The Behavior Specialist Assistant is responsible for providing direct support to individuals with unique behavioral and/or mental health challenges. The Behavior Specialist Assistant will be the liaison between the DSP and professional clinicians. The Behavior Specialist will provide training via direct instruction and modeling to the Direct Support Staff, particularly with regard to the implementation of the Behavior Support Plan/Individual Support Plan as well as the proper documentation thereof. The Behavior Specialist Assistant will be responsible for monitorring and collecting data, and other pertinent systems.
Provide Assistance to the Behavior Specialist and Clinical Director in the development of teaching procedures for the implementation of each of the goals and objectives in the Individual Support Plan and Behavior support plan.
Provide training/role modeling to DSP regarding implementation of Behavior Support Plan/Individual Support Plan.
The collection of data for each goal and objective frequency as defined in the teaching plans and programs.
The submission of all data sheets to the Behavior Specialist or Clinical Director as directed.
Completion of progress reports as noted in Individual Support Plan.
Assisting the Behavior Specialist in the analysis of data collected and development of graphic data presentations to determine teaching program effectiveness.
Participation in team meetings for all individuals assigned on caseload as needed.
Schedule and facilitate training and observation sessions with direct support staff related to the implementation of the Behavior Support Plan.
Facilitate and monitor Crisis Intervention and Prevention responses when indicated.
Communicate any educational, behavioral or family concerns to immediate supervisor in a timely manner.
Responsible for the overall physical, psychological and emotional health and safety of the participant.
Models healthy behavior and positive social skills.
Provides supports as written in the individual’s support plan that may include personal care, physical lifting and therapeutic holds.
Assists with an individual’s environment such as cleaning, laundry, shopping, cooking, errands and budgeting.
Facilitates and maintains family contacts and community involvement.
Encourages the development of new relationships and contacts by assisting people to be active in their communities and workplace.
Monitors the dietary needs of the program participant.
Communicates effectively in verbal and written format. Communication is to be given and received and is every employee’s responsibility.
Actively participates in improving communication with participants by learning, encouraging and actively utilizing an individual’s modes of communication.
When applicable, follows doctors’ orders and ensures that medications and treatments are administered following proper medical procedures.
Recognizes, reports and assists with medical crises as they occur.
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Education or related field preferred with experience in the field of mental health and developmental disabilities. Experience working with individuals with behavioral challenges preferred.