771 S. Church St.
North Adams, MA 01247
We are a national and state accredited human service agency responsive to the unique needs
of people with disabilities and their families through: a dedication to excellence; diverse service options;safe and healthy environments; fiscal responsibility; community partnerships; career opportunities and
Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetic information, age, and disability, military or veteran status, Vietnam Era Veteran, or being an member of the Reserves or National Guard. Also it is unlawful in Massachusetts to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates this law should be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability.
|Salary Range:||Location:||NORTH ADAMS, MA|
|Job Type:||Category:||Full Time||Human Services|
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POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Behavior Specialist is primarily responsible for assisting with the development of behavior plans, psychotropic medication treatment plan and data collection systems, working with direct care staff and managers to enhance understanding and proper utilization of plans, and ensuring that individuals served receive appropriate and consistent support and guidance needed to achieve their own personal goals and to develop necessary skills and healthy behaviors. The Behavior Specialist also collaborates with outside agencies to assist with collaborative treatment goals. This position requires routine travel to programs and offices in Berkshire County.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of two years’ experience utilizing behavior management techniques for individuals with developmental disabilities is required. Requires strong organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively. Ability to complete all initial and ongoing background checks including but not limited to: CORI, SORI, Fingerprinting, LEIE, Driving record, E-verify, Physical, PPD and licensing and/or certification checks (i.e. nursing). Valid US driver’s license and ready access to a vehicle.
TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Must maintain all certification needed in the program including: CPR, First Aid, Safe Techniques to Avoid Restraint and Training (START), and BFAIR Human Rights Training. May need to attend workshops, seminars or BFAIR functions as needed for job development.