School Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) - Portland School System

at Woodfords Family Services in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

School Based Behavioral Health Professional

Pay is $18.00 to $20.00 hourly

Up to $1500 Bonus


  • $500 Hiring Bonus (full-time employees eligible, bonus paid within first full pay period paycheck)
  • $1000 Stay Bonus (after 60 days successful full-time employment)



  • $250 Hiring Bonus (part-time employees eligible, bonus paid within first full pay period paycheck)
  • $500 Stay Bonus (after 60 days successful part-time employment)

Join us at Woodfords Family Services as a School Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) and be part of our team that is committed to the support and inclusion of people with special needs and their families.

Woodfords' School Based Services program provides assessment and treatment of developmental, mental health and/or co-occurring disorders for children. BHP's work to improve a child's functioning of daily and community living. BHPs are part of the therapeutic treatment team that supports a child's to develop emotional and physical capability in areas of interpersonal functioning.

Woodfords offers paid BHP training and certification.


  • Full-time (30 to 40 hours), year-round School Based BHP employment within Portland Public Schools
  • Part-time (20 to 29 hours)
  • Variable Spring and Summer vacation schedules
  • Schedule follows current public school schedules
  • Employer-paid December school vacation week off (for full-time employees, this is an additional paid vacation week beyond accrued vacation time)


  • Health Insurance w/ multiple plan options to meet your needs & gym membership reimbursement (full-time employees)
  • Dental & Vision Insurance (full-time employees)
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays (11)
  • Employer-Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Employer-Paid Group Term Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP Benefits)
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan w/ Agency Match
  • Voluntary Supplemental Benefits
  • Exclusive Verizon Discount to Woodfords Family Service Employees
  • Advancement within Woodfords Family Services
  • Paid Training
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • 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. To learn more visit:

School Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) Role:

  • Work within Portland schools and utilize the principles and practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to address challenging behaviors and learning deficits that interfere with a child's or teen's success at school
  • Work one-on-one with a child or adolescent with special needs within Portland public school setting working on behaviors, social skills, personal and daily routines, as well as community inclusion
  • Work independently with the child and cooperatively with a supportive, engaged, and dynamic treatment team that includes a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Qualifications of a School Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP):

  • 90 or more college credits preferred, 60 college credits required
  • Students working toward an associate's or bachelor's degree in psychology, social services, education, or related field encouraged to apply
  • Willingness to attain certification as a Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) (Course can be completed as part of employment and paid for by Woodfords)
  • Valid driver's license with current auto insurance and use of reliable vehicle
  • For those in pursuit of a graduate degree in behavior analysis, BCBA independent fieldwork supervision may be available
  • Experience working with children with mental health diagnoses and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities preferred
  • Experience using teaching strategies derived from the principles and practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) desired
  • Flexibility to attend mandatory team meetings and training
  • A positive attitude, high energy level and creativity

Want to learn more about Woodfords Family Services?

Take a look at this video and hear from our staff, consumers and families about how amazing Woodfords is!

Woodfords has implemented safety protocols in accordance with current CDC guidelines.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


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Job Posting: 646483

Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

Updated On: Dec 29, 2021