Transportation Specialist (Behavior Management Specialist I) Wanted

Transportation Specialist (Behavior Management Specialist I)

The Village Network

Mount Vernon, Ohio


***$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 19 DAYS!) of PTO offered in the first year in addition to 6 paid holidays for fulltime 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: Transportation Specialist (Behavior Management Specialist I)

Reports To: Program Director or Program Supervisor

Direct Reports: None


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

Essential Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities:

  • Transport and supervise adolescents to and from day treatment.
  • Assists with visitations, greets The Village Network guests, meets with parents, checks residents for contraband, helps to evaluate child’s emotional and physical needs before, during, and after visitations.
  • Takes part in the supervision and behavioral management of youth during, but not limited to, lunch time, free time, and group interaction time.
  • Performs other duties as required including, but not limited to providing crisis intervention, passive restraint, charting behavior of youth, and attending team meetings.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to use a computer; familiarity with Word and Electronic Health Record (EHR).
  • Must be 21 years of age, have completed a high school education/GED, and a minimum of two years experience working with difficult children is desired.
  • Completion of 24 hours of training each year in compliance with ODJFS/ODHS requirements (ex. CPR/First Aid, CPI, Sexual Harassment, Diversity, Blood-Borne Pathogens, Conflict Management).
  • 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, constant travel 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.