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Behavior Interventionist - Madrona Day Treatment 

About the Organization KMHS is Kitsap's nonprofit, designated community mental health provider for adults with acute and/or chronic serious mental illnesses, and children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. During 2016, KMHS provided services to more than 6,800 children and adults.

On WA's beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, offers easy access to both the pristine wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula and the big-city lights and culture of Seattle. We offer competitive salary, benefits & a positive work environment.

Inpatient, residential, and outpatient treatment services offer evidence-based treatment, using trauma informed care to help people reach their recovery goals. We offer whole person care through mental health and substance use treatment and care management, close care coordination with on-campus and community-based primary care providers, and with partner PCHS, now offer dental care to KMHS clients and the community. Many community partners assure people receive behavioral health care in the right place, in the right way, at the right time. Together we are weaving a web that connects emergency room and hospitals, substance abuse treatment, and primary care providers; creates partnerships for early intervention at home and school, supports multiple law enforcement, jail, and justice endeavors, and works to ensure housing, food, and other social supports together with social service agencies and community collaborations.

The Kitsap Mental Health Services community fosters a culture of hope and empowerment through a safe, welcoming environment, compassionate relationships, and a commitment to respecting life experiences.

KMHS is a tobacco/smoke-free and scent-free facility  
Category Social Services  
Open Date 12/7/2017  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Main Campus)  
Description

PURPOSE:
Provide on-going supervision of and therapeutic support for consumers enrolled in the Day Treatment Program. To provide assistance in the implementation of the milieu program, including providing emotional support and remedial, individual, and group academic support to students with mild to severe behavioral problems, including students who may be physically and verbally aggressive, enrolled in the Day Treatment program. To participate as a milieu treatment team member.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Assist other program staff in providing a positive, structured, and therapeutic milieu in which the emotional, developmental, and educational needs of the students can be met. Work closely with other team members to maintain an aesthetically pleasing and therapeutic environment.
  • Provide direct observation of students within the milieu. Participate in 1:1 intervention in order to encourage the student's compliance with program expectations, and to identify and process barriers to successful completion of program expectations. Assist students in dealing with conflict, expressing themselves in appropriate ways, and improving their behavior.
  • Provide immediate, therapeutic crisis interventions as necessary.
  • Assume responsibility for planning and supervising weekly recreation/PE activities.
  • Work with the team to implement behavioral programs and intervention plans. Provide input into daily and weekly student summaries and level rating forms.
  • Design, implement, and teach school related activities, lessons, or groups as needed.
  • Assume responsibility for the breakfast and lunch program; ensuring preparation of daily lunches for consumers, purchasing and maintaining an appropriate supply of foods and supplies necessary to support the breakfast and lunch program, and ensuring that the kitchen and dining area are kept in a state of cleanliness consistent with Department of Health guidelines.
  • Ensure that all paperwork is completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of positive, collaborative relationships with KMHS programs, school district personnel, and other public or private agencies, in order to provide an essential level of care for consumers, and to further and enhance the overall mission and goals of the agency.
  • Drive agency vehicles to transport students as needed, including a 15 passenger van.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.
 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, counseling, psychology, or other related field. 4 plus years of experience in a related setting considered in lieu of degree. Experience working with adolescents within the structure of an intensive, milieu based program. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Awareness of or working knowledge of Cognitive/Behavioral therapy, Rational/Emotive therapy, behavioral modification, and development theory strongly preferred. Experience working with Special Education population strongly preferred. Educational or classroom management experience preferred. Possess and maintain valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation. Current Food Handler’s Permit required within first month of hire. Ability to obtain an Agency Affiliated License. Per the RCW 28A.400.303, employees of contractors with school districts that “have regularly scheduled unsupervised access to children” are required to go through FBI fingerprinting.

PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to stand, use hands to finger or handle, reach with hands and arms, talk or listen. Requires the ability to lift up to 100 pounds. The position requires peripheral vision. The position may require working in outdoor weather conditions. A significant degree of flexibility and strength is required in this position due to the infrequent, yet essential, use of one’s limbs and body weight as a temporary means of physical restraint of some clients.

 
Salary DOE  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.
 

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