Behavioral Health Learning Specialist
The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

New York, New York

Posted in Not for Profit and Charities

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The Jewish Board delivers innovative, best-in-class mental and behavioral health services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families, to children, teens, and adults. That adds up to countless opportunities to use your skills, training, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others.

Similarly, we support our employees through benefits like, professional development opportunities and paid supervision. Some of our other benefits include:

  • Positions offer competitive compensation
  • Continuing CME/CEU support through our tuition assistance program
  • 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days in addition to generous vacation days
  • Health/dental/vision plans that are subsidized up to 80%
  • Access to 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension
  • Unlimited employee referral bonus opportunities
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) through our many company initiatives, including employee resource groups (ERGs) like Confronting Structural Racism (COR), Coalition Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS), and the LGBTQ Steering Committee


The Behavioral Health Learning Specialist, under the direction of the Director of MKSEI, will provide change management support, training, and consultation to staff working with people with mental health, substance use, psychosocial and intellectual/developmental challenges in community-based, day, residential, and child welfare systems of care. With assistance from the MKS Educational Institute (MKSEI) team, the Learning Specialist will help the agency to plan and implement changes in policy, procedures, and practice, and will support the agency in implementation and integration of mission and strategic plan. The Specialist will develop customized training materials and execute plans for sustaining practice and evaluating trainings, and will also participate in all MKSEI endeavors.


  1. Training
    1. Create and deliver evidence-based training packages to teams and/or individuals (within Jewish Board and across the larger social service/behavioral health community) in at least one intervention area such as:
      1. Motivational Interviewing (MI); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT); Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT); Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR); Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP); Brief Therapy; Shared Decision Making; and other relevant and emerging evidence-based practices
    2. Create and deliver training packages in family engagement and treatment, recovery oriented practice, substance use, cultural competency, LGBTQ competencies and capabilities, health literacy, and/or trauma informed care
    3. Create and deliver training packages in other areas relevant to schools, care management, child welfare and behavioral health services
  2. Case, Team, and System Consultations
    1. Provide clinical and system consultations to support competency and ensure integration of training into daily agency practice, with a focus on site-based supervisory development and practice improvement strategies, including sustainability planning, outcomes monitoring, and quality improvement support
    2. Assist in the development of program or division model of care and deliver training and consultation supporting model of care implementation, sustainability, and the monitoring and use of outcomes


The Jewish Board is currently looking for talented professionals of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions with the following qualifications:

You should have:

  • Bachelors and or Master 's degree in Psychology, Social Worker or a related field preferred with a minimum of 2 years of relatable work experience OR High School Degree with a minimum of 2-4 experience in a not-for-profit setting
  • Documented evidence of excellent training skills
  • Experience in evidence-based practice with at least one treatment. Supervisory and training experience in above interventions a plus.
  • Availability to work during set Jewish Board training times and travel to training sites necessary, along with capacity to train within The Jewish Board standards

We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

Other details

  • Job Family : Program Administration [500s]
  • Pay Type : Salary
  • Employment Indicator : 8810 - Clerical Office Employees NOC
  • Travel Required : Yes
  • Required Education : Bachelor's Degree


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