BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

St. Joseph Healthcare - Lewiston, ME

Full-time
The Behavioral Health Professional provides direct intervention with students as directed by the individual treatment plan, corresponding with Mainecare Section 65 regulations.

The Renaissance School is an educational and psychiatric day treatment program for primary and middle school special education students between 5 and 15 years of age, and is licensed by the Maine Department of Education as a "Special Purpose Private School." It is licensed as a children's Behavioral Health Day Treatment program by DHHS/Mainecare. All children served are referred by the sending Pupil Evaluation Team due to having a behavioral impairment or emotional disturbance which severely impedes their ability to receive education in the sending school. All children served by the Renaissance School have a diagnosis under DSM V which necessitates psychiatric care.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education:
90 College credits required, Bachelor's degree preferred.
Must be eligible for and meet credentialing requirement for a School-Based Behavioral Health Professional (SB-BHP)
Proof of State of Maine Fingerprinting required
BLS certification required

Experience:
1-3 years previous experience preferred
Must begin BHP training within 30 days from date of hire; Must obtain certification within 1-year of hire

Other Skills Required:
Ability to handle multiple priorities and make decisions under pressure
Physical interventions require brief but extreme periods of physical exertion to manage out of control student behaviors.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills required
An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.

Covenant Health Mission Statement

We are a Catholic health ministry, providing healing and care for the whole person, in service to all in our communities.

Our Core Values:
  • Compassion
We show respect, caring and sensitivity towards all, honoring the dignity of each person, especially the poor, vulnerable and suffering.

  • Integrity
We promote justice and ethical behavior, and responsibly steward our human, financial and environmental resources.

  • Collaboration
We work in partnership, dialogue and shared purpose to create healthy communities.

  • Excellence
We deliver all services with the highest level of quality, while seeking creative innovation.

We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.