SUMMARY & ESSENTIAL DUTIES
The Behavioral Health Professional practices autonomously in community settings, client homes and school settings. The BHP working in HCT receives clinical supervision from a Masters Level Clinician. The BHP working in RCS receives clinical supervision from the RCS Program Coordinator. A BHP provides treatment services and interventions, crisis de-escalation and support to the client, parent modeling and training. BHPs serving RCS clients additionally implement the positive behavior support plan, and collect numerical data as directed. Interventions are devised through a team process and delineated in an individualized treatment plan. Other duties may be assigned.
RESPONSIBILITIES & QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed here are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelors degree in a related field (i.e. Social and human services, health or education or an unrelated field) from an accredited four year college or university or High School diploma for BHP in RCS.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers and common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratios and percentages and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. The ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables based on theory and the ability to plan and act on interventions.
Computer and Technology Skills
Must be familiar and proficient with the use of personal computers including the use of common Microsoft windows applications as well as the ability to use web-based applications and email.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS
This position requires the following:
Non provisional certification as a Behavior Health Professional
Copy of diploma and transcripts from an accredited college, university or other educational institution
CPR/First Aid Certification (Training will be provided to obtain and maintain this requirement)
MANDT Certification (Training will be provided to obtain and maintain this requirement)
Valid Maine driver’s license in good standing (record will be verified through Maine State Police)
Background check through Dept. of Human Services of Maine (DHHS)
This position requires the following additional qualifications:
Effective organization and communication skills both written and orally
Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays
Current TB (PPD) (test within 2 weeks of hire and annually thereafter)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is required to use hands, and occasionally required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The job requires travel to client homes. As the majority of shifts take place in the afternoons and evenings, some travel at night may be required
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Most of the work is carried out in community settings, family homes and schools. The condition of the homes may at times be unsanitary, located down difficult to navigate roads, or on busy streets with limited parking.
As these are privately owned domiciles staff may be exposed to second hand smoke, loud noises, animals, weapons and other paraphernalia. Safety procedures will be trained and individual safety plans will be developed when appropriate for providing treatment in family homes as necessary.
Some duties may be performed in a professional office setting such as: sitting and looking at a computer screen for extended periods at a time. The noise level in the work environment is typically moderate.