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Therapeutic Behavioral Intervention Specialist


Columbus, OH

Job Type


Posted On

May 25, 2024





Location / Chapter

Central Ohio Area

Ministry Site


Ministry Model

Other Ministry Model


20 to 29


Position Summary

JOB TITLE: Therapeutic Behavioral Intervention Specialist 

Supervisor: Director, Residential Services 

GOAL: To provide excellent trauma-informed care directly to girls who are placed at the Gracehaven group home. 


  • Responsible to provide trauma-informed and responsive crisis care & behavioral support services 
  • Responsible to provide crisis prevention & intervention services. 
  • Responsible to communicate and maintain good working relationships with  the youth, co-workers 
  • Responsible to follow Gracehaven policies and procedures. 
  • Responsible to comply with all regulatory standards and compliance requirements 
  • Responsible to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team. 
  • Responsible to actively embrace spiritual responsibilities. 


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Provide Trauma-Informed and Responsive Crisis Care & Behavioral Support 

  • Provide 1:1 Therapeutic Behavioral Support (TBS) to residents. 
  • Consult with a licensed practitioner or an eligible provider to assist with the individual needs and service planning for individualized supports or care coordination.
  • Interventions using evidence-based techniques, in alignment with the QRTP Tier II Trauma Model. 
  • Identify strategies or treatment options to support stabilization. 
  • Provide psychosocial rehabilitation & restoration of social skills and daily function.

Provide Crisis Prevention and Intervention 

  • Provides crisis prevention and amelioration. 
  • Engages with youth and direct care/care givers to prevent crisis situations through 1:1 & phone coaching. 
  • If a crisis situation presents itself, then the TBIS must initiate appropriate crisis intervention techniques. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to remain calm in crisis situations. 
  • Provide crisis intervention & stabilization support, as needed. 
  • Facilitate the utilization of safety plans. 
  • Conducts risk assessment through completion of the ASQ. 
  • Engages youth in non-violent crisis intervention when escalating behaviors occur.
  • Referral and linkage to other healthcare, behavioral healthcare, and non healthcare services to avoid more restrictive levels of treatment or security. 
  • Participates in a monthly on-call rotation.

Establish Healthy Working Relationships with Youth and Staff 

  • Responsible to work towards reconciliation when in conflict or struggle with residents. 
  • Be self-aware of compassion fatigue/vicarious trauma and be willing to proactively prevent it. 
  • Be teachable and open to receive constructive feedback. 
  • Avoid divisive behaviors and language, be willing to extend grace and be purposeful in team building & conflict resolution. 
  • Responsible to lead by example in speech and behavior modeled.

Gracehaven Policies and Procedures 

  • Be diligent in consistency.
  • Maintain healthy boundaries when interacting with residents. 
  • Accurately complete all required documentation and reporting within established timeframes. 
  • Responsible to follow Gracehaven policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Comply with all regulatory standards and compliance requirements (ODJFS,  QRTP, CARF, OHMHAS, etc).  
  • Keep in compliance with Aegis and ODJFS policies

Programmatic support 

  • Assist in new hire trainings, and teach documentation and house rules.
  • Shadow a new staff member within her first 60 days on the floor.
  • Attend staffing’s of the youth in designated home. 
  • Lead by example by attending staff meetings, corporate prayer.
  • Meeting goal of having 4 guests at See the Story/Be the Story each year.
  • Participate in professional development trainings.

Spiritual Responsibilities: 

Because the overriding religious purpose and mission of Youth for Christ USA is to  communicate and introduce the Gospel of Jesus Christ to young people and their families, and  in that regard to make, educate and encourage life-long disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is  very important that you as an employee in the movement of Youth for Christ be recognized as  an associate minister of the Gospel. 

As an employee of Youth for Christ and Gracehaven and a minister of the Gospel,  COYFC expects all employees to: 

  • Articulate and uphold COYFC religious beliefs and practices at work and outside of  work. Each employee serves to represent the religious message and mission of COYFC  (as outlined in the Statement of Faith and Mission) to the broader community. 
  • Be ready and willing to lead and contribute to distinctly Christian activities.
  • Be prepared to hold spiritual conversations with youth as they show interest or initiate those discussions. 
  • Seek God’s guidance and wisdom, through prayer and meditation, for the organization as a whole as well as for specific ministry initiatives.
  • Only if asked, be able to share the reason for your faith with the youth that are seeking spiritual guidance  

Hours: Part-time (under 30 hours/week)

Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Qualified Mental Health Specialist (QMHS) 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, minimum of 3 years relevant work experience  (demonstrated, prior to or within 90 days of hire) 
  • Be at least 21 years of age 
  • Have a valid Ohio driver’s license 
  • Agree with and abide by Central Ohio Youth for Christ and Gracehaven Standards of  Conduct and Statement of faith 

EOE Statement

YFC is classified as an Association of Churches and as such our hiring practices reflect that designation. As a religious nonprofit organization, Youth For Christ incorporates within each leader role, the requirement to model, teach, share and live the faith. The relationship between YFC’s mission and each of its leaders is its lifeblood and as such does at all times and in all instances reserve the right to make employment decisions based upon a person’s religious beliefs, personal character and lifestyle consistent with our understanding of the Bible or with our overall goals and requirements for Christian ministry.

We seek to create a workplace that is intentional about Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Our commitment to our employees extends to their opportunities for growth, development, promotion, training and compensation.

We will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization.