Behavior Management Specialist III

Behavior Management Specialist III

The Village Network



***$1500 SIGNING BONUS for NEW EMPLOYEES – $500 @ 90 days / $500 @ 6 months / $500 @ 1 year***

Who We Are:

Since 1946, we’ve been providing compassionate treatment to support the behavioral, physical and emotional health of children and families, where the needs of each child are individually assessed and dynamic treatment plans are specifically designed to properly transition them from disruptive to permanent, stable environments. Our services include community-based services, residential treatment, and treatment foster care programs throughout our locations in central and northeast Ohio and West Virginia.

Working at The Village Network:

  • The Village Network prides itself on a Culture of Care: Come be a part of the mission and a member of a team that has a passion for what they do and the people they serve.
  • Excellent safety record and training program. The Village Network utilizes Collaborative Problem Solving along with The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics to addresses the individual needs of youth and their families.
  • 4 day work weeks for residential direct care staff. That means 3 days off every week!
  • Competitive salaries and great benefits including a 403(b) plan with both a 5% company contribution and 50% match of the first 7% after 1 year of service.
  • 192 hours (YES 24 DAYS!) of PTO offered in the first year in addition to 6 paid holidays for full-time employees with potential for PTO buy back for unused time.
  • Advancement Opportunities: The village network is a growing organization and we aim to promote from within.

Job Title: Behavioral Management Specialist III

Reports To: Program Supervisor or Manager

Direct Reports: None


As a partner in building brighter futures for youth and their families, your role will be to provide direct care and other related technical and clinical support activities that align with The Village Network’s Mission, Vision & Values.

Essential Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities:

  • Provides behavior management in the following ways:
    • Supporting client’s efforts toward treatment goals
    • Role model and teaching appropriate skills and behaviors
    • Implement the 6 R’s strategies when working with clients
    • Utilize Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Assists in the transportation needs when not temporarily assigned to other program needs.
  • Provides behavior management in assigned areas, keeps clients on task, and documents behavior modification system.
  • Assists teacher /staff with daily operation of assigned area. Assists with attendance, communication with parents and referring agencies. Provides transportation if necessary. Oversees meal time and breaks.
  • Provides crisis and/or individual counseling, groups for youth under supervision. This must be coordinated with the teacher and/or Clinical Therapist.
  • Provides psych educational groups for youth. Selects curriculum based on group’s needs, in coordination with teachers and/or Clinical Therapists.
  • Assists in the behavioral management of the residential campus when not assigned to other program needs.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires a Diploma or GED; preferred Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services field or 3+ years of experience working in a related role.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to use a computer, proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License and maintains a driving record that allows that individual to be insurable with the insurance company providing The Village Network with vehicle insurance. In addition, travel to homes of clients/students is necessary.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to comply with The Village Network requirements for using restraints including sufficient strength and completion of extensive training.
  • Ability to handle bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, reaching, and walking for periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds independently.
  • Must be able to remain alert to problems, needs or emergencies that might arise on any shift, maintaining a safe environment for the clients.
  • Ability to communicate (verbal and written) with all levels or personnel, internal and external to the company.

Check out our website to learn more about The Village Network and visit the Careers page to explore additional opportunities and check out our benefits brochure.