Behavioral Support Specialist

Children's Aid

Under the direction of the Director, provide behavioral health support services for children/adolescents and their families. These functions are performed under general supervision, necessitating the ability to exercise independent and sound judgment. This role requires travel and providing home and community-based services in the Bronx and Manhattan. Flexible schedule required.

Responsibilities:

Provide psycho-education to children/youth and families around treatment options and diagnosis.
Utilizing a strengths-based approach, assist families with identifying strengths and supports to address behavioral deficits.
Teach skill building techniques to children/youth and families to promote personal independence.
Provide family caregiver support.
Assist with developing social and interpersonal skills as well as developing coping strategies.
Complete progress notes in a timely manner.
Submit billing encounter forms in a timely manner.
Monitor timelines and goals to ensure positive outcomes
Use and identify best practices to build a culture of quality and continuous improvement
Communicate progress and challenges to all staff and stakeholders
Carefully manage resources; both human and financial
Comply with all privacy laws including HIPAA, etc.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.
Two years’ experience in children’s mental health, addiction, and/or foster care/child welfare/juvenile justice required.
Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
Experience with home/community-based services.
Experience using evidence-based models preferred.
Ability to work effectively with families, professionals and other personnel from a wide range of cultural, social and economic backgrounds.
Knowledgeable about trauma and violence and the effects it has on children and families.
Ability to work independently.

Location: -Bronx
Activation Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022
Expiration Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022

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