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Behavior Specialist II Full time

About Us

For over 60 years, Saratoga Bridges has been a resource to people with developmental disabilities and their families. We are committed to ensuring that the people we support, realize their goals, hopes and dreams. Our compassionate, and hard-working Direct Support Staff are trained and offer person-centered opportunities for people to lead full, productive, and contributing lives where they can work, volunteer, and recreate.


Job Responsibilities

As a Behavior Specialist II, you will be working in both our Day Habilitation locations and at the group homes of the people we provide supports to. Some of the responsibilities of this position are:


  • Performs assessments of an individual's behavior, intellectual, social, and emotional functioning using standardized assessment tools.

  • Conducts functional analysis to determine the cause of a behavior and develop behavior support plans in conjunction with the team

  • Complete observations of maladaptive behavior and provides guidance to staff in the area of behavior management

  • Evaluates individual capacity to provide informed consent if prescribed psychoactive medications and behavior plans

  • Attends planning meetings, reviews, team meetings and training as scheduled

  • Participates in the Human Rights Committee meetings and Incident Review Committee meetings.

  • Prepares psychiatric consults and attend individual’s mental health appointments as deemed appropriate and necessary

  • Participates in the development of Medical Immobilization Protective Stabilization/Sedation (MIPS/S) plans

  • Provides training to employees on behavioral supports, plans, and other areas as identified by the interdisciplinary team

  • Provides Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention – Revised (SCIP–R) training

Must Haves (education and experience is required by regulation):

  • NYS Driver's License and use of personal vehicle to travel between worksites

  • Master’s 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, and documented training in assessment techniques and behavior support plan development; OR a National Board certification in behavior analysis (BCBA) and a Master's degree in: behavior analysis or a field closely related to clinical or community psychology that is approved by OPWDD; OR a New York State license in mental health counseling; AND

  • Must have at least five (5) years of experience: working directly with individuals with developmental disabilities, including the development, implementation, and monitoring of behavior support plans; and/or providing supervision and training to others in the implementation of behavior support plans.

The work location is Saratoga County.

To apply submit your resume to employment@saratogabridges.org or https://www.saratogabridges.org/job-listings-page/.