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Behavioral Program Specialist

Company: First Children Services
Location: middlesex
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

First Children Services is actively recruiting for per diem Behavioral Program Specialists!

Our Specialists will work directly with youth and families, assisting them with addressing topics such as: behavioral challenges, anger management, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, increasing socialization, communication, interpersonal relationships and familial issues, or activities of daily living.

The specialist must demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with other providers on the youth's team, as well as be an active team member. They should be self driven, creative, and have excellent interpersonal skills. Additionally, the specialist must be willing to accept varied job assignments, including on-site and off-site training, toileting, feeding, etc.

The Behavioral Program Specialist will:

* Provide individualized in home and community supports to youth with mental health diagnoses and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities who may be struggling with behavior, social, and activities of daily living difficulties * When applicable, take data on all programs, entering the data in the online data management system. * Implement positive behavior support strategies; * Provide general custodial care including feeding, personal hygiene and other primary care needs, when applicable; * Complete Progress notes for each session visit; * Ability to recognize, manage, and implement crisis plans for any unanticipated events or unstable situations; * Ensure the accurate implementation of the Individual Support Plan; * Ensure that care is provided according to all relevant policies, procedures and * provide direct service to youth in the home and community of the youth. * implement behavioral interventions * carry out individualized services plans developed by the supervisor assigned to the case. * provide authorized service hours as determined by the referring agency.


* Make recommendations for changes and improvements to the program, as required; * Discuss any concerns with the supervisor in a timely manner; * maintain contact with the referring agency. * attend required supervision to comply with Medicaid standards. * attend Child/Family meetings as required by the referring agency. * attend staff meetings and training as required. * obtain and/or maintain BA Certification (must be obtained within 6 months of hire). * demonstrate proficiency in the use of the Electronic Health Record.

Requirements include:

* Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Special Education, learning disabilities, social work, or related field. * CPR/First Aid Certification. * Negative TB Test * Valid driver's license in good standing.


* Flexible scheduling, at a minimum of 6 hours per week and as much as 40 hours a week * Highly competitive hourly rates * No 1099. All W-2 Employees!!! * Training opportunities for continued education * Opportunities for supervision for individuals with active licensure in NJ * Strong, supportive clinical team to support you on a daily basis * All electronic system of record keeping and payroll

If you are interested in learning more about current and future opportunities, submit your resume today! We look forward to scheduling a virtual interview.

To learn more about our company, please visit our website:

Keywords: First Children Services, Elizabeth , Behavioral Program Specialist, Other , middlesex, New Jersey

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