The Behavioral Health Worker (BHW) provides therapeutic services to children within the School Therapeutic Services (STS) program. The BHW carries out specific behavioral management interventions identified in the treatment plan for the child (ren) or adolescent(s) assigned to their care. This role may involve the provision of 1:1 services or group services (1:3 ratios). Through the provision of such services, the BHW works to prevent the need for more restrictive services or out-of-home placement. Services may also be provided to integrate or reintegrate the child into normalizing settings and activities. The BHW is responsible for providing behavioral health interventions to stabilize the child (ren), assist the child in developing age-appropriate self-management skills, and to support, and empower parents, family members, teachers or other adults responsible for supervising the child in an educational or other community setting.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to interact with people in varied settings
- Job demands the ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
- Ability to handle conflicts with diplomacy and tact
- Ability to listen and evaluate objectively
- Excellent working knowledge of Child Welfare system and family dynamics/childhood mental health issues and needs as well as the systems that impact children, youth and their families.
- Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services Discipline OR
- Bachelor’s degree in a Non-Human Service Discipline
- Provides behavioral health interventions to assist the child (ren) in developing age-appropriate self-management skills
- Advocates for the needs of the child (ren) to accomplish treatment objectives
- Collaborate with treatment team, school personnel and family to assure continuity of care
- Document all therapeutic interactions, unusual incidents, routine activities as required by program policies and procedures
- Complete all documentation timely
- Attend mandatory in-service training’s