Under supervision of the Director of Clinical Services, the Assistant Behavior Analyst/Behavior Specialist will support the implementation of behavior support plans, attend meetings, and provide technical assistance with behavioral issues as needed. The position requires proficiency with the delivery of behavior analytic and/or therapeutic services and supports to individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities within their natural environments. Must be able to
effectively collaborate and communicate with administrative and clinical staff, the residential program, and participating providers/organizations. Maintains compliance with Department of Developmental Services (DDS) regulations and SHF/SHCS policies and procedures.
•Bachelor’s degree, preferably in psychology, behavior analysis, special education, or a related field. BCaBA required. Professional training and experience in acquired brain injury and/or positive behavior support (PBS) is preferred.
•Supervised training and experience delivering comprehensive behavior analytic services and supports to individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities within their natural environments, including conducting functional behavior assessments and designing/implementing/monitoring behavior support plans.
• Experience implementing positive behavior support strategies and/or verbal behavior assessment and intervention preferred.
•Demonstrated skills in a variety of observation and data collection techniques; behavior analytic assessment and intervention techniques; proficiency with competency-based training and monitoring.
•Knowledge of human development, learning, behavior analysis, positive behavior support, collaborative consultation, and abnormal psychology.
•Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to adjust to different environments.
•Valid driver’s license, ability to drive, and means of consistent transportation.
•Travel to other cities and towns may be required
- Provides and/or supports the delivery of a continuum of comprehensive behavior analytic services and supports to individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities within their natural environments (at varying levels of intensity as per DDS regulations).
- Implements and monitors behavioral interventions designed by supervising behavior analyst/licensed clinician to reduce challenging behavior or to promote acquisition of replacement skills. May also design behavioral interventions in familiar cases (e.g., similar to those encountered during training).
- Develops and maintains supportive working relationships with the individual’s families/guardians.
- Conduct functional behavior assessments.
- Provides staff/caregiver training, coaching, and on-site technical assistance in order to ensure accurate behavior support plan implementation.
- Provides on-site oversight of behavior support plan implementation on a regular basis (minimum of monthly visits).
- Analyzes data to determine function and to assess progress.
- Generates objectives and provides data reporting on both patterns of challenging behavior and replacement skills.
- Designs data collection systems
- Generates specific procedures to teach/increase replacement behaviors.
- Conducts assessments of interests, preferences, skills, consumer satisfaction, and/or quality of life.
- Participates in staff meetings or other meetings as needed.
- Consults with administrative, clinical, and residential staff, as well as participating providers/organizations (e.g., adult day programs, therapists, medical specialists, and Department of Developmental Services staff).
- Participates in the Individual Support Plan (ISP) process, collaborating with other members of the team to promote a continuity of care.
- Participates in the intake process as directed/requested.
- Designs and/or conducts staff trainings on clinically-related topics during orientation or as needed (e.g., training in a foundation-approved crisis management curriculum).
- Maintains confidential records (e.g., assessments, support plans, monthly summaries), completes mandated reports (e.g., incident reports), and participates in mandated reviews as per regulations (e.g., peer review, human rights review).
- Performs other duties as directed by the Director of Clinical Services & Assistant Director of Clinical Services.
- To carry out all responsibilities professionally and efficiently.
- Adhere to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Responsible Conduct. All services will be provided under the supervision of a Board Certified and/or licensed behavior analyst or licensed clinician with professional training in behavior analysis as per BACB Guidelines.
- To work in harmony and in support of the Seven Hills Foundation and its subsidiaries.
- Complete and/or maintain required staff trainings, including training in a foundation-approved crisis management curriculum.