Respite Provider

Taos, NM

Valle del Sol of New Mexico is searching for a BH Respite provider for our Taos, NM location. This position is a PT to FT position. Must be 18+, have HS diploma or GED, and a minimum of 3 years of experience working in the behavioral health field.

Under the supervision of a licensed practitioner, the BH Respite provider works with youth and their caregivers on specific target behaviors while providing caregivers with time to care for themselves. The BH Respite provider will use teaching, training and coaching activities to assist youth and caregivers in developing, enhancing and maintain the life, social, and behavioral skills needed to function successfully within the home and community setting. The BH Respite provider will work in conjunction with other service providers as applicable, and is responsible for adhering to documentation requirements as well as limitations, and coverage restrictions of the program.

Behavioral Health Respite provides short-term care for children and youth up to the age of 18. In some cases the service can extend to the age of 21, if the SED diagnosis was determined prior to the age of 18. Behavioral Health Respite qualifications are determined through a diagnostic assessment and directed via the treatment plan. The goal of Behavioral Health Respite is to encourage sustained community-based care by providing relief to the primary caregivers of eligible participants. Behavioral Health Respite services include a range of activities to meet the social, emotional, and physical needs of clientele.

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