Residential Behavior Associate

Posted: 03/12/2021

PURPOSE:
Residential Behavior Associate is responsible for providing direct care services for adults who receive enhanced support and reside at Little City. The Residential Behavior Associate ensures the health, welfare and safety while respecting individual choices and self-determination. The Residential Behavior Associate will work with adults in an intensive intervention residential environment with adults requiring highly intensive behavioral support needs as a result of exhibiting extreme physical aggression towards oneself and others.
The Residential Behavior Associate assists individuals to become more integrated in their communities by maximizing the person’s strengths, interests and abilities. This includes direct care of program individuals and implementation of individual plans (IP) and behavior plans (BP). The Residential Behavior Associate utilizes active engagement and applied behavior analysis techniques to assist individuals served in maintaining and\or increasing independence in their home and community.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Be at least 21 years old. High School diploma or GED equivalent required. At least one-year experience working with individuals with behavioral challenges (including in Autism, serious emotional disabilities, and other developmental disabilities). Must successfully complete 40 hours RBT Online training and competence assessment within 45 - 60 days from the date of hire or date of transfer; or hold current certification as an RBT. Must be registered as a Direct Support Person (DSP); or meet the qualifications to be eligible to become a DSP and successfully complete Direct Support Professional training within 120 days of hire. Must pass the Medication Administration course and on-the-job training, demonstrate competency in passing medication, and receive clearance by the Medical Team to become a member of the Med Pass team.
RESIDENTIAL BEHAVIOR ASSOCIATE
(NON-PACE CERTIFIED
LifePath Center for Adult Living
Home Manager / Program Supervisor
December 2020
Title: Residential Behavior Associate
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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The list of essential duties and responsibilities, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the task to be performed. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein is such duties are a logical assignment to the position.
1. Provide direct care services, which may include, but are not limited to assisting in behavioral and personal care services to specific individuals that will enable him/her to reach his/her fullest potential and improve behavior, academic, social and functional skill.
2. Follow prescribed behavior skills acquisition across life skills areas (communication, ADL’s, personal hygiene, social & community skills, vocational skills, leisure & recreation skills) utilizing Applied Behavior Analytic approaches (including but not limited to discrete trials, task analyses, incidental teaching, direct instruction). Assist with preparing & maintaining materials as necessary.
3. Help set individual goals and track individual progress, noting any drastic changes; report findings to superiors
4. Monitor individuals’ behavior toward themselves and others and maintain patients' records of problems and progress.
5. Follow prescribed behavior change protocols & procedures to teach appropriate, functional alternatives to challenging behavior through a variety of means (including but not limited to functional communication training, differential reinforcement, appropriate transitions, tolerating delays, & self-management).
6. Transports residents from the CILA in a Little City vehicle to the day training program, program with residents at the day program and transports back to the CILA.
7. Document interventions, progress data, session notes.
8. Transports residents in a Little City Van to necessary appointments and community outings, including shopping for groceries, personal items and participation in recreational activities, religious services and Special Olympic Events.
9. Participate in activities that promote generalization of skills including, but not limited to, assisting with training and direct skills instruction.
10. Administers medications to individuals, as assigned. Ensure Medication Administration Record (MAR) entries are completed.
11. Assist with assessments related to & training on resident’s individualized treatment and behavior change protocols, through direct teaching, modeling, overlap, and fidelity checks.
12. Document individual goals and track client progress, noting any drastic changes; report findings to superiors.
13. Accepts responsibility as a Mandated Reporter per State guidelines. Immediately reports all allegations of Abuse or Neglect to his or her immediate supervisor.
14. Utilize safe & appropriate handling procedures when working with residents.
15. Maintain resident confidentiality.
16. Collaborate with various programmatic and/or departmental teams and attend individualized treatment meetings as necessary.
17. Completes and maintains all required mandated trainings, such as Medication Administration Training Program, CPR / First Aid, Behavioral Principles and Strategies (ABA), and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI).
18. Successfully completes Little City Foundation required training, re-training, and any additional training as required by Little City Foundation policies and practices, or as assigned by his or her immediate supervisor.
Title: Residential Behavior Associate
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COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
This position is part of the collective bargaining unit. Management has the right to schedule work hours and determine the work to be performed. Supervisors must have the flexibility to adjust to changes in scheduling, (including hours, the total number of work hours and work assignments) brought on by program needs.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is subject to sitting for prolonged periods; frequently walks, stands, grasps, lifts, holds, or feels objects; occasionally stoops, kneels, crouches, or crawls. Extended use of the computer and typing is required. The employee frequently is required to use manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination when working and handling office equipment. The employee is subject to assist and support up to 50 pounds with varying amounts of assistance on a reoccurring basis. The employee is required to have corrected vision and hearing within normal range and the ability to operate office equipment. Must have the ability to perform CPR and CPI. Occupational exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious substances, including communicable diseases when performing personal care (Category III). Occasional exposure to cleaning agents and disinfectants. Residential work environment with a noise level of normal to loud. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Disclaimer: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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