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The Behavior Specialist is a professional support position. The Behavior Specialist will collaborate with providers affiliated with the Department on Disability Services (DDS) or schools to diagnose and develop behavioral interventions for adults and students with cognitive/developmental disabilities. The Behavior Specialist reports to and coordinates her/his work with the Psychologist.
- Demonstrates a strong foundation in Applied Behavior Analysis
- Designs and interprets Functional Analyses of Behavior
- Designs and implements multi-faceted behavior interventions
- Understands the behavioral characteristics typically associated with Autism, Behavior Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Intellectual Disabilities, etc.
- Ability to communicate (written and verbal) effectively with parents and professionals
- Understands and works with the various support systems available in the community
- Understands DDS regulations and policies including the Psychotropic Medication Policy, Behavior Support Policy and Human Rights Review Policy
- Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to handle emotionally charged situations
- Ability to train others to apply effective behavior management techniques
- Provide counseling to individuals of developmental disability
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Master’s Degree with at least 5 years experience designing and implementing behavior support plans, including providing training to paraprofessionals that implement the plan at different community settings.
ADDITIONAL ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. The ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
The Clinical Therapist is responsible for providing comprehensive assessment, reviewing and implementing appropriate interventions and services as identified in the individualized treatment plan goals and objectives. LYLE Healthcare, Inc. provides the residents of Washington, District of Columbia a comprehensive range of services for the prevention, intervention, diagnosis, rehabilitative, and treatment of mental/emotional health disorders.
- The Clinical Therapist is clinically accountable to the psychiatrist who is the clinical head of the LYLE Healthcare, Inc. FSMHC.
- The Clinical Therapist, a licensed independently practicing clinician, will be responsible for the completion of assessments using standardized testing tools.
- The Clinical Therapist will provide individual and/or group psychotherapy to enrolled individuals to address specified goals and objectives
- The Clinical Therapist will be responsible for maintaining client records in accordance with established policies and procedures.
- Provide community resources identification services and other information to individuals/families
- The Clinical Therapist will keep abreast of developments in research and clinical practices in the behavioral health field
- The Clinical Therapist will make contact and consult with other clinicians inside and outside of the agency
- The Clinical Therapist will participate in the Quality Improvement process
The Clinical Therapist shall have the following qualifications: LICSW, Licensed Psychologist or LPC. Ability to coordinate with multidisciplinary treatment team. Ability to conduct clinical assessment, individual, family/couple and group sessions. Knowledge of compliance with standards from local and/or national regulatory bodies.
- Provide psychotherapy to individuals and groups regarding problems such as stress and family situations, in order to modify behavior and/or to improve personal, social, and vocational adjustment.
- Develop and implement individual treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or treatments, and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, modify plans and diagnoses as necessary.
- Interact with clients to assist them in gaining insight, defining goals, and planning action to achieve effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.
- Observe individuals at play, in group interactions, or in other contexts to detect indications of mental deficiency, abnormal behavior, or maladjustment.
- Obtain and study medical, psychological, social, and family histories, by interviewing individuals, couples, or families, and by reviewing records.
- Select, administer, score, and interpret psychological tests in order to obtain information on individuals’ intelligence, achievements, interests, and personalities.
- Utilize a variety of treatment methods such as psychotherapy, behavior support plan (BSP), stress reduction therapy, etc.
- Maintain current knowledge of relevant research.
Refer clients to other specialists, or support services as necessary.
- Write reports on clients, and maintain required paperwork per policies and procedures.
Direct, coordinate, and evaluate activities of psychology interns engaged in patient assessment and treatment.
The Psychiatrist will be responsible for providing medication/somatic services to clients of this agency. LYLE, Inc. provides the inhabitants of Washington, District of Columbia a comprehensive range of services for the prevention, intervention, diagnosis and treatment of mental/emotional disorders.
- The Psychiatrist will be responsible for providing direct therapeutic services in the form of diagnostic assessments and medication/somatic treatment for enrolled individuals.
- The Psychiatrist will be clinically accountable to the Chief Medical Officer.
- The Psychiatrist will coordinate psychiatric (medical) care of assigned patients
- The Psychiatrist will prescribe medications for the treatment of psychological disorders.
- The Psychiatrist will be responsible for maintaining client records in accordance with established policies and procedures.
- The Psychiatrist will provide clinical oversight to all clinical staff, including the registered nurse.
- The Psychiatrist will perform other duties as assigned within the scope of psychiatric duties.