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PROGRAM SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Company: PEOPLE INC.
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILTIES: --- Provide programmatic support where appropriate for site, staff and participants.
--- Provide information and submits and monitors required documentation to Behavior Department on individual requiring more intensive behavior services.
--- Create support profiles. Provides suggestions and collaboration for ongoing supports and safeguards and behavior plans as needed.
--- Reviews training provided by the Behavior Department associated with behavior plans to staff as needed in collaboration with Senior Day Supervisor.
--- Ensures fading plans from MMP's/BSP's are being followed and monitored.
--- Reviews Therap Coaching Notes, SCIP-R Alerts, Therap RIA Alerts and Restrictive Intervention Applications (RIA) and ensures the use of this information to facilitate program planning in compliance with the Department of Behavioral Health Services Policies and Procedures.
--- Completes monthly trending - including information from Behavior Tracking, Coaching Notes, and SCIP-R Alerts - and sends to psychometrician monthly
--- Prepares, submits, and presents HRC packets for individuals without active BIS support
--- Provides assistance with crisis intervention as needed to support the direct care staff
--- Ensures supplies/supports are available to meet individual needs.
--- Attends and participates in general staff meetings, in-service training, monthly support team meetings and other pertinent agency and community program meetings.
--- May attend ISP meeting as needed.
--- Assist in developing Day Habilitation plans that will promote an individual's valued outcome, independence and ability to contribute to the community for all assigned Day Hab individuals as needed.
--- Complies with all agency policies and procedures
--- Responsible for communication with transport providers and providing support as needed. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: --- B.A./B.S. or Associates Degree in psychology or behavior management related field preferred and two years of experience or combination of Education and Human Service Experience.
--- Minimum of 2 years related experience.
--- Ability to meet physical requirement of the position when performing the following: Standing, walking, sitting, bending stooping, squatting, kneeling and climbing.
--- Lifting requirements of 35 lbs.
--- Ability to lift and transfer individuals manually and mechanically as required by prescribed program plan.
--- Ability to move, reposition and place individual in pieces of equipment.
--- Physical agility and ability to react to emergency situation including maintaining Required certifications (i.e. SCIP, CPR)
--- CPR certification required.
--- Valid NYS Driver's license that meets agency policy.
--- Medication certification preferred

Keywords: PEOPLE INC., Tonawanda , PROGRAM SUPPORT SPECIALIST, Other , Tonawanda, New York

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