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Bi-Lingual Response Team Clinician

Company: Oak Hill
Location: East Hartford
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Oak Hill has been enhancing the lives of people with disabilities since 1893! We invite you to join our team of highly committed professionals. Founded in 1893 by trailblazer and visionary, Emily Wells Foster, Oak Hill has over 129 years of experience providing the highest quality services to people with varying disabilities. Oak Hill sets the standard, partnering with people with disabilities, to provide services and solutions promoting independence, education, health, and dignity.JOB DESCRIPTIONBI-LINGUAL RESPONSE TEAM CLINICIAN (BLRTC)GENERAL PURPOSEThe Bilingual Response Team Clinician (BLRTC) works in Community Programs, assisting the Clinical Response Team (CRT) to assess the behavioral needs of and design interventions for program participants with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, and/or mental health diagnoses as a means of enhancing the lives of program participants in keeping with the Oak Hill mission. The BLRTC is familiar with and utilizes principles of Positive Behavior Supports (PBS). The BLRTC will have experience in working with people with severe behavioral challenges and will be able to work within the framework of both PBS and the behavioral medical model.CRITICAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS AND WORKFLOW INTERDEPENDENCIESThe BLRTC works under the supervision of the Response Team Coordinator and the Director of Behavioral Services.The BLRTC may have contact with any person who falls within the range of Oak Hill and Gilead programs, and specifically with Direct Support Staff, supervisors, families and guardians, other state agencies such as DDS or DHMAS, other clinicians, and other persons on the Planning and Support Team.TARGET OUTCOMES/MEASURES OF SUCCESS High quality person-centered, culturally relevant services. Program individuals, family, guardian, DDS and related outside agencies satisfaction with the quality of service. Accomplishment of program goals with resulting program growth. Meets productivity expectations. Cost effective use of resources.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Speaks and writes both English and Spanish with a high level of proficiency, suitable for professional and clinical work and documents.1. Creates and revises Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavioral Support Plans (BSP) for participants referred to the CRT, as well as within Oak Hill Programs if needed, to address their behavioral challenges/psychiatric needs and meet the goals for each individual as developed by the CRT/ Planning and Support team (PST). This will involve reducing interfering behaviors and developing and increasing socially appropriate skills and competencies for personal growth. The BLRTC will use appropriate tools and assessments to complete FBAs and to draw valid conclusions, and design interventions based on principles of Positive Behavior Supports. When needed, the BLRTC designs and performs a Functional Analysis (FA), done or supervised by a BCBA.1. Creates and revises Behavioral Support Plans and utilizes data analysis to meet Department of Children and Families (DCF), Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDS), and Department of Public Health (DPH) regulatory requirements by creating appropriate data collection formats and data analysis review systems.1. Familiarity with and the ability to discuss components of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and DDS Psychiatric Treatment Plan requirements.1. Works in collaboration with the Treating Psychiatrist to guide the CRT and other partner agencies in monitoring the effectiveness of psychotropic medication to evaluate effectiveness and determine the need for modification in treatment. Collaborates with Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Nurses, and other professionals to identify and treat participants behavioral health needs.1. Determines program effectiveness and the need for modification through direct observation of the participant and support staff, monitoring data, reviewing and evaluating behavioral reports, and preparing and presenting any Behavioral Reviews with the CRT members.1. Instructs partner agencies on how to accurately create behavioral reports, calculate and summarize data analyzing all tracked target behaviors and including any other relevant factors that may be impacting the participant.1. Participates in CRT and Behavioral Services weekly rounds, and bi-weekly Clinical Director meetings with DDS to review status and progress of individuals being served.1. If working within Community Programs, prepares data/graphs and analysis for DDS Program/Clinical Review. Attends PRC/HRC/Clinical Review and is usually the lead presenter in such forums. Provides similar reports for URR when behavioral needs are a component of the review.1. Participates in the exchange of information related to program development and implementation by working with CRT, parents and guardians, psychiatrists, therapists, and Direct Support Staff, as indicated for each participant.1. As indicated for each participant, assists any appropriate partner agency staff or clinicians in acquiring the skills and techniques necessary for implementation of all Behavior Support Plans by conducting in-services focusing on the core components of the plan including the assessment, treatment plan and rationale, interventions, data collection systems and the review process.1. Assists in the orientation and training of new RTCs (Response Team Clinicians) as necessary or requested.1. Communicates concerns and issues related to individuals well-being to the Clinical Response Coordinator and/or other administrators so that these can be addressed in a timely manner.1. Familiarity with Oak Hill, DDS, DCF, and DPH policies, procedures and requirements which relate to the position of BLRTC to ensure their implementation when appropriate.QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTSRequirements:Masters degree in Psychology, Education, Human Services, or related field with 5 years or more experience in a similar job, performing assessments and designing Behavioral Support Plans and interventions using Positive Behavior Supports. Preferred masters degree or Doctorate in Applied Behavioral Analysis, Psychology, Education, Social Work, or a related field with 5 years of experience. Preferred Licensure in ABA, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or working toward such qualification is highly preferred.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of behavioral health issues which are common among individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and/or mental health needs. Skills and ability to assess needs and evaluate, plan, and implement ways of addressing these issues. Ability to recognize need for changes in approach and to apply needed changes to BSPs, data systems, or other related systems in a timely and effective manner. Knowledge of behavioral intervention techniques, data collection systems, staff development, and the skills and abilities needed for their implementation. The ability to quickly develop a working knowledge of DDS, DCF, DPH, and regulations and guidelines which apply to behavior intervention issues in the program setting. The ability to teach staff behavior intervention techniques. Ability to maintain organized and accurate records. Good interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with others. Sensitivity to cultural differences, and respectful, professional address of same. Ability to understand and express ideas very well, both orally and in writing in both English and Spanish. Ability to effectively present information to an individuals and groups. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to be flexible and dependable. Ability to carry out responsibilities with minimal supervision. The ability to respond appropriately in emergency situations.We support equality for and advancement of all people, based on their qualifications and actions alone, without regard to color, gender, age, religion, national origin or disability.An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Oak Hill, East Hartford , Bi-Lingual Response Team Clinician, Other , East Hartford, Connecticut

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