Behavior Specialist/Clinical Assistant - Kennedy-Donovan Center - Foxboro, MA

The Clinical Assistant/Behavior Specialist will serve as an integral member of the Adult Services Clinical Team, providing on-site support, offering follow-up training and modeling, participating in staff meetings as needed, assisting with the development of Positive Behavior Support Plans, and collecting and inputting data. The Clinical Assistant/Behavior Specialist will be involved in New Hire Orientation, participating in the training of staff in Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) and Safety-Care.


  • In collaboration with the Director of Clinical Practice, assist in the development of Positive Behavior Support Plans, contracts, and skill acquisition plans for individuals served in group homes, AFC and shared living settings, and KDC’s day habilitation program.
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Clinical Practice and Program Managers to ensure treatment integrity through completion of observations, integrity checks, and diagnostic feedback.
  • Provide training within adult services in areas including: Safety-Care, Positive Behavior Supports, and other topics as requested.
  • Participate in staff meetings, clinical meetings, and meetings with stakeholders to represent the Adult Services Clinical Team as needed.
  • Enhance the implementation of behavioral supports through on-site modeling and observation.
  • Participate on various committees as requested, such as the Orientation and Professional Development Committee, Human Rights Committee, and/or Risk Management Committee.
  • Support the use of augmentative communication and functional skills through direct instruction and training for staff.
  • Maintain electronic records and participate in the analysis of behavioral data.
  • Ensure that the legal, civil, and human rights of individuals are supported.
  • Ensure that individuals are treated with respect and dignity always and maintain confidentiality regarding their records and protected health information.
  • Participate in professional development activities and trainings as necessary to enhance skills and maintain certifications.
  • Maintain compliance with all Kennedy-Donovan Center policies and procedures, Department of Developmental Services regulations, and quality service standards.
  • Perform other clinical duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

  • Valid Driver’s license and reliable transportation; moderate to high travel required.
  • Frequent movement within home and community settings, including but not limited to: bending, sitting, lifting, and carrying; operation of specialized and adaptive equipment.
  • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain required certifications for First Aid, CPR, and Safety-Care.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or better in Psychology or related field; will consider applicants with substantial coursework in Psychology leading to a bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a clinical setting serving individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Experience with the development and/or implementation of Positive Behavior Support Plans.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

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