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Requisition Number 17-0017
Post Date 4/10/2017
Title Crisis Intervention Specialist
City Rochester
Description SUMMARY
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.

Requirements 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
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.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
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.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
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.

REASONING ABILITY
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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
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 functions.

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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
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 functions.

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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