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Behavioral Support Specialist

Company: Invo Healthcare Associates Inc
Location: Bartow
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Come join Invo Healthcare as a Behavior Support Specialist (BSS) joining our district partner's mental health and behavioral health team.

Job Summary:

Behavior Support Specialists (BSSs) provides support to clients with behavioral and emotional needs in school and community settings. When in a school setting, Behavior Support Specialists work closely with school/district personnel, including teachers, school support staff, and school administrators, as well as client's caregivers. As a Behavior Support Specialist, you will provide guidance and support to students to promote learning and engage in behavior that is more appropriate to the school setting.

Schedule:Full-time

Responsibilities:

* Implement proactive behavioral support under the guidance of qualified mental health and/or behavioral health providers.


* Respond to challenging behavior using de-escalation techniques, under the guidance of other qualified mental health and/or behavioral health providers.


* Observe and support students in various school settings (e.g., classroom, lunchroom, recess, transitions, etc.)


* Assist in teaching skills to increase client's success across settings.


* Work with students, families, and school staff to encourage resolution of conflicts.


* Participate in collaborative meetings and communicate with other professionals, as well as school staff and caregivers regarding individual student needs and progress.


* Maintain client records and files; document interactions and report on interactions and outcomes as needed.


* Maintain assigned cases, and coordinates with school administrators on individual student needs and outcomes.



Required Qualifications:

* At least 18 years old


* Obtain background clearance meeting school district criteria


* Minimum High School diploma


* At least 1 year previous experience with students who present with emotional, behavioral, and/or learning challenges in a classroom or school is preferred.


* At least 1 year working with an adult population with developmental disabilities is an acceptable alternative.
* Previous experience as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) preferred but not required
* Computer skills in Microsoft Office (primarily Excel).


* Ability to communicate in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.


* Ability to build relationships with school personnel, youth, and families.


* Ability to maintain a high degree of calm in stressful situations.

Keywords: Invo Healthcare Associates Inc, Lakeland , Behavioral Support Specialist, Other , Bartow, Florida

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