Behavior Intervention Specialist (BIS) - Full Time - Part Time
Job Details
Experienced
Open Position - Staten Island, NY
Full-Time/Part-Time
Graduate Degree
Description

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with staff from all On Your Mark programs (e.g., residential, day habilitation, community habilitation, respite, employment services) towards the development of intervention strategies for behavioral modification
  • Assesses behavioral issues of individuals through interviews, observation, appropriate testing, and other diagnostic procedures and practices
  • Completes a Functional Behavioral Assessment and devises individualized behavioral support plans, as necessary
  • Maintains knowledge of standard psychometric assessment instruments typically used with population.
  • Attends and participates in orientation and staff development programs
  • Trains direct support professionals (DSPs) and other appropriate staff on implementation of behavioral interventions developed and psychiatric diagnoses for the individuals
  • Monitors implementation of behavior support plans and data collection in conjunction with residence managers and supervisors
  • Completes progress notes, summaries, and behavioral objectives, as needed.
  • Furnish data for psychiatric consults
  • Attend, participate, and facilitate administrative meetings when necessary with team to address any behavioral/psychiatric concerns
  • Participate in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings, scheduled two times a year, or as required
  • Basic knowledge of OPWDD regulations, in respect to behavioral interventions
  • May be called upon to respond to crisis situations to assist in implementing interventions until behavior is mitigated
  • Provides open and professional communication with individuals, parents, families, and colleagues, as needed
  • Assumes additional responsibilities when assigned


 

Qualifications and Reports to:
  • Knowledge of Autism, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, and individual differences
  • Knowledge of the clinical best practices in behavioral sciences
  • Self-directed and motivated to function independently, completing tasks in a timely manner yet; remaining flexible to participant’s needs
  • Master’s Degree in a clinical and/or treatment field of psychology
  • Experience in providing behavioral services to individuals with Intellectual/Developmental disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Available days, evenings, and weekends if needed
  • Valid driver’s license

REPORTS TO:  

Assistant Director of Clinical Services
Director of Clinical Services
Executive Administration

On Your Mark Inc.
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