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Behavioral Line Staff

Location: Varies
Job Code: CoC
# of Openings: 1

Description

Continuum of Colorado has openings for part-time Behavioral Line Staff who will be responsible for behavioral treatment plan implementation, assessment and documentation for individuals with developmental disabilities, ranging from young children to adults.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Client/Participant Support

  • Implements and documents services provided as outlined on the client’s behavioral treatment plan.
  • Maintains client confidentiality and assures rights are protected.
  • Follows agency policies/procedures regarding incidents of mistreatment, abuse, neglect and exploitation (MANE).

Interpersonal Relations

  • Maintains effective interpersonal relationships and appropriate boundaries with clients, family members, managers, co-workers Or outside agencies.
  • Represents agency in a positive manner and exhibits respectful conduct at all times.
  • Participates in meetings effectively and appropriately.

Communication/Coordination

  • Communicates in appropriate, effective, and respectful manner with clients, family members, managers, other staff, agencies, and organizations; maintains client confidentiality.
  • Writes information effectively, appropriately and in correct format.
  • Follows appropriate lines of communication; assures manager (or designee) is well informed.
  • Attends and participates in client meetings as needed.

Documentation

  • Records client-specific data on skill acquisition and behavior in addition to documenting provider notes, incident reports, and health and safety concerns as required.
  • Completes employment-related information (i.e., timecards ,leave requests) as required.
  • Communicates maintenance needs to the appropriate supervisor.

Medical

  • Notifies parent/guardian and Agency Manager of medical issues and concerns.
  • Provides medical care in accordance with established protocols, to include First Aid/CPR when needed.

Safety

  • Follows agency and/or site-specific safety and emergency procedures and evacuation plans; maintains a safe facility.
  • Follows training and instructions to ensure safe equipment and vehicle operation.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of positive behavior support plans. 
  • Exhibits safe work practices (i.e., lifting, universal precautions).

Training and Staff Development

  • Demonstrates understanding of the service outcomes for children with autism as attested to by the Manager of Behavioral Services (or designee). 
  • Successfully completes and maintains agency required training classes; participates effectively and appropriately.
  • Follows established training registration and attendance procedures.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to pass and maintain certification in all agency required training.
  • Ability to perform needed personal care and medical procedures, as needed.
  • Ability to operate a wheelchair appropriately and assist with non-ambulatory clients, when needed.
  • Ability to read, write and converse in English and perform simple math calculations for purposes of carrying out job assignments.
  • Ability to meet physical demands of the position.
  • Ability to implement structured teaching programs, positive behavior support plans,  and record client-specific data as directed.
  • Available to work flexible hours including evening and weekends, when needed.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Prefer one year experience in an area directly related to job assignment (i.e., developmental disabilities, children with Autism etc.) and familiarity with applied behavior analysis (ABA).

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Personal vehicle in good operating condition for use during work, where applicable.
  • Valid Colorado motor vehicle license.
  • Proof of motor vehicle insurance.
  • Meet agency driving requirements and operate agency (if needed) and personal vehicles.
  • Successfully completes at least 20 hours of direct supervised experience in the use of behavioral therapies / ABA (documentation of prior supervision experience will be accepted). The use of behavioral therapies will be consistent with best practice and research on effectiveness for people with autism and other developmental disabilities.




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