The Skills Trainer position provides variable hours of “hands-on” in-community demonstration, as well as teaching and support, to achieve behavioral changes in families where child mental health issues are present. Families served include those in which children have behavioral, social, emotional and mental health issues and may be reuniting with their families after out-of-home placement, working to avoid out-of-home placement, and/or transitioning to less intensive level of care. The Skills Trainer will assess the youth’s needs and co-create a behavioral plan with the assigned therapist and client. They collaborate with other service providers and community agencies, and provide oral and written reports. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Ability to travel to families’ homes and communities required. They must be able to qualify as a Qualified Mental Health Associate and pass a DHS criminal background check, which may include fingerprinting.
A Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, family studies, or related field is required. At least two years of knowledge of parenting skills and techniques, behavioral interventions, basic knowledge of child development and experience working with disadvantaged individuals and families in the provision of service
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