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Behavior Management Monitor (BMM)

Justice Resource Institute is looking for a Behavior Management Monitor (BMM).

Qualifications:

Educational requirements:  Minimum of either a Bachelor's degree or associate's degree.  Minimum of one (1)year of direct Behavioral experience, working with youth and families who require behavior management to address mental health needs.

 

Experience:  Candidates must have direct care experience in the provision of mental health, community based, and group care services for SED (Serious Emotional Disturbance) children and families.   Must have experience in navigating any of the child/family-serving systems; and experience in advocating for family members who are involved with behavioral health systems. Availability nights and weekends is required.

 

  • Working knowledge of the Massachusetts child protective system (DCF, DYS, DMH), CANS Assessments, Wraparound planning process as well as knowledge of the Systems of Care philosophy.
  • Knowledgeable of childhood/adolescent development and familiarity working with large systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to "think outside the box" in terms of treatment modalities and systemic changes.
  • Capability to take initiative and direct teams of multi-disciplinary professionals and advocate for the most appropriate community-based services for children and families in CBHI care.

 

General Description

The Behavior Management Monitor is responsible for working collaboratively with the Behavior Management Therapist to provide direct behavioral services to children and families.  Behavior Management Monitors provide coaching, support, and guidance to the parent/guardian/caregiver in implementing the behavior plan. The BMM monitors the youth's progress toward goals by providing direct observation of the youth, collecting and analyzing data and gathering parental/caretaker reports.  The BMM will have frequent and direct contact with referral sources, (CSA's Intensive Care Coordinator (ICC), In-Home Therapists (IHT) and/or Outpatient Clinicians) to communicate progress towards treatment goals outlined in the ICP or Treatment Plan. 

 

Responsibilities and Competencies

  • Demonstrate familiarity with Human Rights
  • Participate in all Care Planning Meetings and/or Family Teams as often as needed/determined by the youth's team.
  • Follow Children's Behavioral Health Initiative policies on confidentiality of records
  • Comply fully with all mandatory reporting requirements of DCF's 51A regulations and the Americans with Disabilities Acts.
  • Have a solid working knowledge of Federal and State regulations and statutes regarding Special Education issues as well as the Rosie D. remedy.
  • Understand and have the ability to apply trauma-informed Practice and treatment

Assessment and Treatment Planning Functions

  • The BMM attends all new intakes with the Behavior Management Therapist, when possible.
  • The BMM monitors the youths's progress on implementation of the goals of the behavior plan developed by the behavior management therapist. 
  • The BMM provides feedback to the BMT regarding youth's progress towards goals and provides ongoing feedback regarding the plan to the BMT so adjustments can be made as necessary.
  • The BMM ensures that the services being provided are responsive to the goals and needs identified in the Individual Care or Treatment Plan.
  • The BMM assists in the development of visual tools and strategies identified by the team as useful interventions to reducing the youth's challenging behavior. 
  • The BMM is responsible to input client information into QTS database for tracking purposes and data collection purposes.

Documentation and Information Management Functions

  • Complete all documentation in a timely manner according to specifications
  • Complete all required trainings for CBHI providers as well all mandatory training offered by Justice Resource Institute.  
  • Provide intake/discharge and case monitoring information on all clients for inclusion into the appropriate  information systems 

Relationships

  • Work as a team member; maintain flexible and positive attitude in team process
  • Create a strong liaison relationship with families and clients as well as other Service and Community based Providers.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate positive relationships and boundaries with families/clients and fellow staff members.
  • Maintain professional relationships with all Providers
  • Attend relevant meetings and training's as they are scheduled annually
  • Other duties as assigned by Program Director

Reports to

  • Program Director

Send Applications to Rebecca O'Connor at roconnor@jri.org.