This position is responsible for assisting the behavior analyst, providing direct support, positive direction, and assistance to individuals in accordance with program policies and procedures, state and federal regulations, and personal outcome measures. Conducts, evaluates and supports the implementation of behavior plan strategies. Assists in the implementation of individualized goals and objectives for home, community, and center-based programs as indicated by the needs of the persons we support. Assists in collecting data related to any challenging behaviors as requested by the behavior analyst. Assists during crisis events.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensures appropriate behavioral data systems are implemented such that quantifiable behavioral data is collected at regular intervals to allow for the continual evaluation of behavior plans and the achievement of individual goals and objectives
- Supports DSPs on the proper implementation of reinforcement, proactive and preventive behavior programs and plans, data collection systems and all necessary monitoring and reporting systems
- Conducts regular caregiver and/or staff training and consultation
- Is responsible for supporting the individual program and assisting the DSPs
- Meets regularly with the Behavior Analyst and notifies her/him immediately of issues impacting PWS’ progress and satisfaction
- Completes all necessary documentation in a timely and satisfactory manner as requested by the Behavior Analyst. Assists in the development and implementation of all Support Plans. This includes providing needed supports to individuals with complex medical and/or behavioral support needs. Supports needed may change frequently as goals are assessed and revised as needed a minimum of monthly.
- Assists people in achieving their personal goals and desires, providing interaction and choices for activities that support a meaningful day, and supporting people to be independent in activities of daily living.
- Provides supports by assisting with daily personal cares including showers, dressing, changing briefs, rounds/checks to ensure safety, assisting in all daily living activities.
- Responsible for learning and following all Support Plans and Medical Protocols such as seizure protocols, etc.
- Assists with information gathering for Personal Outcome Measures, and other assessments.
- Responsible for cooking and maintaining a clean, safe, and orderly home by following safety and infection control procedures including following local health department guidelines around safe food handling; educates people about maintaining homes.
- Maintains and expands skills and knowledge relevant to providing high quality support and services. Obtains and maintains all required certifications and trainings and applies the information to support people served.
- Maintains open communication and cooperative work effort with Lead DSP, Program Manager, Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse and other staff to assure quality and continuity of support to people served.
- Supports the Bethesda Mission, Vision, and Core Values / Rules of Engagement, while empowering each person to direct their own life choices.
- Responsible for extensive documentation on the daily activities of the support plans and goals. Reports and/or documents routine and unusual events according to regulatory and program guidelines in a concise, understandable, and legible manner. This documentation also includes, but is not limited to: program data collection, daily routine checklists, fire and disaster drills, taking and recording proper food temperatures, recording needed medical data.
- Assists people with fiscal management while safeguarding their funds. This may include completing ledgers, reconciling accounts and assisting people with spending choices.
- Ensures that people exercise their rights and that rights are not restricted without due process, ensuring people are treated with dignity and respect.
- Ensures proper billing entry in Bethesda billing systems as required
- Maintains billable caseload and documents billable hours as required by Bethesda
- Develops written reports documenting behavioral recommendations in a timely and accurate manner as requested by the Behavior Analyst
- Maintain availability to respond to the needs of the persons we serve, providing on site assistance to behavior crisis situations
- Maintain any required training to include any necessary crisis management procedures in the behavior plans as needed
Education and/or Experience:
High school graduate or equivalent. Additional experience with people with developmental disabilities preferred or as required by regulations. Must be 18 years of age, or older.
Certificates, Licenses or Registrations:
Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certificate preferred but not required. As applicable, must possess a valid driver's license and good driving record as defined by Bethesda policy. Must be available to work flexible hours including evenings and/or weekend hours Additional certifications may be required by regulations. Some positions may require access to vehicle in sound operating condition and proof of current auto insurance. Clear background checks as defined by regulations and policies.
Ability to lift at least 50 pounds. Ability to do daily standing, bending, and lifting. Must be able to stand for 8 hours at a time.
Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behaviors):
Must possess a commitment to the belief that all people have the right to dignity, respect, opportunity and full community inclusion. Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization Interest in assisting people supported to achieve personal outcomes and to provide person centered supports. Must possess good verbal, reading, and written communication in English; basic math skills; and basic computer skills. Ability and willingness to successfully complete and apply training. Must be certified to be free of communicable diseases by a physician (post-employment physical); have the ability to work effectively and harmoniously with others; flexibility with respect to hours of work and changing conditions; be of good moral character; have an interest in the welfare of the individuals; have training and/or interest in the field of developmental disabilities; and have a willingness/ability to communicate with and relate to individuals, parents, guardians, fellow-staff, representatives of community agencies, and company management.
More about Bethesda:
We help people create connections in their communities. Through these connections, the people we support are empowered to make choices leading to a greater independence that enables them to live the best life possible. We believe support begins with the individual. We make a difference in the lives of those who choose to receive our support by being an active and involved part of their everyday lives. We get to know their interests and their passions. We work together to identify the services that will best support them through important life decisions including how to live, work, and play. Our goal is to help each person make choices, set goals and enrich their lives so they can live in the home they choose and access the supports they desire. We help them realize a greater sense of independence and a closer connection to their community.
To apply please submit your resume to HRColorado@bethesdalc.org