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There’s a significant shortage of Behavioral Health Professionals (BHPs) in Maine. That means many families and children need support from someone like you. We’re looking for responsible people to complete our comprehensive training and fill the need.

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Become a Behavioral Health Professional

Who could they become because of you?

Become a Behavioral Health Professional and find out.

Right now some kids in Maine are fighting big battles. For those kids, having someone in their corner can make all the difference. This is where you come in. In just 40 hours, our free remote training program can get you certified and on your way to a life-changing profession.

This is not babysitting or caregiving. You’ll be part of a professional behavioral health team working to improve the lives of Maine children in need. Just think of the impact you can have on a kid’s life while gaining skills that can lead to a meaningful career.

What could they do with someone like you in their corner? Who could they become because of you?

What you need to know

The Job
Make a difference
Support children and teens

Work one-on-one with a child or teen with special needs within their home and community.

Be part of a team

BHP’s are an important part of a team of professionals, so while you’ll work independently, you’ll also be part of a community of trained professionals.

Work on specific goals

Help kids build the skills they need to reach their fullest potential.

Full and part-time positions

Flexible scheduling lets you work 12 to 40 hours a week.

No experience required
FREE training

We’ll get you the 40 hours of training you’ll need — at no cost to you.

Train remotely

All training is online.


Must be a Maine resident with a high school diploma (or equivalent), have a valid driver’s license, and a reliable vehicle with current auto insurance.

Career Prospects
A certification that lasts a lifetime
Build experience

Being a BHP can give you transferable, valuable skills toward a meaningful career.

Continue your education

Potential to fulfill Bachelor’s or Master’s-level internship requirements. There is also the possibility of receiving college credit towards your degree.

Work throughout Maine

BHPs are needed all over the state.

More than a job

Make a difference in the lives of Maine children and their families.

"I think this class should be mandatory, and not just for people who are working in the field of education or as a BHP or social worker. This class would benefit anyone. I learned so much!  I would love a refresher course from time to time. It was a great course. I understand so much more about people with autism and common disorders. I wish I had taken this course when I started in education 18 years ago! Unconditional positive regard could change the world."
"I come from a perspective of having been in the education field for over 30 years (28 years in special education). I feel like I was mostly proficient to advanced with skills  in each of the modules when I started this training, but have learned new information related to working as a bhp and updated information in the field as a result of this training. This will help guide me in my work as a bhp."
"More than anything, completing the training has given me a deeper sense of responsibility and motivation to do my absolute best work with my clients."


What’s a BHP?

BHP stands for Behavioral Health Professional. BHPs are direct care providers who work with kids, teens, and their families either in home or community settings.

What will I do as a BHP?

You’ll use your creativity, flexible-thinking, compassion, and understanding to support children and youth with developmental disabilities/delays, intellectual disabilities, Autism, and mental health disorders. You’ll have specific goals to help them increase their skills in behavior management, communication, independent living, self-care, self-help, and socialization.

Do I need prior experience?

No, you don’t. If you’re passionate about supporting kids, teens, and their families to reach their goals, we’ll train you to be successful.

Are there any requirements for the job?

Yes. You need to be a Maine resident, at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent. You also need a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation with up-to-date auto insurance. Child and Adult CPR/First Aid training and training in blood borne pathogens is also required—and we can help you get that training!

How is the training offered?

Because of Covid, all our training is online + virtual.

Are these full- or part-time positions?

Both. There is a need for both full- and part-time positions. Work from 12-40 hours per week.

I need a flexible schedule. Is that possible?

Yes! Absolutely. BHPs are needed for weekday afternoons and evenings as well as weekends.

What’s the pay scale?

Salary range: $14–$17/hour depending on education and experience.

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