Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Behavior Coach

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description


Behavioral coach provides Support and guidance to people who are struggling with mild or moderate mental health concerns like anxiety and depression. The Behavioral Coach position is responsible for the skills training of both the child and parent participants in a variety of techniques and methods to improve client behaviors. The focus of the skills training for the client will be to teach appropriate socialization skills within a group of peers and others in the community. These children will be 6-17 years of age. Additionally, the Behavior Coach will implement behavior intervention plans focused on decreasing disruptive and maladaptive child behaviors that interfere with successful social experiences. The Behavior Coach will also be available for individual consultation with parents who need assistance with implementing teaching strategies and behavior management approaches at home in between the weekly group meetings.

  • Meets frequently with client in their natural setting or setting of their choice.
  • Provides minimal tutoring/help with homework and accompanies client to approved activities.
  • Provides information, education and guidance to clients and support system members, advocacy, and coordination of care.
  • Develops and maintains therapeutic relationships with clients and significant support systems.
  • Strengthens connections to positive community resources identified by the Child and Family Team.
  • Engages in Family Centered, strengths-based treatment planning and coordination and reports client needs to Child and Family Team.
  • Serves as a member of a Child and Family Team if requested by the family and attends all CFT meetings.
  • Document and submit significant and routine paperwork such as progress notes, statistic reports, daily activities, upcoming events, special concerns, varied incident reports.
  • Trainings/meetings are usually completed virtually from home.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.

    • Undergraduate degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Child Development, Education or related field or 1-year direct experience working with children, adolescents or families with behavioral difficulties.
    • A working knowledge and experience implementing behavioral interventions.
    • Possess a valid driver's license and ability to be insured under automobile insurance policy.
    • Ability to obtain fingerprint clearance card, CPR and First Aid.
    • Bilingual language skills in English/Spanish preferred, and as appropriate to population served.
    • Must be 21 years of age.
    • Must successfully complete the agency's orientation and demonstrate competence regarding skills and knowledge.
    • Must maintain a professional appearance (business casual attire) and demonstrate appropriate time-management skills to include being punctual.
    • Must possess excellent phone etiquette, verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must be customer service driven and demonstrate the ability to multi-task.
    • Able to work with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to effectively utilize MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access).

    • Knowledge and understanding in general mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and serious mental illness.
    • If working with youth, familiarity with application of behavioral principles in youth treatment, and understanding of the Arizona Child and Family Team model.
    • Able to work a flexible schedule as needed per program requirements.
    • Have basic typing/computer skills.
    • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Have good organization and time management skills.
    • If working with youth, ability to attend required Child and Family Team training within one month of assuming position and participate in ongoing learning requirements, as needed.

    quired to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees, who are not Fully Vaccinated at the time of hire, are expected to begin a vaccination series immediately upon hire. CPLC recognizes medical and religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, in accordance with applicable law and upon approval by CPLC. However, any person approved for an exemption, without exception, is subject to masking, weekly COVID-19 testing at their expense, and other requirements established by CPLC from time to time.


    Position requirements: This position is both a mobile and a sedentary position with periods of light physical activity and is performed mostly in office surroundings. Positions typical in nature require regular walking or standing; sitting, lifting and carrying up to 20 pounds; climbing stairs, bending, reaching, holding, grasping and turning objects; and using fingers to operate computer keyboards. This position will require the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision and hearing.

    Travel: Local, interstate and intrastate travel to Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., its affiliates and/or subsidiaries, will be necessary to successfully fulfill the duties of this position. Candidate must have and maintain a valid driver's license and auto insurance. Technology will be utilized to minimize travel whenever feasible. The travel requirements for this position are anticipated to be 85 percent assignment depending. Overnight travel must be approved in advance by the Department VP

    Behavioral Coach

    Support and guidance

    Mental health concerns



    Skills training

    Child participants

    Parent participants



    Client behaviors

    Socialization skills

    Peer group


    Children (6-17 years old)

    Behavior intervention plans

    Disruptive behaviors

    Maladaptive behaviors

    Social experiences

    Individual consultation


    Teaching strategies

    Behavior management

    Weekly group meetings

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