The Behavioral Clinician is responsible for conducting behavioral assessments, selecting function-based interventions, and developing and monitoring behavior support plans. The Behavior Clinician makes recommendations to individuals’ teams regarding behavioral supports and strategies and provides staff training on these clinical interventions. The Behavior Clinician represents The Arc of Opportunity to outside agencies.
Conducts Functional Behavior Assessments and develops corresponding Behavior Support Plans.
Completes required behavioral clinical documentation including restrictive practices, medication treatment plans, progress reports, and other documentation as assigned.
Provides formal staff training for behavior support plan implementation in programs.
Evaluates data in Behavior Support Plan implementation and effectiveness, makes revisions and programmatic changes as needed.
Monitors and presents data analysis of individuals’ behavior and provides recommendations to individuals’ teams.
Provides staff training by modeling behavior support plan implementation and appropriate staff/individual interactions in programs.
Monitors and provides feedback to staff based on direct observation of behavior plan implementation.
Assists in implementation of Positive Behavioral Supports framework including providing staff trainings.
Participates and presents information at PBS Leadership Team and Human Rights Committee, and other committees/teams as required.
Assists in the clinical and behavioral assessment of referred individuals and provides input into appropriateness for The Arc to provide services.
Attends all necessary individual specific meetings including staff meetings and complete follow-up tasks and plans.
Enhances and promotes The Arc of Opportunity’s strategic initiatives, overall brand and organizational mission and values through positive promotion and representation while actively engaging in professional networking.
Must work a flexible schedule.
Other duties as assigned.
A valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record and CORI are required at all times during employment with The Arc of Opportunity.
Master’s degree required. Massachusetts LMHC or BCBA preferred. The following degrees considered with experience supporting I/DD individuals: Psychologist, LICSW, ABA, Master’s or Doctorate level Speech Pathologist, Physician, Master’s or Doctorate level teacher with a certification in Special Education
Experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or acquired brain injuries required.
Functional and situational reasoning ability to gather and apply factual information, exercise sound judgment, problem solve and apply principles of influence systems such as motivation, team building, accountability, coaching/counseling of staff and leadership within the scope of the position.
Cross-functional communication skills, which convey clear direction, desired results and vision to staff, individuals/families served, government agencies, community partners, funding sources, and senior management.
Strong deductive reasoning skills and strong organizational skills.
Ability to information gather from multiple internal and external resources.
Strong sense of creative thinking and an ability to be an “out of the box” thinker and evaluator.
Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
Possess the dexterity and/or functional ability to operate a computer and a variety of office equipment.
Ability to exert light to moderate physical effort which may involve lifting up to 25 pounds, pushing and/or pulling objects of similar weight.
The Arc is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.
When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply and/or interview for a job, they may request it orally or in writing through the VP of Human Resources.