Family Support – BHT
Family Support – BHT provides information, referrals, training, peer mentoring, and problem-solving consultations for individuals and family members of children and youth with the full range of disabilities, and the professionals who serve them. Services are designed to increase their knowledge and skills in becoming effective self-advocates and promoting improved outcomes. Conduct outreach activities for communities that are low to moderate income, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and limited English proficient (LEP). This full- or part-time position is supervised by the Director of Programs.
- Behavioral Health Technician. Highly responsive to open cases and strong adherence to documentation and data entry requirements. Assess the strengths and needs of families, identify issues, and determines priority status for immediate action. Adheres to treatment plan for family and collaborates with the member’s team (CFT, Education, Professionals, etc.) to carry out the plan with the family. Family Support – BHT provides services in-person and virtually in a variety of community environments including the family home, in schools and other public settings when needed.
- Training and Self-advocacy. Provide parents and caregivers consultation and training to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding of public programs, special education, problem-resolution, system navigation, evaluating options, understanding rights, filing appeals, and collaborating with professionals. Provide coaching for parents and caregivers on strategies for managing challenging behaviors.
- Current and Reliable Resources. Provide high quality sources of information on disability issues, care providers, child care, meeting basic needs, early intervention, special education, youth transition, and locating community programs and services for appropriate referrals and follow-up.
- Training for professionals in special education, healthcare, and social services to improve knowledge on family and person-centered services, and effective communication and collaboration strategies for working with families and individuals.
- Develop opportunities and relationships with state agencies, schools, community organizations, professionals, hospitals, universities, and others to increase knowledge, collaboration, and stakeholder involvement.
The ideal candidate has a high level of knowledge and experience in meeting the needs of BIPOC, low- & moderate-income communities, and individuals with limited English proficiency.
- Exceptional communication skills. Knowledge of principles of family and person-centered care, strength-based assessment, and collaboration with professionals. Understands and observes compliance with confidentiality requirements under FERPA and HIPAA.
- Highly skilled in guiding individuals through federal/state program eligibility, system navigation, care coordination, early intervention, special education, problem resolution, and other issues,
- Experience and skill in training and presentation; knowledge of adult learning techniques and practices.
- Proficient with basic information technology. Ability to perform daily data entry with a high level of accuracy.
- Effective in maintaining working relationships with staff, volunteers, health and social service professionals, parent groups, key community and agency stakeholders.
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Occasional evening and weekend hours. Must have reliable transportation and valid auto insurance to conduct home and community visits.
- Current, or ability to obtain, valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card
Preferred: Parent of a child with a disability. Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, or a related discipline; Bi-lingual in Spanish
Resume: Attn: Human Resources Administrator – Fax: 602 242-4306 Email: email@example.com
Raising Special Kids is committed to diversity in the workplace. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.