Job Title: Behavioural Interventionist Team: Staff Team Reports to: Team Lead and/or Residence Coordinator Start Date: TBD (estimate: January 2023) Position Duration: Contract (9 months) Hourly wage: $22-$24/hour Hours/week: 10 hours/week (days and times TBD) Vacation: 4 weeks/year Office Location: Trail, BC (exact location TBD)
Application Deadline: currently open Send resume and cover letter to: email@example.com
Freedom Quest’s Child/Youth Residence is home to up to 2 young people (aged 6- 18) who may have multiple diagnoses, come from unstable family backgrounds, and may have been exposed to a range of risk factors including neglect, physical and sexual abuse and prenatal exposure to drugs and/or alcohol. This 24/7 staffed home is a place where children/youth can find safety, stability, and care from a group of adults who are trauma and attachment-informed, culturally humble, actively engaged, strengths-based, client-centered, and motivated to support them in moving towards their self-identified goals.
It is also a place where families can experience non-judgement and unconditional positive regard as they work to maintain a relationship with their young person and/or work towards reconnecting and rebuilding relationships that have been disrupted.
In addition to providing children/youth with the basic utilities of living and supplying them with much-needed supports, Freedom Quest’s Child/Youth Residence facilitates opportunities for residents to engage in indoor and outdoor recreation activities with other young people, staff, family members (when applicable), and other key figures in their life. Freedom Quest is an agency that understands that healthy, authentic, and holistic relationships built on positive and exciting experiences are fundamental to a successful home environment and support network.
The Behavioural Interventionist is anticipated to allocate their time and energy to the tasks below, however, they and the Team Lead have the flexibility to manage their time and tasks according to the needs of the home, the residents, the agency, and the contract.
Behavioural Intervention Plans:
Promote and model healthy functioning within the home
In collaboration with the Team Lead, review and analyze behavioural reports from youth, family, residence workers, and others
Model behavioural interventions
Collaborate with Team Lead in formulating behavioural intervention plans that are consistent with each youth’s individualized Care Plan
Support Residence Workers in implementing and monitoring agreed upon behavioural interventions
Worker/Youth Relationship Building:
Speak and write using a strength-based approach
Communicate the limits to confidentiality early in the relationship
Maintain transparency in the relationship
Ensure that each youth is heavily involved in the creation of their Behavioural Intervention Plan
Maintain care and unconditional positive regard when implementing each youth’s Behavioural Intervention Plan
Family/Caregiver Relationship Building & Support:
Maintain transparency in the relationship
Ensure that each family member/caregiver is involved in the creation of their young person’s Behavioural Intervention Plan & is supported in participating in the plan
Maintain care and unconditional positive regard for family members/caregivers when implementing each youth’s Behavioural Intervention Plan
Recreation Participation (as needed):
Actively participate in lower and higher-risk recreation activities according to each youth’s individualized Care Plan
Follow the lead of the Recreation Facilitator when engaged in high-risk activities such as canoeing or overnight camping
Participate in low-risk recreation activities such as bowling, shopping, eating-out, birthday celebrations, etc.
Maintain positive relationships with neighbours, visitors, and other community members
Fully collaborate with community partners, family members, the funder, and others according to agency policy
Training & Competency Building
Seek out professional development opportunities
Actively seek supervisor consultation in instances of confusion, uncertainty, and/or concern.
Be open to constructive feedback and make adjustments as needed
Fully engage in required trainings
Uphold a workplace culture of life-long learning
Administration & Other Duties
Complete Behavioural Intervention Plan progress reports
Attend required house meetings, staff meetings, and agency functions.
Read, understand, and comply with all agency policies and procedures
Perform First Aid as needed and in accordance with First Aid Certifications
Alert supervisors and/or the JOSH committee about any home/workplace hazards and or damage
Knowledge Skills, and Abilities
Certificate or Degree in Behavioural Intervention
Two years of experience working with children/youth who have complex needs
One year of experience working in a residential setting
Experience working from client-centred, strengths-based, harm-reduction, attachment and trauma-informed approaches
Experience being in relationship with Indigenous people
Experience working alongside worldviews that are not your own
Current Standard First Aid and CPR Certification (required)
Criminal Record Check (Children & Vulnerable Adults) (required)
Valid FoodSafe Certification (required)
Valid Driver’s License (required)
Driving Record (required)
Driver Factor Report (less than a 2.0 rating required)