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Behavior Support Specialist

Pay: $31,000 per year

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: 8 hour shift, Monday to Friday


  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance

Job Description:

Change your job, change a child’s Life! Join Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina's Thomas Academy School System to begin a meaningful career where you are impacting the lives of children and families. If you want more than just a job and are seeking a calling to help abused, abandoned, and neglected children, then we want you on our team. Help provide an environment of care where health, healing, and hope are experienced by those who enter our doors.

You ensure a safe therapeutic environment required to help change the lives of at-risk youth and offer nurturing and supportive caregiver relationships. You provide appropriate role modeling, consistent structure, and help enhance the youth’s ability to make responsible and safe choices. Most youth are involved with the Department of Social Services or Department of Juvenile Justice, or both. Youth may need either Level I or more intensive Level II care as determined by a mental health assessment.

Your essential responsibility is to assist Academy personnel with coordinating interventions with students, provide clinical assessments and interventions for day students and families, provide individual, group and family therapy, based on need and based on mental and behavioral health standards and ethics. In this role you will also participate in meetings as necessary or requested (staffings, trainings, IEPs, community forums, parent/teacher, etc.). You will assist the Academy in preventing student dropout, and improving attendance while maintaining data on students served through BGHNC electronic medical record system.

The work is performed in a residential setting for at-risk youth. The flow of work is subject to frequent interruptions by youth behaviors and can be stressful.

You must have a Master’s Degree in the Human Services Field with three years of experience or two years’ experience working with children and families and hold a license or certification. A combination of education and experience may be substituted to meet the minimum requirements unless to do so would be inconsistent with the requirements of the organizations that license, regulate or accredit the agency.

Service Responsibilities:

  1. Manage a wide variety of program components (e.g. student support services, counseling and guidance, prevention programs, student conflict issues, crisis management, special events) for the purpose of delivering services which conforms to established guidelines and regulations.
  2. Coordinates various co-curricular services (e.g. associated student body activities, related field trips, etc.) for the purpose of enhancing student's achievement and participation in assigned activities and complying will all relevant regulations.
  3. Establish a culture of health and wellness.
  4. Organize and/or participate in meetings, workshops, and seminars when required and/or requested.
  5. Work closely with all THOMAS ACADEMY staff to meet student's needs.
  6. Monitor student's discipline.
  7. Keep abreast of current knowledge and trends in charter school through reading, workshop attendance and formal course work as planned in coordination with the educational staff.
  8. Report critical incidents and positive developments in the Charter School and in the individual lives of the residents and day students to the Principal.
  9. Participate with educational staff in the annual review of all education programs.
  10. Due to the nature of the child care profession, it is sometimes necessary to require all employees, including program directors, to attend and be involved in such campus-wide extracurricular activities as field trips, banquets, outings, Board meetings, athletic contests, etc.
  11. Other related duties as assigned the Principal and/or President/CEO.

To apply, complete the Thomas Academy employment application and submit.

Must be 21 to apply.

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