Careers at Lifespan Health System

Classroom Behavior Specialist Program

The Workforce Solutions, Training, and Teamwork (STAT) Patient Support Specialist Program features a series of free, educational training and support services for those ages 18 and older. This program prepares its participants with the education and hands-on learning necessary to perform the duties to be classroom behavioral specialists with The Bradley Schools. The goal of the program is to meet industry needs by rapidly transforming a group of unemployed and underemployed entry-level Rhode Islanders into prepared, well-qualified healthcare professionals. 

Program graduates will have opportunities to secure employment at Lifespan after program completion and have access to a variety of benefits. Employment at Lifespan may allow you to advance over time to higher levels of education and employment in the high-demand healthcare industry.

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How to Register

For information about the next cohort, submit this Workforce STAT Interest Form and you will be notified by email when the next program is scheduled to begin.  

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More about the Classroom Behavior Specialist

Each cohort of students complete a free program consisting of:

  • Classroom training
  • Hands on experience at a Lifespan affiliate
  • Structured work-readiness training and workshops to build employability skills
  • The possibility of employment upon successful completion of the program

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in the formulation and implementation of individualized social-emotional skill training plans to support students’ ability to function their best in school.
  • Prepare and present verbal and written reports concerning children’s social-emotional and behavioral progress.
  • Attend and participate in meetings or conferences including supervisory sessions, staff meetings or other meetings as assigned.
  • Assist assigned children in all aspects of daily programming including self-care, social skills, and recreation.
  • Perform other duties as required, assigned, or directed.

Program Completion Requirements

  • Attendance is mandatory. Students who miss workshops, internship, or class could be subject to dismissal from the program.
  • A certificate will be awarded to those candidates who have successfully completed the program.