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Behavioral Interventionist-Part Time
Be a part of a diverse, inclusive, exciting team! FosterAdopt Connect works with children, youth, and adults as they navigate the complexities of the child welfare system. Join us in changing the lives of foster children, one family at a time.
The part-time Behavioral Interventionist (BI) Program at FosterAdopt Connect is an innovative, intensive program designed to help children who have experienced trauma heal in their family homes. Clients in the BI program struggle with behavioral and emotional management to the degree that their behaviors threaten the stability of their current placement. The main goal of the program is to provide assistance to both the parents and child, thus decreasing the need for short-term hospitalizations, long-term residential admittance, and/or adoption disruption. Additionally, the Behavioral Interventionist assists with redirection, teaching of replacement positive behaviors to the child, coaching, and role modeling to the family how to address the child's behavior.
The BI provides and actively engages, within the home setting, neuro-stimulating activities with the child and works on trauma-informed activities to assist with the healing process. The Behavioral Interventionist also works with the client and family to increase child's functioning in daily living activities and regularly records client's progress toward behavioral goals and objectives.
- Specific Duties
- This is a part-time position.
- Provide one-on-one services to clients enrolled in the Behavioral Intervention program.
- Provide direct supervision at all times.
- Provide direction and approved intervention strategies at all times.
- Engage client regularly in approved Bruce Perry trauma-informed brain-stimulating activities.
- Adhere to the goals established in the Individualized Behavioral Objective Plan.
- Adhere to family routines and structure as established.
- Arrive at family home prior to beginning of shift to communicate with caregivers.
- Have open, honest communication with family, client, and the BI leadership team.
- Complete required documentation prior to shift ending, including incident reports if applicable.
- Notify supervisor of any critical incidents immediately following the completion of shift.
- Attend and participate in all scheduled staff meetings and training.
- Communicate regularly and as required with direct supervisor.
- Meet with parents and professional team as needed.
FosterAdopt Connect works with a variety of families who reside in both suburban and rural areas. We serve clients regardless of location. Behavioral Interventionist staff are required to accept client assignments within a 30-mile radius of their home.
The families in this program have varying levels of communication, parenting, organizational, and cleanliness skill sets. Our job is to work with all families, regardless of skill levels displayed. It is the expectation that the assigned BI continue the case assignment, regardless of family dynamics or home conditions. Each BI is assigned a direct supervisor, who can help navigate specifics. It is our goal NOT to change BI's in the home, and we hope this will be your goal as well.
FosterAdopt Connect does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of interns, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
- Must be able to carry, push, and pull items (1 to 100 lbs.) of varying size and shape.
- Climbing, deflecting, squatting, walking up stairs, crouching, and balancing.
- Must be able to complete a safety hold if necessary to keep child safe.
- Must be able to perform tasks that may require occasional bending, twisting.
- Must be 21 years or older.
- Must have valid driver's license, car insurance, and reliable transportation.
- Bachelor's degree in social services or related field is preferred, but not required.
- Prefer at least 2 years' experience working with children who have experienced trauma.
- Willing to work a flexible schedule.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.