Residential Behavior Interventionist

at Washington County Mental Health Services in Barre, Vermont, United States

Job Description

At Washington County Mental Health, we help people navigate life challenges, especially with developmental & intellectual disabilities, mental health, & substance use concerns. We do this as partners with our clients using trauma-informed & customized service plans to help them explore their highest potential & build their own best quality of life. We’ve done this work for over 50 years, plan to stay the course for many more, and we want you to join us!

  • $5,000 Sign On Bonus *
Residential Behavior Interventionists Our Residential program is family centered, trauma informed, and customizes care for each person we serve. Our Behavioral Interventionists are the key component to making the impact of our work strong! Our Behavior Interventionist teams focus on supporting and coaching children and youth with emotional or behavioral problems stemming from symptoms like depression, anxiety, addiction, autism, ADHD, OCD, etc. We do this by implementing personal programming and activities that are defined by individual treatment plans, by maintaining progress reports, and providing each resident with daily living support. Responsibilities:

+ Be a positive influence & role model

+ Develop healthy, therapeutic relationships with children and youth

+ Shape new behaviors and support learning through implementing customized behavior plans

+ Provide safe and reliable supervision that also helps navigate stress or crisis moments

+ Communicate & document treatment progress and support the larger care team in proactive ways

Specific Duties:

+ Provide individualized services to our residents across many different settings

+ Provide direct supervision, supportive counseling, social skill building, crisis intervention & daily living skills to our residents

+ Provide transportation in your own vehicle to and from community activities, mental health appointments & school

+ Communicate with school staff, other treatment providers, team members & the resident’s family in professional and supportive ways

+ Document resident information through keeping daily logs, medication entries, point sheets

+ Attend trainings, workshops, treatment team meetings, and complete paperwork on time

+ Implement problem solving, de-escalation & crisis management skills and defer complex issues to Treatment Program Team leaders

+ Advocate for children and youth & role model this process to develop their self-advocacy skills

+ Work independently & as a team member

+ Implement behavior plans & procedures designed to address treatment goals & objectives

+ To manage the physical safety of client & others, which includes:

+ Willingness to learn and implement crisis de-escalation and passive restraint techniques and physically restrain children & youth who are a danger to self or others

+ Must be able to complete Handle with Care training

+ Must be able to lift & carry 50 pounds

+ Perform other duties/responsibilities as assigned


+ 1 year of experience from a combination of life skills, experience and/or trainings

+ Valid Driver’s License, personal vehicle and adequate insurance coverage

+ Good references, strong reliable work and team work ethic

Could You Be Good At This? Successful team members are naturally compassionate and easily empathize with residents in challenging situations. They are excellent communicators, can be creative even when stressed, and know how to engage with a lot of different people in professional ways. Our very best staff tend to have great problem-solving skills under pressure, get energized by finding new ways of helping people, and can find the bright side on most occasions. Why Work For Us: We are a place where our staff learn and grow. We offer free training and professional development opportunities and chances to advance your career and see your benefits grow, the longer you’re with us. Our team approach to the work we do means you work with a great group of staff that enjoy making work fun through activities like attending professional baseball games, 3-day trips to beaches, outings to trampoline parks, hiking, swimming, barbeques, arts/ crafts, winter sports… just to name a few! Competitive Wages:

+ Hourly, full-time, day and swing shifts available, including custom schedules that fit almost any life-style.

+ Our pay scale ranges from 24.50-26.50$ per hour with shift differentials and over-time options that enable you to make even higher hourly rates.

+ Generous financial stipends, retention, sign-on, and quarterly bonuses


+ Generous time off and comprehensive BCBS Medical, Dental, Vision plans

+ Employer 401b contributions

+ Employer Paid life, AD & D, Short Term & Long-Term Insurance

+ Medical & Childcare Flexible Spending Account

+ Many free wellness and self-care resources for employees

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Job Posting: JC235009046

Posted On: Feb 24, 2023

Updated On: Jul 20, 2024

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