Habilitation Provider/Skills Development Specialist

Category
Clinical
Type
Regular Full-Time
Department
Marion County Wraparound
Work Schedule
Daytime/Evening

Overview

The Habilitation Provider/Skills Development Specialist position will provide training for youth and families in skill development that will help them improve their behavioral health functioning. Services are delivered in community and home-based settings. Services will focus on getting the youth engaged in their community by identifying and utilizing hobbies and interests the client likes and enjoys. This position will also meet with parents of youth in the Wraparound program to assist with helping the parents understand diagnoses, behavior plans, and identify resources needed for the family. This position will provide services to clients involved in the wraparound programs with Adult & Child. Caseload size will be small with an emphasis on larger amounts of time with clients and families. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist with skill development (building positive coping skills, social skills, and anger management techniques)
  • Help youth improve behavioral health functioning
  • Help improve communication skills
  • Work with parents on understanding diagnoses, implementing behavior plans and having effective communication with client
  • Attend monthly team meetings
  • Complete monthly reports on progress towards treatment goals

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related behavioral health field
  • Minimum of three years (3) experience working with children with SED (severe emotional disturbance) 

Please note: The SED experience requirement excludes “incidental experience” with an SED child or population. This means that if the work of the provider may have been with a child with SED, but the defined work role was not intended to address this directly, the experience does not qualify towards the requirement. Examples of “incidental experience” would include: I) Owner of a day care for children who throughout his/her years of experience have had children classified as severely emotionally disturbed. II) A bus driver with children on his/her route who have been classified as severely emotionally disturbed. III) The facilitator of a youth group or bible school class with some children in the group having been classified as severely emotionally disturbed. IV) A family therapist with some of the children/youth having been classified as severely emotionally disturbed. V) A classroom teacher with some children in the class having been classified as having a severe emotional disturbance. VI) Staff whose work with children has been with the developmentally disabled population only. VII) An individual whose work has been with children from ages 0-5.

  • Experience working with wraparound families is preferred but not required

 

 

 

 

Keywords: habilitation, behavioral health, SED, serious emotional disturbance, wraparound, severe emotional disturbance, CB~

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