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Therapeutic Behavioral Support Specialist

Company: Maryhurst
Location: Louisville
Posted on: May 18, 2019

Job Description:

Description Maryhurst provides treatment programs for severely traumatized children who most often are victims of sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse. Children in our care turn to risk-taking behaviors to cope with their pain. These behaviors can include such actions as running away, truancy, suicidal gesturing, delinquency, and substance abuse. Their issues are further complicated by years of multiple placements in foster care and hospital settings. In fact, prior to their involvement with Maryhurst, any one of our children is likely to have experienced an average of 20 out-of-home placements. We work hard to provide consistency, structure, and love for children. It is because of this philosophy and the hard work of staff and volunteers that our programs are successful. Today Maryhurst provides nine different programs that address the unique needs of more than 600 children and their families. The Therapeutic Behavioral Support Specialist will be a highly trained and experienced staff whose primary task to provide individualized support to a specific client in order to assist the child in maintaining safe and healthy behaviors in the residential, community and school settings. The Therapeutic Behavioral Support Specialist will work directly with the individual client in the program and other related settings (e.g. schools, community, residential programs) providing clinical interventions aimed at stabilizing a client's placement. The Therapeutic Behavioral Support Specialist is responsible for supporting milieus by helping to create a therapeutic environment, as well as performing crisis prevention through additional supportive and therapeutic services for individual clients to enhance their treatment. The Therapeutic Behavioral Support Specialist works with a team to assess individual client and milieu needs, develop behavior support plans and milieu support plans, and implement these plans in collaboration with treatment teams and direct care staff. The Therapeutic Behavioral Support Specialist will supervise the activities of clients who have finished their secondary schooling and youth who need specialized support. Additionally, provide and maintain ILS (Independent Living Skills) training plan based on results of assessments. Responsible for knowledge of individualized treatment plans. Requirements High School Diploma Required, Bachelor's Degree preferred. Significant experience related to child care or supervision of children and/or adolescents, or experience in providing therapeutic interventions with clients who have severe emotional and behavioral concerns. All Shifts: Persons applying for these positions must be willing and able to perform "Safe Crisis Management", a technique used to restrain or transport a resident who has temporarily lost control of their behavior. Maryhurst provides extensive training opportunities for all employees who will have direct contact with the clients. Pay will vary depending on level of experience and education: High School Degree - begins at $12.72 an hour Bachelor's Degree - begins at $13.35 an hour Master's Degree - begins at $14.01 an hour.

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