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Behavioral Health Worker (10 Month Position) in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 11/30/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Responsible for implementation of the behavioral health interventions and behavioral data collection for each child assigned.
  • Provide both 1:1 and group interventions as determined in collaboration with the Climate Specialist.
  • Present analysis of behavioral data collection to treatment team as part of ongoing treatment planning.
  • Provide clear and relevant documentation on a daily basis for each child in their electronic health record.
  • Establish collaborative partnerships with other key members of the treatment team.
  • Provides timely, accurate and complete reports on services for internal and external purposes.
  • Be available and responsive for crisis management and support for teams supervised.
  • Actively participate in agency-wide efforts to enhance the continuum of services.
  • Provides safe and reliable transportation to clients, staff, and families to and from appointments, homes and field trips.
  • Immediately reports to program director any client behavioral problems or unusual or changed behaviors that occur during transportation.
  • Immediately reports accidents, any vehicle related problems including safety problems.
  • Maintains daily records of mileage, vehicle maintenance needs; maintains vehicle cleanliness inside and out.

 Contributing to the team:

  • Participate in regular meetings with team to ensure priorities are clear, coordination is good and communication is open. Develop additional methods for ongoing effective communication.
  • Cooperate and communicate as a multi-discipline staff team member through formal meetings, informal consultations and committee participation.
  • Model traits of a responsible team member, executing job responsibilities, open communication, good follow through; supports team members to do the same.
  • Respond promptly to the concerns and interests of the clients, parents, guardians, funding entities and other PHMC staff.      

Trauma informed care:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to being trauma informed and maintaining a therapeutic community that promotes safety and nonviolence as the basis for all we do with clients/students and staff.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of how trauma impacts childhood development and behaviors.

Administrative activities:

  • Ensure compliance with all PHMC’s policies and procedures, including confidentiality and reporting suspected abuse in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Follow all documentation requirements, reports are complete, thorough, timely and follow prescribed format.
  • Prepare and deliver reports to outside agencies as appropriate; ensures reports are maintained in an accessible manner. 

SKILLS:

  • Demonstrate a full commitment to a least restrictive setting and an understanding and/or a commitment to learning the impact of trauma and how to intervene with children so as not to trigger a trauma response.
  • Knowledge of and ability to implement behavioral interventions to children and to track and monitor their progress toward their behavioral goals.
  • Ability to demonstrate and teach self-regulation and affect modulation.
  • Ability to engage and work effectively with diverse client population.
  • Ability to participate in a highly collaborative 3-person team that leads the classroom/group room setting.
  • Strong understanding of child development and ability to engage children effectively to promote positive behavior.
  • Ability to ensure the delivery of strengths based, resiliency focused, person first, trauma- informed services to clients and families.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to accept feedback and guidance from the Climate Specialist.
  • PHMC approved de-escalation and crisis intervention as needed.
  • Maintain a safe driving record.
  • Ability to recognize general vehicle maintenance needs
  • Ability to read and interpret maps or other driving directions. Ability to drive a multi-passenger vehicle safely and appropriately.
  • Strong computer skills in all Microsoft office applications including data management skills.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Proven track record of strong partnerships and collaborative team building.
  • Experience interacting with collateral agencies/systems, including educational, community, psychiatric and psychological systems.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Two or more years of direct care experience serving children and families. Acute care experience is preferred. Prior experience transporting children and adolescents preferred.

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with the major of social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, public health or other human services field or physical health field. 
  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and a safe driving record.

Salary:  Competitive salary based on experience. Excellent benefits package. This is a 10 month position paid over a 12 month period.