A Place Called Home

Behavior Interventionist

Employment type
Full Time
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles

A Place Called Home is seeking a Behavior Interventionist

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Counseling, the Behavior Interventionist develops, implements and supervises behavioral policies and procedures for youth (ages 8 – 21) participating in the various programs. This individual works independently and is responsible for the daily intervention and follow-through with members, including behavior modification programs when necessary. In addition they are responsible for the training of all program staff and ensuring agency guidelines for behavioral procedures are enforced.

Job Title: Behavior Interventionist

Department: Counseling

Reports to: Chief of Staff & Senior Director of Counseling Services

Hourly Rate: $17.00-$20.00 (DOE)


  • Direct interventions one-on- one or in small groups
  • Review and assess IEP reports for all members annually
  • Support APCH program staff with behavior management strategies
  • Develop and implement protocols for the inclusion of REACH (Respect, Empathy, Accountability, Courage, Hope) pillars in year-round programming/curriculum
  • Create and maintain behavior records and logs as necessary for individualized programs
  • Facilitate ongoing staff training in behavior modification/management and mandated reporting
  • Develop reporting protocols and related forms to ensure proper documentation of occurrences of inappropriate and appropriate behavior
  • Track behavioral trends within the center; maintain documentation and share data with Evaluation and Outcomes Manager
  • Develop individual behavior plans as needed (in cases of extreme or consistent inappropriate behavior)
  • Refer members to appropriate resources as needed (i.e. counseling, special needs, etc.)
  • Implement and evaluate behavioral plans (groups, individuals)
  • Observe and interact with youth and staff in all programs
  • Maintain ongoing communication with parents on IPP’s and any behavioral incidents
  • Develop and implement behavioral modification/management plan which includes incentive system
  • Oversee incentive store and bank (or other incentive system)
  • Inventory incentives and order supplies/incentives as necessary
  • Train Youth Leadership and APCH teens within existing programs
  • Create and submit paperwork and monthly reports in a timely fashion
  • Attend all required meetings (Staff, Supervisor, etc.)
  • Support other team members in carrying out center protocols, rules, and policies
  • Administrative duties as assigned (including filing, writing case studies, tracking behavior patterns, maintaining case notes)
  • Other tasks as assigned


To perform this important job successfully, the Behavior Interventionist must be able to fulfill all of the elements of the Job Description to the highest standard, and be able to work well with colleagues in a high energy, collaborative environment with open communications. The ideal candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of employees and our constituents; and will be demonstrably committed to his/her own ongoing personal and professional development. All employees are expected to contribute to ongoing growth and improvement in their departments via excellent job performance. Additionally, you are expected to speak up if you become aware of deficiencies and needs; and to offer solutions and make suggestions for improvements in your purview areas. Likewise, because each employee and each department is integral to the entire APCH community, we expect that as you focus on your area, you will also consider the big picture and the overall mission of the agency, and communicate with the appropriate individuals if/when you become aware of problems and/or have suggestions for ways and opportunities to make APCH stronger and better. Together, we can continue to take APCH to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.

Technical and Performance Skills

  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Customer Service
  • Time Management
  • Ability to Multi-task
  • Flexibility
  • Mission-Driven
  • Dedicated to excellence
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Microsoft Office Skills
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Preferred


  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Education or Psychology preferred, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in educational setting
  • Minimum of two years experience in youth development setting working with youth (8 – 21) required
  • Experience or knowledge of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)

Additional Information

  • Ability to multi-task and make sound decisions based on circumstances and resources available
  • Ability to develop individualized programs for behavioral goals
  • Ability to train others
To apply

Qualified candidates, please email resume, cover letter and references to Human Resources at [email protected]. Please include all documents as one pdf file and use “Behavior Interventionist” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but preference will be given to applications received by June 30 th , 2017.

(E-mail submissions only/No phone inquiries)

Responses will be sent only to individuals meeting the outlined requirements of the position.


Background screening required/Relevant skills assessment required during screening