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Behavior Aide-PRN
Job Code:2019-MACON-005
Location:Macon Campus
Department:
Job Shifts
  

Job Responsibilities:
Purpose:   The Behavior Aide will implement comprehensive positive behavioral support plans and effective behavior management strategies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Implement the mental health behavioral aide services identified in a client’s individual treatment plan and individual behavior plan.
Implement goals from the client’s individual behavior plan and/or treatment plan that focus on replacing inappropriate skills with developmentally and therapeutically appropriate skills.
Assist the client to independently utilize skills to increase adaptive functioning in the community.
Assist in appropriate self-management related to the client’s emotional disorder or mental illness including problem solving, decision making, communication, conflict resolution, and anger management, social and recreational skills.
Implement de-escalation techniques and other services as recommended by a mental health professional.
Develop effective working relationships with the individuals receiving services, the responsible part and their families while maintaining professional boundaries.
Provide person-centered responsive approaches and interventions to individuals, receiving services, the responsible party and other family and team members to promote consistent, quality care.
Promote the mission and values of The Methodist Home while providing service on campus and in the surrounding community.
Implement Behavior Strategic Plan/Behavior Intervention Plan.
Implement behavior strategies.
Consult and collaborate with site staff.
Maintain appropriate documentation, 
Ability to use own discretion and personal judgment to assess youth needs by:
Creating a plan and course of action based on individual needs of the child,
To provide a behavioral management plan that includes communication, self help, safety and daily living skills.
Assist Child/Adolescent by redirection and life skills training in home, school or community setting.
Assist child/adolescent by redirection and social development training, in home, school or community setting.
Using personal judgment, identify available resources to help reduce psychiatric impairment or prevent out of home/school placement.
Evaluating situations using discretion and personal judgment to adopt an effective course of action, to delegate responsibilities organizes facts and present them effectively.
Provide consultation and expert advice to management regarding child/adolescent plans and advocacy.
Using discretion and independent judgment to interpret and implement policies regarding family plans and advocacy.
Develop and maintain effective therapeutic relationships.
Promote a professional, positive work environment as indicated by:
Role model and mentor for staff.
Maintains a safe and healthy work environment.
Completes assignments in a timely and accurate manner
Is willing to take on additional responsibility in a positive manner.
Upholds the mission and values of The Methodist Home.
Complete training necessary to perform position consistent with program and agency staff development plans.

Job Qualifications:
Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in Human Services Related field
Minimum of two years experience working with children.
Knowledge of child care practices, developmental issues, and group processes and practices which are important to this position.
Knowledge and demonstrated skills related to theory and practices for emotionally disturbed children.
Personal characteristics and experiential background that will provide appropriate care for children, to win their respect, to guide them in their development, to manage a home for them effectively and to participate in the overall treatment program designed for the residents.
Necessary stamina and temperament to work with children and youth (Ages five to 18) who are experiencing crisis and/or emotional and/or behavior disorders.
Maintain high level of confidentiality.
Must be able to multi task in a fast paced work environment.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
Ability to understand and consistently implement policies and procedures of the Agency.
Ability to interact and work cooperatively and effectively with other personnel and residents.
Ability to show sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural difference in the service population
Ability to uphold the mission and values of The Methodist Home.
Ability to be trained in basic first aid, medication administration, CPR and crisis intervention.
Must be 21 year of age.
Valid Georgia Driver’s license
High level of energy required for working with people.
Nurturing lifestyle that does not conflict with the Christian principles, which are the basis of The Methodist Home’s services.

Other Job Information (if applicable):
Essential Physical Requirements:

Duties are performed in a variety of environments ranging from highly stressful and potentially aggressive (physical interventions, escorts, etc.)  to casual and leisurely, in both indoor and outdoor settings.
Ability to successfully complete the Crisis Aggression Limitation Management training program and conduct physical interventions as taught by the instructor.  Examples (1) Escorting a child by the arm to de-escalate; (2) Support a child’s movement to a seated position to the floor or to a chair.
Necessary stamina and temperament to work with children and youth (ages 6-18) who are experiencing crisis and/or emotional and/or behavior disorders.
Must be prepared to actively participate in a wide range of activities including but not limited to:  basketball, swimming, fishing, volleyball, movies, staffings, team meetings, etc.