State of Georgia
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Behavior Specialist-FT-3rd Shift-Greenville, GA
at State of Georgia
The individual in this role will serve as a member of the Developmental Disabilities Mobile Crisis Response team. The focus of this program is to provide time-limited home and community based crisis services that support individuals with developmental disabilities in the community. An essential component of this program is the assessment of the individual situation to determine the appropriate response to the crisis. When the Developmental Disability Mobile Crisis team is dispatched to the crisis location, the team assesses the need for a referral or crisis services. Crisis services occur through intensive on-site or off-site supports. The crisis supports are provided on a time-limited basis.
Responsibilities for the Behavior Specialist will include but not be limited to the following:
? Assesses current crisis, identifies behaviors associated with the crisis and works in conjunction/consultation with other professionals and paraprofessionals to identify supports needed.
? Act as client advocate in order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations
? Provides direct services in a variety of settings including providing immediate mobile crisis intervention services, in home supports and out of home supports/crisis support home
? Provides assistance, training and technical assistance to consumer's natural supports
? Conducts an analysis of behaviors in a crisis situation with an emphasis on conducting a functional analysis of the situation
? Maintains confidentiality of records relating to client's treatment
? Monitors, evaluates, and records client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan
? Prepares and maintains all required treatment records and reports.
Master's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of related experience OR One year of experience at the lower level Behavioral Hlth Counselor 1 (HCP100) or position equivalent. Note: Some positions may require certification or licensure.
Certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), course work in behavioral assessment and behavior change and experience in the assessment of behaviors and the design and or implementation of behavior change programs. One year experience in providing behavioral services to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or chronic mental illnesses with an emphasis on principles of applied behavior analysis.