- Behavior Intervention Technician (Dd)
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is semi-skilled direct care work implementing behavioral interventions in vendor facilities or homes for persons with developmental disabilities exhibiting behavioral problems severe enough to endanger their current level of placement. Work also involves providing training for parents and vendor staff as specified in the individual habilitation plan and keeping appropriate staff informed of client's progress.
Travels to homes, day programs, and residential settings; implements behavioral support techniques developed by the behavior resource team for clients potentially requiring more restrictive environments due to their behaviors.
Responds to crisis situations at any hour of the day or night; implements interventions established by the behavior resource team until behavior is safe.
Assists professional staff in the completion of behavioral analysis for clients experiencing behavioral difficulty and in the development of behavior support plans.
Trains family members, service providers, and direct care staff on implementation of behavioral interventions developed for clients in crisis.
Works directly with family members, service providers, and direct care staff in implementation of ongoing behavioral supports for their clients.
Completes progress notes, summaries, and behavioral objectives, and submits to behavior resource team supervisor for review.
Attends meetings and provides input into the individual habilitation plan regarding the behavioral support plan and crisis intervention.
Notifies behavior resource team supervisor of any changes in behavior, how the interventions are working, and of any signs of abuse or neglect.
Assists with client self-care if needed.
Receives supervision from a behavior resource team supervisor through a review of work for behavioral outcomes.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
Two or more years of direct care experience implementing behavior support plans for persons with developmental disabilities and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency; and a valid vehicle operator's license.
(Earned credit hours from an accredited college or university in social, educational, or behavioral science may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience at a rate of 30 earned credit hours for one year. )
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Comprehensive knowledge of standard behavior modification techniques.
Intermediate knowledge of techniques used in caring for persons with developmental disabilities.
Intermediate knowledge of the needs and behaviors of persons with developmental disabilities.
Intermediate knowledge of individual habilitation plans, behavior support plans, and positive behavior support techniques.
Ability to implement behavior support plans and crisis intervention techniques.
Ability to instruct others in the implementation of behavior support plans and crisis intervention techniques.
Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in working with clients, their families, and vendor staff in implementing intervention techniques.
Ability to work effectively with clients with developmental disabilities, their families, vendor staff, and others in the community.
Ability to lift clients and assist in performing transfers and physical restraint procedures.
Ability to make accurate reports of clients' behaviors and their responses to the implemented interventions.
Ability to travel to vendor facilities and client homes in an expedient manner to implement crisis plans.
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