Behavioral Specialist

  •  Hiring Manager
  •  April 22, 2024

Federation of Organizations is looking for a Full-Time Behavioral Specialist Provide assessment, support and skill training to individuals with psychiatric disabilities in a licensed residential program.

The world does not run out of people to help…and we need people like YOU to help us make a positive change in the community!

BA in Human Services with 3 years’ experience working with persons with psychiatric disabilities. Knowledge of residential services, substance abuse services and evidence based practices. Clean valid NY State Driver’s License. Fingerprinting, criminal record check, approval from NYS Office of Mental Health.

Salary: $42,000.00 per year


  • Provide supportive counseling and appropriate behavioral intervention to residents daily. 
  • Establish and facilitate behavioral intervention plans with identified residents as often as necessary weekly. 
  • Facilitate ongoing individual and group sessions with these residents weekly. 
  • Direct supervision and training of staff regarding documentation including residents’ charts weekly. 
  • Maintains collateral contacts with outside service providers at least monthly. 
  • Provides redevelopment of daily living skills including meal preparation, laundry, ADLs, medication maintenance, budgeting, socialization and advocacy skills to the residents daily. 
  • Supervises residents to ensure that all living spaces are kept clean and orderly each week. 
  • Provides transportation to residents as needed each month/
  • Alert Supervisor to maintenance/safety issues as they arise.
  • Management of crisis situations under supervision of Program Supervisor.
  • Provides onsite coverage for staff members as necessary daily. 
  • Participates in on-call emergency back-up rotation and provides crisis   intervention assistance when needed.
  • Reports all incidents to Program Supervisor and documents incidents as per agency policies/procedures.
  • Actively participate in weekly team meetings and monthly high risk meetings. 
  • Assist Program Supervisor in initial and ongoing training of staff each month.
  • Comply with agency Compliance Plan and False Claims Policy by preventing, detecting and reporting any potential healthcare abuse and fraud. Report any potential non-compliance and comply with all other federal, state and local regulations applicable to this job description.
  • Utilize all agency-based IT applications in a proficient manner including collaborative documentation, review of emails at least twice per shift (at start and prior to close of the shift), as well as utilizing Outlook Calendar on a daily basis.
  • Remain current on changing developments in individual field of expertise and licensing credentials
  • Perform all other job duties as assigned.

At Federation, we value a healthy work-life balance and prioritize the mental & physical wellness of our staff!


  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Retirement 401K Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Generous Paid Time Off for Full-time and Eligible Part-Time Employees
  • 13 paid Holidays for Full-time and Eligible Part-Time Employees
  • Long and Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • CALM App Subscription
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Career Growth & Promotional Opportunities
  • Comprehensive Paid Training
  • Supplemental Accident, Illness and Hospitalization Insurance
  • Supplemental Pet Insurance
  • Encouragement for Educational Professional Advancement
  • Employee Perks & Discounts on Broadway shows, theme parks, and other attractions
  • Eligibility for Federal/Public Loan Forgiveness

Federation of Organizations provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Founded in 1972, Federation of Organizations (Federation) is an innovative, multi-service, community-based social wellness agency. We are a major provider of health and wellness services, senior and children’s care, addiction recovery services, as well as affordable housing and support. Federation continues to serve thousands of community members across Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Manhattan.

Federation has developed innovative, successful programs that are designed to meet the needs of vulnerable populations, such as individuals in recovery, those living with chronic medical conditions, adult home residents, the homeless, low-income seniors, and at-risk children.

For more information about Federation of Organizations, please visit our website:

Job Category: Residential Services Social Work
Job Type: Full Time On-site
Job Location: Brentwood long Island

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