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The Adaptive Behavior Specialist is responsible for assisting with adaptive strategies to manage behavior of clients in the classroom and as a member of the behavior management team. This position reports to the Program Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· Maintain accurate documentation of direct and indirect services provided in accordance with agency standards.
· Utilizes behavior modification techniques to monitor progress and promote growth.
· Implement and use Trauma Informed Care.
· Assists with planning for school and summer programming and special events.
· Promotes parental involvement.
· Provides crisis intervention as necessary.
· Facilitates behavior group as needed.
· Acts as a role model to children to promote appropriate interaction and coping skills.
· Is sensitive to the children’s culture and socioeconomic characteristics.
· Assists transportation services with boarding and de-boarding the children.
· Provides a safe, structured environment free from physical, verbal or emotional abuse for each child.
· Provide coverage for programming as needed across the agency.
· Other duties as assigned or requested.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
· HS Diploma plus 3 years of experience working with children required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
· Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
· Possess a basic understanding of child development.
· Ability to build strong relationships with our clients.
· Must show understanding of the importance of responding to children with empathy, sensitivity and respect.
· Ability to verbally and non-verbally de-escalate crisis situations in a manner that protects dignity and integrity.
· Ability to effectively supervise a group of Severely and Emotionally Disturbed (SED) children.
· Ability to work evening and/or weekend hours due to the service delivery and administrative needs of SVFC clients and families.
· Ability to complete and turn in paperwork in a timely fashion.
· Ability to maintain high degree of empathy and compassion in meeting the needs of our clients and client families.
· Ability to build strong bonds with employees and managers to foster open, honest and candid communication.
· Ability to multi-task and maintain organization in a fast paced, changing environment.
· Ability to manage change in an organization reengineering its culture and approach to workload management.
· Ability to create and maintain highest levels of confidentiality when dealing with client information, SVFC proprietary information and sensitive situations.
· Ability to work and contribute as member of team.