Woodfords is actively hiring Behavioral Health Professionals (BHP)to support children and their families in the Greater Portland area.
- We are hiring BHPs to join our team in: Cumberland, Falmouth, Portland, South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Westbrook, & Scarborough
Part-time: $500 hire bonus, with a total bonus package of up to $1,250
Casual: $250 sign on bonus, with a total bonus package of up to $625
Part-time or Casual schedules available. BHPs usually work 12 to 29 hours weekly with a combination of weekday afternoon and early evening hours as well as hours one weekend day.
BHPs positively impact children and teens with special needs in their communities. Behavioral Health Professionals (BHPs) support consumers to practice and learn skills related to behavior management, communication, independent living, self-care, self-help, socialization, and community integration. Although the work can be flexible, our BHPs do work consistently with the same consumer in order to build and maintain great working relationships.
BHPs are paid between $14.00 and $15.00 hourly and receive a wage increase once certified as a Behavioral Health Professional.
Woodfords offers a generous benefits package, which includes paid training and certification, paid vacation, sick time, and holidays. Woodfords will match up to 4% of employees’ contributions to their 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan. Woodfords also provides paid short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, voluntary supplemental insurance, and Employee Assistance Plan benefits. Employees can also take advantage of an exclusive Verizon discount. Woodfords Family Services is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Woodfords is committed to support employees who are eligible for the PSLF Program with necessary documentation.
WOODFORDS SUPPORTS SUCCESS
If you are excited to support kids, teens, and their families to reach their goals, we will train you to be successful as a Behavioral Health Professional!
Woodfords invests in our BHPs and provides you paid training and opportunities for professional growth. We want our BHPs to be successful and teach skills and strategies needed. We carefully match our Behavioral Health Professionals and consumers. Supervisors are available to provide on-going support to BHPs.
BHPs are required to have a high school diploma or GED, and college-level coursework is great. BHPs work out in the community, and a valid driver’s license, as well as a reliable, insured vehicle are required. People who have experience working with children with autism or with intellectual and developmental disabilities and using strategies derived from the principles and practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) are great candidates. Creativity, flexibility, and a desire to help children and their families to learn skills and meet goals is required.
Behavioral Health Professionals work directly with children who have special needs. BHPs work within consumers’ homes and communities on goals that focus on behavioral support, building social skills, practicing personal and daily routines, and getting children included within their community. BHPs are an important part of the team. They work directly and independently with consumers, and collaboratively with the child’s treatment team. Successful BHPs work well on their own, and are able to build great working relationships with consumers, Consumers’ families, and other members of the team.
FROM A BHP
“I am a Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) at Woodfords, and I love being able to work in the school system as well as provide services in-home. As an aspiring Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), this is a great way to gain experience working with consumers in various settings. One of my favorite parts of working as a BHP is establishing connections and building relationships with my consumers and their families. I have learned how important it is to have positive relationships in order to effectively do my job and provide support to my consumers.
Since day one as a BHP at Woodfords, I have had nothing but positive interactions with my co-workers. I have always admired how supportive all of my supervisors are. They always find a way to show staff that their hard work is appreciated, and always incorporate ways to make the work environment fun.” – Caitlyn, BHP
For close to 55 years, Woodfords Family Services has been committed to the support and inclusion of people with autism, intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities and their families.
Woodfords Family Services is committed to supporting individuals with special needs and their families so that they may: maximize their potential; be productive and appreciated contributors to their neighborhoods and communities; have positive and enriching relationships; lead lives that are safe, secure and allow for choice.
- Salary Offers $14 - $15 an hour