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Behavior Intervention Specialist - Mon-Fri - Day Services/Suffolk

at Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, inc.

Posted: 5/23/2020
Job Reference #: 7405
Keywords: counseling

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Job LocationsUS-NY-Old Bethpage
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# of Openings
Clinical Services


Under the supervision of the Assistant Director(s) of Behavior Support, the Behavior Intervention Specialist (BIS) is responsible for the development, delivery, and evaluation of all behavior support services for the people they support. This includes, but is not limited to: psychological evaluations, functional assessment, behavior support programs and strategies, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, case reviews and other interdisciplinary treatment team meetings, training and consultation with other team members. The BIS will work in collaboration with the Person and their circle of support to ensure the highest quality of clinical services in a manner that is consistent and aligned with agency mission and vision, and the philosophy of the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


  • Review and analyze baseline data on target maladaptive behavior to establish current frequency, duration and existing contingencies.
  • Analyze potential existing functions of maladaptive behavior (including any current, unplanned and planned contingencies) utilizing baseline procedures and formulating a written Functional Behavioral Assessment.
  • Recognize and operationally define individuals’ maladaptive behavior and possible alternate adaptive behavior based on direct observations of behavior, review of records, and verbal/written input from the Person receiving services, and team members, including direct support staff.
  • Develop, implement, and assist in the training of team members in the implementation of formal Behavior Modification Programs (e.g. Behavior Support Plan, Behavior Support Staff Action, Behavior Support Symptom Management Plan, Behavior Support Desensitization Plan, etc.).
  • Monitor individuals’ progress on, and team members' implementation of behavior support plans by providing staff observation and feedback; make timely revisions of plans as indicated to ensure that the individuals are progressing.
  • Instruct staff in specific, proactive, active, reactive, and data collection procedures that emphasize proactive interventions to encourage the development of adaptive skills that will serve the same function as the target maladaptive behavior.
  • Provide regular and as needed consultation regarding issues such as crisis intervention, behavior modification programs, diagnostics, and teaching/training programs for the individuals.


  • Master’s Degree in psychology, social work, school psychology, applied psychology, or related human services field or New York State license in Mental Health Counseling and have obtained OPWDD-approved specialist training or National Board Certiricaion in Behavior Analayis (BCBA) and a Masters degree in a related field
  • Knowledge of behavior modification and support planning is preferred
  • Diagnostics and counseling experience strongly desired
  • Must have flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Valid New York License and meets the criteria to be an agency driver