||Crisis Intervention Specialist
Assists behavior therapists with the day to day implementation of behavior intervention plans aimed at preventing crisis situations. When needed will assist classroom staff with crisis intervention techniques for students with behavioral challenges.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Sensitivity to cultural diversity of others.
Provide an appropriate care of students including any health, safety and personal care concerns.
Provides behavioral support with students as assigned.
Takes direction from the Behavior Therapist, Behavior Therapy Supervisor or Crisis Intervention Supervisor on a daily basis.
Participates on an interdisciplinary team whose responsibility is to provide initial and on-going evaluations for each student and to establish appropriate therapeutic goals and program recommendations
Maintains certification in all agency approved crisis intervention programs and stays current in the field of Behavior Analysis as evidenced by participation in department meetings and ongoing professional development
Provides the Behavior Therapist with information and observations concerning the students' progress, behavior, needs and general well being.
Supports the implementation of evidence-based practices throughout the Agency
Provides Behavior Therapists with information and observations concerning the students' progress, behavior, needs and general well being
Assists classrooms during behavioral crisis situations, which may include the implementation of emergency physical interventions and/or problem solving
Assists the Behavior Therapists with data computation, data entry, and data filing
Completes fidelity checks to assist Behavior Therapists in ensuring proper implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans; reports any concerns to Behavior Therapist assigned to classroom
Assists Behavior Therapists with setting up data sheets to monitor students’ Behavior Intervention Plans
Assists classroom teams with conducting preference assessments
Works across all programs, in any assigned classroom as needed, responding appropriately to the needs of the Agency’s diverse student population.
Carries out any other related activities as assigned by the Behavior Therapist or other department supervisor.
Other duties may be assigned.
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
Applicant must be able to demonstrate they have achieved a Local/Regents High School diploma or Equivalency Diploma issued by a local school district or State Education Department. This achievement will be verified directly with the issuing entity; and a minimum
of one (1) year related experience and/or training with the population of students with developmental delays; or equivalent combination of education and experience. The ability to create tables, charts, excel worksheets on the computer using the following
programs: Microsoft Word, Office and Excel.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to think
analytically and possess strong analytical thinking skills
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must possess the ability and temperament to work effectively with children with multiple disabilities
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or
crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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