Resources For Human Development, Inc.
Requisition Number: PA058-BEHSP-S-08-2018-01
Job Title: Divisional Manager of Behavior Services
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: D - Graduate Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 3
Salary Range: $65,000-$78,000/year

Divisional Manager of Behavior Services

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Description/Job Summary

Resources for Human Development's Division of Pennsylvania Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Autism is seeking to hire a Divisional Manager of Behavior Services to oversee and lead the growth of the Behavioral Services service line and Systemic Skill Building programs.  The Manager of Behavior Services will facilitate ongoing supervision and instruction to Behavior Specialists throughout the PA IDD Division. The Divisional Manager of Behavior Services will work closely with clinical, programmatic, residential and day support staff to oversee the development of holistic behavioral treatment and plans that consider thoughts, feelings and behaviors of our participants within an interpersonal and systematic context. This systemic approach requires participation on a multidisciplinary team and the training of employees, families and caretakers. The Divisional Manager of Behavior Services conducts their work with respect to the RHD values, core competencies, trauma informed principles and relevant best practices.     
 
Essential Duties: 
  • Participate in ongoing strategic and operational planning as well as evaluation of service efficacy with program and divisional leadership.
  • Develop community based behavior supports as a discrete service.
  • Partner with program and divisional leadership to develop, review and implement policies and procedures and a Quality Assurance and Improvement Plan.
  • Develop forms, templates and procedures for behavior supports provided internally and by external providers.
  • Work in conjunction with program and divisional leadership to develop and oversee program budget, policies and procedures.
  • Build and maintain relationships with funding and regulatory offices.
  • Establish and manage record retention systems.
  • Participate in regular internal and external audits.
  • Ensure services are aligned with current ODP and BAS announcements and updates.
  • Supervision of Behavior Supports Specialists and Systemic Skill Building Specialists
  • Participate in recruitment, hiring and training of specialists in conjunction with program management.
  • Facilitate clinical peer supervision for behavior specialists and others as assigned, and provide more direct one on one clinical supervision on an as needed basis.
  • Review functional behavior assessments and behavior support plan development and service implementation.
  • Identify ongoing training needs and means to obtain those trainings.
  • Co-chair the divisional Human Rights Committee and Behavior Specialist Community of Practice.
  • Ensure accuracy of documentation of services with ISPs and related service delivery plans.
  • Support the clinical design and therapeutic milieu of the environments within which services are delivered.
General Job Duties:
  • Model team approach and service best practices at all times.
  • Attend trainings and conferences that enhance capacity, system/process refinement and best practices and share learned knowledge with others throughout the division.
  • Attend and actively participate in all relevant meetings.
  • All other duties as requested.
Qualifications:
 
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written form.
  • Ability to support and implement RHD and program values.
  • Ability to engage clients and staff in effective, therapeutic and healthy interactions.
  • Ability to think holistically, creatively, strategically and tactically.
  • Strong organizational, clinical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of the impact of trauma on the well-being of the individuals receiving services, as well as the impact on staff well-being preferred.
Education/Experience:
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Education or closely related Human Service field from an accredited university is required.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience providing behavior supports is required. Prior experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities a plus, as is coursework or experience working with people who have special mental health needs and/or have a dual diagnosis.
  • Hold license as a Board Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBA).
  • Training in counseling and behavior modification/ABA.
  • Preferred trainings:
    • BAS SPeCTRUM on-line training in Systematic Skill Building (Nine Modules)
    • VTC: Systematic Skill Building Training ( Seven Modules)
    • BAS On-line Behavior Specialist training
    • BAS Goal Attainment Scale Certification
    • In-person: Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) training
    • VTC: Behavior Specialist Training 101 (two modules)
Working conditions
The Divisional Manager of Behavior Services will have direct contact with individuals that have co-occurring disorders and/or Problem Sexual Behaviors (PSB) and/or Sexual Offences (SO).  Willingness to work with and support individuals with MH/IDD/PSB/SO is essential for this position.
 
Hazard and Atmospheric Conditions
  • Exposure to Fumes
  • Exposure to Dust
  • Exposure to Extreme Heat
  • Exposure to Extreme Cold
  • Wet and/or Humid
  • Exposure to Loud Noise
  • Exposure to Confined Places
  • Mists or Gases
  • Exposure to Mechanical Hazards
  • Exposure to Chemical Hazards
  • Exposure to Electrical Hazards
  • Exposure to Burn Hazard
 
 
Physical Requirements
  • Stand or Sit (stationary position)
  • Walk (move self about)
  • Use hands or fingers to handle or feel (operate, activate, prepare, inspect, position)
  • Climb (stairs/ladders)
  • Talk/Hear (communicate, converse, convey, express/exchange information)
  • See (detect, identify, recognize, inspect, assess)
  • Pushing or Pulling
  • Repetitive Motion
  • Reaching (high or low)
  • Kneel, Stoop, Crouch or Crawl (position self, move)
 
Reporting Relationships:  Directly reports to the PA IDD Clinical Manager.  Provides supervision to Behavior Supports Specialists and Systemic Skill Building Specialists.

Competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package offered.

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, veteran, or disability status.
 
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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, veteran, or disability status.