Behavior Interventionist 1
Behavior Interventionist I, Fergus Falls
Job Title:Behavior Interventionist I
1806 Fir Avenue East
Fergus Falls, MN, 56537
Base Pay:$15.00 / Year
Employee Type:Non-Exempt FT
The Behavior Interventionist 1 is responsible for providing intensive behavioral intervention services to clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental delays in language, cognitive, adaptive behavior, social-emotional, self-care, fine motor, gross motor and communication development. The Behavior Interventionist is ultimately responsible for direct delivery of the behavioral services to the children and families, as well as accurate record keeping of case notes and excellent communication with supervising BCBA and other Behavior Interventionists responsible for oversight about the program and the progress of the behavior service plans. The Behavior Interventionist 1 maintains a weekly billable caseload of service hours as directed by the IBI Supervisor. This position is required to complete credentials as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) within 6 months of employment.
Required Education and Experience:
- Has a high school diploma or GED; or
- One year of experience as a primary personal care assistant, community health worker, waiver service provider, or special education assistant to a person with ASD or related condition within the previous five years.
- Other requirements for this position include:
- Must be 18 years or older
- Must pass a criminal background check
- Must possess a valid driver’s license, have current automobile insurance and a reliable vehicle
- Training and experience in conduct interventions outlined in the treatment plan using principles of applied behavior analysis.
- Ability to work independently to meet job requirements and productivity expectations
- Willingness to maintain a flexible schedule to meet client needs, managing appointment cancellations and prioritizing activities when needed
- A desire to work in home and community settings with children having difficulties
- Comfort and ability working with clients who may exhibit behavior problems
- Skills to work with a variety of cultures
- Skills in managing emotionally-charged situations / crises
- Sufficient organizational skills to manage daily charting requirements
- Proficiency in the use of computers
- Provide direct therapy in individual and group sessions.
- Complete weekly program writing and maintain client's program book.
- Work with BCBA and Behavior Interventionist 4’s and 5’s to implement individualized goals and checklists.
- Implement individualized treatment plan as written and directed by BCBA or IBI Supervisor.
- Maintain respect and confidentiality for all clients.
- Maintain professional and technical knowledge through the supervision process.
- Maintain and protect the wellbeing of all clients.
- Avoids legal challenges by keeping client information confidential.
- Possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to meet Minnesota’s driving requirements.
- Dependable means of transportation.
- Adheres to procedures as outlined in the ABA Policy Manual.
- Participate in training on an ongoing basis.
- Actively communicates Solutions’ outreach efforts to community.
- Adheres to the mission, vision and values of Solutions.
- Communicate openly and directly with others.
- Take initiative, pitch in, and be a team player.
- Show flexibility when situations change, and re-prioritize tasks if needed.
- Show a positive attitude with respect to the job and present the agency in a positive light.
- Remember that you are an ambassador for the agency at all times.
- Dress appropriately for the job, following agency policy.
- Be respectful of and patient with clients, co-workers, and other team members.
- Work in a positive and cooperative manner with others.
- Resolve problems constructively.
- Accept responsibility for your own behavior, decisions, and actions.
- Behave in an ethical manner, maintaining professional boundaries in relationships and following the agency’s standards for expected ethical behavior.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
This position works actively with children in an office, home, or community-based setting, sometimes for a period of several hours at a time. This requires energy, enthusiasm, and physical capabilities to engage the child in tasks and play activities. For example. the Behavior Interventionist may need to participate in physical recreational activities with the child. This position may need to conduct physical intervention procedures with the child, such as escort or restraint procedures in the event safety concerns arise. The Behavior Interventionist will need to use a computer for reading client files and recording progress notes.
- Ability to stand and circulate for extended periods of time.
- Ability to see for purposes of reading laws and codes, rules and policies, and other printed matter and observing students.
- Ability to hear and understand speech at normal speech levels, in the English language.
- Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand normal conversation.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
- Moderate to high stress levels.
- Work fluctuates between a clinical, office and home environment.
- Climate is normal; occasional adverse weather conditions.
- Regular contact with parents, community members and outside agency personnel.
- Hazards: Incumbent may be exposed to contact with individuals displaying physically aggressive, self-abusive, or socially undesirable behavior.
- Ability and willingness to travel between client locations for appointments as assigned in a punctual manner.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, hours will fluctuate based on workload and client schedule. Occasional weekend work will be required based on client needs.
This position requires some local travel each day, between the office, school, home and community training locations.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
RBT Certification within 6 months
Work Authorization/Security Clearance:
Solutions does not discriminate in employment with regard to race, creed, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, age, gender, sexual orientation, or number of dependents. As part of the Solutions team, no provider or staff member shall aid, coerce, or conspire to cause a termination or resignation of another team member because of illegal discriminatory factors.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.