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.

**Sign-on incentives offered up to $5000 (amount varies with position)**

Come work with teens in a GYMNASIUM environment!  This position is within our Children's Department - Teen Resiliency Program focusing on providing direct support with a strong emphasis on behavior management to adolescents and families in their homes, schools and/or in the community. This position is a great opportunity for someone who is creative, has high energy to motive youth and their families in engaging in services. A self-starter, as well as, can work well within a team and is able to work a flexible schedule. This position will assist to facilitate groups assisting adolescents to work toward independent living, as well as healthy activities in the community. 

Must have knowledge and experience in the area of behavior management and parent partnering/education; working in collaboration with teams serving families within the Child and Family Team process consistent with the Arizona Vision/12 principles. Must be able to adhere to deadlines, medical records compliance and performance requirements. This position will work, primarily, afternoons and evenings.  Base location will be in a private GYM.

Skills / Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED is required.
  • BHT level as stipulated by AZDHS/BHS is preferred.
  • Experience working with at-risk adolescents 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.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and groups with community member, families and teens.
  • Experience working with children in DCS care and knowledge of the RBHA children system preferred.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to work with multiple systems and children and families in crisis.
  • Must have Fingerprint clearance card or be 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.
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) Diff per hour available.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older at time of employment. 

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.