A Place Called Home,

Behavior Interventionist

1 month ago
Employment type
Full time
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, fitness and health and wellness opportunities. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. The goal for the individual in this role is to support, guide and/or increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active community members capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.

About this job

Under the direction of the Sr. 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 by performing the following duties:

Roles & responsibilities

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• 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 IPPs 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

Other Responsibilities

• 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)

• Perform other tasks as assigned


The ideal APCH Behavior Interventionist is someone who has a love for helping others and will be an individual who carries high personal and professional standards and enjoys partnering with others to achieve successful outcomes. To be successful in this role the Behavior Specialist candidate will focus on achieving excellence of service and performance in the five core competencies identified by the agency: integrity & trust, adaptability, accountability, learning and development and compassion. As a Behavior Specialist , the candidate will also be expected to excel in the five Programs competencies of: internal & external collaboration, communication, prioritizing & planning, analytical thinking and work quality & innovation. The candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of our employees and our constituents; and will be demonstrably committed to their own ongoing personal and professional development. Our culture encourages individuals to speak up, we respect diversity of thought, and we look to our staff to be candid with concerns and constructive suggestions. Together, we can continue to take APCH to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.

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