BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST Jobs in Lackawanna, NY | Baker Victory Services


Baker Victory Services
Lackawanna, NY

Posted Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Job Description:

Baker Victory Services

Behavioral Health Specialist in our RTF Program:
Our Behavioral Health Specialist (RTF) position works in the Residential Treatment Facility Program (RTF) with high risk adolescents (ages 12-21) in an inpatient mental health treatment setting. The setting is a sub-hospitalization licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health. Adolescents served require 24/7 supervision while they engage in trauma resolution therapies and repair relationships with family to promote successful reintegration to their home communities. This employee is responsible for providing a variety of behavioral interventions and trauma sensitive techniques to ensure that the adolescents maintain safety of self and others. Providing role modeling, facilitating development of activities of daily living, and promoting the development of age appropriate social skills are also critical aspects of the position.

Essential Job Duties:
Responsible for the direct supervision of the clients at all times.
Teaches clients living skills such as decision making, personal control, interpersonal communication and problem solving, dressing, grooming and eating.
Instructs and monitors to ensure that the daily routine, structure and habilitative programming is maintained and all related standards are met
Supervises and assists in transporting clients as required
Manages a clean and safe work environment
Assists in the planning and implementation of the treatment plan
Interacts with clients in ways that are therapeutic, respectful and trauma sensitive
Utilizes preventative and de-escalation techniques that are consistent with Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)
Completes all required paperwork (e.g.: ICNP, BIP, monthly summaries, daily logs etc.) including electronic record entry.
Performs any other duties listed on the program specific responsibility checklist assigned by the supervisor

Requirements Education:
At least one of the following must be met:

Any Bachelor’s Degree Or
60 Credit Hours Completed AND Currently Enrolled in 4 Year Degree Program Or
Associate’s Degree in Human Services Or
Any Associate’s Degree with one year of paid child care experience Or
A High School diploma/GED with 2 years of paid child care experience
Required License/Registration/Certification:

Valid NYS Driver’s License

These positions will work with youth who have been placed in our
Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) in Lackawanna, NY. The RTF is
classified as a sub-acute hospital setting licensed by NYS Office of Mental
Health that offers specialized 24/7 residential care for male and female
youths ages 12-21. These residents are treated by a multi—disciplinary
team which includes psychiatry, intensive therapies, nursing and trained
direct care staff who support the youth’s interpersonal, emotional, and
family needs. These temporary full time positions will last approximately
three months. All positions require a valid NYS Driver’s License.

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