School Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP)

at Woodfords Family Services in Sabattus, Maine, United States

Job Description

School Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP)


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


Pay is $18.00 to $20.00 hourly


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. BHPs work to improve a student's functioning of daily and community living. BHPs are part of the therapeutic treatment team that supports a child's ability to develop emotional and physical capability in areas of interpersonal functioning.

Woodfords offers paid Behavioral Health Professional training and certification.



  • Full-time, Monday through Friday, during school hours
  • Employer-paid December school vacation week off (this is an additional paid vacation week beyond accrued vacation time)


BHP support needed for a female student, age 14, within Sabattus public schools



Woodfords offers a generous Benefits package for full-time School Based BHPs, valued at more than $17,000 annually, which includes:

  • Health Insurance (w/ multiple plan options to meet your needs & gym membership reimbursement)
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • 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/ 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.
  • Woodfords is also committed to supporting eligible full-time BHPs to apply for the Maine Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Pilot Program (valued up to $75,000 in student loan repayment).


School Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) Role:

  • 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
  • Work one-on-one with a child or adolescent with special needs within the 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
  • 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

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: 799866

Posted On: Aug 12, 2022

Updated On: Sep 11, 2022