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Regional Behavioral Specialist - Region 3

at State of Georgia

Posted: 10/4/2019
Job Reference #: HEA04DX
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

The Georgia Department ofBehavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) serves people of allages who have an intellectual disability or defined closely relateddevelopmental disabilities (such as autism, cerebral palsy, and seizuredisorder), and those with additional dual diagnoses (ID and other psychiatricdisorders).


The main office for DBHDD is locatedin downtown Atlanta. DBHDD has regional offices throughout the state, includingfive regional hospitals.


This position works out of our Region3 Field Office located at Decatur, GA.

Regional Behavior Specialist (DD Services) – Region 3    


Regional Behavior Specialist (DD Services) – Region 3    

Supportingindividuals with behavior challenges in the community, this position will beresponsible for contributing to the oversight and support of a statewideregional behavioral support system in Georgia. Under the supervision of theRegional Behavior Analyst (RBA) will work with the Office of DevelopmentalDisabilities and the Regional Field Office staff, responsible for assessment ofservice needs in behavior supports. To work with staff statewide to developunderstanding of a variety of methods to improve behavior; to provide clinicalassessment of behavior support needs, and to monitor behavior programming of DDservice providers for individuals with intellectual and developmentaldisabilities.


Dutiesand Responsibilities: Under clinical supervision of the Regional BehaviorAnalyst

  • Performsinitial, updates, and annual clinical assessments of behavior support needs of assignedconsumers to facilitate further evaluation, behavior plan development, andprogram monitoring.

  • Preparesand submits required reports and other documentation to the supervisor andfield office within required time frames.

  • Participatesin monthly supervisions with the Regional Behavior Analyst.

  • Servesas a member of a professional/multi-disciplinary team for recipients ofintellectual and developmental disability services.

  • Completesclinical assessments of need for behavior support services by interviewing professionaland direct care staff, reviewing individual's goals, progress documentation, relevantbehavioral data, and behavior support plans.

  • CompletesVerifications as assigned.

  • Providesdirection and technical assistance to DD service providers and teams in best practicestandards for provision of behavior support services to include behaviorplanning, implementation, training, and monitoring of behavior plans.

  • Providesbehavior support skill training under supervision of the RBA for providerswithin the region when needed to meet specific needs of providers within theregion.

  • Pat1icipatesin regional field office staff meetings and meetings during visits by theBehavior Analysis Peer Review Committee.

  • Conductspre-placement site visits within the region as requested.

  • Provideson-going follow-up with providers related to implementation of clinical recommendationsmade by the BAPRC and/or regional behavior analysts.

  • Assistsin monitoring delivery of positive behavior support services by developmental disabilityproviders within the region to ensure compliance with state policies andstandards.

  • Completesbehavioral progress reviews and makes referrals to appropriate professionals toensure individuals receiving services are receiving quality care.

  • Conductsreviews of behavior support plans for individuals receiving enhanced staffingand/or behavioral supports for exceptionally challenging behaviors and makes recommendationsfor changes/modifications as needed.

  • Reviewsbehavioral incident ale11s and provides follows up reviews with providers as requestedby the RBA/Field Office.

  • Maintainsknowledge of current trends and developments in the field and applies pertinentnew knowledge to performance of other responsibilities.

  • Completesother duties as assigned and reviewed by the RBA.



Master'sdegree in applied behavior analysis, education, psychology, or other humanservices field from an accredited university OR a Board Certified AssistantBehavior Analyst (BCaBA) or a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with oneyear of experience and training in basic behavioral analytic skills AND hasspecialized training in developmental disabilities as evidenced by collegecoursework or practicum/internship experience OR one year of experience inproviding services to individuals with intellectual / developmentaldisabilities.



One yearof experience in providing behavioral services to individuals with intellectualand developmental disabilities;

Experienceworking with the dually diagnosed individuals with intellectual anddevelopmental disabilities and behavioral health needs;

Experienceproviding technical assistance and training;

Knowledgeof clinical best practice standards for behavioral services to individuals withdevelopmental disabilities.



Vacation –
  • 15 days each year up to5 years of service

    • (accrual at a rate of 10hours per month)

  • 18 days each year from5-10 years of service

    • (accrual at a rate of 12hours per month)

  • 21 days each year for 10 years of service

    • (accrual at a rate of 14hours per month)

Sick Leave –
  • 15 days each year
    • (accrual at a rate of 10hours per month)

Holidays –
The State of Georgia recognizes 12 paid holidays
Retirement –
  • 401(k) with a matchingemployer contribution and a

  • Defined Benefit PensionPlan

  • Video that explains how theseplans work


    AvailableInsurance –
  • Health;
  • Dental; Vision;
  • Legal; Disability;
  • Life & DependentLife


    Flexible SpendingAccounts –

  • Healthcare
  • Childcare

    TuitionForgiveness –

  • DBHDD is a QualifiedEmployer for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  Information about the program canbe found at the following link:


    Applications accepted at Team Georgia Careers: (Click on SearchJobs)


    This position is subject to close at any time oncea satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

    DBHDD is an equal opportunity employer

    When applying for this position, you will beasked if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as stated belowand may possibly be presented with additional questions to assess preferredqualifications.   Preference will begiven to applicants who meet one or more of the preferred qualifications andhave demonstrated relevant experience clearly indicated in their work history.


    Due to the volume of applications received, weare unable to provide information on application status by phone or email. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by thehiring agency.




Master's degree from an accredited college or university AND Two years of related experience OR Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in related field AND Four years of related experience OR One year of experience at the lower level Behavioral Hlth Counselor 2 (HCP101) or position equivalent. Note: Some positions may require certification or licensure.