Behavior Specialist (18.8)

US-MA-Worcester
3 days ago
ASPiRE
Job Code
18.8
Type
Regular Full-Time
Job ID
11415

Overview

Provide direct support intervention plans and modeling to individuals served in the Community Based Day Supports and Employment programs.  Assistance may include providing assessment and hands on guidance in short term behavioral interventions for participants and staff.  Perform the required training and documentation necessary for group and individual participant goal achievement particularly in the area of behavior management. Facilitate behavior plan development, implementation and staff training.

Responsibilities

To facilitate programmatic team participation, writing behavior modification or guidelines, plans, obtaining required approvals, training staff, compiling data, and reviewing plans for effectiveness. 

 

To provide individual and/or group intervention for participants served, as warranted and assigned.

 

To assist in the screening of prospective participants as assigned. 

 

To assess individuals’ behavioral functioning; preparing evaluations of findings, developing plan for behavioral interventions and their implementation.

 

To work directly with referring agencies, staff and individuals served in the development and follow up of Individual Support and Behavior Plans or Behavior Guidelines, including participating in case conferences and ISP as assigned.

 

To be familiar with regulations and statues governing the human rights of program participants.

 

Be familiar with, and assist in the implementation of, the Seven Hills Foundation Policies & Procedures, the site’s Program Specific Policies & Procedures and the regulations governing the program.

To transport participants if needed.  Position requires some travel within Central, MA across program locations.

 

To act as a role model and to provide contextual training of staff in the integrated therapeutic model.

 

Participate in activities as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team.

 

To foster the growth of individuals by teaching and offering opportunities for choice, empowerment and growth of behavioral skills as determined.

 

To treat individuals with respect and dignity and in an age and culturally appropriate manner.

 

To be familiar with the agency’s overall operation as established by written description of service and organizational information.

 

To perform additional duties as required or directed.

Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in psychology or related field and applicable knowledge of behavioral principles working with individuals diagnosed with a developmental disability.

 

Valid driver’s license required.

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