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Fidelity House Human Services is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting people with developmental disabilities and their families. We are proud to offer 20 community residences throughout Lawrence, Methuen, Haverhill, Georgetown and Andover along with specialized services across 68 cities and towns in Northeastern Massachusetts.

Our goal is to help children, teens and adults with disabilities such as Autism and Down Syndrome to achieve the richest and fullest lives possible. Over the years, our direct service professionals, nurses, case managers, and administrators have developed a culture of care and compassion. We are actively seeking job candidates who are committed to our mission.

REPORTING TO: Director of Clinical Services

PRIMARY PURPOSE: To assist individuals to modify their behaviors in order to maximize their participation in life. The Board Certified Behavioral Analyst Specialist is a member of the Residential Management Team, and is responsible to the VP of Residential Services. The major focus of this position is the Residential Services Division, but on occasion may provide consultation to other departments within the agency.

REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree in Behavioral Management or related field. Bachelor's Degree in Psychology or related field. Has a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) certification, or in the process of obtaining it. New Master's prepared graduates are welcomed! At least 1-3 years' of experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that may also have behavioral challenges. Demonstrated skill in designing and implementing all stages of PBS supported Assessments, Guidelines, and Treatment Plans for individuals in a home setting. The schedule for this position is Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5pm, with occasional early evening hours.

KEY ACTIVITIES:

Develop and implement positive behavioral supports as well as targeted behavior protocols

Provide counseling and support to individuals

Provide modeling and training to staff in implementing behavioral supports and protocols

Design and maintain behavior support guidelines and behavior plans

Construct and update behavior-modifying medication, and environmental restriction consents

Screen new referral and identify psychological and behavioral supports needed

Regular communication with Program Directors and direct care staff in order to monitor mental health status, identify potential problems, and promote preventive strategies, along with the VP of Residential Services to discuss any emerging situations that may need additional supports or guidance.

Plan and assist in behavioral/psychiatric crisis response and follow-up care

Assessment of challenging behaviors and/or emotional status as necessary, via visits to meet with individuals, observe interactions between staff and individuals, and assess the implementation of behavioral interventions.

Ensure compliance with all regulations regarding behavioral treatment planning, psychoactive medication treatment, and use of environmental restriction.

Communication with psychiatrists, therapists and other health care providers, as needed, to promote quality behavioral health care for individuals

Attend psychiatric visits during unstable periods to consult regarding behavioral status

Attend professional meetings and conferencesperiodically to update and refresh skills and knowledge

Provide advice and assistance in developing agency policies which affect mental health and behavioral treatment planning

For consideration: please submit your resume to Emily Taveras. Contact is etaveras@fidelityhhs.org . If you have questions, please contact us at 978-332-9162.

EOE STATEMENT- We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

• Location: Boston, Lawrence, MA

• Post ID: 40005453 boston
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