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Job Description: Child Behavior Aide


Division: Day Treatment Program
Job Status: Non-exempt, Fulltime
Work Hours: Work Schedule will be prepared on a regular basis
Supervisor: Child Behavior Specialist, Assistant Program Coordinator, Program Coordinator
Department Head: Program Coordinator

Overview: Provides a safe and effective therapeutic environment for children in accordance with the philosophy and Mission of Positive Leaps.

Essential Duties:

  • Provides a safe, structured therapeutic environment.
  • Interact with children in a professional, positive manner.
  • Implements Positive Leaps model of care, maintaining identified competencies at all times.
  • Adheres to all Positive Leaps Policies and Procedures at all times.
  • Is responsible for implementing the child’s individual plan of care, according to defined protocol.
  • Communicates effectively with parents, peers, supervisors and visitors, and maintains confidentiality of children and families in treatment.
  • Creates an atmosphere of enthusiasm and commitment. 
  • Creates, updates and maintains documentation according to defined standards.
  • Provides psycho-educational group therapy, according to defined standards.
  • Designs authentic learning activities for children
  • Maintains a clean, organized, safe and attractive therapy area (“Classroom” and surrounding environment)
  • Acts in accordance with State of Ohio Child Care Rules
  • Conducts personal and professional business with ethical, legal and moral integrity at all times.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in psychology, social work, sociology, family studies, early childhood education or a related field. 
  • Must be at least nineteen years of age of older.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a very active environment, lift up to 50 pounds, transport aggressive children alone, and run to secure an eloping child.
  • Ability to pass a rigorous background check.

Exposures and Risks:

  • Potential for exposure to blood and body fluids
  • Works directly with physically aggressive children
  • Exposed to loud noise, such as repeated and prolonged screaming and crying
  • Expected to be able to run, work easily in a physically active environment and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Fast paced, stressful environment


If you’d like to join our team, please download our employment application or fill out our employment application online.

If downloading the application, please submit:

  • Completed and signed Employment Application
  • Your resume or vitae
  • A list of three professional references with email and telephone contact information

Submit the above documents to:
Positive Leaps
900 West Chester Road Suite C
West Chester, OH 45069
Or: Fax to 513-777-0017
Or: email to amull@positiveleaps.org