Therapeutic Behavioral Specialist

Essential Duties

  1. Provides therapeutic services to clients and families as measured by supervision and direct observation.
  2. Continually monitor the behavioral needs and goals of clients. Assist parents and caregivers with behavioral modification techniques/interventions, parenting tools to client and family meeting their goals.
  3. 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)
  4. Submits timely documentation (progress notes, monthlies, safety plans, reauthorizations, and notes to chart) as outlined in policy and measured via productivity reports (refer to Progress/Case Note Submission Policy).
  5. Continually monitor client progress and modifies treatment/services via completion of reauthorization and supervisory check-ins.
  6. Accurately documents all work with client and/or family and/or relevant persons as measured by QA standards and peer review audit results.
  7. Participates in group and individual supervision by coming prepared to discuss current caseload, documentation and productivity; accepts constructive feedback and direction; and puts feedback into practice.
  8. Establishes and maintains rapport and effective working relationships with child(ren), families, and community; works effectively within the Agency and community at large.
  9. Advocating and/or ensuring for the behavioral needs of the client and their family.
  10. 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.
  11. Maintains confidentiality over all information regarding clients, families, and operations of the Agency (including media).
  12. Incorporates Agency philosophy and mission in all aspects of job performance.
  13. Maintains professional relationship with clients, staff, and other outside stake holders at all times.
  14. Exercises good judgment in the performance of duties and responsibilities.


  • High School Diploma plus two (2) years of mental health experience (paid or unpaid) required. Bachelor's degree in a mental health related field, preferred. Must be 18 years or older.
  • Mental health experience includes experience providing services to children and/or adults to improve or restore social, vocational, economic, housing and/or mental functioning
  • Effective oral/written communication skills; bi-lingual skills in Spanish/English preferred
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment
  • Computer skills sufficient to meet production demands of the job including Microsoft Office and 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
  • A basic understanding of age-appropriate behavior for children/adolescents
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Strong problem-solving skills

Compensation Range: $22.50/hr - $30.38/hr

Work culture matters at 5A! We offer a comprehensive benefits package with a medical coverage option as low as $5 with free dental HMO, vision, life insurance, AD&D and disability insurance. We offer a 401k with an annual match up to 3%, annual performance reviews with up to 4% merit (6% for direct service providers), plus annual retention stipends. We offer team building retreats, wellness incentive, 12 paid holidays and flexible work schedules, including remote options for identified positions!