Indian Creek Foundation
  • Souderton, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401-K with company match, Wellness Program, EAP, Tuition Reimbursement and friendly work environment


General Responsibilities

To provide direct clinical services as an Adult Behavior Specialist, and to provide oversight of Behavior Support Services.  Develop high quality behavior support plans, supervise behavior specialist staff, audit charts, and develop policies and procedures for the Adult Behavior Support program. 

Education/Training: Masters Degree in Human Service Degree, Behavior Specialist License required; Certification in behavior analysis preferred.

Skill(s): Strong oral and written communication skills, behavior support planning background, confident in a broad array of clinical approaches, able to show initiative developing policies and procedures for the Behavior Support program, supervision and leadership ability, proficient in Microsoft programs.

Experience: Minimum 3 years experience with intellectual or developmental disabilities; Minimum 3 years of behavioral health experience; One year of supervisory experience preferred

 

Essential Duties

  1. Provide direct clinical services in the role of an Adult Behavior Specialist. 60% of this position will be direct billable hours, pending circumstances beyond the staff's control.
  2. Provide behavior support services to designated caseload
  3. Build strong therapeutic relationships with consumers
  4. Provide services in individual's home, day program, workplace or other community settings as indicated, based on their individualized needs
  5. Complete functional behavior assessments
  6. Develop behavior support plans in accordance with the Social, Emotional, Environmental Protocols identified in chapter 6400 regulations
  7. Provide caregiver training in behavior support plan, and update as needed
  8. Provide ongoing consultation and data collection for designated caseload
  9. Ensure treatment is goal focused
  10. Thoroughly document services provided in progress notes
  11. Evaluate ongoing needs of consumers and make referrals as necessary

 

  • Maintain clinical skills in the field of Dual MH/ID diagnosis and behavior supports
  • Complete training requirements to maintain licensure/certification, as appropriate
  • Identify and complete related Dual Diagnosis training models, including but not limited to NADD trainings, IST, Safe House and Positive Approaches
  • Further education in Dual Diagnosis through research and study of promising practices and evidence-based practices
  • Gather outcomes to monitor effectiveness of Behavior Support Services as related to best practice standards

 

  • Participate in ensuring budgeted revenue is met or exceeded for the Behavior Support program
  • Ensure that service completion rates meet or exceed a minimum of 80%
  • Work with Behavior Specialist staff to fulfill referral needs in a timely manner
  • Monitor behavior support budget with supervisor
  • Work with the office manager to ensure that billing is submitted in a timely manner

 

  • Participate in ensuring compliance of Behavior Support charts
  • Review billing on progress notes to ensure accuracy
  • Evaluate progress notes, functional behavior assessments and behavior support plans to ensure that they fulfill regulatory and clinical expectations
  • Monitor individual and programmatic outcomes
  • Complete quarterly audits for active charts
  • Implement follow up in response to quarterly audits, including policy and procedure development, corrective action or development of new processes

 

  • Supervise Adult Behavior Specialist staff
  • Meet with staff a minimum of once quarterly for supervision (monthly preferred), to provide oversight of work and performance evaluation.
  • Train new staff on paperwork requirements.
  • Review all progress notes and behavior support plans to ensure quality standards are adhered to.
  • Address issues of concern regarding paperwork or billable hours as necessary.

 

  • Participate as a member of the BHS Leadership team
  • Work with BHS Coordinators to plan for the future direction of the Behavior Support program as it relates to the agency's other Dual Diagnosis programs, including but not limited to Outpatient Services and Peer Support Services
  • Collaborate with the Residential program teams to provide high quality clinical supports

 

  • Demonstrate initiative in developing new procedures to improve Behavior Support program
  • Work with Director of BHS to develop, maintain, and implement current policies and procedures directly impacting Adult Behavior Support program, including but not limited to new hire orientation, FBA paperwork requirements, behavior support planning requirements, and ongoing consultation model
  • Communicate changes or updates to staff as needed

 

Other Duties  

  1. Assist the Director of BHS with various administrative tasks to support department operations as directed; may also be assigned special projects.
  2. Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but which may be altered or redesigned depending upon individual circumstances.
  3. Attend additional training required by program/department. Maintain current training certifications as needed for programs.

 

 Job Location

As assigned (Cowpath Road main campus & various community settings)

Indian Creek Foundation
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