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TRC - ICF Program Administration - Behavior Tech

862 Foote Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701, USA Req #3843
Thursday, September 15, 2022
The Resource Center has been providing services to persons with disabilities in the Chautauqua County area since 1958. From our humble beginnings as a gathering of parents and concerned citizens who wanted to provide educational and training opportunities for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities, The Resource Center has grown into a comprehensive agency providing services to thousands of persons with all types and levels of disabilities.

The Resource Center is the largest non-governmental employer in Chautauqua County with more than 1,300 employees on its payroll.

The mission of The Resource Center is to support individuals with disabilities and other challenges in achieving maximum independence, contributing to their community, experiencing lifelong growth, and enjoying quality of life.

BEHAVIOR TECHNICIAN/TRAINEE - JOB DESCRIPTION

RESPONSIBLE TO:
Residence Coordinator/Designee

FUNCTION:Modifies individuals’ behaviors through cognitive and behavioral programming techniques to ensure a productive lifestyle. Serves as a member of the clinical team member by preparing and participating in interdisciplinary team meetings to exchange recommendations for improving individuals’ quality of life. Provides behavioral guidance and support to direct care professionals through modeling and hands on training.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The ability to develop and implement training curricula for adult learners. An understanding of developmental disabilities, as well as, knowledge of or the ability to learn residential services for the developmentally disabled. Effective communication skills necessary to work with program participants, families and agency personnel. Must be detail oriented and possess excellent organizational skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels. Knowledge of or ability to learn agency programs. Ability to complete all necessary paperwork and reporting in a timely manner. Flexibility, reliability and the ability to work non-traditional hours as needed or assigned to meet program/participants needs. Ability and willingness to travel for work is essential. Knowledge of computer programs including but not limited to, Word, Excel, and Power Point. Physical condition or reasonable accommodation(s) commensurate with the demands of the job.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability and willingness to work a schedule that is based upon the needs of the program and individuals served - typical hours would be 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. or 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Required to visit each facility on assigned caseload on no less than a weekly basis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Behavior Technician: Bachelor’s Degree in a human services or related field and at least one (1) year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and experience with working with individuals with challenging behaviors preferred. Behavior Technician Trainee: Bachelor’s Degree in human services or related field.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  1. Assists in development of behavior plans based upon individual needs by reviewing progress, communicating with consumers and staff, attending meetings, and receiving feedback.
  2. Conducts Functional Behavioral Assessments and reports recommendations to the team for discussion and possible Behavior Plan development.
  3. Monitors staff during implementation of behavior plans and provides training when necessary. Provides staff with a consistent approach in utilizing procedures to address behavioral needs, as well as, observing regular behavior plan implementation to ensure quality programming is provided at all times.
  4. Utilizes Therap as a tool to monitor and review behavioral situations and physical interventions in order to provide thorough oversight. This includes reviewing behavioral T-logs (and other documentation, as necessary) for individuals on caseload assigned to identify possible staff training issues or other means of behavioral support.
  5. Gathers and synthesizes quantitative and anecdotal data to communicate psychiatric needs of people on caseload to their respective Psychologist.
  6. Develops and provides general and individual specific training for program and agency staff by reviewing behavior plan , goal planning, and crisis intervention techniques to ensure staff are knowledgeable and able to fulfill consumer’s needs.
  7. Attends ISP Meetings and presents individual progress in concrete, measurable terms to the team. Accepts feedback and recommendations to team regarding an individual’s behavior. During ISP, discusses possible changes or additions to the behavior plan.
  8. Serves as a member of interdisciplinary team by attending meetings, offering recommendations and solutions to concerns, and to share and exchange information regarding individual’s behavioral status.
  9. Gains knowledge and adheres to all applicable regulations by attending workshops, utilizing feedback, and reviewing manuals to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
  10. Performs other related responsibilities as assigned by supervisor(s).


REQUIRED TOOLS:

  1. Badge Access (Assigned locations)
  2. E-mail (Internal account)
  3. Training Management System
  4. Shared Drive (Residential and Behavior Drive)
  5. Therap (Behavior Access)

7/2011; 3/19
IDD Services
THE RESOURCE CENTER
Grade 13/14, Non-exempt
PTO/CAT: 3

The Resource Center is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship status, military status, domestic violence status, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information, physical or mental disability, any other category protected by law, or any other non-job related characteristic. As needed, The Resource Center will provide reasonable accommodations for disabilities to employees and applicants whenever such accommodation would not create an undue hardship or a safety concern in the conduct of TRC’s operations.

Other details

  • Job Family TRC - Active - PFL/DBL Eligible
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 862 Foote Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701, USA