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Behavior Intervention Specialist (BIS) - Day Habilitation Center - Master's degree in related field*

QSAC is hiring for our Day Habilitation program! We are looking for committed and energetic Behavior Intervention Specialists (BIS) who will conduct, assess and develop behavior support plans, address challenges and train our Direct Support Professionals (DSP) in the Day Habilitation Program.


Mission

QSAC is a New York City and Long Island based nonprofit that supports children and adults with autism, together with their families, in achieving greater independence, realizing their future potential, and contributing to their communities in a meaningful way by offering person-centered services. QSAC pursues this mission through direct services that provide a supportive and individualized setting for children and adults with autism to improve their communication, socialization, academic, and functional skills.


Job Summary


QSAC is hiring for our Day Habilitation program! We are looking for committed and energetic Behavior Intervention Specialists (BIS) who will conduct, assess and develop behavior support plans, address challenges and train our QIDPs and Direct Support Professionals (DSP) in the Day Habilitation Program.


Job Responsibilities


Behavior Intervention, Assessments & Analysis


  • Maintain coordination of active treatment services for people being supported in QSAC Day Habilitation programs in accordance with OPWDD regulations

  • Develop/Monitor/Assess monthly goals and objectives to teach the valued outcomes outlined in Life Plans

  • Write/Design and revise all individual goals and observe goals implementation by Direct Support (DSP) Professionals

  • Maintain clinical paperwork as regulated by New York State (OPWDD) regulations

  • Provide written goal summary for and participate in interdisciplinary meetings

  • Review data collected and provide monthly updates on progress

  • Track due dates for required documents and reports

  • Assist with intake process which includes meetings, trial visits and clinical decision making


Training & Support


  • Provide training to Direct Support Professionals (DSP) on skills and techniques to support people with autism by implementing the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA)

  • Provide direct instruction for goal implementation and proactive and reactive strategies

  • Assist with arrival and dismissal, fire drills and assist/support when typical staffing ratios are low

  • Collaborate with program supervisors and help with staff disciplinary actions when necessary

  • Ensure effective communication regarding behavioral issues of individuals

  • Complete staff observations and provide feedback

  • Participate and work as part of interdisciplinary team

  • Maintain an open, friendly, professional relationship with all staff and families. Set up meetings to resolve outstanding issues, as needed

  • Be an advocate for improvement in to all facets of the program

  • Treat all families with dignity and respect; allow for individual differences; provide an atmosphere of acceptance and caring


Qualifications and Work Experience


  • Master's degree in one of the following human services professional fields (including, but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation, counseling or psychology) required

  • 1-2 years’ experience and training in applied behavior analysis (ABA) supports for people with autism highly preferred

  • General knowledge of theories and principles of behavioral analysis, assessments and goal development preferred

  • Experience supporting people with intellectual disabilities/autism required

  • Clean and valid Driver’s license is required

  • Attention to detail collaboration with a calm demeanor is essential

  • Strong written and communication skills are essential

  • Ability to safely assist lifting individuals of various weights & 20 lb items required

  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment is required

  • Ability to run when needed

Benefits


QSAC’s benefits are terrific and go beyond health and retirement. You will be joining a passionate community of professionals and staff who support each other in a challenging and rewarding work culture.

  • Competitive salary

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance have very low out of pocket costs (for FT staff)

  • Medical can be as low as $1 dollar per paycheck / $26 dollars a year for full medical coverage ( for FT staff)

  • Generous Paid Time Off policy (for full time staff) Start with 20+ days annually

  • Group Life Insurance and Long Term Disability (for FT staff)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (for FT staff)

  • Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement with Employer Match

  • Paid Training in the field of human services and ABA

  • Opportunities for career advancement

  • Qualifications are subject to change in accordance with government regulations.

* We adhere to all strict COVID guidelines at all of our programs and sites. To ensure the health and safety of our staff, we offer the COVID vaccine for all employees free of charge.


*Employee costs listed are based on individual coverage

Qualifications are subject to change in accordance with government regulations.

QSAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


To Apply: Send resumes to Jobs@qsac.com