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Developmental Disabilities Institute Abs-Ma (Adult Svcs) in Smithtown, New York



  • Complete screening, initial and annual assessments ensuring paperwork is completed and filed appropriately in each individual’s record

  • Conducting functional assessments for the purpose of behavior support planning, design and monitoring (involving observation, interview with staff)

  • Author behavior support plans based on positive behavior support

  • Implement and monitor ongoing data collection to assess progress of behavior support plan and identify need for referral to Human Rights Committee where applicable

  • Observe staff working with individuals to ensure BSP is being followed

  • Provide feedback and modeling for staff on implementation of behavior support strategies

  • Update monthly statement of objectives (i.e., behavioral goals) by the end of the first week of the following month

  • Complete annual assessment, quarterly/semi annual reviews and monthly summaries accurately and in a timely manner

  • Coordinate with Speech Language Pathologist the development and implementation of functional communication programs

  • Implement and monitor ongoing data collection to assess progress of communication programs

  • Ensure consistency between existing communication plan and needs identified in behavior support plan

  • Ensure that parent/guardian consent for behavior support plans is obtained annually or following significant change to plan

  • Ensure that Human Rights Committee approvals are in place prior to psychotropic medication being begun or increased

  • Coordination of review and monitoring usage of SCIP-R

  • Attending psychiatry and speech/communication appointments

  • Provide inservice training for staff behavior plans, general behavior support methods, individual needs and diagnosis, general orientation classes, etc.

  • Attending and participating in staff meetings, IDTs, annual meetings

  • Attending Human Rights Committee when needed

  • Advocating for medication reductions when appropriate

  • Attending departmental meetings with supervisor and peers

  • Arranging all formal testing as required

  • Demonstrating knowledge of procedures for handling emergencies

  • Demonstrating familiarity with state and federal regulations in the psychology, communication, and life safety areas of support.

  • Demonstrating knowledge of DDI’s policies on the treatment of problem behavior

  • Determines appropriately when to inform/ask supervisor for assistance

  • Advances own knowledge of field (reading, attending continuing education opportunities)

  • Independently works the hours and times necessary to meet the needs caseload

  • Respond to off hour needs of individuals ad programs as necessary (on-call)

  • Works and communicates effectively with peers, team, and staff

  • Serves as a role model of professional behavior in such areas as dress, interpersonal relations and job performance.

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