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Behavior Specialist/Behavior Intervention specialist (BIS)

JOB DESCRIPTION – Exempt


Salary: 70K


The Behavior Specialist/Behavior Intervention specialist (BIS) reports directly to the Director of Clinical Services. The BIS is responsible for the development, delivery, and evaluation of all behavior support services for the people they support. This includes, but is not limited to: functional assessment, behavior support programs and strategies, crisis intervention, case reviews and other interdisciplinary treatment team meetings, training and consultation with other team members. The BIS will work in collaboration with the Person and their circle of support to ensure the highest quality of clinical services in a manner that is consistent and aligned with Life’s WORC agency mission and vision.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Psychology (BCBA preferred)

  • Valid NYS driver's license is required to conduct site visits to multiple sites/Residences

  • 1-3 years of OPWDD clinical experience preferred

  • Attains and maintains SCIP-R Certification

  • Maintains a cooperative relationship among teams by communicating information, responding to requests, building rapport & participating in team problem-solving methods

  • In-depth knowledge of OPWDD services, regulations and best practices required

  • Excellent communication, verbal, written and people skills are required


RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO

  • Evaluates behavioral data for target maladaptive behavior for the purpose of development and implementation of a formal Behavioral Support Plan for assigned caseload in Residential and Day Habilitation

  • Analyzes potential existing functions of maladaptive behavior utilizing baseline procedures

  • Conducts direct observations of behaviors, interacts with team members, outside service provides and parents/advocate of the person supported

  • Implements behavioral planning by providing training of employees, on all formal Behavior Support Plans, Monitoring plan and Data collection

  • Supervises BIS consultants

  • Participates in staff meetings, HRC/IRC, and Life plan meetings

  • Conducts clinical internal audits and submit findings to the Director of Psychology

  • Facilitates Clinical and IDT meetings

  • Advocates and interacts with psychiatric, psychotherapy and psycho-sexual services when necessary

  • Participates in agency’s development as assigned by Director of Psychology(e.g. screening, develop preliminary plan)

  • Ensures health, safety & welfare of individuals

  • Travels to different locations throughout NYC and Long Island is required

  • Performs other duties as assigned

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