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DS Clinical Coordinator-BCBA
A a DS Clinical Coordinator you will support individuals and staff in the DSD. 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 the DS Division. The person contributes to the leadership of the department in developing and providing quality services based on person centered model of services. The Clinical Coordinator plays a major role in the ongoing overall training of the DS Residential department’s direct service and management staff in the development and implementation of Person Centered Planning and Positive Behavioral Supports techniques and protocols/strategies.
Schedule: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Expectations of the role:
- Participate in Clinical Department’s development and administration of assessment tools and protocols.
- Responsible for guiding the use of best practice strategies such as positive behavioral supports and ensuring a focus on person centered planning. These plans will utilize structured treatment programs that are geared toward the specific individuals’ needs.
- Work in a team environment to help individuals improve social, work, and or daily living skills, while helping reduce interfering behaviors.
- Be familiar with and complete all documentation related to individual behavior plans and related compliance requirements.
- Develop and implement training curricula for DS managers and direct staff in the areas of needs assessment, protocol development, data collection and analysis.
- Involve individuals and support staff in the development of behavior plans, train staff in their implementation and documentation.
- Understand the characteristics of a wide range of intellectual disabilities as well as disorders such as autism and traumatic brain injury.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment program and make any necessary changes to help individuals learn new skills and behaviors more effectively.
- Maintains database on appropriate information, completes paperwork, and write reports as necessary.
- Attend Risk, Transition and staff meetings as applicable and all other duties assigned by the Director of DS.
What you’ll need:
- Education: HS diploma or GED required. BCBA certification required.
- Experience: Two years’ of related direct experience required. Ability to assess and respond to clinical/behavioral issues in a crisis situation.
- Skills: Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be NAPI certified and CPR/1st aide certified within the first three months of hire (training provided)
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
A career with a cause
Since 1959, North Suffolk Mental Health Association, Inc. has provided community-based mental health services to individuals and families in East Boston, Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. To better serve our community, NSMHA has developed a comprehensive and integrated community-based system of engagement, treatment, rehabilitation and support programs to promote the recovery of adults living with serious mental illness, addictions and co-occurring disorders. Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) is a comprehensive clinically focused service anchored by a multi-disciplinary team that provides services through an integrated team led by clinical staff. ACCS will provide clinical interventions and peer and family support to facilitate engagement, support functioning and maximize symptom stabilization and self-management of individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness.