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Behavior Specialist Assistant / DSP

Company: Seven Hills Foundation
Location: Foster
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Are you looking to make a difference and promote healthy and happy lives? Do you have a passion for working with individuals with disabilities and significant life challenges helping them to achieve their fullest potential? If so, consider joining us here at Seven Hills Rhode Island where our CORE VALUES include Respect & Kindness, Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation, and Service to Others. Behavior Specialist Assistants are responsible for providing direct support to individuals with unique behavioral and/or mental health challenges. In this role you will ensure the residents are living a safe, healthy, and fulfilled life. This position supports continued development of skills and abilities while respecting and celebrating the individuals culture, talents, and contributions and following the Individual and Behavior Support Plan. The goal is to provide each member with a comfortable, safe home, keeping them closely connected to family members, friends, and their community. The Behavior Specialist Assistant is responsible for monitoring and collecting data. This is a new program and a great opportunity for a seasoned Direct Support Professional/ Residential Counselor with behavioral experience. Benefits for Full-time employees: + Health and Dental Insurance: With generous company contribution + Generous Accrued Paid Vacation + Vacation Cash-Out Option + Paid Personal Days, Holidays and Sick Time + Enhanced Retirement Plan: With Employer match + Student Loan Assistance: Consolidation, counseling, & limited employer contribution + Tuition Assistance: Reimbursed or prepaid college courseworkBenefits are based on position and scheduled hours Behavior Specialist Assistant is responsible for the overall physical, psychological and emotional health and safety of the participants living in one of our residential homes in the community. Provides supports as written in the individuals support plan that may include personal care, physical lifting and therapeutic holds. Assists with an individuals environment such as cleaning, laundry, shopping, cooking, and budgeting. Provides assistance to the Behavior Specialist and Clinical Director in the development of teaching procedures for the implementation of each of the goals and objectives in the Individual Support Plan. Assists the Behavior Specialist in the analysis of data collected and development of graphic data presentations to determine teaching program effectiveness. Facilitates and monitors crisis intervention and prevention responses when indicated. Encourages the development of new relationships and contacts by assisting people to be active in their communities and home life. When applicable, follows clinical orders and ensures that medications and treatments are administered following proper medical procedures. Behavior Specialist Assistants are provided a paid New Employee Orientation and receive training on CPR/First Aid, Safety Care, Defensive Driving, and Medication Administration. Comprehensive program-specific training at the work site is also provided. You can also see an overview of the amazing work our organization does with this video: om/344648526 The mission of Seven Hills Foundation is to promote and encourage the empowerment of Required Qualifications: + Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Education or related field prferred + 5 years of experience in a related field can be substituted for education + Valid Drivers License & Good Driving Record. + Strong written and verbal communication skills. + Physical demands: sitting, pushing, pulling, carrying, grasping, speaking, listening, stooping, crouching, bending, standing, twisting, crawling, walking, and climbing. Requires a normal degree of flexibility; ability to walk, run or shuffle, kneel on one or two knees and then stand up; to utilize upper and lower body strength within weight restrictions; may be required to lift up to fifty (50) pounds or more with assistance. Preferred Qualifications: + Experience working with individuals with behavioral challenges. + Experience in the field of mental health and developmental disabilities. + Commitment to assisting people with varying disabilities to participate fully in their community and in their own lives. + Ability to work as a creative, engaged, dedicated member of your team. Affiliate: SHRI ID: 19887 Schedule: Sunday 8a-9p, Mon 8a-4p, Tue 8a-4p, Sat 4p-10p = 35 hours External Company URL: Street: 94 East Killingly Rd.

Keywords: Seven Hills Foundation, Cranston , Behavior Specialist Assistant / DSP, Other , Foster, Rhode Island

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