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(2954) Education Coordinator, Youth Therapeutic Respite Program

Job Description

Program Description: The Bluebonnet Trails Community Services (BTCS) Therapeutic Respite Program will provide a safe, enriching environment that provides a wraparound approach to offering care coordination, family partner services, and an array of innovative therapies for youth between ages 5-17 years old with behavioral health needs. Evidence-based practices will be implemented in play therapy, sand tray therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy, family therapy, applied behavior analysis, brief-solution focused therapy and more. This 10-bed, 24/7 structured and therapeutic program will focus the following objectives:

  1. Provide culturally sensitive and linguistically diverse services that focus on reunification and the development of meaningful relationships.
  2. Provide a safe, supportive, and accepting environment.
  3. Provide services and support that stabilize, enrich, and develop skills to support effective coping, problem-solving and socialization skills.
  4. Connect and partner with BTCS services and/or community services, support and other resources that will help the child and family with a successful transition to their home environment.

To meet the above objectives, therapeutic and structured services will be provided that include educational, behavioral, and other recovery and trauma-informed focused activities. The treatment team may include Psychiatrist, and other medical providers, Mental Health Professionals, Family Partners, teachers, Care Coordinators, and Licensed Therapists.

Position Description: Under the direct supervision of the Therapeutic Respite Program Manager, this position provides the important role of education coordination to children, youth, and their families ages 5-17 receiving services in the Therapeutic Respite Program for Youth.  This professional is a key member of the team in the planning, preparation, and delivery of instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences. An aptitude for working with children and youth with mental health and/or developmental disability diagnoses, knowledge of psychotherapeutic medications, evidence-based practices, and wellness and recovery-oriented systems of care are key components to this position. Education coordination with the individual enrolled will focus on identifying and selecting different resources that will meet youths’ varying educational needs. The Education Coordinator will coordinate with the youth’s school  district regarding educational needs. During non-school days, the Education Coordinator has the opportunity to provide therapeutic activities both in an individual and group setting to the youth.

Primary – Education Coordinator

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
  • Develops schedule for education services
  • Identify and select different resources that will meet students varying needs
  • Assign and grade class work
  • Coordinate with school districts and school counselors regarding individual educational need
  • Provide appropriate and timely feedback to parents, schools, and patients regarding educational needs
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress
  • Manage student behaviors in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
  • Collaborates with youth’s treatment team
  • Follows all procedural safeguards
  • Submits required documentation to program administration as required
  • Maintains detailed documentation of case management services

Professional Development and Behavior

  • Maintains continuing professional education
  • Maintains knowledge in child development and disabilities and continues to develop professional skills
  • Demonstrates and maintains professional behavior and relationships with families, community partners, co-workers, and the general public
  • Functions as a contributing and effective team member
  • Follows all agency procedures and guidelines on use of agency property, resources, and professional conduct

Location: Seguin

Salary: $24.76 – $26.51/hr

Application Differentials:

$0.75/hr Bilingual

$1.00/hr Master’s degree

Why join our team?

BTCS Values our team members and believes it is important to reward and compensate our team members for their contribution to our success. BTCS offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and generous leave accruals.

Medical Insurance: Through BlueCross Blue Shield, we offer comprehensive medical coverage for you and your eligible dependents with access to network and non-network health care providers. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Dental Insurance: Through Dental Select, we offer two coverage plans for dental care, to include preventative, basic and major services. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Vision Insurance: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer vision coverage to include discounts on everyday vision needs, such as eye exams and glasses and/ or contacts. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Prescription Plan: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer discounts on generic, preferred or brand-name drugs as well as non-preferred drugs at pharmacies or through a convenient home delivery program. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Flexible Spending Accounts: Optional pre-tax contributions for medical reimbursement and dependent care plans.

Retirement Plans:
401A: Through this governmental plan, we offer a 7% match to employee contributions.
457/403(b): Through these governmental plans, employees may contribute pre-tax earnings for retirement. Employees may participate on the first day of employment.

Sponsored Insurance:
Life Insurance: Through Dearborn National, we offer basic life insurance of $5,000. Optional supplemental coverage, as well as spouse and eligible dependent policies, are available to purchase.
Long Term Disability/ Accident/ Critical Illness Insurance: Through Dearborn National we offer optional insurance coverages at a competitive rate. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Family and Medical Leave: Job protection to provide care related to a child’s birth or adoption, or for yourself or a family member’s serious health condition.

Employee Assistance Program: Through Alliance Worksite Solutions, we offer a no cost, confidential employee assistance program as a resource to resolve personal, family, financial and legal problems for employees and their dependents.

Professional Development: Joining Bluebonnet Trails is about joining a culture of inclusiveness, collaboration, trust, and the invitation and expectation to have a voice. Bluebonnet offers employees the opportunity to participate in professional development that is skill based and offers continuing education courses to enhance knowledge and performance via online courses and instructor led webinars.

Additional Perks:
– Employee Referral Awards
– Licensure Supervision
– Licensure Renewal Fee Reimbursement
– Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs
– Educational Leave
– Competitive Pay Differentials for Applicable Positions

CountyGuadalupe County
CredentialsMinimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a social, behavioral, or human service field. Knowledge of mental illness. A valid Texas Driver’s License and maintain approved driver’s status throughout employment.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred: Ability to speak, read, and write fluently in Spanish
Preferred: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education or special education.
Preferred: Master’s degree in psychology, social work or related human services field.
Salary Amount$51,501 - 55,141/year
Closing DateOpen until filled
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