BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIST (On-Call)
On-Call position under the general direction of the Program Manager. Responsible for working
with clients and their families in the home to implement treatment techniques
designed to resolve behavioral and related issues identified in the treatment
Position Responsibilities include, but are not limited
- Provides therapeutic services to clients and families as
measured by supervision, direct observation and/or functional behavior
- Continually assesses the needs and symptoms of clients
and families (meets medical necessity), gathering history, and determining the
most appropriate method(s) of intervention (individual, family, group,
supportive, outreach etc.).
- Complies with productivity standards of the Agency and
maintains an appropriate caseload to reach the budgeted daily expectation of
billable hours. (refer to Productivity Policy)
- Submits timely documentation (progress notes,
assessments, treatment plans, notes to chart) as outlined in policy and
measured via productivity reports (refer to Progress/Case Note Submission
- Continually assesses client progress and modifies
treatment/services via completion and submission of outcome measures.
- Accurately documents all work with client and/or family
and/or relevant persons as measured by QA standards and peer review audit
- Participates in clinical/case supervision by coming
prepared to discuss current caseload, documentation and productivity; accepts
constructive feedback and direction; and puts feedback into clinical and or
therapeutic practice with clients.
- Establishes and maintains rapport and effective working
relationships with child(ren), families, and community; works effectively
within the Agency and community at large.
- Advocating and/or ensuring accompaniment for clients
(court, medical, mediation, medication, and visitations) with the goal to
ensure satisfactory placement of a child in a safe, permanent, and stable home
- Maintains knowledge of program standards and policies as
developed by Five Acres, COA, Community Care Licensing and other governing
bodies; develops personal and professional knowledge by attending educational workshops;
reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks;
benchmarking state-of-the art practices; participating in in-service programs.
- Maintains confidentiality over all information regarding
clients, families, and operations of the Agency (including media).
- Incorporates Agency philosophy and mission in all aspects
of job performance.
- Maintains professional relationship with clients, staff,
and other outside stake holders at all times.
- Exercises good judgment in the performance of duties and
include, but are not limited to:
- Bachelor's degree plus two (2) years' full-time paid
experience, or Associates degree plus four (4) years full-time paid experience,
working in a social services setting.
- Some work experience in social services, working with
severely emotionally disturbed children and their families.
- Effective oral/written communication skills; bi-lingual
skills in Spanish/English preferred
- Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment
- Ability to pass and utilize the Pro Act physical
- Computer skills sufficient to meet production demands of
the job including Microsoft Office and TIER/WELLIGENT software, and skill in
maintaining detailed, accurate and complete records
- Must have a valid California Driver License, proof of
automobile insurance and meet the Agency's safe driver guidelines.
- Ability to work varied hours
- Sensitivity to the different cultures represented among
the clients, families and staff
- A basic understanding of age appropriate behavior for
Location: Pasadena, CA