Job Description

EMPACT-SPC (Suicide Prevention Center), a member agency of La Frontera Arizona, is an industry leading non-profit organization dedicated to providing valued community services and resources for behavioral health counseling, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention since 1987. We are an EEO/AA Employer.

The Behavior Management Specialist, teaches families Behavior Management Techniques to support maintaining Children in their homes and community environments.  Techniques may include but are not limited to mentoring, life and social skill building, psychosocial rehabilitation living skills training, respite, individual and family counseling, crisis intervention and stabilization, behavior management, intensive wraparound to children and their families in their home and in community-based settings. 

Behavior Management Specialists who are Master’s Level Therapists may provide clinical services and psychotherapy for the purpose of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.

Skills / Requirements

    • High School Diploma/GED is required.
    • BHT level as stipulated by AZDHS/BHS is preferred.
    • Must have minimum of 1 (one) year prior experience in an applicable or relevant setting pertinent to the position.
    • Knowledge of Behavior Management Techniques preferred.
    • Ability to facilitate meetings and groups with community member, families and teens.
    • Experience assisting teens with independent livings skills and transiting to adulthood preferred.
    • Must be able to work with multiple systems and children and families in crisis.
    • Teen Substance Abuse experience preferred.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills is required.
    • Must have excellent time management skills; be able to meet deadlines and timely documentation. 
    • Requires the ability to work as a team, yet be self-motivated.
    • Must be available to work evenings and weekends.    
    • Requires the ability to be flexible and problem solve and to have the ability to use creativity in the approach to service delivery. 
    • Must be able to meet deadlines and complete required documentation timely and with accuracy. 
    • Strong knowledge of the Child and Family Team Process and Arizona 12 Principals.  M
    • Must be able to work with multiple systems and children and families in crisis.
    • Must have Fingerprint clearance card / or eligible to obtain one.
    • Must have a valid AZ driver's license with no major infractions in the past three years.
    • Must have regular access to reliable transportation

                                      Additional Requirements and Responsibilities:

                                      • Demonstrated ability to remain calm in crisis situations, work independently and cooperatively, recognize personal limitations, and relate positively and with empathy to all persons regardless of age, race, creed, gender or sexual orientation.
                                      • Maintain professional conduct consistent with ethical professional practice and the policies and procedures of the agency.
                                      • Maintain a professional demeanor and positive working relationships with internal and external team members, stakeholders, and community and business partners.
                                      • If driving while on agency time or on agency business, a valid Arizona driver license and appropriate liability insurance and approval for liability coverage with EMPACT - SPC’s liability insurance carrier is required. Out of state applicants must provide a 3 years of driving record upon hire. 
                                      • Staff members who provide direct client services must be at least 21 years old. Staff members who provide support services (administrative or clinical) must be at least 18 years old. All employees will have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.