Behavior Coach

Arizona Youth & Family Services

Job Description


Arizona Youth & Family Services, Inc. (AYFS) of Phoenix, AZ is looking to hire a full-time or part-time Behavior Coach to join our nonprofit organization. Are you interested in exploring a career in social work or psychology? Do you want a job that provides meaningful services to children and their families? Would you like to join a behavioral health nonprofit that truly values helping others? If so, please read on!

This behavioral health position earns a competitive salary of $25,000 - $30,000/year, depending on skills, education, and experience. We also offer great benefits, including health insurance 100% paid for by the employer, a 403(B) retirement plan, mileage reimbursement, extensive training, and leadership development opportunities. If you are looking for an opportunity in the social services field, at a nonprofit agency, serving youth and families, apply today!


AYSF is a nonprofit, outpatient, community behavioral health agency currently serving children, adolescents, and families throughout Maricopa County. Services provided through AYFS include home-based crisis management, outpatient counseling, medication management and education, one-to-one behavior coaching, case management, parent support, and psycho-educational programs. We deliver our services in a strength-based, culturally sensitive, and family-focused manner to enable children and families to be more successful in their home, school, and community. Overall, AYFS strives to make a positive difference in the lives of children by fostering happy, healthy families and enriching lives by providing the right level of care at the right time and in the right setting.

AYFS actively seeks highly qualified and motivated individuals to join our team. In order to support our employees, we provide a challenging, dynamic work experience in which excellence in achievement is promoted and recognized. We also offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package to show our appreciation to our dedicated staff who work hard to make a difference in the lives of children and families in Arizona.


As a behavior coach, you play an essential role in acting as a "first responder" by putting treatment plans into action to prevent a child's behavior from escalating. When a therapist or child and family set goals, you directly help the family achieve those goals as well as get to observe and experience the challenges and progress being made. To do this, you work one-on-one with children in their homes, school, or the community. You collaborate with their parents or guardians and the child and family team. You then develop and teach age-appropriate interventions based on what you believe will work best with each individual client.

After teaching the behavioral interventions to your clients, you reinforce follow through and track your findings. You complete all necessary documentation as well as partake in weekly supervision and scheduled training to continuously improve your skills in the field. The work you do is important and is often used to prevent hospitalization and assist a child in transitioning to a lower level of care once they start making progress. You love having a job that makes a difference in the lives of the children and families that you serve, and this is why you thrive in this position in the behavioral health field!


  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, child development, education, or a related field
  • 1+ years of experience working with children, adolescents, or families with behavioral difficulties
  • Knowledge about behavioral interventions such as behavior contracts, positive reinforcement, etc.

Do you have excellent verbal and written communication skills? Are you able to work both independently and as part of a team? Can you balance multiple tasks while demonstrating good time management? Do you enjoy helping others? Can you remain positive and professional in stressful situations? Do you have empathy for others? If so, you may be perfect for this behavioral health position at our youth and family services agency!


A full-time Behavior Coach position at AYFS includes non-traditional work hours. Typical schedules require staff to work with clients between 3 PM - 9 PM, but hours are dependent on client(s) needs and requests.


We understand your time is valuable, so we have a quick and easy application process. If you think you have the right fit for this Behavior Coach position and are interested in learning and growing in our family services nonprofit, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

Location: 85014

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