|Date Posted:||May, 5 2014|
|Job Title:||Behavioral Residential Counselor|
|Hospital/Facility:||Franciscan Hospital for Children|
|Department:||Kennedy Hope Academy|
|Shift:||Days, evenings and nights available|
Full Time | Franciscan Hospital for Children | Brighton, MA
Behavioral Residential Counselor provides a home/school like environment for each resident to support and encourage individual growth, a sense of community and independent living skills. Responsible for teaching students functional living skills, socialization skills, recreational, leisure skills and functional communication skills. Populations served are intensely physically challenging. The teaching position requires that staff be aware that students who are served may exhibit life threatening aggressive and/or self-injurious behavior. Students served may have had multiple treatment failures prior to this placement. Teachers are expected to implement highly technical clinical and teaching programs that require teachers to be constantly alert and ready to respond to student's needs.
In partnership with McLean Hospital, the Kennedy Hope Academy is a residential school at Franciscan Hospital for Children utilizing applied behavior analysis (ABA) and positive behavioral supports (PBS) to provide state-of-the-art treatment to students, ages 5-21, who have challenging behaviors, autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, neurological disorders and/or concurrent psychiatric illnesses. Kennedy Hope Academy offers a year-round specialized education program as well as psychopharmacology, speech and occupational therapy, and community-based recreation opportunities.
EXPERIENCE: Requires some experience with aggressive behaviors and or ABA experience. Excellent opportunity for individuals looking to gain additional direct care experience in Applied Behavior Analysis. Prior experience working with children and adolescents with behavioral and conditions utilizing a behavioral based teaching is preferred, ABA experience highly desirable. ****Please note**** this is role is not a mental health position; applicants with experience in therapeutic or expressive therapies will not be considered for this role. It is not a behavioral health role, but a behavioral based approach.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Human Services, Education field preferred.
Please visit our website www.franciscanhospital.org to apply.