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Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Company: Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Location: Brenham
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Brenham State Supported Living Center (SSLC) is seeking a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst I to join an interdisciplinary team of professionals to provide clinical care to residents of the SSLC. As a State Supported Living Center Behavior Analyst I, you will work at the SSLC campus with a dynamic group of staff and professionals who are dedicated to providing support and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This is a team environment where staff clinicians collaborate to provide comprehensive care and services. To learn more about the SSLCs, see https://hhs.texas.gov/services/disability/intellectual-or-developmental-disabilities-idd-long-term-care.

The most important characteristic about State Supported Living Center employees is that we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. Our vision statement is "Individuals served at State Supported Living Centers will experience the highest quality of life, supported through a comprehensive array of services designed to maximize well-being, dignity, and respect."

The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.

The Behavior Analyst provides senior level behavior analysis services in the form of consultation and technical assistance to individuals with cognitive, developmental, physical and health related needs, working under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The Behavior Analyst provides supervision to behavioral health staff in the area of applied behavior analysis. Performs observations and functional assessments necessary for behavior analysis and service delivery, including restraint reduction, skill acquisition plans, and data analysis of the effects of psychotropic medication. Provides training to staff concerning positive and effective approaches to preventing/addressing challenging behaviors. The Behavior Analyst assists in systematically evaluating the consistent implementation of behavior support plans through personal observation, staff interviews, and review of documentation. The Behavior Analyst is responsible for maintaining knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and departmental and agency policy and for developing systems and procedures to meet the standards and requirements therein. The Behavior Analyst serves on various work groups and committees and may chair Behavior Support Plan Peer Review Committee. The work schedule varies upon request or as needed.

Essential Job Functions:

Attends Work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

Assess behavior needs, determine function of the challenging behavior, and develop behavior plans for people with challenging behaviors.

Participates in mandatory training per HHS policies HHS and procedures, HIPAA policies, state and federal rules and regulations, and ICF-IID regulations, and the requirements in the SSLC's Department of Justice Settlement Agreement in order to provide quality psychiatric services and care to individuals served.

Provides behavior analysis services in the form of consultation and technical assistance on behalf of residents. Conducts comprehensive functional behavior assessments, develops oral and written reports of the results of such

assessments, and develops or assists in the development of behavior support plans.

Provides training, clinical consultation and consultation to behavioral health staff, interdisciplinary teams, and other staff to facilitate effective behavior analysis interventions and supports for

program implementation.

Systematically evaluates the consistent development and implementation of behavior support plans through

personal observation, resident and staff interviews, and review of documentation. May include analysis of trends

and patterns of problem behaviors, use of restrictive and emergency procedures, and treatment results.

Participates in the analysis and provision of behavioral health services related to skill acquisition development and the reduction of peer to peer aggression, restraints, and traumatic stress in the SSLC environment.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:

* Ability to conduct comprehensive functional behavior assessments and functional (analogue) behavior analysis and to develop behavior support plans. * Knowledge and skills in applied behavior analysis and behavior support plan development, implementation, and * evaluation. * Knowledge regarding medications used to assist with behavior management and systems to track treatment effectiveness. * Ability to evaluate behavioral and program data and to make clinical recommendations based on those data. * Ability to train staff in programming and related behavioral areas. * Ability to professionally supervise behavioral and programming staff. * Ability to work with minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. * Knowledge and experience in administering all aspects of the delivery of behavioral services to persons with * intellectual disabilities, including skill acquisition training, peer to peer aggression, restraint reduction, and trauma informed approaches * Knowledge regarding etiology and characteristics of developmental disabilities. * Knowledge regarding applicable local, state, and federal laws, federal regulations, and departmental and agency policy related to the provision of behavioral services. * Advanced writing skills in developing technical reports, grants, research proposals, and other relevant documents. * Leadership skills in motivating staff and effectively implementing changes. * Knowledge and skills in using personal computers and relevant software.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and eligible to be licensed as a Behavior Analyst in Texas Initial Selection Criteria:

* A minimum of a Master's degree from an accredited university that was conferred in behavior analysis, education, psychology, or related discipline is required. * Experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, preferred.

Additional Information:

Req.# 476742

Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals/ Entities. Males between the ages of 18 - 25 must be registered with the Selective Service. All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19 medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence process.

MOS Code:

Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 68X, 230X, MED10, 4C0X1, 42SX. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

Keywords: Texas Health & Human Services Commission, College Station , Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Other , Brenham, Texas

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