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Behavior Program Specialist

Company: PruittHealth
Location: Valdosta
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


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 his/her caseload.

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:
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.
s) Safety.
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, etc.
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 checklist.
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.


4 year degree in Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice (or related field to comply with ICF/MR Standards)

On the job training.


Job: Social Services
Primary Location: Georgia-Valdosta
Schedule: Full-time
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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