P sychological A ssessment & I ntervention S ervices, Inc.
4834 MacCorkle Avenue
South Charleston, WV  25309

Behavior Support Specialist

Job Description

Position: Behavior Support Specialist

Qualifications:

A. Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service Field.
B. Comprehensive knowledge of behavior management principles and techniques.
C. At least two years of paid experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.

Pay Range: Pay Scale Policy

Responsibilities:

A. Behavior Support

1. Discuss possible cases with Clinical Director and/or Behavior Support supervisor.

2. Learn and understand basic behavior support principles and techniques.

3. Complete Functional Assessment Interview.

4. Establish baseline data collection procedures and train staff on any data collection required.

5. Complete in home observations either through direct observation or videotaping.

6. Analyze data and develop hypothesis regarding functional purpose of behavior.

7. Develop behavior support plans and accompanying data collection procedures.

8. Train staff and/or care providers in implementation and documentation of behavior support plans.

9. Provide ongoing monitoring of the implementation of the behavior support plan through observation and review of data.

10. Make needed changes to behavior support plans along with training for any new or additional procedures.

11. Attend IPP meetings for clients receiving behavior support services.

12. At the request of the Clinical Director, consults with staff about behavior problems which may not require a specific behavior management plan.

13. Assure training with new employees on behavior support plans.

14. Provide Behavior Support training to all staff.

15. Compile, analyze and graph monthly behavior program data for all clients.

16. Become competent in NVCI procedures and train direct care staff.

17. Be prepared for and actively participate in scheduled Behavior Support meetings.

18. Actively seek out resources and conduct independent research into areas necessary to provide adequate Behavior Support programs.

19. Actively participate in local Internal Review Committee meetings.

20. Prepare information for quarterly Human Rights Committee meetings.

21. Meet or exceed established billing expectations.

B. Habilitation Programming

1. Understand the IPP and IDT processes.

2. Understand how to determine needs based on client needs, goals, dreams, etc.

3. Complete Skills Assessment to determine basic client skills levels.

4. Write competent task analyses for skill deficits/needs.

5. Develop appropriate habilitation programs based on skill deficits/needs.

6. Train staff and/or care providers in implementation and documentation of habilitation programs.

7. Provide ongoing monitoring of the implementation of the habilitation programs through observation and review of data.

8. Make needed changes to habilitation programs along with training for any new or additional procedures.

9. Assure training with new employees on behavior support plans.

10. Document all activities in progress notes.

11. Compile, analyze and graph monthly habilitation program data for all clients.

12. Actively seek out resources and conduct independent research into areas necessary to provide adequate Behavior Support programs.

13. Actively participate in local Internal Review Committee meetings.

14. Meet or exceed established billing expectations.

C. Staff Management and Administrative Duties

1. Provide leadership for each served individual’s service team.

2. Participate in hiring of all Direct Care Staff in assigned homes.

3. Assure all direct care staff are appropriately trained and credentialed.

4. Model appropriate interactive and redirection techniques to direct care staff.

5. Schedule staff meetings as required and/or requested.

6. Conduct and supervise staff scheduling meetings per policy.

7. Schedule staff to meet the client’s service needs as outlined in the IPP.

8. Insure that all shifts are covered with appropriately trained staff.

9. Evaluate the quality of services being provided by each staff member through compliance and proficiency evaluations.

10. Implement the Disciplinary Policy with all staff supervised.

11. Respond to all pages/calls ina timely manner.

12. Complete 45 day and annual Performance Evaluations for Direct Care staff.

13. Maintain up to date Client Program Files.

14. Notify Clinical Director when file information is not made available by other service providers.

15. Review, complete and submit all payroll information and billing forms in a timely matter as outlined by the Clinical Director.

16. Schedule staff to meet the client’s service needs as outlined in the IPP.

17. Insure that all shifts are covered with appropriately trained staff.

18. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Training:

1. Overview of Developmental Disabilities
2. Principles of Normalization
3. People First Language
4. Sensitivity to participants and family concerns and needs
5. Participant Specific Training on IPP goals, objectives and programs
6. Consumer rights and confidentiality
7. Recognition and reporting abuse and neglect
8. Documentation requirements
9. MR/DD Waiver Manual
10. Positive Behavior Support
11. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
12. Person Centered Planning
13. TC Training
14. PAIS, Inc. Policies and Procedure
15, Time/Billing Entry
16. PAIS Computer System
17. E mail

Documentation:

1. Functional Analysis Interview
2. Functional Analysis Worksheet
3. Data Collection Forms
4. Reinforcement Survey
5. Motivation Assessment Scale
6. Behavior support plans
7. Skills Assessment
8. Task Analysis
9. Habilitation Programs
10. Prompting Heirarchy
11. Incident Reports
12. Progress notes/monthly summaries
13. Other documentation as required

Supervisor:
Clinical Director

Mentors: Behavior Support Supervisor
             
Habilitation Program Coordinator

 

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