Behavior Specialist

POSITION: Behavior Specialist
Hours: Monday-Friday, 1st shift with some evening hours
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Behavior Specialist is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of behavior support services and programs for individuals participating in multiple programs throughout the agency. The Behavior Specialist serves as a member of the Program Planning Team to assist with the assessment and treatment of behaviors that interfere with the intellectual, social, emotional development and functioning of persons served. This positions specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the subsequent items, and are characterized in the following standards of performance, defined as below:
Development implementation, review and revision of all behavior support plans and monitoring plans in accordance with agency policies and/or state regulations, as indicated by team decisions and/or individual need
Provide hands on assistance, instruction, training and supervision of staff in the implementation of behavior management plans
Provide on-site direction and training to staff in managing difficult behaviors, assists with crisis intervention which includes but is not limited to assisting in an emergency and accompanying someone to the crisis center if warranted
Responsible for presenting aversive behavior plans and requests for psychotropic medication approvals to the Human Rights Committee. This includes obtaining the necessary approvals from the person, their advocate and/or legal guardian and the Informed Consent Committee when appropriate
Accompany a person to their psychiatric appointment with a family member or advocate as indicated by need and/or request from your supervisor
Attend Program Planning Team meetings as indicated by behavioral need or as requested by the individuals team
Complete assessments and graphs regarding progress or regression on behavior support plans to Program Planning Team meetings
Complete case notes on behavior management plans or protocols, complete semi-annual and annual progress notes
Responsible (in consultation with the PH.D. Psychologist) for making professional judgments on treatment required for person(s) with serious situational short-term, or chronic long-term maladaptive behavior(s)
Provide parents, advocates and/or guardians with training and support to enhance their skills when a person is having behavior difficulties
Provide training and assist individuals to develop, maintain and/or improve desired individual goals, living skills and personal needs as assigned or required
Provide supervision to individuals during program hours and during community outings as to ensure their health and safety
Perform duties in a safe and productive manner
Act as role model to individuals and staff
Any additional duties as assigned
Possess strong interpersonal, written, oral, and communication abilities and effective time management/organizational skills
Able to work scheduled hours that may include mandatory overtime, weekend and/or holiday timeframes. Also maintain an acceptable work attendance as defined in the agencys personnel policy manual and handbook.
Be computer literate with knowledge in agency operating systems and applicable software required for department needs.
Be able to generate and present comprehensive written reports and respond to questions about the report.
Demonstrate sound judgment in normal work and emergency situations
Must physically be able to perform required certifications and lift fifty (50) pounds
Possess a valid drivers license acceptable to the agencys insurance carrier
A minimum of a Masters Degree from a program in a clinical or treatment field of psychology, social work, school psychology or applied psychology as it relates to human development and clinical interventions with a minimum of five years working directly with individuals with developmental disabilities, including the devising, implementation, and monitoring of behavior support plans; and/or providing supervision and training to others in the implementation of behavior support plans.
National board certification in behavior analysis (BCBA); and have a Masters degree in behavior analysis, or a field closely related to clinical or community psychology which is approved by OPWDD
A combination of education and experience that further meets the OPWDD regulations for this position.
ACHIEVE is pleased to provide a competitive benefit package. All benefits are available to full-time employees hired to work 30 or more hours per week.
Medical: Generous Employer Contribution
Dental: choice of 2 plans
Vision: choice of 2 plans
Group Term Life Insurance 100% Company Paid
Long Term Disability 100% Company Paid
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 100% Company Paid
401-K Retirement Plan
Cellular Telephone Discounts
Paid Sick Time
Paid Vacation Time
Paid Holidays 11
Paid Bereavement Leave
Paid Jury Duty
Several VOLUNTARY Plans available, such as Medical Bridge Plan, Critical Illness Protection, Accident Indemnity, Short Term Disability, Optional Term Life Insurance
NYSARC, Inc., Broome-Chenango-Tioga Counties Chapter, dba ACHIEVE complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
ATTENTION: If you speak English, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-607-723-8361
ATENCI?N : Si usted habla espa?ol , servicios de asistencia linguistic, de forma gratuita, est?n disponibles para usted. Llame 1-607-723-8361

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