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Behavior Support Specialist

at Arrow Child & Family Ministries

Pay: $34000 to $38000/year
$34k - $38k
Posted: 8/15/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1165815

Job Description

  • 14-Aug-2019 to 13-Sep-2019 (CST)
  • Austin
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • $34k - $38k
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Arrow Child & Family Ministries is seeking a Behavioral Support Specialist for our Treatment Foster Care Program. Arrow is the largest foster care provider in the State of Texas, Arrow Child & Family Ministries is a Christian provider of child welfare and education services for abused and neglected children and families in crisis. Through the engagement of both government and the local church, Arrow provides an array of services including foster care, adoption, residential care and treatment, child sex trafficking rehabilitation, and specialized education. All programs and services advance the well-being of children, families and communities while promoting responsibility and a commitment to strengthen family life.


The Behavior Support Specialist is responsible for the direct provision of in-home and community-based rehabilitation and support services to participating TFC clients. The Behavior Support Specialist visits consumers in their homes and communities, and provide services in the home, community, or program site. The Behavior Support Specialist assumes a supportive role in the ongoing development and implementation of Trust-Based Relational Intervention in the home, provides additional support to foster families, and supervision of clients.


QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION, LICENSURE AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's Degree in social work, psychology, mental health or another related human services field. At least one (1) year of previous experience working with youth in a mental health setting preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical solutions.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with occasional variables.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid driver's license
  • Proof of current Auto Registration, Inspection and Insurance
  • Driving Record (three years) from the state in which the driver's license is valid
  • Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Must submit to and pass random drug tests during employment. 
  • Must successfully pass all background screens as required by the state.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older. 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be physically fit as indicated by the requirements below. The employee is also regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may have occasional contact with cleaning solvents, aromatics and nuisance dusts. Some locations may require PCM (Professional Crisis Management) Training.

Other physical requirements specific to this job Occasionally required to lift/carry up to 50 lbs. Occasionally required to push/pull up to 50 lbs. Occasionally required to climb stairs. Occasionally required to bend, stoop, crouch or required to stand from a kneeling position, with both knees down, 5 times in one minute Frequently required to operate a motor vehicle.

Key: Constantly: (67-100%) 6-8 hours Frequently: (34-66%) 4-6 hours Occasionally: (0-33%) 1-3 hours