Behavior Coach

US-AZ-Phoenix
Job ID
2017-2581
# Positions
3

Overview

The Behavior Coach carries out a behavior plan identified through functional behavioral assessments/clinician assessments. The position provides skill training for both the child and parents/caregivers participating in JFCS services. Implements behavior intervention plans focused on increasing/reinforcing positive behaviors and decreasing disruptive/challenging behaviors that are preventing the child from experiencing success in school, home or the community. Works collaboratively with the treatment team members, child, family, school, child welfare, and other involved parties. Consistently documents behavior and provides continuous updates to the treatment team.

Responsibilities

  • Provides coaching and support through structured behavioral approaches for children and their families to promote positive behavior changes. Provides coaching techniques to parents/caregivers to utilize additional newly learned parenting/coaching strategies. Understands the unique culture of each family that is being provided services. Assists the child and family to create/follow daily routines, create independent living skills, build instructional control for task completion, reward systems, build appropriate relationships/interactions between family members, increase effective communication skills, and appropriate community social interactions.
  • Collaborates with the treatment team, collects data/documents behaviors, improvements, regressions, parental interactions and approaches to assist the treatment team in modifying interventions/strategies.
  • Completes progress notes, client report cards and all required documentations.
  • Participates in all required meetings, Child and Family Team (CFT’s), staffings, department and team meetings.

Qualifications

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a behavioral health-related field; or a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with at least one year full-time direct behavioral health work experience; or an Associate’s Degree with at least two years full-time direct behavioral health work experience; or High School Diploma with 4 years full-time direct behavioral health work experience.

 

  • Knowledge of learning theories and behavioral approaches for teaching new skills and managing challenging behaviors.
  • Ability to understand children with complex needs.
  • Ability to work a 40-hour flexible schedule including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to travel as position works in the family home, school and other community locations.
  • Ability to work with the child and the parents in coaching/skill building and implementing behavior strategies and effectively provide crisis management when necessary.
  • Ability to utilize strength based coaching approaches in all work performed.
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to engage and work with diverse cultural groups.
  • Bi-lingual, Bi-cultural a plus.
  • Behavioral health experience; Inpatient/Residential experience; or Group Home/DDD/CPS in-home work experience required.

Must be familiar with all the agencies a child may be involved with (DCS, JPO, RBHA, SARRC).

 

***Hours are usually, 12-8 pm. However, hours can vary depending on client’s needs. Tue-Sat or Sun-Mon.***

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