Call for Bids/Proposals - Behavior Intervention Consultant

Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc. - City of Industry, CA

Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc. operates a Head Start and Early Head Start program, serving children 0-5 years of age. We are currently accepting bids for a Behavior Consultant to support the disabilities and mental health services offered to children and families. Services would be provided from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022. Part-time weekly hours to be negotiated.

 

Direct Service to be Provided

Behavior Intervention consultant(s) to work with Plaza Head Start administrative and teaching staff to implement a system of behavior modification practice that is: 

  • Child focus and family centered
  • Culturally responsive
  • Community based
  • Comprehensive, coordinated and integrated
  • Committed to continuous improvement of the child’s development
  • Promoting healthy child development
  • Improving the quality of life for Head Start families
  • Promoting a healthy workplace for Head Start staff 

 

Behavior Intervention Services for Head Start/Early Head Start Children and Families

Behavior Intervention Consultant(s) activities will include 1) building collaborative relationships among parents, staff and children 2) enhancing awareness and understanding of social-emotional wellness 3) demonstrating methods to work with children exhibiting challenging behaviors 4) soliciting information from parents regarding their observations and concerns, 5) providing anticipatory guidance regarding children's development.

When necessary and appropriate, families may be referred to Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services for comprehensive assessment services, which can include comprehensive developmental evaluations in addition to a complete mental health assessment of family concerns, relationships and resources and the environmental stressors contributing to family and child difficulties.

Must have knowledge of relationship-based practices, analyzing behaviors, supporting sensory-based challenges in the classroom and providing community-based resources. also skilled in problem-solving issues around inclusion and challenging behavior,

Behavior Intervention Service for Staff

Behavior Intervention Consultant(s) will 1) meet with staff/Mental Health Interns as necessary regarding children identified with mental health/behavior challenges for possible referral to community agencies and/or for additional evaluations 2) observe the child in the classroom, interview the parents and teaching staff to make an overall assessment prior to making a community referral.

 Behavior Intervention Consultant(s) will provide staff development, training and technical

assistance for Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services. These services must be provided by qualified and experienced staff, and will include:                              

  1. Individual, classroom, and group staff development activates that enhance
    skills in 1) providing high quality early care and education services 2)
    complying with the Head Start performance standards and clinical best
    practices.
  2. Training and mentoring activities that support staff growth in the areas of:
    1) challenging behaviors in young children 2) child development 3) stages of parenting, 4) attachment, 5) normal vs. abnormal behavior, and 6) collaboration and teamwork.
  3. Consultation and individualized coaching to support implementation of
    early care and education best practices within classroom settings.
  4. Assisting staff in center and home based programs by promoting pro-social skills. This will be accomplished through 1) modeling proactive behavior management strategies. 2)  Written reports provided to the teaching staff & managers with ideas, techniques, & activities to promote healthy behaviors in the classrooms.  3) Building the capacity of the programs and teachers to respond effectively to children with special needs and challenging behaviors.

 

Coordinate directly with Head Start Mental Health and Disabilities staff

Behavior Consultant(s) will maintain ongoing communication with all Content Area Managers/Coordinators to create a program environment that encourages parental interest and involvement in all aspects of mental health activities. Opportunities will be
provided for parents and program staff to identify and discuss issues related to child’s
behavior through individual meetings with staff, parent center meetings, parent
discussion groups and trainings, and parent input in planning and implementing appropriate interventions strategies for their children. Confidentiality must be maintained and respected at all times.

Behavior Intervention consultant(s) will work with the Disabilities and Mental Health Managers to design and implement program practices, which are responsive to behavioral and mental health concerns of each child and family. As part of this effort, the Behavior Intervention Consultant(s) will provide group and individual education and training on identified behavior challenge issues.

Work with Multidisciplinary team

Behavior Intervention Consultant(s) will provide observation, assessment intervention to
children. Services may include: 

  • Observation, teacher interview, preliminary guidance
  • Interview with parent
  • Multidisciplinary meeting
  • Feedback to parent and teachers with strategies to handle challenging behaviors
  • Case follow-up 

Ensure timely completion of activities and reports in compliance with LACOE and Plaza’s Disabilities and Mental Health policies and procedures.                                                                                 

Ongoing services will be provided by qualified and experienced staff that will:                                                                                                           

  • review and maintain tracking logs on services,
  • observe/screen and review files for children who have been referred,
  • participate in case conferences and multidisciplinary meetings; and
  • arrange for transition IEPs/IFSPs as necessary, 

Submit a professional invoice that will summarize the work done by date, description of services, number of hours, location of services, and amount by the end of each month.

How to Apply

Chuezo@pdlr.org

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Contact Info

chuezo@pdlr.org

Job Details

Category: Health Services

Type: FT

Location: City of Industry, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: June 9th, 2021

Agency Details

Website: www.plazadelaraza.info

Requirements

  • Proof of Applied Behavior Analysis certification
  • Proof of Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Documentation of clearance from the State, FBI and Child Abuse Central Index
  • Documentation of a TB Clearance, TDAP and MMR Immunization
  • Verification of Liability Insurance

 

Interested Candidates Must Provide Bids with the Following Documentation:

  • Letter of interest and resume
  • Statement of hourly rate expectation
  • Copy of Board of Behavioral Services (BBS) Licensure
  • Availability and limitations, if any

 

Please submit your Bid/Proposal via email to:

Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc.

Attention: Claudia Huezo, Disabilities Services Coordinator chuezo@pdlr.org

 

 

Deadline: Wednesday, June 23, 2021