavioral Health Professional. The BHP position involves providing one-on-one support to children with a diagnosis of Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism in their homes.

Portland: Services are needed for a 17 year old male for 20 hours per week. Schedule is as follows: Mondays-Fridays 2:15pm - 6:15pm

DUTIES

1. Work with the individual and the support community to implement developed goals and objectives that will allow independent growth and development.
2. Function as part of a treatment team focused on the needs of the individual.
3. Provide hands-on, one-on-one support to the individual in the areas of daily living, social interaction, behavior management and communication following established treatment plan.
4. Manage a variety of moderate to severe disruptive behaviors exhibited in individual or group settings, including adjustment reactions to new or changing environments.
5. Complete and provide work schedules, summaries of progress on goals and objectives, and other required paperwork to assigned Field Supervisor on a bi-weekly basis.
6. Maintain reliable communication with the Field Supervisor, to include: timely responses to phone calls and emails, and prompt notification of scheduling changes.
7. Document data according to MaineCare and programmatic guidelines (COA).
8. Seek professional growth through reading, attending workshops, seminars, conferences and/or advanced course work. Keep required certifications current.

QUALIFICATIONS

Potential candidates for these positions must possess a GED or high-school diploma, a valid Maine's driver's license, use of a reliable vehicle, and the ability to be flexible in scheduling shifts. Experience with Autism and/or Intellectual Disabilities is helpful. Training and supervision will be provided. 1. Work with the individual and the support community to implement developed goals and objectives that will allow independent growth and development.
2. Function as part of a treatment team focused on the needs of the individual.
3. Provide hands-on, one-on-one support to the individual in the areas of daily living, social interaction, behavior management and communication following established treatment plan.
4. Manage a variety of moderate to severe disruptive behaviors exhibited in individual or group settings, including adjustment reactions to new or changing environments.
5. Complete and provide work schedules, summaries of progress on goals and objectives, and other required paperwork to assigned Field Supervisor on a bi-weekly basis.
6. Maintain reliable communication with the Field Supervisor, to include: timely responses to phone calls and emails, and prompt notification of scheduling changes.
7. Document data according to MaineCare and programmatic guidelines (COA).
8. Seek professional growth through reading, attending workshops, seminars, conferences and/or advanced course work. Keep required certifications current.

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