Laraway Youth and Family Services

Behavior Interventionist – Backpack

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Case Manager, and with ongoing supervision, supports and training from Behavior Consultation staff and Program Clinician, the Behavior Interventionist provides individualized support services to assigned youth who have significant social, behavioral and emotional needs.

  • Collect and maintain on-going data for required for treatment, school, program, agency and billing.
  • Maintain communication with school personnel, treatment providers, Laraway staff, and family
  • Attend and participate in educational, clinical and behavioral supervision meetings and trainings as assigned
  • Plan activities for school vacations as directed
  • Provide 1:1 service in school and community to identified client, in a variety of settings and/or locations
  • Provide direct supervision, supportive counseling, social skills building and daily living skills
  • Provide transportation to and from community activities, mental health appointments, and when necessary, school
  • Communicate with family as directed
  • Problem solve and manage crises
  • Manage the physical safety of client and others
  • Appropriately advocate for client
  • Work Independently and as a team member
  • Communicate behavioral data to appropriate treatment providers
  • Implement behavior plans and procedures designed to address identified goals and objectives

Special Position Requirements:

  • Must be able to work effectively within the structure of the school keeping Laraway ethics and conduct expectations for behavior at the forefront at all times.
  • Ability to complete and maintain Handle with Care, Part 1 and Part 2.
  • Ability to pass and maintain First Aid & CPR certification

Work/Physical Requirements:

  • Given the at-risk population served, the position requires ongoing training and preparedness in the execution of physical restraint techniques.  This may require running to catch a child.  The “Handle with Care” training program used articulates that individuals with back and neck limitations are likely to be hampered in the execution of the protocols and greatly increases risk to harm to self or student.

Education Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in human services field, pursuing degree or willingness to pursue Behavior Technician Certification. Relevant experience working with youth, mental health and/or behavioral challenges is preferred.


Job Category: Backpack Program
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Lamoille and other Surrounding Counties

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