Behavioral Health Specialist Level 1
AIM Services, Inc. - Saratoga Springs, NY

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Aim Services, Inc., an agency providing services to individuals with disabilities and their families, is currently seeking a Behavioral Health Specialist Level 1. This person will work as part of the individual's team, identifying triages and managing individuals with behavioral health problems with the goal of maximizing their independence and quality of life. In addition, the Behavioral Health Specialist will provide positive interactions/interventions and skills training. This person will develop specific behavioral plans and behavioral health protocols for individuals.

Qualification Include:
Must have a Masters Degree from a program in a clinical and/or treatment field of psychology and have had documented training in assessment techniques and behavioral support plan development. The Masters Degree must be from an accredited college or university or recognized by the NYS Education Dept. If obtained outside the USA it must meet independent verification of equivalency from approved entities used by the NYS Dept of Civil Services. Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Social Worker preferred.
Five [5] years of experience working directly with individuals with developmental disabilities, including the devising, implementation and monitoring of behavioral support plans, and or providing supervision and training to others in the implementation of behavior support plans.
Management/supervisory experience required.
Background in positive supports (PROMOTE) and behavioral analytic medications preferred.
Knowledge of ICF/IRA behavior regulatory requirements.
Ability to work independently, organizational skills, reliability in decision making.
Flexibility of schedule to meet job duties/individual needs.
Knowledge and application of SCIP as appropriate.
Essential Functions of this position will include but are not limited to:
Supervision of all Specialists, Behavioral Intervention Level 2 employees.
Facilitate or perform a Functional Behavior Assessment on an Individual that identifies the Individual's needs and is compliant with all regulations.
Provide training by modeling and oversight for staff designated to provide behavioral and social work services.
Update assessments annually to include re-evaluation of adaptive behavior skills as requested, as well as rights and abilities review.
Develop/monitor/evaluate individual behavior programs as needed; ensure active treatment and integration as needed while complying with regulations
Ensure that a behavioral plan that incorporates any limitations on a person's rights and /or has a restrictive/intrusive intervention is approved by the human rights committee.
Provide ongoing in-service training in areas relative to individual's emotional stability, cognitive functioning, adaptive behaviors, as well as behavior modification, SCIP intervention, social work services, and other areas as requested/needed.
Participate as an active member of the service team, working with other staff/ disciplines/ agencies, etc., to meet individual needs, as well as attending meetings/reviews and communicating progress/performance and providing written reports as needed.
Correct deficits in behavioral and social work services areas cited by Internal Audits, Medicaid Audits, IPR Audits, etc., in a timely manner.
Provide assistance and consultation to coordinate psychological, psychiatric, psycho-social services into plan of care, as needed.
Ensure all consents are obtained and human rights committee review is completed and filed.
Assist in crisis intervention as needed.
Ensure consultation and documentation with regards to consent and ability issues.
Maintain contact with families as needed/requested.