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Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Behavior Specialist - Harlowton, MT  in Lewistown, Montana

Behavior Specialist - Harlowton, MT

CategorySchool Based Services

Description

Position Summary:Provide/implement quality therapeutic treatment to children with emotional and psychiatric problems on the caseload in order to maintain them in their own school/home/community environment. This position will be based in Harlowton, MT.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide multiple hours of direct, quality, clinically indicated face to face contact, behavioral intervention and direction to children and youth in school/community/home settings, while maintaining financial viability of the program.

  • Complete, submit, and verify accuracy of paperwork, including but not limited to progress notes, intake paperwork, etc., while maintaining Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) standards as set forth by the School Based Services Administrators.

  • Provide input and collaborate with the Program Therapist to create/update and implement treatment plans for all youth on caseload.

  • Attend meetings and provide consultation to, and advocate for youth with school, participate in Child Study Teams/Individualized Education Plan meetings, coordinate services with community agencies, and cooperate with other providers to meet youth and youth system needs.

  • Contribute to the strategic goals and outcomes of the agency as measured by the development and achievement of individual, departmental, and organizational goals and outcomes. Participate in Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) goals of the organization both individually and as a team member.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities to the Organization:

  • Contribute to the strategic goals and outcomes of the agency as measured by the development and achievement of individual, departmental, and organizational goals and outcomes.

  • Deal constructively and helpfully with all other members of the organization.

  • Fully support and model the mission and values of YBGR.

  • Adhere to all policies, systems, safety requirements, and procedures of the organization.

  • Take the initiative to identify problems and seek out solutions.

  • Be a professional representative of the organization to those outside it.

  • Participate and engage in monthly supervision/coaching meetings with supervisor.

  • Be aware of the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of persons served.

  • Participate in required training as appropriate to the position and beneficial to YBGR.

Personal Responsibilities:The following list describes the values which guide all decisions and activities at Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch-

Faithis being sure of successfully achieving our mission, based upon our trust in a loving creator.

Hopeis embracing uncertainty with confidence and trust.

Integrityis doing what is right, putting the needs of others above your own, and living by the highest values.

Relationshipis being committed to one another in a mutually respectful, dignified, healthy, and honoring manner.

Respectis an attitude of valuing others, caring about people and treating them with dignity.

Safetyis behaving in a manner that protects the physical, psychological, spiritual and emotional wellbeing of others.

Stewardshipis the use of any resource or talent entrusted to YBGR to fulfill our mission and values.

Excellenceat YBGR is represented by the practice of Faith, Hope, Integrity, Relationship, Respect, Safety and Stewardship.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position Requirements

Qualifications and Competencies:

Education:Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social work, or related field of study.

Previous Professional Experience:Four (4) years of professional experience in working with troubled youth will be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s Degree.

License and/or Certification:Driver’s License

Criminal / Child Abuse Clearance:Must pass criminal record and child abuse registry background check as required by the State of Montana

Physical/Environmental Demands & Requirements:

  • Work environment: This position will generally work indoors in climate controlled environment but occasionally will work in outdoor environment where they may not be protected from weather conditions.

  • Will occasionally be required to remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time while performing administrative duties.

  • Will frequently operate computer, keyboard, and other office equipment.

  • Consistently needs to move about inside building, outside to include uneven terrain, changes in elevation, and frequently change body position from and to standing, kneeling, sitting, and prone.

  • Depending on work location maybe required to assist in the physical restraint of a youth (50-300lbs) who is a safety risk to themselves or others.

  • The person in this position will constantly communicate with clients, their treatment team, and others. Must be able to communicate accurate information and accurately understand information communicated by those individuals.

  • Must be able to perceive, recognize, and observe clients behavior to include non-verbal cues expressed by the client.

  • Conditions may be high stress during de-escalation youth.

Full-Time/Part-TimeFull-Time

Shift

Travel Requirements

Post Internal Days

PositionBehavior Specialist

DivisionLewistown

Post Internal Days0

Exempt/Non-ExemptNon-Exempt

LocationLewistown School Based Services

About the OrganizationMission: Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, caring people preparing youth for life.

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This position is currently accepting applications.

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