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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Description: • The PBIS staff develops a comprehensive assessment of the individual's behavior (in the context of their medical diagnosis and disease progression as determined by the appropriate health or mental health professional), skills and abilities, existing and potential natural and paid supports and the environment. • The PBIS staff is responsible for the development and implementation of a holistic structured behavioral treatment plan (Detailed Plan) including specific realistic goals which can also be utilized by other providers and natural supports. The primary focus of the PBIS Detailed Plan is to decrease the intensity and/or frequency of the targeted behaviors and to teach safer or more socially appropriate behaviors. None of these activities shall fall within the scope of the practice of mental health counseling set forth in Article 163 of the NYS Education Law. • The PBIS staff may provide training for family, natural supports and other providers so they can effectively use the basic principles of the behavioral plan. • The PBIS staff provides regular reassessments of the effectiveness of the behavioral treatment plan, making adjustments to the plan as needed. • PBIS services must be provided in the environment and situation that will result in the greatest positive outcome for the waiver participant. It is expected that this service will be provided in the waiver participant's environment. • PBIS services may be provided by any not-for-profit or for profit health and human services agency. The two key positions in PBIS service are the Program Director and the Behavioral Specialist. Each PBIS provider must employ a Program Director. • The Program Director is responsible for assessing the waiver participant and developing the PBIS plan for each waiver participant. The Director may work as a Behavioral Specialist or may provide ongoing supervision to a Behavioral Specialist who will implement the plan.

Salary Unknown
Type of Opportunity
Location Great Neck, NY
Field of Study Health Related Sciences
Degree Wanted Bachelor’s degree
Special Skills & Requirements • Person with a Bachelor's Degree; • Licensed Practical Nurse licensed by the NYS Education Department; • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, certified by the NYS Education Department; or • Physical Therapy Assistant, certified by the NYS Education Department. • The Behavioral Specialist must have at least one year of experience working with individuals and/or seniors with disabilities or behavioral difficulties. • The Behavioral Specialist must successfully complete forty (40) hours training in behavioral analysis, and crisis intervention techniques which is provided by the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Program. • Until the Behavioral Specialist successfully completes the forty (40) hours of training, the PBIS provider may not bill for the Behavioral Specialist's time. • The Behavioral Specialist must be supervised by the Program Director. • The Program Director will provide ongoing training and supervision to the Behavioral Specialist. • Supervision must occur no less than biweekly to review the caseload and must be more frequent when there is a new participant, new provider or when significant behavioral issues arise.
Company Name The Q Quality Services for Independent Living
Contact: Natalia Gonzalez
Address: 505 Northern Blvd, Suite 202; Great Neck, NY 11021
Phone: 516-487-9700
About the Company: The Q- Quality Services for Independent Living was founded in 2011 to help individuals trapped in nursing home placement to achieve independent community living. The Q is contracted through the Nursing Home Transition and Diversion (NHTD) waiver and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Medicaid waiver programs in New York State. The Q serves qualifying clients in all five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and the Lower Hudson region.
How To Apply: Please email your resume to
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