The Behavior Specialist assists the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in providing behavioral services to patients admitted to our inpatient Innovations Program serving children and adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) including Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and other diagnoses.
- Assists the BCBA in conducting functional assessments.
- Assists the BCBA in developing individualized function based behavior plans.
- Assists the BCBA in developing, refining, providing leadership for and training general program protocols (e.g., level system, data collection, unit schedule, reinforcement procedures, crisis intervention).
- Assists the BCBA in providing training to direct care staff, Registered Nurses, family members and other caregivers involved in the patient’s treatment.
- Provides direct behavior therapy and active treatment programming on individual and/or group basis including proactive strategies and crisis intervention and models programming for all team members.
- Collaborates with treatment team including patient, parents, caregivers, guardians, outside professionals, MD, RN, therapists and co-workers.
- Assists with maintaining a structured milieu.
- Collects, records, and summarizes data on observable patient behavior.
- Effectively communicates with parents, caregivers, guardians, outside agencies and other treatment providers regarding patient progress.
- Maintains patient confidentiality.
- Follows all hospital policies and procedures.
- Maintains a clean, safe, and organized work environment.
- Maintains and acquires technical knowledge by attending required trainings.
Maintains supervision to BCBA standards
Must be enrolled in or have completed university coursework to obtain graduate degree in behavior analysis, education or psychology from a qualifying institution that once completed will allow you to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and apply for Licensure in the state of Kentucky.