Boys and Girls Village

Extended Day Treatment Behavior Specialist

LOCATION:  Bridgeport, CT

  • BGV is seeking a bachelor’s Level Behavior Specialist for our Extended Day Treatment Program (EDT).
  • Increased compensation for Bi-lingual Spanish speaking candidates

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The EDT Behavior Specialist provides direct care, behavior management, therapeutic and recreational programming in a safe, orderly, and nurturing environment to meet the goals of client specific treatment plans.

  • Provides required assistance and supports to facilitate the client’s behavioral, emotional, and social development and learning, in accordance with an individualized treatment plan in a structured, intensive, therapeutic milieu setting and within the community, by working collaboratively through a multidisciplinary team.
  • Co-leads groups and assists in supervising therapeutic milieu from a trauma informed framework
  • Performs bus aide duties with transportation service incorporating treatment goals.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral health related specialty such as social work, counseling, human services or a related area; or associates degree; or high school diploma.
  • 2 years of experience providing mental health services to children and/or adolescents.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record is also required.

PURPOSE/FUNCTION OF THE PROGRAM:

 Extended Day Treatment (EDT) provides services to children who have returned or are returning home from out-of-home care and require a moderate level of treatment or are at imminent risk of placement due to mental health issues or emotional disturbances. 

COME JOIN OUR TEAM!

Boys & Girls Village (BGV) takes pride in the supportive, team-oriented environment we offer to our employees.

FOR YOUR HEALTH & WELLBEING

    • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, including an option that is free to employees. Currently using United HealthCare
    • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
    • Free annual flu shots
    • Wellness workshops

FOR YOUR FUTURE

    • a 401K plan with employer contributions
    • Company paid life and AD&D insurance, short and long-term disability.

FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT

    • A tuition reimbursement program and free licensing supervision.
    • Partnership with CT Non-Profit Alliance for tuition discounts at participating universities
    • Training and development opportunities

FOR WORK-LIFE BALANCE

    • Competitive salaries, with increased compensation for Bi-lingual in Spanish staff
    • Generous benefit time, including vacation, sick, and personal time
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling for employee and family

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

  • Remote interview process offered
  • Personal protective equipment provided and required
  • Plastic shields at workstations
  • Temperature screening at all entrances
  • Social distance guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, Disinfecting, & Cleaning procedures in place

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.