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Hattiesburg, MS

Behavioral Specialist

LocationHattiesburg, Mississippi 39401
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2023-07-03
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Valid Through2023-12-01

Job Description:

Mississippi MENTOR, a member of the Sevita family, provides services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as complex medical conditions, behavioral challenges and mental health diagnoses.

Behavioral Specialist Do you have some experience in behavior management and are you looking for rewarding work in an organization dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of others? Bring your skills and commitment to a team-based workplace that puts people first. As Behavioral Specialist, you will contribute directly to the company’s mission of providing quality service to the individuals we serve.

  • Implement a treatment plan for individuals with behavior issues or mental health issues by providing individual and/or group support and intervention.

  • Complete structured assessment interviews with parents/care providers.

  • Conduct observation of the individual in appropriate settings such as home, school, or community.

  • Review social history information, complete functional assessments, and target appropriate behavior baseline information for each referred individual.

  • Write and submit summary of assessment and recommended behavior support plan components to interdisciplinary team (IDT) or program manager as applicable.

  • Ensure behavior support plans and support services comply with Individual Plans, quality standards, and regulatory requirements.

  • Encourage continuous, age-appropriate, active treatment and learning opportunities for individuals served.

  • Advocate for the human and civil rights of individuals receiving services from the agency by attending and presenting behavior support plan information to human rights and other review committees.

  • Support and train staff in implementing behavior intervention plans; conduct classes and orientations as assigned by the program director.

  • Attend staff meetings and interdisciplinary team meetings, as applicable.

  • Monitor assigned cases and initiate termination/transition process when appropriate; ensure optimal caseload is maintained.

  • May assist in intake process.

  • Assure that documentation and records are kept confidential, organized, and complete; submit monthly documentation to supervisor in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with local contacts, other professionals, and other staff members.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a human services field.

  • 2-4 years of experience in a behavioral management role.

  • Documented training in behavior modification techniques required.

  • Ability to maintain composure while exercising sound judgment and discretion.

  • Commitment to the company’s mission and values.

    Why Join Us?

  • Full compensation/benefits package for employees working 30+ hours/week.

  • 401(k) with company match.

  • Paid time off and holiday pay.

  • Complex work adding value to the organization’s mission alongside a great team of co-workers.

  • Enjoy job security with nationwide career development and advancement opportunities.

    We have meaningful work for you – come join our team – Apply Today!

Sevita is a leading provider of home and community-based specialized health care. We believe that everyone deserves to live a full, more independent life. We provide people with quality services and individualized supports that lead to growth and independence, regardless of the physical, intellectual, or behavioral challenges they face. We’ve made this our mission for more than 50 years. And today, our 40,000 team members continue to innovate and enhance care for the 50,000 individuals we serve. Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets

The Mentor Network is pleased to be an equal employment employer Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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