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Behavior Intervention Specialist (BIS) - All Programs

Company: QSAC, Inc.
Location: Melville
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

"Urgently Hiring!! Looking to fill as soon as possible!!" Job Summary QSAC is hiring Behavior Intervention Specialists (BIS) across QSAC Program! We are looking for committed and energetic Behavior Intervention Specialists (BIS) who will conduct, assess and develop behavior support plans, address challenges and train our Direct Support Professionals (DSP) in the Day Habilitation Program, Residential Program and Family Services. BIS - Day Habilitation Program - We are looking for committed and energetic Behavior Intervention Specialists (BIS) who will conduct, assess and develop behavior support plans, address challenges and train our Direct Support Professionals (DSP) in the Day Habilitation Program. (Monday - Friday shifts available at one of our 12 Day Hab locations, depending on need and availability) BIS - Residential - Behavior Intervention Specialists (BIS) for the Residential program must be able to travel to assigned residential locations in Manhattan, Bronx, Queens and Long Island locations. As a BIS you will provide functional behavioral analysis and behavior/psychological assessments, develop and monitor behavior support plans and assist with the development and implementation of individual goals. These roles can have some flexibility in start and end times, with weekly office hours. Please Note: These roles have some autonomy, but the BIS is required to drive and travel to assigned QSAC locations. BIS - Family Services Behavior Intervention Specialists (BIS) provide 1 to 1 services in the individual's home and community. Applicants should have knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The BIS will work with the individual, family and Direct Support Professional (DSP) staff to develop and monitor Person Centered Service Plans to assist the individual in achieving their personal goals. Positions are available in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Long Island. The position requires traveling to the individual's home and other locations in the community. Flexible schedule which requires some evening and weekend hours. Please Note: QSAC requires Master degree requirements for BIS candidates for Day Hab and Residential programs, we can consider candidates with Bachelor degrees for the Family Services department and QIDP roles! Overall Job Responsibilities Behavior Intervention, Assessments & Analysis Maintain coordination of active treatment services for people being supported in QSAC Day Habilitation programs in accordance with OPWDD regulations
Develop/Monitor/Assess monthly goals and objectives to teach the valued outcomes outlined in Life Plans
Write/Design and revise all individual goals and observe goals implementation by Direct Support (DSP) Professionals
Maintain clinical paperwork as regulated by New York State (OPWDD) regulations
Provide written goal summary for and participate in interdisciplinary meetings
Review data collected and provide monthly updates on progress
Track due dates for required documents and reports
Assist with intake process which includes meetings, trial visits and clinical decision making Training & Support Provide training to Direct Support Professionals (DSP) on skills and techniques to support people with autism by implementing the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA)
Provide direct instruction for goal implementation and proactive and reactive strategies
Assist with arrival and dismissal, fire drills and assist/support when typical staffing ratios are low
Collaborate with program supervisors and help with staff disciplinary actions when necessary
Ensure effective communication regarding behavioral issues of individuals
Complete staff observations and provide feedback
Participate and work as part of interdisciplinary team
Maintain an open, friendly, professional relationship with all staff and families. Set up meetings to resolve outstanding issues, as needed
Be an advocate for improvement in to all facets of the program
Treat all families with dignity and respect; allow for individual differences; provide an atmosphere of acceptance and caring Qualifications and Work Experience Master's degree in one of the following human services professional fields (including, but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation, counseling or psychology) required
1-2 years' experience and training in applied behavior analysis (ABA) supports for people with autism highly preferred
General knowledge of theories and principles of behavioral analysis, assessments and goal development preferred
Experience supporting people with intellectual disabilities/autism required
Clean and valid Driver's license is required
Attention to detail collaboration with a calm demeanor is essential
Strong written and communication skills are essential
Ability to safely assist lifting individuals of various weights & 20 lb. items.
Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment is required
Ability to run when needed Mission QSAC is a New York City and Long Island based nonprofit that supports children and adults with autism, together with their families, in achieving greater independence, realizing their future potential, and contributing to their communities in a meaningful way by offering person-centered services. QSAC pursues this mission through direct services that provide a supportive and individualized setting for children and adults with autism to improve their communication, socialization, academic, and functional skills. Benefits QSAC's benefits are terrific and go beyond health and retirement. You will be joining a passionate community of professionals and staff who support each other in a challenging and rewarding work culture. Competitive salary
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance have very low out of pocket costs (for FT staff)
Medical can be as low as $1 dollar per paycheck / $26 dollars a year for full medical coverage ( for FT staff)
Generous Paid Time Off policy (for full time staff) Start with 24 days annually
Group Life Insurance and Long Term Disability (for FT staff)
Flexible Spending Accounts (for FT staff)
Defensive Driving pay incentive (for positions that require driving)
Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits
403(b) Retirement with Employer Match
Paid Training in the field of human services and ABA
Opportunities for career advancement
Qualifications are subject to change in accordance with government regulations. * We adhere to all strict COVID guidelines at all of our programs and sites. To ensure the health and safety of our staff, we offer the COVID vaccine for all employees free of charge. *Employee costs listed are based on individual coverage Qualifications are subject to change in accordance with government regulations. QSAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) Mission-Oriented. Results-Driven. Collaborative. Passionate. We Are QSAC! To Apply: please send resume to jobs@qsac.com INDCLINIC

Keywords: QSAC, Inc., New Haven , Behavior Intervention Specialist (BIS) - All Programs, Other , Melville, Connecticut

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