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Milieu Associate Job
Job Number: EPB18541
Job Title: Milieu Associate I/Mental Health Worker - Intensive Behavior Treatment
Department: Home Based Autism IBT - 1202484
Facility: Bradley Hospital
Location: East Providence, RI
Currently holding or pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or related field ispreferred.
Direct care / mental health experience with young children ispreferred.
Per Diem weekly requirements include a minimum of 6-10 hours per week.
Reliable transportation isrequired.
Bradley Hospital Safety Care Certification: We value our employees and recognize the demands our unique environment of care presents. As part of our orientation program, we provide comprehensive training which includes de-escalation techniques to minimize need for physical intervention. Employees in this position work in a home-based setting under conditions associated with care of psychiatrically impaired, aggressive, and sometimes, self-injurious individuals. Employees are expected to utilize de-escalation techniques and must remain calm during a crisis as evidenced by the ability to make quick rational decisions and prioritize immediate patient care needs to maintain a therapeutic environment and ensure safety.
The Intensive Behavioral Treatment (IBT) Program of Bradley Hospital is seeking Per Diem Milieu Associates to conduct home-based therapy with children (ages 2 to 7) diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and a variety of cognitive and behavioral issues.
The IBT program is based on principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and frequent positive reinforcement to promote the child’s language, social, play, and self-care skills.
Therapy sessions are typically a 3-hour duration and involve the teaching of behavioral skills in a one-to-one trial format as well as the use of incidental teaching techniques to promote generalization of learning compatible with the child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
The goal of intensive behavioral treatment is to teach adaptive, daily living, social, communication, and play-area skills so that children may function in the least restrictive environments.