The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (“The Jewish Board”) began over a century ago as a network of volunteers, bringing food and clothing to poor and immigrant Jewish families. Today, The Jewish Board is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive mental health and social service agencies, providing support and care for individuals and families at every stage of life and of all faiths, races and cultures.
The Jewish Board promotes recovery, resilience and self-sufficiency to over 40,000 New Yorkers annually at over 75 locations throughout the five boroughs and at a 125 acre campus in Westchester. Our mission to provide health and human services to all New Yorkers is built upon the professionalism and compassion of over 3,000 employees, including professional social workers, family therapists, licensed psychologists, and psychiatrists, and a corps of 1,000 dedicated volunteers. Together, we build hope for all New Yorkers.
The Behavior Specialist will design, implement and monitor the Behavior Management Programs, Instructional Goals and Valued Outcomes for all individuals using the Positive Approaches Paradigm.
RESPONSIBILITIES (include but, are not limited to):
Administer and interpret the clients’ cognitive, social/motivational and adaptive living skills.
Responsible for accurate data collection and summaries
Participate as an active member of the interdisciplinary team process
Assist the Applied Behavior Science Specialists in program development.
Collaborate with the psychiatrists in monitoring psychotropic medications effects in conjunction with replacement behaviors and fading plans as applicable.
Interact with the residential individuals on a daily basis
Maintain a case load of up to 35 individuals.
Supervise and train milieu staff and managers in the implementation of behavior support plans and instruction goals/ valued outcomes.
Master’s degree from a program in clinical and behavioral areas and training in assessment techniques and behavioral supports plan development, as well as, knowledge of ABA programs. Five years’ experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, including those dually diagnosed. Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, ability to engage staff Organized with an ability to work independently to complete projects. Excellent data analysis and presentation skills and proficiency with relevant soft