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Behavior Counselor - Non-Public School
Title:Behavior Counselor - Non-Public School
Department:Childhelp Merv Griffin Village
Location:Beaumont, CA

The Behavior Counselor addresses and manages the needs associated with special education students in the Childhelp Non-Public School (NPS) and provides consultation, individual and group counseling, one-on-one crisis intervention and classroom support. The counselor also provides training to staff, parents and students in behavioral management methods, facilitates intervention planning and implementation in partnership with teachers, staff, administration and primary caregivers and counselors, as well as provide streamlined communication between the child’s family or guardian, school and other interested stakeholders. The Behavior Counselor also performs any other related functions as needed or directed.

Essential Functions:

  • Attend and participate in Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings (as needed), as well as school, and other meetings as they relate to a child’s education.

  • Provide educationally-based individual and group counseling

  • Develop, assess, implement and monitor the program of Behavior Support Plans

  • Recommend behavioral strategies based on needs of special education students

  • Communicate with parents/guardians, teachers, administration, clinical team, and other service providers

  • Identify appropriate procedures and use sound clinical judgement when working with disruptive, abusive and dangerous behavior

  • Develop and implement training programs for teachers and staff on managing children’s behaviors

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Applied skills in special education disability services and laws 

  • Master’s degree in education, behavioral sciences, child development, or other related field in addition to one of the following: Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology, PPS Credential in School Counseling, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

  • OR fully licensed or intern license Marriage Family Therapist or Professional Clinical Counseling

  • Applicants enrolled in a program to complete these requirements will be considered

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing at a Masters and Professional level

Childhelp offers eligible employees a comprehensive health benefits program, 403(b) retirement savings plan, as well as, the opportunity to purchase insurance at group rates.
About Childhelp
CEO and Co-Founder Sara O’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope® that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse.  For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at
The Childhelp Merv Griffin Village is located in Beaumont, California.  Beaumont is 90 miles east of Los Angeles and 30 miles west of Palm Springs off Highway 10.  The Village has been providing a healing home environment for severely abused, neglected, and at-risk children since 1978.  Producing a true community atmosphere, the Village houses as many as 84 children ranging in age from 6 to 14 years old.  The residents live in cottages and are grouped by age and treatment needs.  The children arrive at the Village experiencing severe behavioral and emotional problems as a result of their previous abusive or neglectful situations.
Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. 
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