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Behavior Support Specialist

Company: Community Options, Inc.
Location: Forked River
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

*Community Options, Inc.* is a national non-profit agency providing services to individuals with disabilities in 11 states. *We are seeking a Full-Time Behavior Specialist in Ocean County, NJ.*
NJ The Behavioral Support Specialist uses best practices and technology within a community-based setting to teach people with developmental disabilities how to acquire the physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills needed to live as independently as possible. This individual must be able to handle the pressure of training in a public environment, exercise patience, work with a flexible schedule, and respond to crisis situations. Ingenuity and creativity must be utilized when determining the best training methods, assistance, and supports for an individual. *Responsibilities: *
* Observe and interact with individuals
* Create prevention plans and support plans
* Complete functional assessments
* Train staff on implementation of plans
* Prepare progress reports for individual's immediate support group
* Serve as an active member of each person's Inter-Disciplinary Team (IDT), which includes
* involvement in Individual Habilitation Plan development
* Attend staff meetings for various locations
* Cooperate with audits, inspections, and investigations
* Additional tasks and responsibilities may be assigned
*Minimum Requirements: ** Bachelor's Degree plus one year of experience in developing behavior support plans and teaching
staff to implement plans *Valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record** Complete all state and agency required training per state guidelines
* Understanding and commitment to community-based supports for persons with disabilities
* Knowledge and understanding of local regulatory agency operations
* Experience with problem solving against multiple priorities
* Ability to establish a comfortable and supportive relationship with individuals receiving supports
* Ability to exercise good judgment and remain calm in crisis situations
* Ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
*Excellent time management skills*Working Conditions
* May be required to be on-call in cooperation with other management staff
* Frequent lifting, stretching, and other physical exertion may be required
* May be required to transport individuals utilizing your own vehicle or company provided vehicles
* May be required to lift or move 25+ pounds
* May assist with wheelchair transfer of non-ambulatory individuals
* May be exposed to various medical conditions and communicable diseases Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V #IND-BEH Job Type: Full-time Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday Work Location: One location

Keywords: Community Options, Inc., Brick , Behavior Support Specialist, Other , Forked River, New Jersey

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