Behavior Management Coordinator
Website Aspire of Western New York
Bachelor’s degree in a human services field with a minimum of two (2) years direct care experience, including implementation of behavior support plans.
Ability to read and write in the English language at a level that allows for understanding of assessments, service plans, and progress notes. Ability to train staff in the implementation of behavior support plans and behavior documentation methods. Ability to provide written information to individual support teams and medical providers. Ability to evaluate progress and recommend revisions to behavior support plans when necessary. Ability to perform all of the essential job functions for a minimum of a seven and one half (7.5) hour shift, which one hour unpaid meal break.
The Behavior Management Coordinator provides behavior support services for the Agency to ensure that individuals served have the opportunities to make choices, develop and achieve their goals, participate in the community, maintain good health, secure personal future, be treated with respect and dignity, and experience relationships with family members, friends, and neighbors as specified in the Agency’s Mission Statement.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Critical and crucial to the position’s essential functions is the safety of the people Aspire serves. Due to the nature of the individuals we serve, the essential functions require all the duties and responsibilities listed below to be performed in all environments and using all appropriate equipment. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury.
Essential Physical Functions are the ability to:
- Bend, stoop, squat, kneel, sit, and lift as per program needs
- Provide and facilitate two-way communication with others
- Physical agility/ability to react to a life-threatening emergency, or to intervene in a crisis situation, including using your body as part of an intervention (SCIP or other techniques), as prescribed, to assure safety of the individuals. Physical agility/ability includes, but is not limited to, bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, sitting, standing, and lifting as per program needs.Assess abilities, coping capabilities, and adaptive skills of individuals served. Assist in development of a plan of service to enhance inclusion by improving behavior. Participate in individual support team meetings and act as liaison between the team and the psychologist, psychiatrist, and Behavior Intervention Specialist (BIS).Under the supervision of the consulting psychologist and BIS, performs behavioral assessments as assigned as part of a team approach to assess functionality of challenging behaviors.Assist in development of skill building goals for individuals who have behavior plans.Develop, plan, and conducts in-service training to staff on behavior plans and related documents.Develop and conducts training for individuals regarding their current behavioral needs and plans.Develop data collection and measurement systems for monitoring and reporting progress, utilizing Therap to implement these systems.Assist BIS in development of behavior plans and supporting documents.Attend pertinent meetings, self-schedule and attend individual support team meetings, planning meetings for individuals receiving behavior support services, supervisory meetings, and psychiatric appointments.Provide psychiatric providers with progress notes, as needed.Work with the BIS in dividing non-job specific responsibilities and meet with BIS at least monthly to review shared caseload.Remain current with Aspire organizational structure and the support services available to persons with developmental disabilities in the local area.Maintain all behavior related on-site documents and files in organized, working manner.Prepare Behavior Summation Forms to present proposed restrictive or intrusive behavior interventions to Behavior Rights Committee for individuals on assigned caseload.Obtain informed consent for behavior-related medications and interventionsParticipate in maintaining a safe work environment.Adhere to Agency policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. As a condition of employment, adherence to attendance and lateness standards are required.Perform other duties as assigned.
NOTE: Management reserves the right to change or reassign job duties or combine positions at any time.