Title: Behavior Support Provider
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm
Reports To: Director of Behavior Services
The Behavior Support Provider will provide services for the individual in our program. The duties involve directly providing services to the individuals with an intellectual development disorder (IDD) or related condition.
The Behavior Support Provider will be responsible for knowing and following the pertinent rules and regulations in the Texas Administration Code for all waivers, as well as local and company policies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
- The Behavior Support Provider will work with individuals, treatment teams, and directors to write implement and monitor behavior support plans and guidelines for individuals which comply with HHSC guidelines and codes; systematically evaluates efficacy of plans and revises or provides revisions as needed.
- Act as a primary resource to the staff, support members and directors in understanding disabilities and positive behavior support by provide ongoing in- services and education to the staff on general and individual based behavioral supports as well as concepts and procedures for functional behavioral analysis, including but not limited to methods for gathering and summarizing behavioral data and implementation of strategies.
- Perform direct observations of individuals for behavioral assessment and development.
- Work hands on with the staff in the day habilitation centers and the in facilities to ensure full implementation of the behavior program.
- Conduct behavioral assessment and written reports and plans including but not limited to observational reviews, justification of services, mental status exams, Functional Assessments, Intakes, Analysis, Monitoring Reports, Mental Health Support Plans and Behavior Intervention Programs.
- Track hours of contact and meet standards requirements for billing purposes.
- Responds to critical incidents involving aberrant or illegal behaviors on the part of persons served by providing guidance and post-intervention care to individuals, families, guardians and service providers.
- Ensure comprehensive notes for billable and non- billable services are written in accordance with State and Federal Billing Guidelines.
DADS Rules and Regulations
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
This job operates in a professional office environment but will have some travel to locations. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee has to be able to lift at least 25 pounds.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected depends on the locations of assigned caseload.
Required Education and Experience
Must have at least a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social work, Special Education, or related field from an accredited university as well as clear licenses to practice in the state of Texas
Must possess one of the following:
- A psychologist licenses in accordance with Chapter 501 of the Texas Occupations Code
- A psychological associate licensed in accordance with Chapter 501 of the Texas Occupational Codes
- A licensed clinical social worker in accordance with the Chapter 505 of the Texas Occupational Codes
- A licensed professional counselor in accordance with the Chapter 503 of the Texas Occupational Code ( LPC – Interns will be considered for the position)
- A certified Applied Behavior Analysis in accordance with the Chapter 506 of the Texas Occupational Code
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Must be able to function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity and the ability to work
- Effectively with residents, staff and support agencies.
- Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the facility.
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.