Hope Community Resources, Inc.

Anchorage: Behavioral/Mental Health Associate

Job ID
2015-1074
US-AK-Anchorage
Type
Regular Part-Time
Compensation Min
USD $14.82/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $16.50/Hr.

Overview

Behavioral/Mental Health Associates (B/MHA) are responsible for teaching social, communication and other needed life skills to individuals who experience developmental disabilities and challenging behaviors. B/MHAs work one-on-one or group settings with adults and children in their homes and communities and participate in the individuals’ planning and support teams. B/MHAs also implement therapeutic activities and positive behavior supports for these individuals. Responsibilities include assisting the individual and family in adapting to home, school and community environments and in designing social & recreational plans for individual skill development.

Responsibilities

  1. Supports the individual and family in designing the social/recreation component of the Treatment Plan; helps individual receiving support adapt to home, school and community environments.
  2. Implements one-on-one therapeutic techniques, activities and events that aid the individual in developing or improving specific communications, cognitive, social independence or community skills.
  3. Provides supervision, monitoring and appropriate therapeutic interventions in a one-on-one setting during activities and events.
  4. Facilitates natural support connections within the community; creates and maintains a comprehensive file of community social/recreational and resources for use with activities.
  5. Models positive communications and promotes community connections with individuals.

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor degree in Psychology, Special Education or a closely related field

OR

  • High School Diploma or GED AND at least two (2) years experience working with people who experience challenging behaviors or in the special education field

OR

  • Equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience

Desired

  • Direct experience working in special education
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of concepts of generalization and normalization, least restrictive environments, interdisciplinary team, and behavior modification, and the tools used

Other

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs, or 1/3 of body weight, whichever is less, from a squat-and-kneel position
  • Possess a valid driver license & at least 3 years of driving experience (may include permit time)
  • Provide driving record that meets agency guidelines
  • Pass a criminal background check under state regulation

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