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Behavior Technicians Needed To Support At-Risk Youth in Douglas County!

Offer Valid: 07/17/2022 - 02/01/2023
Help us infuse evidence-based interventions in the education and juvenile justice systems to help kids who need it most.

Center for Supportive Communities, an organization dedicated to using behavioral science to create equal opportunities and meaningful change, is searching for skilled professionals and professionals in training 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 from professionals to implement and monitor 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 clinicians and young professionals, we can empower the youth of today for a better tomorrow.

Responsibilities

  • Administer assessments
  • Develop and implement evidence-based interventions based on assessment results
  • Train volunteers to implement interventions
  • Monitor treatment implementation
  • Conduct parent training
  • Conduct teacher training
  • Facilitate weekly communication with parents and schools
  • Monitor weekly attendance and grades (and other performance measures as necessary)
  • Assist in supervising volunteer mentors
  • Complete weekly documentation
  • Uphold our organization's values
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism with all stakeholders

Position Dates
You may choose to volunteer during any of the options listed below. Please note that we prefer volunteers who can commit to the entire school year.

  • Option 1: August 22, 2022 - December 16, 2022 (fall semester)
  • Option 2: January 17, 2023 - May 12, 2023 (spring semester)
  • Option 3: August 22, 2022 - May 12, 2023 (full academic year; preferred)
Time Requirements
  • 5 hr/week (minimum time commitment)
  • 20 hr/week (maximum time commitment)

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent degree
  • Background knowledge in a human-service field (e.g., applied behavior analysis, psychology, social work, social welfare, special education, or counseling) or juvenile law
  • Training and experience working with children, youth, and families
  • Experience in behavioral assessment and treatment
  • Experience in implementing and monitoring behavioral 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 work with the Center for Supportive Communities!

This Volunteer Opportunity is promoted by Nonprofit Connect.

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