Home School Coordinator/Positive Behavior Support Specialist
Washington County Mental Health Services, Inc. | Barre, VT
The Home School Coordinator/Positive Behavior Support Specialist provides consultation to assigned school and program clients in the application of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBiS) methods based upon the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Provide case management to program clients and their families. Develops and/or delivers ongoing community based assessment, treatment, and supports for children and youth experiencing a severe emotional disturbance and their families.
SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop Individualized service plans (ISPs) for 10 program clients and their families who are identified in collaboration with the School’s Educational Support Team (EST).
- Deliver services as outlined in the ISP
- Monitor, evaluate and revise client/ family ISPs.
- Work within assigned school to implement all tiers of PBiS
- Serve as a member of the school’s EST
- Provide supports to students referred to the EST but not formally referred for an ISP
- Observe and support school rules to/for all students within the time constraints of the other duties described herein
- Provide coaching to school personnel regarding incidents involving implementation of PBiS implementation and the application of school rules as appropriate
- Model and support the School’s efforts to improve school climate and implement PBiS principles and procedures
- Attend and conduct PBiS training and meetings as negotiated with school leadership
- Collect, collate and report PBiS and WCMHS data as assigned by WCMHS
- Work cooperatively with other agencies, (i.e., Department of Social Welfare, Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services) providing services to families
- Complete all required WCMHS paperwork within required time lines
- Follow guidelines established by WCMHS for professional conduct, and confidentiality
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education / Experience:
Training in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and experience working with children and youth who present serious emotional and behavioral challenges is required. Experience working in school settings is desirable. A master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of three years field experience is preferred. Certification by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board preferred. BACB eligibility is preferred. Candidates in process of obtaining the preferred education/experience may be considered. Any such candidate will be required to demonstrate annual progress toward the preferred goals.
Possession of a valid driver’s license, excellent driving record and access to a safe, reliable, insured vehicle are required. Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds and execute physical restraints.
Full time (37.5 hours per week) with benefits.
WCMHS is proud to offer a comprehensive package of benefits designed to meet the unique needs of you and your family. Listed below is a summary of the current benefits available to all Full-time Regular employees (30 hours/week or more).
Health Insurance (CBA Blue)
- Medical, Dental and Vision. Premiums are pro-rated based on standard hours.
- Begins the first day of the month following one month of continuous full-time employment.
- Coverage also available for employees’ domestic partners.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Employees are able to set money aside from their paycheck on a pretax basis to go toward unreimbursed medical or dependent care expenses.
Short and Long-Term Disability
Coverage is provided at no cost to eligible employees and is effective the first day of the month following 6 months of full-time employment. Short-term disability provides for 50% of basic weekly earnings following a one week waiting period (waived in the event of an accident), for up to 26 weeks. Long-term disability has a 180 day waiting period and provides for 60% of your basic monthly earnings.
Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Coverage is provided at no charge to employees and is effective the first day of the month following 6 months of full-time employment. The amount of insurance is two (2) times employees’ base annual salary, to a maximum of $300,000.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Free, short-term, confidential counseling and access to resources and specialist referrals. EAP is available to all members of an employee’s household.
Paid Sick & Vacation time
Vacation and sick time are pro-rated according to the employees’ base weekly hours. You earn 12 days of sick and 12 days of vacation in your first year, which increases with length of service to a maximum of 18 days of sick and 24 days of vacation per year after four years of employment.
12 ½ Paid Holidays
New Years Day, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, President’s Day, Town Meeting Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving & the day after, Christmas Eve (1/2 day), and Christmas Day.
Up to $1,600 per year for matriculating classes.
All employees (full- or part-time regular as well as hourly/per diem employees) are able to begin contributing pre-tax earnings at date of hire. WCMHS matches 4% of eligible gross earnings each year. To be eligible for the match, employees must have one year of service and must have worked at least 1,000 hours. Employee contributions are always 100% vested. Employer contribution is fully vested after 4 years of employment.