Employer: Maine Behavioral Health Organization
Internship Number: 490
Internship Title: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Various Franklin, Kennebec or Somerset County community locations.  May work occasionally out of our Skowhegan or Augusta offices
Period of Engagement: Each Term:  Spring, Summer and Fall
Compensation: $11.00 – $14.00 per hour, based on experience
Description of the Internship:

Maine Behavioral Health Organization (MBHO) is a non-profit organization providing an array of mental health, counseling, and developmental services throughout the state of Maine.

MBHO is seeking Behavioral Health Professionals (BHPs).  BHPs provide direct support to children with developmental delays, in the home and/or community, either in individual or group settings. Services are designed to retain or improve abilities which have been negatively impacted by the effects of cognitive or functional impairment and are focused on behavior modification and management, social development, and acquisition and retention of developmentally appropriate skills.

The BHP position includes mileage reimbursement and flexible hours.  No experience is  required.  MBHO will provide training and will also reward $300 to those who have already had BHP training. It is estimated that the Behavioral Health Professionals will work between 8 and 25 hours per week – we will try to give you as few or as many hours as you would like within this range

For more information on the Maine Behavioral Health Organization, visit their website at:  http://www.mainebehavioralhealth.org/

Responsibilities:
BHPs work directly with children and young adults who have intellectual limitations or mental illness; providing 1:1 support in the client’s home and within their community. BHPs provides to the client assistance with skill development in the following areas (includes but is not limited to): self-esteem building, social skills and community inclusion, daily living skills, independent living skills, communication skills, coping strategies, mindfulness techniques, etc.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Attending monthly meetings at our Skowhegan or Augusta offices
  • Collaboration with the client’s Treatment Team to ensure methods used are effective and that progress is being made
  • Provide a strength based approach
  • Provide proper documentation of goals worked on and progress made
Qualifications:
  • Must have sufficient communication skills and be able to work independently.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle registration and insurance
  • Must have an interest in working with children/young adults with cognitive limitations/functional impairments and/or mental illness
  • Some experience working with children with cognitive limitations/functional impairments and/or mental illness is preferred.
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Partnership’s Internship Application Form online.
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