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Behavioral Support Specialist

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This position will provide leadership and support to the behavioral support process in residential and employment services using best practices and collaborative approaches.  The BSS is an integral member of the Program Services leadership team, and is a significant participant in the development and implementation of positive behavior support plans.  In addition, the BSS will be a secondary person for Internal Review and Provider assigned investigations.  The BSS will be responsible to ensure follow-up is completed for Letters of Findings relating to behavioral event investigations. 

The BSS will also function as a Qualified Program Specialist (QPS) for a small caseload.  The BSS will provide direction, coordination, and evaluation of assigned program plans, including but not limited to Therap data, Basic Assurances, and Personal Outcome Measures. BSS will ensure the success of people we support and successful program delivery through training and support for Intellectual Disability (ID) teams.

The BSS will develop, implement, and maintain a Behavioral Support Training curriculum to train and assist employees in de-escalating behavioral episodes, promoting therapeutic response, and positive behavior supports to enhance the quality of life for people receiving services.  The BSS will maintain an integral training position within DHI’s Crisis and Therapeutic Response teams, as well as serving on-call for weekend rotations.

Minimum Requirements
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in the field of human services, rehabilitation, nursing, education, social work, or related degrees.
Minimum of two years of experience working in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Current and valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and insurable driving record following company guidelines.
Requires successful completion of criminal background, child abuse and neglect checks and pre-employment drug test to be eligible for employment.

Preferred Education and Experience
Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) certified, as defined in federal code.
ABA Certification
Knowledge and Experience in working with Personal Outcome Measures, The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL), Waivered Services and Title XIX Regulations.

What we offer you:
Health and dental - Single plans are covered at 100%
Life and AD&D
401k Plan
Sick and Vacation
Educational scholarships
Cell phone bill discount
Rewarding and dynamic work environment
Too many more to list

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