CRVI Behavior Intervention Specialist in Orange & Rockland County, New York

Requisition Number

18-0147

Post Date

12/7/2018

Title

Behavior Intervention Specialist

City

Orange & Rockland County

State

NY

Description

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides oversight and supervision to Behavior Therapy Technician’s (BTT), assists in the development and implementation of restrictive behavior programs and related plans/protocols for adults with IDD in the IRAs of assigned caseload. This includes participating

in committee review plans/protocols. Provide modeling and training of plans/protocols to BTTs and residential staff, as needed.

PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT:

Individuals employed by Crystal Run Village, Inc. shall embrace a person-centered approach in facilitating opportunities for the people we serve to reach their personal goals and desires, working in a team based approach.

BACKGROUND/EDUCATION REQUIRED:

Master’s degree in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Mental Health Counseling, or related field. Must meet the OPWDD regulations as a Level 1 or Level 2 BIS. Candidates must be familiar with OPWDD’s 633.16 Behavioral Regulations and have experience writing,

implementing, training, and monitoring Behavior Support Plans and related Protocols. Knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis and experience preferred, or eligibility and interest in exploring the BCBA credential. Background and/or experience in working with

individuals with co-occurring ID/D and psychiatric disorders preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR POSITION:

  1. Must be able to perform SCIP-r

  2. Travel to group homes and agency sites on a regular basis

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR POSITION:

  1. Completion of all mandatory training sessions and documents required by organization and regulatory agencies

  2. Completion of fingerprinting requirements and subsequent clearance by OPWDD/OMH and agency guidelines

  3. Candidate must possess ability to work in fast paced office, show attention to detail, have highly developed organizational skills, and the ability to utilize electronic data collection systems and software

  4. Must be able to effectively communication and provide effective training, mentorship, and direct supervision to a team of BTTs

  5. Work closely with and under the direction of the DBS including weekly supervision and regular communication

  6. Position requires flexible hours. May include evening and weekend hours as needed.

  7. Participate in on-call rotation, as needed

  8. Candidate must be an active member of and possess the ability to work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team including ability to work with family members/guardians to explain plans/protocols and obtain informed consent, as needed

  9. Maintain a positive attitude and positive working relations within the department as well as across all departments of the agency

  10. Maintains open lines of communication with planning team, BTTs, and DBS and flexibility of thought for creating person center plans based on individual specific needs

DUTIES & ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS (NOT INCLUSIVE):

  1. Oversees caseload of assigned BTTs

  2. Helps in the development of Behavior Support Plans and related plans/protocols

  3. Supervises, trains, and mentors BTTs

  4. Reviews completed summary documents for all clinical meetings and special reviews created by BTTs prior to the meetings and provide necessary feedback/support during the meeting

  5. Maintains working knowledge of 633.16 Behavioral Regulations and related protocols as designated by oversight agencies

  6. Maintains knowledge about behavioral/psychological issues with regard to individuals served. Participates in clinical meetings, personally observes and reviews documents and data in assigned program/sites as needed. Attends clinical meetings and staff meetings

as appropriate

  1. Monitors staff compliance with plan/protocol implementation and related data collection. Develops and provides skill training for staff, as necessary. Discusses behavioral plan/protocol implementation and program revisions with staff. Develops appropriate

ways to implement behavioral plans in conjunction with the program team.

  1. Reviews monthly, quarterly and/or annual data summaries created by BTTs and effectively communicates feedback for enhancement, as needed. Analyzes data for patterns at discretion of DBS. Develops programs and data collection systems under guidance of DBS.

  2. Assists in the preparation and presentation of necessary materials for Human Rights Committee and Informed Consent Committee.

  3. Assists with audits for responsible caseloads, as needed and responds to any statements of deficiencies and internal audit findings in a timely manner

  4. Maintains safe, orderly work area, and work practices. Performs other duties as required.