- Master’s degree in related field,
- Licensed as a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA), OR a level II Behavior Therapist as approved by DHS,
- At least one year experience working with people with developmental disabilities,
- Basic computer proficiencies, Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
- Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and reliable transportation
- Flexible work hours when required, and travel within the northwest suburbs and Chicago are required.
- Administers, conducts, and evaluates the implementation of behavioral assessment measures and functional assessment measures,
- Develops individualized behavioral goals and objectives for individuals and designs behavior support plans based on functional assessment data,
- Ensures appropriate behavioral data systems are implemented and is collected at regular intervals to allow for continual evaluation of behavior plans and the achievement of behavioral goals and objectives,
- Collects and analyzes data gathered from observations from both formal and informal assessments,
- Trains staff on the proper implementation of behavior programs and plans, data collection systems and all monitoring and reporting systems,
- Ensures timely entry of all behavioral events, assessments and plans in the Harmony system,
- Provides monthly reports on behavioral goals,
- Facilitates referral process for individuals to receive behavioral and therapy services,
- Participates in regular clinical meetings,
- Provides on-call crisis supports for individuals served,
- Attend Individual Service Plan meetings and special staffings as needed,
- Participates and contributes to assigned committees and task forces,
- Ensure required documentation of services in accordance with Medicaid Waiver requirements,
- Documents billable hours according to DHS regulation,
- Maintain enrollment as a Medicaid Provider and abide by Medicaid regulations,
- Rotate on-call duties to provide support with crisis development and management.
- Support the Mission Statement and agency values of Search,
- Maintain compliance with personnel policies as stated in the employee handbook,
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Corporate Compliance policy including the employee work rules and state/federal regulations related to services provided by Search,
- Maintain daily documentation and record keeping on individual progress on goals established in their service plans,
- Complete incident reports according to policy,
- Present yourself in a professional manner as a representative of Search to all stakeholders, including individuals served, family members, guardians, medical professionals, community members, and representatives from affiliated agencies,
- Demonstrate leadership abilities by working cooperatively with Search colleagues, encouraging teamwork, respecting differing viewpoints, and demonstrating the ability to solve problems creatively from an agency-wide perspective,
- Manage assigned workload effectively by meeting established deadlines,
- Advocate for individual rights and services,
- Pursue opportunities for continued learning within Search and externally,
- Other duties as assigned.
- Demonstrate kindness, courtesy, flexibility, responsiveness and consistency in meeting individual and program needs,
- Participate in the development of individual behavioral approaches and behavioral tracking,
- Provide individuals with supportive counseling, conflict resolution and problem solving assistance on an on-going basis and at times of crisis.
Cleanliness and Order
- Maintain the physical environment, grounds, and vehicles according to Search standards for cleanliness and order on a daily basis,
- Demonstrate respect for program materials and furnishings.