Woodfords Family Services
  • 02-Dec-2018 to 01-Jan-2019 (EST)
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • $15 to $17
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full Benefits

School-Based Behavioral Health Professional

Behavioral Health Professionals (BHP) needed to work in Portland schools


Woodfords is seeking dynamic individuals to work full-time as Behavioral Health Professionals (BHPs) within schools and utilize the principles and practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to diminish behaviors that interfere with a child's or teen's success at school


About the Person Woodfords Wants to Hire as a School-Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP):

  • You are compassionate, energetic and a people person!
  • You are supportive and have a passion for helping others.
  • You have good verbal and written communication skills, and are an excellent problem solver. 
  • You are patient, understanding and creative.
  • You're a dynamic individual who wants to impact the lives of children and teens with special needs and their families!   

If this describes you, then a position as a School-Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) at Woodfords could be waiting for you.     


About the School-Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) Role:

As a Woodfords' School-Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP):

  • You will work one-on-one with a child or adolescent with special needs within a public school setting working on behaviors, social skills, personal and daily routines, as well as community inclusion.
  • You will use strategies based on the principles and practices of applied behavior analysis to address challenging behaviors and learning deficits in children with developmental disabilities.
  • You will be a key member of either the In Home Support or School Based Day Treatment program, working independently with the child and cooperatively with a treatment team.


We invest in you and provide you with paid training & opportunities for advancement! We will teach you the skills and strategies needed to be successful.


Key Qualifications of a School-Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP):

  • 90 college credits preferred
  • Students working toward an associate's or bachelor's degree in psychology, social services, education, or related field encouraged to apply
  • Willingness to attain certification as a Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) (Course completed as part of employment and paid for by agency)
  • Valid driver's license with current auto insurance and use of reliable vehicle
  • For those in pursuit of a graduate degree in behavior analysis, BCBA independent fieldwork supervision available
  • Experience working with children with mental health diagnoses and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities preferred
  • Experience using teaching strategies derived from the principles and practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) desired
  • Flexibility to attend mandatory team meetings and trainings
  • A positive attitude, high energy level and creativity


About Woodfords:

Woodfords Family Services has been committed to the support and inclusion of people with special needs and their families since 1967. For 50 years, our agency has been Maine's leader in the provision of services for individuals and their families with autism, developmental and intellectual disabilities. 

  • Not only are we committed to our consumers and their families but we are also committed to our staff. That is why we have staff who have been working with us for 10, 20 and 30 plus years!

Want to learn more about our agency, programs or employment opportunities?

Take a look at these videos and hear from our staff, consumers and families about how amazing Woodfords is!  


We have a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Health Insurance with multiple plan options to meet your needs, gym membership reimbursement and vision discounts 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employer-Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Employer-Paid Group Term Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP Benefits)
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Voluntary Supplemental Benefits
  • Exclusive Verizon Discount to Woodfords Family Service Employees


Additional Opportunities:

  • Advancement within Woodfords Family Services
  • Training and Professional Development


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