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School Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP)

Company: Woodfords Family Services
Location: Portland
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Seeking individuals to join our team as School Based Behavioral Health Professionals to work with students in Falmouth and Portland public schools.
$1,500 Bonus for full-time employees (bonus paid after successful completion of 60-day introductory period)
$750 Bonus for part-time employees (bonus paid after successful completion of 60-day introductory period)
Pay is $18.00 to $20.00 hourly

Join us at Woodfords Family Services as a School Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) and be part of our team that is committed to the support and inclusion of people with special needs and their families.Woodfords' School Based Services program provides assessment and treatment of developmental, mental health and/or co-occurring disorders for children. BHP's work to improve a child's functioning of daily and community living. BHPs are part of the therapeutic treatment team that supports a child's to develop emotional and physical capability in areas of interpersonal functioning.Woodfords offers paid BHP training and certification.


  • Full-time (30 to 40 hours), year-round School Based BHP employment within Portland and Falmouth Public Schools
  • Part-time (20 to 29 hours)
  • Variable Spring and Summer vacation schedules
  • Schedule follows current public school schedules
  • Employer-paid December school vacation week off (for full-time employees, this is an additional paid vacation week beyond accrued vacation time)
    Benefits:Woodfords offers a generous Benefits package for full-time School Based Behavioral Health Professionals, valued at more than $17,000 annually, which includes:
    • Health Insurance w/ multiple plan options to meet your needs & gym membership reimbursement (full-time employees)
    • Dental & Vision Insurance (full-time employees)
    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Sick Time
    • Paid Holidays (11)
    • Employer-Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
    • Employer-Paid Group Term Life Insurance
    • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP Benefits)
    • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan w/ Agency Match
    • Voluntary Supplemental Benefits
    • Exclusive Verizon Discount to Woodfords Family Service Employees
    • Advancement within Woodfords Family Services
    • Paid Training
    • Professional Development Opportunities
    • Woodfords Family Services is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Woodfords is committed to support employees who are eligible for the PSLF Program with necessary documentation.

      School Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) Role:
      • Work within Portland schools and utilize the principles and practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to address challenging behaviors and learning deficits that interfere with a child's or teen's success at school
      • Work one-on-one with a child or adolescent with special needs within public school setting working on behaviors, social skills, personal and daily routines, as well as community inclusion
      • Work independently with the child and cooperatively with a supportive, engaged, and dynamic treatment team that includes a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
        Qualifications of a School Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP):
        • 90 or more college credits preferred, 60 college credits required
        • Students working toward an associate's or bachelor's degree in psychology, social services, education, or related field encouraged to apply
        • Willingness to attain certification as a Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) (Course can be completed as part of employment and paid for by Woodfords)
        • Valid driver's license with current auto insurance and use of reliable vehicle
        • For those in pursuit of a graduate degree in behavior analysis, BCBA independent fieldwork supervision may be available
        • Experience working with children with mental health diagnoses and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities preferred
        • Experience using teaching strategies derived from the principles and practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) desired
        • Flexibility to attend mandatory team meetings and training
        • A positive attitude, high energy level and creativity
          About WoodfordsWoodfords Family Services was founded in 1967 by five families who wanted to provide specialized educational services to their children with disabilities. Over the course of 55 years, the agency has grown into one of the largest providers of disability-related services in the state.Based in Westbrook with satellite locations in Kennebunk, Manchester, New Gloucester and Waterville, the agency provides clinical, behavioral health and educational programs to more than 1,500 children, youth and adults living with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities and/or mental health diagnoses.

Keywords: Woodfords Family Services, Portland , School Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP), Healthcare , Portland, Maine

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