Description: Milton Hershey School (MHS) is currently seeking a Part-time Behavior Support Specialist I (BSS-I) to join the Psychological Services Health Center team. The BSS-I assists in the delivery of comprehensive behavioral management and student support services for MHS students and staff. This includes, but is not limited to the implementation of Tier 1 (Universal) and Tier 2 (At-Risk) interventions. The primary purpose of this position is to develop and implement individual skill work, psychoeducational and skills groups for students; support, test and assess students in specialty clinics; collaborate and develop plans, complete self-referral intake screeners and provide assistance in the daily implementation of behavioral support programs at the Health Center. This includes providing students with skill work to improve their coping skills and develop skills necessary to manage their own behavior. The interventions are meant to enhance the students learning, emotional, social and physical well-being. The BSS-I position is represented by Milton Hershey School Association (MHEA)Also, the BSS-I is responsible for ensuring continuity o care and safety for students in crisis. Essential to this position is an effective, collaborative approach working with and supporting Parent/Sponsors, Scholastics, Home Life, and Student Health Services staff members. The BSS-I works up to 29 hours per week Monday - Friday from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM four days and one day a week from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. During summer and holiday breaks: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM four days and one day per week 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Depending upon student needs, staff may be scheduled to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Qualifications:
Bachelor s degree in psychology or related field required.
At least three years experience working in a professional behavior management or mental health setting with adolescents.
Experience with diverse population of adolescents who come from low-income families a plus.
Effective communication skills - verbal and written.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills including ability to influence and collaborate with both adolescents and adults required.
Demonstrated experience with crisis and behavior management.
Ability to defuse emotionally charged situations.
Possess consultation and listening skills.
Ability to work independently and as a team.
Ability to respect and keep confidentiality.
Computer literacy required and excellent organizational & time management skills.
Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, as all MHS students are considered to be role models for MHS students.
Candidates should be willing to actively engage with students.
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