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Behavorial Specialists Needed

Location : Richmond, VA
Job Type : Temp/Contract

Job Description :
Behavioral Specialists Needed 


This position is primarily responsible for serving as a liaison between children and their families.


·         Manage a caseload of up to 5 clients on-site (unless otherwise agreed to in writing) providing comprehensive services, holistic and therapeutic behavioral techniques (primarily on-site, afterschool) and interventions that will improve the clients’ adaptive functioning in major life areas.

·         Utilize team approach to staffing cases in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide the best possible services to their clients.

·         Prepares written service plans with the involvement of the family and utilizing the team-based approach within the agency to develop measurable treatment goals

·         Provide direct behavioral educational services to the client using a variety of evidenced based psycho-educational techniques  

·         Be on call 24 for hours a day, seven days a week to respond to crisis situations

·         Provide the appropriate progress note documentation on a weekly basis (at a minimum)

·         Prepare detailed progress reports on a quarterly basis and provide them to the appropriate referral source as required.

·         Participate in client specific team meetings that involve wraparound services or immediately impact client outcomes. (i.e., Family Assessment Planning Team meetings; Individualized Education Plan meetings; and all other meetings pertinent to the progress of the client)

·         Collaborate and coordinate with other case involved service providers and professional such as: school personnel, attorneys, social workers, and probation officers

·         Connect the family to wrap around services as needed to include but not limited to; health services, recreational activities, child care services, financial resources, employment resources, transportation resources, support groups, and other therapeutic services

·         Provide case management services as appropriate to the service description as described Department of Medical Assistance Services

·         Attend court hearings pertaining to the client and provide a written or oral report to the court and other officials deemed eligible for the report

·         Utilizes the clinical supervisor as an initial point of contact for the purpose of strengthening their effectiveness in providing behavioral interventions to the client

·         Prepares a written discharge plan and (at the time of discharge) prepare a written discharge summary


This position requires a criminal background check and check with the Central Registry of Founded Child Abuse and Neglect Complaints


Must have valid CPR & First Aid certification 


This position requires a behavioral management training approved by the state of VA


Candidates must have the following:


  • BA in social work, psychology, or a related human service field from an accredited college or university


  • At least one year experience working in direct services of individuals with a diagnosis of mental illness


  • At least one year experience working with at-risk children and families in a professional setting


  • Must have knowledge of effective mental health treatment modalities or best-practice approaches


  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of basic interviewing and evaluation


  • Working knowledge of human services systems, roles of human service personnel, and relevant community resources


  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with social services providers, and their clients; and be able to demonstrate basic oral and written clinical skills

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