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TBS Behavioral Coach

at New Alternatives

Pay: $16 to $18/hour
Posted: 9/24/2020
Job Status: Full Time,Part Time

Job Description

Do you want to help a child feel better about themselves and gain control over behaviors that keeps them from thriving?

Are you looking for a rewarding job in the mental health field where you get to play and be creative?

Are you considering going back to school to get a Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work or Counseling and need part time work?

Are you looking for paid clinical experience and no cost training in behavioral interventions with children and families?

TBS is offering all of the above with room for advancement, flexible part-time and full-time schedules, $16-$18 to start, and a fun, supportive work atmosphere.

 Job Description

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) is an intensive, one-to-one, behavioral and mental health services program designed to help children, adolescents, and their caregivers implement new behavioral and positive coping strategies to reduce risk of needing a higher level of care or being hospitalized as a result of the severity of their behaviors. TBS provides coaching, case management, and parental support to these clients and families from a strength-based, trauma-informed perspective. TBS Coaches are providing services in homes, residential facilities/group homes, day treatment programs and in some school-settings.

Position Description

  • TBS Coaches work directly with referred youth and their caregivers in their living placement.
  • Coaches implement behavioral interventions in addition to the child's other mental health treatment and strategies with the youth and caregiver and are the essential component of TBS services.
  • TBS Coaches work on a team comprised of the youth, caregivers, TBS Case Manager, TBS Parent Partners, and the youth's primary therapist, among others.
  • Coaches complete Medi-Cal documentation of services in an electronic health record


  • Bachelors Degree required and at least 1 year direct experience working with at-risk youth strongly preferred (group home/residential care, day treatment settings, wrap-around programs, some school settings, transitional programs, etc)
  • Able and willing to travel, with mileage reimbursement throughout the County of San Diego
  • Willing to work in the afternoons and evenings (must be able to work until at least 8:00pm) and at least 1 weekend day
  • Spanish speaking preferred
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed care and behavioral modification techniques


  • Excellent training opportunities; learn to help children develop effective strategies for coping with mental health challenges
  • Potential for paid internship hours depending on school requirements
  • Room for advancement and regular reviews for potential raises
  • Hourly wages starting $16-18 per hour
  • 403 B Employee contributed retirement plan

COVID-19 considerations:
TBS continues to provide services in the community and has safety protocol in place to keep clients, families, and staff safe during services and in the office.