Mobile Support

Pace School - Pittsburgh, PA (30+ days ago)4.2


Pace School is hiring Mobile Support Staff to implement therapeutic crisis or other short-term interventions with children/adolescents for the upcoming 2018-2019 School Year.

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor degree in the fields of Behavioral Health or Education, including but not limited to: psychology, social work, education, human services or related field.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Implements crisis intervention, therapeutic interventions, or reinforcement plans for children/adolescents as identified in their Individual Crisis Management.
Implements behavioral support programming for children/adolescents that reflects a systematic and positive approach, and is in accordance with the Pace policies and procedures.
Participates in the Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) process as directed or requested.
Applies the concepts of reinforcement, corrective feedback, punishment, extinction, problem solving, and non-confrontational limit setting appropriately to support each child/adolescent’s efforts in achieving their objectives.
Maintains certification in the adopted Crisis Management system and consistently applies knowledge of crisis intervention and behavioral management, such as verbal de-escalation techniques, non-confrontational limit setting and physical restraint management.
Utilizes physical restraint techniques and procedures, in accordance with Pace policies, as a last resort intervention to keep a child/adolescent safe from harming him/herself or others.
Implements strategic reinforcement activities with children/adolescents, as coordinated with the Behavioral Health Supervisor.
Monitors and assists children/adolescents during arrival, dismissal, unstructured activities and transitions throughout the building.
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PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
In all forums, models quality interactions/interventions that are consistent with and based on established program practices.
Maintains appropriate professional relationships and boundaries with children/adolescents and their families.
Maintains familiarity with Pace policies and procedures, and complies with established employment procedures (i.e., use of sick leave, dress code, use of personal cell phone, Internet and email acceptable user policies).
Meets with the Behavioral Health Supervisor for supervision on a regularly basis.
Participates in professional development goal setting and annual summative evaluation with supervisor according to established procedures and timelines.
Actively participates in continuing professional development activities for staff.
Interacts with others in a professional manner that demonstrates understanding of trauma-informed care.
Performs other duties or responsibilities as may be assigned by the supervisor.