Job Description

Title:              Behavior Intervention Professional Specialist

Program:        Behavior Intervention Program (BIP)

Hours:            10 months, mid-August through mid-June, 40 hours per week, determined by building principal

Reports To:     Behavior Intervention Team Supervisor/Programs Manager

COMPENSATION:     $34,000 -- $37,000 annually, 10 month or 12 month pay cycle 

JOB SUMMARY:       

The Behavior Intervention Specialist provides assessment, counseling, mediation, monitoring,

and case management of students. The work is performed at a St. Paul Public School working in

close collaboration with building staff and following all building protocol.

Duties and Responsibilities

Program Responsibilities:

  • Provide case management for High School students who are having behavioral problems or are generally at risk of failure at school or the community. 
  • Meet with students, parents and school staff to determine appropriate interventions for students.
  • Collaborate with community organizations that provide mentoring, youth development, mental health, vocational or other services to assist high risk clients to develop a success plan.
  • Coordinate work with the efforts of community Connection Coordinators working at other neighboring schools as well as the school staff in your building.
  • Maintain student records and database to document and monitor progress.
  • Lead educational groups for students regarding anger management, problem solving, personal development, and other social skills.
  • Facilitate summer programming for client’s focused on youth internships, summer employment support, and linking clients with workplace mentors. 
  • Perform other program duties as assigned by program manager and/or school building principal. 

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Respond to all communication from clients, coworkers, or colleagues in a timely, responsive and professional manner.  This includes voicemail, email, and program specific communication as designated (cell-phone, etc.)
  • Maintain daily schedule, notifying supervisor, Programs Manager and agency front desk of any changes in schedule or anticipated unavailability. Adhere to schedule as set by supervisor, Programs Manager, and school staff, and notify said parties when requesting time off.
  • Maintain individual client records, and statistical information according to agency standards and specific program protocol.
  • Develop and maintain competency with basic computer programs and computerized data information system required to complete all functions and expectations of the organization.
  • Participate in individual supervision and group consultation. Attend monthly BIP staff meetings, monthly all-staff meetings and professional development opportunities.
  • Maintain and enhance your ability and skills by keeping current with pertinent research and program related literature, attending workshops and seminars, and taking advantage of work related opportunities for learning on the job.
  • Maintain and responsibly care for agency equipment used in the course of performing job duties(e.g. computers, cell phones, pagers, vehicles)
  • Other tasks, committee assignments and/or special projects as assigned by supervisor/Programs Manager/management team.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Psychology + 3 years experience working with youth and families.  Experience providing counseling/behavior management in a school setting is desirable.
  • Ability to work with youth and families from diverse cultural and socio economic backgrounds.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate well to a wide range of people.
  • Ability to establish strong interpersonal relationships with resistant and “acing out” high school students.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with different professional teams.     
  • Ability to work collaboratively with different professional teams.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, racial equity, and cultural/linguistic responsiveness