Behavioral Specialist

Employer
Community Options, Inc.
Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
Oct 12, 2017
Closes
Oct 16, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Our Mission:Community Options believes in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination. Embracing this philosophy, Community Options provides housing, support services and advocacy assistance to help empower people with disabilities. We are currently seeking a Behavior Specialist for our Residential Programs to help support individuals with developmental disabilities within Rockville, Maryland. The position will be based out of Rockville, Maryland. Travel within the region is required.The ideal candidate will have experience designing individualized behavior intervention and support plans, using functional behavior assessment tools, and designing and using appropriate methods of data collection. Responsibilities include collaborating with families and other professionals and providing training to direct care staff. What You Will Be Doing: Conducts behavioral assessments upon request of team member or other appropriate referral source Actively participates in treatment team meetings, ensuring a person centered approach to care. Provides 'hands-on' assistance to consumer, conducts and documents staff training on how to implement the behavioral management plans, including techniques, required documentation, behavior guidelines etc. Documents treatment notes and completes semi-annual summaries of consumer's progress. Reviews and revises behavior support plans as indicated by the individual's progress and needs and with the treatment team's recommendations. Supports and encourages consumer to increase his/her ability to problem solve, be in control of life situations, and to be as independent as possible. Provide crisis management services as necessary. Must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule, which may include evenings and weekends. Attend local training sessions in behavior support. What Skills/Experience You Have: Masters degree in behavioral analysis, psychology, or related field. Must have experience working with children Must have a current BCBA or BCaBA certification. A minimum of 1-year experience in writing and implementing behavioral plans required. Candidates who are eligible for certification with plans to achieve will also be considered. What We Offer: A company phone Generous Paid Time Off Comprehensive benefits, including Medical, Dental and Supplemental Insurance options. Salary will depend on experience, education and certification. All offers are contingent on a successful background check .Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer. #CB#