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Behavior Technicians Needed To Support At-Risk Children and Youth!

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ORGANIZATION: Center for Supportive Communities Inc.

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Center for Supportive Communities, an organization dedicated to using behavioral science to create equal opportunities and meaningful change, is searching for behavior technicians to work with elementary, middle, and high school students and their families participating in our SupportED program during the 2022-23 school year. SupportED is a diversion program for truant students residing in Douglas County, Kansas. Many of our students are at risk for drug use, social isolation, gang activity, juvenile crime, and school dropout and benefit from reinforcement-based interventions, structure and routines, and skills training, and their caretakers benefit from parent training and coaching. We need help implementing and monitoring evidence-based interventions aimed at increasing prosocial behavior that will enable future success. We also need help training parents and teachers to implement behavioral interventions in the home and school environments.

Help us increase school attendance and engagement, divert families from the court system, build skills, repair relationships, inspire our future leaders, build back our schools and community, and prevent more severe problems like school dropout and juvenile crime. With the help of dedicated and passionate behavior technicians, we can empower the youth of today for a better tomorrow.

Responsibilities

  • Administer functional behavior assessments
  • Develop and implement evidence-based interventions based on assessment results
  • Maintain a caseload of 1-4 youth (depending on time commitment)
  • Facilitate weekly 1:1 meetings with each child or youth on your caseload
  • Be a caring, supportive, stable, and positive role model
  • Assist in homework completion, problem-solving, social-emotional development, skills training, goal setting, and career exploration
  • Monitor and graph attendance, grades, and behavior
  • Monitor treatment implementation and integrity
  • Conduct parent training
  • Conduct teacher training
  • Facilitate weekly communication with parents and schools
  • Assist in supervision of volunteer staff
  • Complete weekly documentation and progress reports
  • Attend meetings with program supervisors
  • Present at truancy review hearings with an Assistant District Attorney (if necessary)
  • Uphold our organization's values
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism with all stakeholders

Position Dates
August 22, 2022 - May 12, 2023

Time Requirements
  • 10 hr/week (minimum time commitment)
  • 40 hr/week (maximum time commitment)

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent degree
  • Training in a human-service field (e.g., applied behavior analysis, psychology, social work, social welfare, special education, or counseling)
  • Expertise in behavior analysis
  • Training and experience working with children, youth, and families
  • Experience in behavior assessment and treatment
  • Experience in implementing and monitoring behavior interventions
  • Skilled in the following:
    • Executive functioning (e.g., organization, planning, self-monitoring, self-control, self-motivation, reliability, consequential thinking, time-management, and task initiation)
    • Interpersonal and social interactions (e.g., emotional intelligence, active listening, empathy, positivity, openness to feedback, social awareness, and social responsiveness)
    • Written and oral communication
    • Leadership
    • Professionalism
    • Advocacy
  • Cultural competence
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Benefits & Perks

  • Quality training and hands-on experience providing direct support (if warranted)
    • Mental Health First Aid Training
    • Training in diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Training in relationship development, mentoring, assessment and treatment planning, behavior principles and interventions, parent training, professionalism, ethical and legal responsibilities, and mandated reporting
  • Supervised fieldwork experience (if needed)
  • RBT, BCaBA, and BCBA supervision available
  • Professional development and networking
  • Flexible scheduling and virtual opportunities available
  • Opportunity to make meaningful differences for children and youth
  • Opportunity to give back to the community
  • Opportunity to explore different or potential career paths
  • Opportunity to work with a dedicated (and fun!) team of professionals
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Publication opportunities available
  • Research opportunities available

Application Process

Our kids and organization need your help. Put your education and training to good use by helping kids who need it most. Contact Dr. Kelsey Dachman at kelsey@supportivecommunities.org with questions or to apply to volunteer with Center for Supportive Communities!

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About Center for Supportive Communities Inc.

Location:

1331 Strong Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66044, US

Mission Statement

We use behavioral science to create equal opportunities and meaningful change for children, families, and communities. Our main program, SupportED, is a truancy diversion program in Douglas County, KS. SupportED advances educational equity by infusing evidence-based interventions in the community at no cost to the family or school. We keep young people out of court and in school engaged in learning. Our vision is to create a world where all children and youth receive the care, support, guidance, and education they need to truly thrive in this world. Join our team!

Description

SupportED has been helping Douglas County students since 1979! We use evidence-based practices to keep students from becoming truant and truant students from becoming delinquent by engaging and re-engaging them in school; pairing them with caring adult mentors; teaching them skills for school, interpersonal, and life success; and providing services based on their individual and family needs. We keep kids and families out of the court system and on a positive pathway toward success. We partner with Criminal Justice Services, the District Court, the District Attorney’s Office, the Department for Children and Families, 32 public schools, the University of Kansas, and we hope to partner with YOU! With the help of dedicated and passionate volunteers, we can empower the youth of today for a better tomorrow.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Justice & Legal
Children & Youth, Community, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Lawrence, KS 66045

(38.94995,-95.26583)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Mental Health
  • Child Development
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • -5 hr/week (minimum time commitment) -40 hr/week (maximum time commitment)

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