Seacoast Mental Health Center Spectrum Outreach Specialist in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

If you like making a difference in your community and are passionate about working in a nonprofit organization Seacoast Mental Health Center is an excellent choice!

We have an immediate Opening for a Spectrum Family Outreach Specialist position in our Portsmouth NH Location. This position will report directly to the Team Leader.

Key Responsibilities

Provide children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum disorder with a framework to develop and/or maintain growth and supports necessary to manage his/her symptoms in the most appropriate, natural settings. Minimize negative effects of symptoms which interfere with personal development and community integration. Integrate proven behavioral management techniques with pro-social skills development, accountability and results. Training in psychopharmacology, principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis, crisis intervention, and monthly clinical supervision provided. Spectrum Family Outreach Specialists work a full time schedule, which requires afternoon/evening availability. Bachelor’s degree in social work, human service or related field required. Previous experience working with behavioral disorders recommended. Dedication to children with spectrum disorders a must.

Additional Requirements

  • Need to have experience working with systems, understand family dynamics, behavior management strategies and work well with a treatment team.

  • High organizational, liaison and advocacy skills necessary.

  • Prior experience in a mental health, human service or school setting a plus.

  • The Spectrum Family Outreach Specialist must hold a valid driver’s license and be able to demonstrate a “clean” driving record.

  • Safety Care Training must be completed within the first six months of hire and maintained throughout the duration of employment.

  • CPR and First Aid Training is recommended