The Behavior Professional will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to assist individuals, groups and systems through the application of positive behavior supports, creating a consistent therapeutic milieu through assistance with direct care and supervision of service individuals. The Behavior Professional helps coordinate Functional Assessments of Behavior and a Behavior Intervention Plan that address consumers’ challenging behaviors and provide a means to help consumers become more successful with independence. The Behavior Professional will also provide crisis and recovery behavior management strategies.
A Behavior Professional must possess ONE of the following qualifications:
- A graduate-level certificate in behavior analysis AND one year of experience using positive behavior support services with individuals who experience intellectual or developmental disabilities; OR
- MA or MS in psychology, sociology, human services, education, social work, or the equivalent AND one year of experience using positive behavior support services with individuals who experience intellectual or developmental disabilities; OR
- BA or BS in psychology, sociology, human services, education, social work, or the equivalent AND three years of experience using positive behavior support services with individuals who experience intellectual or developmental disabilities; OR
- A high school diploma or equivalent requires AND minimum of six years of experience performing professional behavior services using positive behavior support services.
Satisfactory criminal history check meeting Oregon Administrative Rules and company policy requirements
Certification in basic First Aid/CPR, Oregon Intervention System (OIS) or ability to obtain within the first 120 days of employment.
Knowledge and experience with Protocols, Oregon’s person centered ISP planning process, and other health and behavioral related services
Current Class C Oregon drivers’ license and driving record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier. Proof of personal Motor Vehicle insurance
Current and up to date Resume
These specifications are general guidelines based on the minimum ordinarily considered essential to satisfactory performance in this position. Individual skills and abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines.
Possess and demonstrate strong working knowledge of Oregon’s 24-Hour Adult Residential Services Administrative Rules (OARs)
Have a strong commitment to the people supported by ICLS, LLC and our Mission & Values, community partners, individuals needing services and families/guardians, and DD/CWS Case Managers
Commitment and dedication to learn and improve skills
Ability in meeting deadlines and taking great pride in high quality of work
Ability to develop and support multiple functional teams with positive leadership and interactions
Commitment for high expectations for themselves, people they supervise and co-workers
Personal computer skills and office technology skills, including word processing (preferably 40+ wpm)
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing and experience with Functional Assessments, interaction guidelines, and Behavior Support Plans
Ability to work independently and make mature ethical business decisions and address multiple priorities. Ability and willingness to solve problems by seeking out and collaborating with resources from within and outside of ICLS LLC
Must be able to frequently travel outside throughout Oregon and drive personal and/or company vehicle
- Administer, conduct, evaluate and supervise the implementation of behavioral assessment measures and functional assessment measures
- Develop, supervise the implementation of, and monitor treatment plans, monitor progress and change objectives as needed, and complete appropriate paperwork
- Create individual behavior therapy goals that are realistic and achievable based in the results of appropriate assessment and in accordance with the client’s ISP or IEP
- Educate, observe, assess, and supervise the educational activities and service delivery to ensure that programs are being implemented correctly and that data are being recorded accurately. This may include regularly scheduled meetings with support Staff
- Write monthly and quarterly reports and yearly progress reports, recommendations for services, consultation reports, discharge summaries, etc. as needed
Conduct regular Care Staff and/or teacher training and consultation
- Provide support for families by attending IFSP/IEP meetings or other conferences
- Meet regularly with Clinical Supervisor and/or the Executive Director and notify her/him immediately of issues impacting client’s progress and satisfaction
Respond to referrals for service in a timely and appropriate manner
- Accurately reports all hours worked and locations/clients, all travel expenses, produce all receipts for all expenses, etc.
Adhere to OSHA Requirements and State and Federal Guidelines and licensing requirements for all areas of consulting services
Complete a minimum of 12 hours of ongoing education in the field of positive behavior support services, adaptive behaviors, behavior management, or a related topic every 2 YEARS
Participate in professional meetings or conferences deemed to be beneficial to ICLS Program Development
Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
- This position will include supervisory responsibilities.
Attend team meetings as required.
The Behavior Professional position requires a commitment to 40+ hours per week; including on-call weekends and holidays
Participate in fundraising, marketing, and special events for the benefit of the organization
- Must be willing to travel and be on-call 24/7, including holidays and weekends for any emergencies
- This is an hourly position ranging from $16-$20 per hour DOE.