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Behaviorist

Company: Lincoln Residential Center
Location: Brookhaven
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

An equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or otherwise. Minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Full-time 1st shift

POSITION PURPOSE:

Responsible for assisting the Behavior Specialist in managing inappropriate and maladaptive behaviors of residents and to ensure that behavior programs referred by the Interdisciplinary Team are implemented and monitored until the program criteria are met.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION OF POSITION:

  • Ensure the accurate and timely, implementation, and completion of Behavior Support Programs [PSP], Psychiatric Management Plans [PMP] and submission of all related documentation.
  • Ensure that Behavior Assessments are completed on assigned clients and report the results as scheduled prior to Interdisciplinary Team Meetings.
  • Organize and manage behavior documentation books on all units, keeping programs and data updated and current.
  • Help monitor BSPs and PMPs and make modifications when necessary in a timely manner.
  • Assist in training staff to accurately complete and submit Behavior Reports.
  • Assist in analyzing data from Behavior Reports to determine behavioral status of residents.
  • Participate in the facility's Behavior Review Committee, and compile information for the meetings as directed by the Behavior Specialist.
  • Assist with preparing sleep and behavior data for the Medical Review Committee and actively participate in the scheduled meetings with the Psychiatrist.
  • Assist with the training of staff on the BSPs and PMPs.
  • Develops and maintains a good working rapport with interdepartmental personnel, administration, the Interdisciplinary Team and consultants.
  • Keeps abreast of and ensures compliance with federal and state regulations, in-house standards of practice as well as current professional standards in behavior management, and makes recommendations on changes in standards and practice guidelines to the Administrator.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement [QI] projects as assigned.
  • Seeks out and participates in continuing education programs that will ensure knowledge skills and practices are current with practices in the field.
  • Provides in-service training for program staff related to behavior management practices, philosophies and procedures.
  • Assists in managing supplies and ensures they are available as needed to appropriate staff.
  • Will be required to go through certification to become a MANDT instructor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs clerical functions, such as completing necessary forms, reports, etc., as requested by the Behavior Specialist.
  • Assists with orientation of new staff in relation to the behavioral management policies and procedures used in the facility.
  • Attends and participates in professional associations, organizations, activities and programs.
  • Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the facility and treats everyone with dignity and respect.

EDUCATION / REQUIREMENTS:

At a minimum, a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or related field from an accredited college or university. Prefer one year's experience working with individuals with intellectual disability and behavior management or related field.

Keywords: Lincoln Residential Center, Jackson , Behaviorist, Other , Brookhaven, Mississippi

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