Behavior Program Specialist
Posted on: June 6, 2021
Coordinates all aspects of the developmental, implementation and
evaluation of the efficacy of individualized interventions, which
are designed to address the priority needs of the clients on
1. Collects data on all formal programs on assigned caseload.
Conduct Scheduled activities Monday through Friday as scheduled on
the clients active treatment schedules.
2. Attends Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meetings upon request.
Participate daily in the dining program at designated time. Ensure
each clients active treatment schedule is followed for assigned
caseload each day.
3. Completes the Psychology Assessment, including proposed training
objectives. Update proficiency checklists quarterly for all clients
with Formal skill acquisition and/or self-management programs.
4. Using the hands-on method, train all staff at least quarterly on
the training areas listed below:
1) THE TRAINING AREAS ARE:
a) Active Treatment- what it is and why it is important.
b) Individual Program Plan.
c) 24 hour Active Treatment schedules.
d) Acquisition training procedures.
e) Activities of Daily Living.
f) Procedures for dining training.
g) Importance of fluid intake
h) Why unit activities should be age appropriate
i) Contingency management techniques.
j) Implementing behavioral techniques.
k) Importance of recording data.
l) Proper procedure for loading/unloading clients from bus/van
m) Traffic control: proper ways to enter/exit the living units; how
clients are to be arranged at the activity area.
n) Formal training areas for the clients.
n) Environmental control (noise, temperature)
o) Occurrence reports.
p) Verbal tone.
q) Unauthorized food.
r) Client coverage.
t) Procedures for working with c.ind/deaf clients.
u) Procedures for dining training.
v) Importance of reporting wheelchair and room repairs.
w) Grooming/neat appearance: shoes tied, hair brushed, shirt clean,
5. Directs and participates in the management of behavioral
incidents that you observe, and upon request.
6. Documents important events that you observe, in the clients
integrated progress notes as often as needed. Important events are
things that are unusual or unexpectedly intense in the clients
behavior. For example, a client who never exhibits aggressive
behaviors suddenly becomes very violent. It may also be a positive
behavior. An example of this would be if a client with a limited
vocabulary began to speak in a more appropriate manner.
7. Trains staff at least quarterly to answer questions about Formal
programs related to purpose, goal, and procedures as measured by
the program proficiency checklist.
8. Conducts situational analysis and motivation assessment scales
upon request. Develop with seven (7) days individualized
acquisition and self-management programs based upon IDT
recommendations, using the format prescribed by the facility
9. Monitors program implementation weekly to ensure correct
procedures are implemented. Monitor means conducting weekly
observations of acquisition and compliance programs to see that
they are implemented correctly according to the proficiency
10. Revises any program that the client has not demonstrated
progress on for three (3) months. Includes explanation of why
client has demonstrated difficulty.
11. Identifies and minimizes environmental problems that affect
active treatment, including but limited to noise level,
temperature, lighting, overcrowding, privacy, and inconsistency of
behavioral interventions, on a daily basis.
12. Implements proactive approach to behavior management by
positively reinforcing clients daily.
13. Assures appropriateness and sensitivity of staff behavior
toward clients and provide feedback to staff daily. Comply with
state and federal laws, ICF/MR regulations, and facility policies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
4 year degree in Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice (or
related field to comply with ICF/MR Standards)
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
On the job training.
MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
Job: Social Services
Primary Location: Georgia-Valdosta
Shift: 1st Shift
Job Posting: Jun 1, 2021, 9:12:39 AM
Keywords: PruittHealth, Valdosta , Behavior Program Specialist, Other , Valdosta, Georgia
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