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BrightSpring Health Services BEHAVIOR SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL in CLARKSBURG, West Virginia

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Behavior Support Professional services are provided to persons with assessed need, as identified on the annual functional assessment, for adaptive skills training. For persons who require adaptive skills training, the Behavior Support Professional performs the following activities:

  • Develops training plans that include person-specific aspects and methods of intervention or instruction

  • Provides training to staff persons who will implement the training plans on aspects and methods of intervention (i.e., family, Person-Centered Support, Facility-Based Day Habilitation, Supported Employment, and Crisis Direct Support Professionals)

  • Provides training for Direct Support Professionals who provide Respite services if applicable for respite-relevant training objectives or health/safety training objectives only

  • Evaluates/monitors the effectiveness of the training plans through analysis of programming results that occurs at least monthly

  • Revises training plans as needed. In addition, this service may also be utilized to address assessed and identified maladaptive behaviors that require informal or formal intervention

For persons who require Positive Behavior Support in order to manage maladaptive behaviors, the Behavior Support Professional performs the following activities:

  • Completes a Functional Assessment to identify targeted maladaptive behaviors

  • Creates Positive Behavior Support Plans to meet Association for Positive Behavior Support standards of practice

  • Provides training to staff persons who will implement the Plan (i.e. family, Person Centered Support, Facility-Based Day Habilitation, Supported Employment, Crisis, and Respite Direct Support Professionals)

  • Evaluates/monitors the effectiveness of the Positive Behavior Support plan through analysis of programming results that occurs at least monthly

  • Follows-up once Plan has been implemented to observe progress/regression

  • Revises the Plan as needed

The Behavioral Support Professional may also perform the following functions:

  • Develop the task analysis portion of the Indididual Health Plan/Individualized Support Plan and person-specific strategy or methodology for development of habilitation plans

  • Develop Interactive Guidelines or Behavior Protocols for individuals who do not require a formal Positive Behavior Support Plan

  • Collaborate with Behavior Support Professionals from other agencies to ensure that Positive Behavior Support strategies are consistently applied across all environments

  • Facilitate person-centered planning as a component of the Positive Behavior Support plan

  • Present proposed restrictive measures to the Intellctual and Developmental Disabilities Waiver provider’s Human Rights Committee if no other professional is presenting the same information regarding the person

  • Attend and participate in Interdiscplinary Team meetings and the annual assessment of functioning for eligibility conducted if requested by the person who receives services or their legal representative

  • Evaluate environment(s) for implementation of the ISP which creates the optimal environment for habilitation plans, when clinically indicated and beneficial to the person who receives services

  • Assist persons who receive services in selecting the most suitable environment for their habilitation needs

  • Provide on-site training to the support staff in behavior/crisis situations

  • Consult via telephone during behavioral crisis situations only

  • Develop/update the behavioral crisis section of the crisis plan

  • Verify data compiled by Direct Support Professionals for accuracy

  • Attend and contribute to Futures Planning sessions, including Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope and Making Action Plans

  • Other duties as assigned


Education, Experience and Certification

  • At a minimum have a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in a human services field or a Board of Regents degree

  • One year professional experience in the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities field

  • Completion of any training and certification courses as required by state regulations

  • Valid driver’s license from state of residence with a satisfactory driving record as defined by Company vehicle policy and/or liability insurance carrier

About our Line of Business

ResCare Community Living has four decades of experience in the disability services field, providing support to individuals who need assistance with daily living due to an intellectual, developmental or cognitive disability. Our community living services are provided in 27 states with several thousand programs and a comprehensive range of high-quality services, including: Community Living, Adult Host Homes for adults regardless of disability, Behavioral/Mental Health Support, In-home Pharmacy Solutions, Telecare and Remote Support, Supported Employment and Training Programs, and Day programs. For more information, please

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Position TypeFull-Time

Line of BusinessResCare Community Living