Essential duties of the Behavior Specialist position include but are not necessarily limited to:
Conduct a functional assessment of the individual's behavior as needed to understand the purpose and triggers along with other contributing factors causing the individual to present the maladaptive behaviors.
Develop appropriate behavior support plans and strategies which include positive approaches targeted to decrease negative behaviors while promoting positive outcomes for the individual served.
Function as the individual's advocate as needed.
Provide consultative services, training, and support to designated service providers, direct support professionals, family members, and other significant persons who are involved in the individual's plan of care on the implementation strategies as written in the behavior support plan. Must be available for and facilitate telephone conference calls and attend scheduled meetings regarding questions pertaining to the individual's plan as regulated and as requested b20.19y the individual and or his or her planning team.
Function as a member of the inter-disciplinary team providing supports to the individual.
Serve as a resource to staff, family members, day providers, and others who are involved in the individual's circle around the implementation of the behavior support strategies for positive outcomes.
Monitor the outcomes of the behavior support plan through regular data collection, and analytical interpretation of findings and update the plan as needed based on the needs of the individual served and as regulated.
Maintain a weekly tracking of units used per individual served and provide data and written notes to facilitate monthly billings.
Provide monthly report through data collection based on the progress of the implementation of the individual behavior support plan.
Provide monthly and quarterly reports based on the review of data and observations of the person served to ensure that behavioral strategies are implemented in the least restrictive setting targeted to meet the needs of the individual served.
Serve as the agency's lead and liaison with the individual's team by coordinating psychiatric appointments with prescriber(s) as well as coordinating inpatient hospital stays "admissions and discharges" to address the mal-adaptive behaviors and mental health condition.
Identify community mental health prescribers as needed to meet the needs of those individuals receiving behavior services.
Prepare and present documents needed for PROBIS, HRC, etc. as regulated by DDDS/DHSS policies.
Required a BA degree in Psychology or related human service field.
At least 2 years prior experience supporting individuals with development and other disabilities to include autism a plus.
Ability to effectively communicate both written and oral; must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Ability to implement and support RHD's Values while performing job duties.
Ability to engage individuals served, staff, family members, interdisciplinary team members, etc., professionally at all times.
Ability to think creatively and work independently.
Must pass criminal background checks as required by Delaware DDDS/DHSS.
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, and veteran or disability status.