Under the direction and guidance of the Director of the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU), the Behavior Specialist works with children ages 5 – 17. Specific responsibilities include delivery of treatment services outlined in the client’s Service Plan in coordination with other program staff, and providing direct professional crisis intervention and stabilization services to clients and their families. Also assists in planning, organizing and directing program services within the policies and procedures of St. Joseph's Villa.
Participates as an active member in a team approach to the delivery of services to clients
Participates in staff meetings, community meetings, and other staff and program group activities that support the operation of the CSU
Participates in the development and implementation of service plans, objectives, and methods necessary for providing effective services to individual clients and families
Transports clients to the CSU when appropriate
Provides professional psycho-educational services to clients and their families individually and in groups on a regularly scheduled basis
Participates in the development of progress/evaluation reports of clients
Maintains accurate individual case records for clients under his/her supervision within state licensing and professional accreditation standards
Promotes good community relations and utilizes needed community services
Acts as liaison with community agency casework staff for process reporting and service planning
Assists in client intake, admission and discharge planning
Coordinates relevant after-care services for discharged clients and their families with the referring CSB
BA/BS in social work, psychology, sociology, or other human service field and two or more years related experience with relevant population.