School Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP)

at Woodfords Family Services in Lewiston, Maine, United States

Job Description

Woodfords is actively hiring a School Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) to support a student in Lewiston, Maine.

Full-time: $1,500 Bonus (bonus paid after successful completion of 60-day introductory period)

Woodfords is actively growing our School Based programs and we are hiring School Based Behavioral Health Professionals (BHPs) to work one-on-one with students in Lewiston.


School Based BHPs are paid $18.00 to $20.00 hourly, commensurate with education and experience.


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 children and teens 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, Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
  • Employer-paid December school vacation week off (this is an additional paid vacation week beyond accrued vacation time)
  • BHP support needed for a 14 year old male high school student. Services provided directly within the student's home.


Woodfords offers a generous benefits package for the School Based Behavioral Health Professionals, valued at more than $17,000 annually, which includes Health Insurance with multiple plan options, Dental and Vision Insurance for full-time employees. We also offer Gym Membership Reimbursement, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Time, Paid Holidays, 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/ up to a 4% Agency Match, Voluntary Supplemental Benefits, and an Exclusive Verizon Discount to Woodfords Family Service Employees. 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 is committed to supporting eligible full-time staff to apply for the Maine Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Pilot Program (valued up to $75,000 in student loan repayment).


Woodfords has opportunities for School Based Behavioral Health Professionals (BHPs) to work within public 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. As a BHP, you will work one-on-one with a child or adolescent with special needs within the public school setting. Goals are related to behaviors, social skills, personal and daily routines, as well as community inclusion. BHPs work independently with the child and cooperatively with a supportive, engaged, and dynamic treatment team that includes a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).


School Based Behavioral Health Professionals (BHPs) are required to have at least 60 college credits, although 90 credits is strongly preferred. Individual who are students working toward an Associate's or bachelor's degree in psychology, social services, education, or related field encouraged to apply. BHP certification is required, the Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) Course can be completed as part of employment and paid for by Woodfords. The position requires a valid driver's license with current auto insurance and use of a reliable vehicle to get to students to provide services. 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 and experience implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) tools and strategies is desired. If you meet these requirements and have a positive attitude, an ability to work well with children and team members, are creative and compassionate, then this could be the position for you and we look forward to receiving your application!


Woodfords Family Services was founded in 1967 by five families who wanted to provide specialized educational services to their children with disabilities.

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 and secure; and
  • Lead lives allowing for choice.

"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 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: 799862

Posted On: Aug 12, 2022

Updated On: Sep 11, 2022