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.


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.

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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