Assistant Behavior Intervention Specialist


Full Time
Rockland County
Posted 1 year ago

Job Features

Job CategoryBiomedical
About Us:YAI is a network of agencies offering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities a comprehensive range of services across all ages. YAI empowers people with disabilities to reach their goals every day. Our enthusiastic staff of over 4,000 professionals believes that everyone has a fundamental right to live, love, work, and learn. If you share our vision and want to help support people to live the fullest lives possible, apply to this position.
About the Position:YAI has an opening for an Assistant Behavior Intervention Specialist. The Asst. BIS position blends together the DSP role and the clinical leadership role. Clinical leadership under the supervision of the BIS includes educating team members on habilitative and Behavior Support Plans, assisting with clinical assessments, ensuring data collection and providing direct feedback and education to all team members
Key responsibilities:- To provide direct care services as needed. This includes, but not limited to, the provision of direct counseling, implementation of each individual’s treatment plan, training in ADL skills, assistance with personal care, medical, dietary, social, sexual, recreational, financial, habilitative and other needs within the program. - To train staff, which includes, but is not limited to, using the EMOE training system to ensure that all clinical interventions are properly implemented, to communicate clinical rationales to the staff, to provide staff with both formal and informal feedback, and role model at all times appropriate tone, implementing of habilitative and behavioral programming, and appropriate data collection techniques. - Role Model use of person-centered philosophy and use of person-centered tools - To develop written, individualized habilitative plans in accordance with the agency philosophy, as determined by individual need. - To conduct assessments – both behavioral and habilitative via formal means (written questionnaires, rating scales, baseline data, etc.) and informal (observations), under the supervision of the BIS. - To design effective data collection systems that allows progress to be monitored. To monitor the data collection, ensure that the data is totaled and summarized on a monthly basis and that new data sheets are accessible to staff at the beginning of each month. - To oversee/maintain the completion of all required paperwork, including monthlies, Person-Centered materials, and ensure that all pertinent information is included on psychiatric anecdotal. - To provide the appropriate therapeutically documented level of an individual’s supervision to ensure and protect the individual’s health/safety and well-being. Whenever this level is unclear or unknown, to provide the maximum level of supervision to assure and protect the individual’s health and safety. - Train new staff on Level 1 competencies. - Resource to staff by providing clinical support in absence of the BIS/Supervisor. - Lead trainer of weekend staff on clinical interventions.
Education and Experience:- BA/BS Degree in Psychology or Human Services strongly preferred or - Enrolled in 4-year degree in Psychology or Human Services field - Experience working within the field of ID/DD preferred
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:- Exceptional interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills - Willing to take initiative - Highly flexible to varied work schedule - Experience in computer skills and ability to teach others - College level writing ability. - Must demonstrate assertiveness/leadership skills. - Must demonstrate clinical skills.
*All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam or disabled veteran. YAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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