Behavioral Support Specialist #1567

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SUMMARY OF POSITION:  A 40 hour a week position (with benefits) providing community support and transportation to 2 young men. 20 hours will be providing support to an active gentleman in Central Vermont, he enjoys basketball, video games and working out. 10-15 hours will be providing community support in Montpelier, after school, to an active 16-year-old boy with communication and sensory needs. Candidates must be flexible and can work with people with various support needs including: community integration, vocational support, communication & positive behavioral practices.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Hours may vary depending on consumer needs.
  • Work under more than one supervisor.
  • Tolerate and adapt to last minute schedule changes with very little notice.
  • Be called at home in the early morning hours, or the evening.
  • Commit to general agency and specific individual trainings. Full training for this position can take several months.  You must be able to pass medication delegation.
  • Keep constant track of your own schedule, which can include last minute changes.
  • Seek out any additional information you may need to support an individual effectively by contacting home providers, day staff, case managers, etc.
  • Successfully follow and implement behavioral programming in a community setting.
  • Support academic instruction and other learning activities within community a setting.
  • Develop positive and therapeutic working relationships with consumers, families, and staff.
  • Deliver and supervise administration of medications by agency guidelines.
  • Help promote an active lifestyle and healthy choice making.
  • Assist in meal preparation and planning.
  • Support individuals in improving daily living skills and independent living skills.
  • Assist individuals in community activities, community integration and self-advocacy activities.
  • Support individuals in performing job related tasks.
  • Work as part of various teams.
  • Work independently as well as a be a productive member of a team.
  • Record information and data in a timely and detailed manner.
  • Assist and support individuals with a range of challenges, including: behavioral, psychiatric, communication and mobility issues.
  • Support individual with communication needs and learn appropriate methods in doing so.
  • Accept and respond to administrative and clinical supervision.
  • Work consistently within the mission of the program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Education, or Psychology preferred. The successful candidate will also possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrate flexibility, and be willing to work with individuals with a variety of support needs. Must have the ability to support unique communication needs and implement positive behavioral supports both in community and residential settings. Valid driver’s license, excellent driving record, and a safe, insured vehicle required. H.S. diploma or equivalent required.

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