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Behavior Support Services (BSS) Consultant

Company: The League for People with Disabilities Inc
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
If you are looking for a meaningful and fulfilling career where each day brings the opportunity to make a difference in someone's life, this is the position you have been looking for. Who we are:The League for People with Disabilities is a multi-faceted organization that allows youth and adults to gain independence, increase self-sufficiency, and lead fulfilling lives. Together, we can facilitate learning, foster growth, and build the community to achieve personal and professional goals. The League offers careers for people who enjoy supporting others so that they may flourish and lead a full and abundant life. Winner of the James W Rouse Excellence in Diversity award in 2021 and named a Top Workplace by the Baltimore Sun in 2022. League Programs: Adult Medical DayMultiple Sclerosis (MS) DayThe Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement (SCALE) ProgramMeaningful DayPersonal SupportsEmployment ServicesIndependent LivingYouth Autism ServicesBehavior Support ServicesCommunity ServicesLeague IndustriesWellness CenterCamp Greentop Respite ServicesClub 11111Our MissionThe League for People with Disabilities is committed to offering individuals the opportunity to gain independence, increase self-sufficiency, and improve their quality of life. Our Core Values AccountabilityIndependenceMutual RespectParticipant FocusQuality Summary: As The League receives referrals for Behavior Support Services, cases will be assigned to a BSS Consultant responsible for implementing the requested/authorized services (i.e., behavior assessment, behavior plan development, and behavior consultation). All BSS services should focus on positive behavior interventions and utilize a person-centered approach to address undesirable behaviors, which will allow individuals with disabilities the ability to reach their highest level of independence. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Ensure services meet CARF, DDA, DORS, MSDE, and other regulatory requirements and best practices for the provision of behavior support services. Submit all documentation within the required timeframes to ensure timely service delivery, billing, and compliance with regulatory deadlines.Behavior Assessment (up to 8 hrs.)Complete functional behavior assessment and adaptive skills assessment to determine appropriate functional alternatives.Each assessment should include, at a minimum, a thorough review of behavioral data and records, an interview with relevant team members, and observations conducted in the appropriate environmental setting(s).Submit a completed assessment document within ten business days of completing an assessment, which includes a summary of findings and recommendations.Behavior Plan Development (up to 8 hrs.)Use information collected during the behavior assessment to develop a quality behavior plan that includes the teaching of new skills or improvement in their skills so that they can engage in functional alternatives that are more adaptive. Provide guidance on managing target behaviors when they occur so that they are not reinforced, and create reinforcement systems that promote positive skill development and adaptive behavior. Behavior ConsultationDevelop and utilize data-based measures to monitor behavior program effectiveness and propose modifications. Ensure that effective communication and training on the plan are provided to the person-centered team, including the person served, family members, direct staff, supervisor, and other key support persons.Facilitate regular meetings with all persons involved in the behavior plan to assess progress in addressing behaviors and the impact on meeting individual goals, including the need for modification or discontinuance of the plan. Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Additional responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor.Demonstrate the Five Core Values of The League (Accountability, Participant Focus, Quality, Independence, and Mutual Respect).Operationalize the mission of The League for People with Disabilities by creating a supportive environment for participants and staff BenefitsFull-time (35+ hours) and part-time (at least 30 hours) employees benefit from working as a team at The League for People with Disabilities. Generous Vacation TimeSick Time12 Paid holidays, including a floating holiday.Health, Vision, and Dental InsuranceGroup LifeLong-term DisabilityTuition AssistanceEmployee Recognition ProgramsStaff learning opportunitiesFree access to our Wellness CenterFree On-Site parking

Requirements:
Knowledge and demonstrated skills in the theory of applied behavioral analysis, behavioral strategies/techniques, and evidence-based practices The ability to work with diverse populations.Problem-solving abilities.Excellent written and oral communication skills.Education and/or Experience: Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related field. LCSW-C, LCPC, or BCBA required.Minimum of 3 years experience working with persons with disabilities who have behavior challenges.PI197705283

Keywords: The League for People with Disabilities Inc, Baltimore , Behavior Support Services (BSS) Consultant, Professions , Baltimore, Maryland

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