We accept applications for open positions. We don’t keep resumes on file, so please resubmit your resume for any new position you qualify for. We are an equal opportunity employer.Title: Behavior Specialist $1500 Sign on Bonus-Rochester, N.Y.
Job Type: Clinical
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Contact Person: Amy Rivera
Job Purpose: Oversee mental health/mental illness, emotional, and behavioral needs of individuals assigned to caseload.
• Write behavior support plans, behavior guidelines, and monitoring plans to outline the use of proactive approaches, SCIP-R/PROMOTE personal interventions, restrictions, and/or psychotropic medications used to address behavioral concerns.
• Write Risk Management Plans as needed for individuals assigned to caseload as needed. Present Risk Management Plans to the Risk Management Committee.
• Act as a liaison between psychiatrists, counselors, or other mental health professionals and residential/work or day hab team.
• Update all assigned paperwork as needed; obtain necessary signatures for approval, including parent/guardian and human rights committee when applicable.
• Teach SCIP-R/PROMOTE class and Positive Approaches, as assigned. Upon obtaining certification as an instructor.
• Attend psychiatry appointments with individuals assigned to caseload as needed.
• Prepare and bring behavior data and relevant information to psychiatry appointments.
• Maintain contact with mental health counselors for individuals assigned to caseload through regular emails and/or phone calls.
• Write a behavioral summary of behavior documentation and relevant information for individuals assigned to caseload.
• Review all behavior support plans and document no less frequently than semi-annually. Include a review and analysis of the frequency, duration, and/or intensity of use of restrictive/intrusive interventions and/or limitations on a person’s rights included in the behavior support plan.
• Compile behavior data, medication forms, and other required forms to submit to Human Rights Committee as necessary for individuals assigned to caseload.
• Serve on Human Rights Committee, Informed Consent Committee, as applicable
• Attend ISP/Life Plan meetings, Clinical Meetings, and staff meetings as needed.
• Attend monthly behavior team meetings.
• Attend admission and pre-admission meetings as assigned.
• In-service behavior support plans as needed at staff meetings.
• Complete residential and day hab visits/observations as needed to gather information for behavior support plans and to provide recommendations for staff.
• Provide consultations for individuals not fully supported on a caseload, in order to give recommendations to residential/day hab teams regarding staff supports, individual supports, referrals, or other suggestions.
• Maintain communication and collaboration with individuals, parents/guardians, residential and work/day hab teams, care coordinators, nurses, and other relevant clinicians and supports.
• Provide on-call support to direct support staff.
• Administer assessments/evaluations of mental health status or behavioral concerns; for example, Vineland Behavior Scale, Motivation Assessment Scale, Credibility Assessment, Functional Behavioral Assessment, etc. as needed.
• Develop and maintain professional competency through attending conferences, seminars, and/or continuing education.
• Provide all behavior support plans which incorporate a restrictive/intrusive intervention and/or limitation on a person’s rights for review by supervising licensed psychologist.
Education and Experience:
• Master’s degree in social work, a clinical or treatment field of psychology, applied psychology, or school psychology; 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; OR
• A New York State license in mental health counseling;
• Possesses strong leadership skills as demonstrated by:
o Ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary cross functional team.
o Ability to empower teams in plan implementation through education, modeling, and coaching.
o Ability to assist in solution building when challenges to recommendation implementation become apparent.
• Possesses strong assessment skills as demonstrated by:
o Utilization of evidenced based methods
o Appropriate selection of intervention methodologies based on assessment
o Effective use of clinical and administrative supervision aimed at continual clinical development
• Valid New York State drivers’ license; a vehicle is required to perform the job
• Must be able to read, write, and speak English
• Maintain current certifications with all required trainings including but not limited to CPR & First Aid
• Ability to effectively communicate with and promptly respond to individuals EPILEPSY-PRALID, INC serves and staff
• Ability to read, analyze and interpret policies, procedures, regulations, clinical plans, and individual service plans
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence, procedure manuals, and other required communications.
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to groups of individuals EPILEPSY-PRALID, INC serves, their families, employees, representatives of oversight agencies, other service providers, and the general public.
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of options in situations where only limited instructions exist. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions.
Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc. Employment Requirements
All Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc. employees must have:
- A valid NYS driver license
- Reliable transportation
- The ability to lift, transfer and move 50 lbs
- A high school diploma or Equivalent.
Apply in person Monday-Friday, 8am-3:30pm.
You may also apply by fax or email.
2 Townline Circle
Rochester, NY 14623