Behavior Intervention

Essential Duties and Responsibilities : include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Conducts a functional behavioral assessment (FBA) for individuals referred for behavioral interventions which includes direct observation in all settings and across multiple timeframes.

Develops and implements behavioral intervention plans written specific to the person.  Assures input from the individual, direct support staff, family and other clinical staff as appropriate as well as data collection systems to support the efficacy of the plan.

Trains direct support staff in the implementation of all behavioral intervention programs.

Provides training to all agency staff on issues related to behavioral intervention.

Monitors implementation of all behavioral intervention programs and provides feedback directly to direct support staff.

Conducts regular analysis of all data and plans for modification, continuation or elimination of behavioral intervention plans.

Presents plans to both the Behavioral Intervention Committee and the Human Rights Committee for review and approval prior to implementation.  Participates in the review and analysis of all physical restraints implemented.

Assists appropriate staff in obtaining informed consent from legally responsible individual(s).

Works collaboratively with other clinical staff supporting the individual, including attending Individual Service Plan meetings, Psychiatric Reviews and other meetings as requested and necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities :  

This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities but provides oversight and guidance to all DSPs involved in the implementation of behavioral intervention plans.

Qualifications : To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience :  

Must have a Master's degree from a program in a clinical and/or treatment field of Psychology and have documented training in assessment techniques and behavioral support plan development; or have obtained national board certification in behavior analysis (BCBA) and have a Master's degree in behavior analysis, or a field closely related to clinical or community Psychology which is approved by OPWDD review. 

Language Skills :  

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills :  

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

Reasoning Ability :  

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills :  

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and be willing to use electronic record keeping systems used by the agency.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations :

Current driver's license and appropriate credentials as identified in qualifying education.

Physical Demands : The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment : The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.