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BrightSpring Health Services Behavior Support Professional in HUNTINGTON, West Virginia

Title:Behavior Support Professional

Job Category:Professional: Clinical

Line of Business:Residential Services

Branding: ResCare

About this Career Opportunity:

  • Behavior Support Professional (BSP) 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 BSP 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 BSP 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; and

  • Revises the Plan as needed.

  • The BSP may also perform the following functions:

  • Develop the task analysis portion of the IHP/ISP 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 BSPs 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 IDDW provider’s Human Rights Committee if no other professional is presenting the same information regarding the person;

  • Attend and participate in IDT meetings and the annual assessment of functioning for eligibility conducted by UMC 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; and

  • Attend and contribute to Futures Planning sessions, including Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATHs) and Making Action Plans (MAPs).

  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

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 I/DD field, completion of the WV APBS facilitated three hour Overview of Positive Behavior Support or the WVUCED Positive Behavior Support Direct Care Overview, and completion of an approved WVAPBS curriculum (We provide the Positive Behavior Support certification if they have not received it) Note: New hires of individual agencies that have not completed an approved WVAPBS curriculum must successfully do so within the first six months of employment and be under ongoing clinical supervision by a Behavior Support Professional.

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

Additional Information


ResCare offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, disability, life, and tuition reimbursement. All employees age 21 and older are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.

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About Our Company

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities!ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Behavior Support Professional.

About this Line of Business

We cover thousands of homes across the country, with a comprehensive range of programs and services, including host home and foster care. ResCare partners with people in the community who open their homes to individuals with disabilities and assists families by providing adoption and foster care services. With almost four decades of experience in the IDD services field, our aim is to be the provider-of-choice in the development of unique and proprietary service offerings and technologies – working toward innovative care models and leading health outcomes with states and payers.

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.