For the protection of patients, team members and all who enter our facilities, BJC has made the decision to require COVID-19 vaccination for all team members, unless granted medical or religious exemption, as a condition of employment.

Check the Status of your Application

Therapeutic Class Specialist

Job Description

Additional Job Information

  • Days -
  • 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. -

  • Job ID: 1223224
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    More Information:

    BJC Behavioral Health is a community health center that provides and coordinates behavioral health services for more than 8,000 seriously mentally ill adults and seriously emotionally disturbed children in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. François, Iron and Washington counties.  As an Administrative Agent of the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) serves as a major point of entry for people eligible for mental health services funded by DMH and is responsible for serving as gatekeeper to the public mental health system.  


    Role Purpose

    The Therapeutic Classroom Specialist serves in a multi-faceted capacity in support of the Day Treatment program. This position facilitates classroom activity and the education of its students, helping them to stay in school, their community, and their home, while preventing unnecessary psychiatric hospitalizations and improving their overall functioning. This position also develops & implements lesson plans and activities, and communicates client progress with other Day Treatment professionals.


  • Creates journals, lesson plans, skilled activities, and games for physical fitness.
  • Provides minute-by-minute supervision of and direction for student behaviors.
  • Interacts with the students in a positive and healthy manner.
  • Generates daily notes in Avatar; records client behaviors reflecting treatment plan progress.
  • Keeps the classroom organized, clean, and therapeutic.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Associate's Degree


  • 2-5 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Bachelor's Degree

    Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer