Are you interested in working with a company that values people and has a passion for service? Do you want to become part of an organization that cares about your personal and professional growth? If you have answered YES to these questions, then you should consider working for Raystown Developmental Services!
Raystown Developmental Services (RDS) has been serving the counties of Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Juniata since 1983.
RDS provides a vast array of services to Adults with intellectual disabilities. Our Residential Program serves individuals with intellectual disabilities who reside in group homes. Staff assist individuals to maximize choice, daily living skills and community integration. RDS also provides day program services at our Adult Training Facility where individuals focus on skill building and community integration. In addition, RDS facilitates Home & Community based services to help assist individuals with intellectual disabilities to help increase their independence and personal skills in their home and to access their community.
The work completed by the person involves the functional assessment and development of strategies to support Adult IDD consumers experiencing behavioral difficulties. Assignments are varied in nature. The work setting is varied and may include residential homes, day programs, and/or community settings. Workers in this classification report to the BSS Director.
This position will work directly with individuals with intellectual disabilities and their staff to create and implement plans to effectively manage behavioral challenges using positive approaches methods. Travel to various sites/client homes is required. Candidates should be very creative and have a positive outlook.
*Candidates: Please submit your resumes no later than November 1st, 2018.*
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Completes the functional assessment and development of strategies to support consumers experiencing behavioral difficulties; develops and provides ongoing review of Behavior Support Plans and Restrictive Procedures Plan; designs plans which present positive practices as support strategies in collaboration with the consumer, family, and team members.
Ensures that training is provided to the staff, family members, and consumers so that the implementation and all aspects of the Behavior Support Plans are understood and adhered to; monitors the progress of the behavior Collects and evaluates behavioral data.
Observes individuals in various settings for the purpose of developing a behavior support plan.
Collaborates with the participant, their family, and their team for the purpose of developing a behavior support plan that must include positive practices and will not include restraint procedures (physical, chemical, or mechanical) as support strategies.
Conducts comprehensive functional assessments of presenting issues such as aggression, self-injurious behavior, law offending behavior (sexual or otherwise).
Develops and maintains behavior support plans which utilize positive strategies to support the participant based on functional behavioral assessments.
Conducts training related to the implementation of behavior support plans for the participant, family members, and staff.
Implements activities and strategies identified in the participant’s behavior support plan.
Monitors implementation of the behavior support plan and revises plans as needed.
Collaborates with the participant, their family, and their team in order to develop positive interventions to address specific presenting issues.
Completes required paperwork related to data collection, progress reporting, and development of annual planning material on a timely basis in line with regulations and company policies and procedures.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Assists with preparation and participates in both internal and external chart audits. Assists BSS Director with necessary audit follow up.
There are no supervisory responsibilities required in this position.
The duties of this job require fine motor skills to write neat, legible notes, read and understand program documentation, and completing keyboarding entry.
The duties of this job involve physical movements such as lifting, stooping, bending, squatting, pushing, pulling, and reaching: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The work environment varies and is largely community based and can vary from office settings to facility based settings and at times residential homes. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This position requires an extensive amount of travel throughout northeast and/or central Pennsylvania.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Master’s Degree in Human Services or a closely related field; or, a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or closely related field if under the close supervision of a Master’s Level Clinician.
Must have a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s license with good driving record.
Computer skills (MS Office Suite software use, ability to learn Pennsylvania programmatic portals – HCSIS, PROMISe, etc…), ability to navigate the usage of the Avatar Electronic Health Record system
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or education
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents and instructions. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to clearly explain instructions in both written and oral media.
Basic mathematic ability including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Use of MS Excel to aid in mathematical work.
Ability to read instructional bulletins and/or participate in training sessions then translate information provided into day-to-day work duties.
ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of the basic principles of applied psychology, behavioral analysis, and related behavioral sciences.
Knowledge of intellectual/developmental disabilities, their care and treatment, and their social implications in relation to the consumer and his/her environment.
Knowledge of psychological techniques employed in the modification of human behavior.
Knowledge of current psychological theories and practices.
Ability to prepare clear and concise reports and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to conduct Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) as needed.
Raystown Developmental Services is committed to creating the best possible work environment for our team members and offers the following total rewards package:
• Competitive Salary • PTO • Holidays • Medical, Dental, Vision including a Health Savings Account • Health, Dependent and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts • Basic and Optional Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents • 401k Match – 50% of the first 6% of eligible compensation up to an annual maximum of $750 • Training, Development and Continuing Education Credits for licensure requirements • Opportunities for advancement! As we grow, you grow with us!
Raystown Developmental Services is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.
Internal Number: 865493
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