The Behavioral Clinical Manager supports individuals and staff in the Developmental Services Division, supervising the clinical team staff members. This person is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the DS Residential department’s clinical behavioral services and quality of such services as assigned by the Director of Residential Services. The Clinical Manager plays a major role in the ongoing overall training of the DS Residential department’s direct service and management staff. They also play a role in the development and implementation of Person Centered Planning and Positive Behavioral Supports techniques and protocols/strategies. The person contributes to the leadership of the department in developing and providing quality services based on person centered models. The Clinical Manager is responsible for writing, implementing, and training positive behavior support plans, developing data collection systems and analyzing the data to make decisions. The positive behavior support plans will be based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and will include pre-cursors, identified problem times, proactive strategies, and responses to target behaviors that are specific to each individual. The Clinical Manager must be able to work in a team environment to help adults improve social, work, and or daily living skills, while helping to reduce maladaptive behaviors. The Clinical Manager will help evaluate the effectiveness of positive behavior support plans and make any necessary changes to help individuals learn new skills and behaviors more effectively. The person will attend meetings in which they collaborate with psychiatrists, therapists, doctors, direct support staff, house managers and others.
What you’ll do:
- Supervise the DS Clinical team members, including the Assistant Clinical Manager, Supports Specialist, and other positions as assigned by the Director of Residential Services, ensuring that regular individual supervision takes place and ensuring that the quality of their work upholds the mission of North Suffolk’s commitment to quality for all persons served.
- Develop and provide trainings during staff meetings and house visits in regards to positive behavior support plans, target behaviors, functions of behaviors, interactions with individuals, data, reinforcement, etc.
- Respond to crisis situations when applicable.
- Understand the characteristics of a wide range of intellectual disabilities, mental health diagnoses, as well as disorders such as autism spectrum disorders and acquired brain injury.
- Complete necessary ISP documents as needed and submit via HCSIS.
- Review incident reports, assess behavior related to incident reports and help make sure all incident reports are submitted appropriately and in a timely manner.
- Participate in the development of proposals and/or grants.
- When individuals are hospitalized, communicate with the facilities for updates and coordinate team meetings and intake and discharge meetings when appropriate.
- Attend and maintain necessary certifications, CEUs and trainings.
- Other duties assigned by the Director of Residential Services.
- Work is primarily sedentary, however off-site travel is required to attend group homes, meetings, client functions/appointments, trainings, etc.
What you’ll need:
Education: High School Diploma required. BCBA required. Those in process of becoming a BCBA are welcome to apply.
Experience: Experience with function based behavioral assessment and treatment required. Supervisory experience preferred. Five years of related direct experience with individuals that have Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities required.
Skills: A valid driver’s license and vehicle are needed. Advanced Welle certification (will be trained when hired). Minimum of intermediate level skills in EXCEL, WORD, and Power Point.
Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:
- Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12
- Sick Days per year, and 10 Paid Holidays per year
- Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
- Employer Paid Life Insurance
- 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
- Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
- Medical/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Access to Credit Union Banking
- Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
- Employee Referral Bonus Program
- Discounted Movie Tickets
- Comprehensive Training Program
- Internal Advancement Opportunities