This position is a dual position in which the person has differing roles based on the location in which they work. Cedar Lake Lodge:
The Behavior Analyst functions as a behavioral services staff member attends the Behavior Support Committee and is an active member of the Human Rights Committee. The Behavior Analyst will also serve as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team as needed.Cedar Lake Residences:
The Behavior Analyst will provide services per Supports for Community Living (SCL) waiver and or Michelle P. waiver regulations regarding functional behavior assessment, implementation of positive behavior support services, and maintenance of positive behavior support plan.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSCedar Lake Lodge:
Cedar Lake Residences:
- Use principles of Positive Behavior Support to provide the individuals we support with appropriate behavior services.
- Assess the individuals we support, determine what level of behavior support they need, and develop appropriate behavior plans (i.e., Memos, Guidelines, or Positive Behavior Support Plans).
- Use Functional Behavioral Assessments to determine the function of challenging behaviors and identify appropriate learning objectives for replacement behaviors.
- Oversee the development of Learning Objective Protocols and materials needed for implementation.
- Analyze monthly data on challenging behaviors and learning objectives for each individual with formal behavioral supports to determine progress towards goals, modifications needed to plan/learning objectives, and/or new areas of concerns.
- Oversee the appropriate implementation, documentation, training, and treatment fidelity checks of all behavioral procedures.
- Assist Behavior Technicians, Behavioral Services Assistants, and the Behavior Education Assistant; confer and work with Direct Support Professionals, Health Services, and other staff.
- Provide on-going teaching and training to Behavior Technicians, Behavioral Services Assistants, and the Behavior Education Assistant.
- Provide and oversee appropriate "hands-on" methods and techniques of the supported individuals' behavior supports to staff personnel.
- Oversee the proper use and maintenance of adaptive equipment and other items used to support individuals' behavior plans.
- Submit monthly service sheets to the business office for individual billing.
- Serve as part of the Interdisciplinary Team and provide information/input for discussion and/or meetings as needed.
- Contact the families or guardians as they inquire of any significant changes in the individual's behavior or treatment plan.
- Track and trend the supported individuals' aggression and report weekly to the Interdisciplinary Team.
- Assist with the coordination of the psychiatric clinic and with pre/post clinic reviews.
- Serve on Behavior Support Committee for Cedar Lake Lodge.
- Serve as part of the Human Rights Committee to safeguard the individuals' human rights.
- Inform the Director of Behavior Services and Executive Director (as appropriate) of all significant happenings in the Behavioral Services areas related to the individuals we support and the Behavioral Services staff.
- Provide Behavioral Supports for Cedar Lake Lodge and other entities as appropriate.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Complete functional assessment per Kentucky Revised Statutes.
- Conduct professional consultation, evaluation, and assessment of the participant, the environment and the system of support, and written summary of findings and recommendations for the participant's person-centered team.
- Participate in developing and revising, as needed, home treatment or support plans as components of a participant's person-centered service plan (PCSP).
- Provide training and technical assistance for implementation of plan recommendations and plans that shall occur within the settings in which the recommendations, home treatment, or support plans are being carried out.
- Monitor provisions to occur in settings where participant's PCSP will be implemented, through discussions and observations of people implementing PCSP, through reporting data by:
- Monitoring for the fidelity of data reporting and participants PCSP implementation.
- Monitoring for the effectiveness of the participant's PCSP.
- Monitoring for the impact of PCSP on the participant, participants' environment, and systems of support.
- Provide treatment that:
- Is consistent with assessment results and diagnosis.
- Is evidence-based or current best practice.
- Implement data tracking mechanisms to show the progress of work.
: A Masters or Doctoral Degree in Behavior Analysis or other applicable human service, required. Board Certified Behavioral Analyst and licensed as a Behavioral Analyst in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, preferred. Experience
: At least one (1) year of training or experience working with persons with intellectual disabilities and/or mental illness. At least one year of experience using Positive Behavior Support.
Experience in tracking and implementing data by establishing baselines and tracking mechanisms.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required, specifically Excel. Requisites:
- Compassionate understanding of persons with intellectual disabilities.
- Ability to work hands-on with individuals of all developmental levels, disabilities, and challenging behaviors. This requires a patient positive attitude and good physical and mental condition.
- Ability to work as a hands-on team member who demonstrates compromise, negotiation, and assertiveness skills.
- Professional and ethical conduct is expected at all times.
- Clean, healthy personal hygiene required.
- Ability to adapt to change required.
- Able to meet deadlines and complete work on time.
- Comply with all regulations.
- Maintain applicable professional licensing and certification requirements.
- Excellent language, reading, writing and communication skills are required.
- Available by phone outside of routine work hours.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skill in state-of-the-art behavior analytic procedures.
- Must have a valid driver's license with a record acceptable to Cedar Lake Lodge's insurance carrier.
- Local travel may be required depending upon responsibilities
Full-time 40 hours per week. Hours must be flexible to meet the individual we support needs and provide staff training to all shifts. May require travel to Cedar Lake Park Place, Sycamore Run, Cedar Lake Enrichment Center, Cedar Lake Residences for Behavior Supports and various community locations to meet the needs of the individuals we support. EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Hourly, full-time. The combination of CLL/CLR time will change as appropriate to be determined by Cedar Lake Residence's positive behavior support caseload. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS
While performing the essential duties of this job the employee is required to:
- constantly handle, reach outward, squat or kneel
- occasionally sit, reach over shoulder, and crawl
- occasionally lift/carry up to 100 pounds (with or without assistive devices)
- occasionally push/pull up to 100 pounds
Other physical abilities required are near, close, distant and peripheral vision (corrected) with depth perception and color recognition; a good sense of hearing, smell, taste, touch and the ability to wear personal protective equipment
Normal working conditions would be in a resident/client home environment, community settings when necessary; sometimes exposed to outdoor weather conditions. Noise level is usually moderate. OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE CLASSIFICATION
Some employees in this job classification may have non-routine occupational exposure to potentially hazardous bloodborne pathogens.ACCESS AUTHORITY FOR PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION (phi):
This position has full access only to CLL the individual we support/Client PHI, subject to minimum necessary and need to know.
Our benefits include: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K, Engagement bonus, Access of earn wages between paychecks.
Screening Requirements for this position include: Motor Vehicle, Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check, CAN, KBN, Sex Offender Registry Check
Cedar Lake operates in Jefferson, Oldham and Henry counties, has 38 properties, and support 260 people with a staff of 460. An array of residential options and support services are offered from 24/7 support for the most medically fragile, to intermittent support for those who live independently.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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