Basic Function: This individual is responsible for the development and monitoring of Behavioral Support Plans to support individuals with an Intellectual Disability live self- directed lives. The Behavior Support Specialist will model, teach, and support appropriate behavioral interventions for consumers to caregivers, program staff, and family members. The Behavior Specialist has a clinical role designed to support consistent and positive behavior supports strategies implemented by the program staff and services team to support the positive social, behavioral, and daily living skill development of consumers. The Behavior Supports Specialist Works closely and proactively with team members.
Specific duties and Responsibilities:
Creates and promotes a positive culture centered on building self-directed lives with the people we serve.
Develops and maintains Behavioral Support Plans for people in the assigned caseload based upon needs of individuals and team input. The Behavioral Support Plan will be person-centered and utilize best positive practices.
Collaborates with the individual, his/her family and team in order to develop positive interventions to address specific behaviors. Conducts training related to the implementation of behavior support plans for the individual, family members, staff, and caretakers.
Promotes a positive working relationship with all employees, teams, outside agencies, and families.
Conducts Functional Behavioral Assessments when appropriate, for individuals supported.
Provides services in various settings (family homes, community, agency, day program, etc.)
Must possess an updated, valid Driver’s License.
Must have own vehicle to travel to agency sites within Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Susquehanna Counties.
Must be able to keep plans, records, and tracking forms up-to-date.
Must hold a bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related human service field.
Must have at least 2 years’ clinical experience and/or 2 years of experience working with people with an intellectual disability or autism.
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, computer skills.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: From $24.00 per hour