Liberty Point Behavioral Healthcare is a residential treatment facility that serves adolescent males (ages 12-18) with intellectual disabilities, psychiatric disorders, and behavioral problems. As part of the Staunton, Virginia community for 15 years, Liberty Point has provided treatment, education, rehabilitation, recreation, and cultural exposure through community outings, while also providing a safe environment. Our program prepares these young men for return to a home, a less restrictive environment, or to independent living. Our primary focus is on encouraging constructive change and personal growth, learning positive ways to get appropriate attention, improving behavior choices, developing a sense of responsibility for actions, learning problem-solving skills, and developing thinking patterns that support positive relationships.
Liberty Point is currently recruiting for a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to provide behavior support services to residents attending our on-campus school, Liberty Point Academy, by addressing behaviors which interfere with school and unit performance. The primary function of the BCBA is to plan, develop, and monitor a variety of behavioral support service delivery options to meet the needs of clients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and/or other behavioral and social/communication challenges. The BCBA also consults with and teaches instructional team members regarding pro-active, educational, programming, and behavioral supports; develops and implements comprehensive treatment plans; and collaborates with team members, related service providers, families and other agencies as appropriate.
The BCBA will work Monday-Friday, approximately 11:00am-7:00pm.
Education: Master's degree in Special Education, Psychology, or related field with specialist knowledge of behavioral health and treatment philosophies and professional practices. BCBA certification and associated licensure preferred.
Experience: At least 2 (two) years of direct experience provided to special needs residents in the public/private school system, alternative school, or inpatient psychiatric program.
Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire
Will be responsible for completing Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and assisting residents in identifying and developing better behavior alternatives
Will be responsible for establishing and maintaining data measurement, collection, and analysis systems for clients receiving behavioral interventions
Perform observations and work collaboratively with Education School Personnel, Mental Health Staff, and Clinical Staff to design, implement, monitor, and analyze individualized positive behavior support interventions; including ability to model, teach, and train staff in positive behavior strategies and in data collection techniques.
Will participate in professional development activities including on-site training and relevant off-site classes, workshops, etc.
Will display a high degree of professionalism in all activities and interactions with residents, staff, parents, agency personnel, community members, etc.
Successful candidates must also be able to:
Lift and carry up to 50 pounds,
Effectively use the full range of body motion,
Successfully complete and pass all components of Handle With Care & Verbal De-escalation Crisis Intervention Training, Effectively perform facility approved First Aid and CPR techniques (CPR, First Aid, and HWC training will be obtained during new employee orientation),
Reflect behavior, attitude, and appearance appropriate to the position and be supportive of the facility and division philosophy, goals, and objectives,
Effectively communicate both verbally and via written documentation
Liberty Point offers great employee benefits, including but not limited to:
Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug plans
401(k) Retirement Plan with company match Life Insurance Flexible Spending or Health Savings Account
Generous Paid Time Off
Career Development Opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
A Challenging and Rewarding Work Environment
Liberty Point Academy is licensed by the Virginia Department of Education as a private residential school for students with disabilities and is specifically licensed to serve disability categories of Intellectual Disability, Autism, Emotional Disability, Hearing Impairment, Multiple Disabilities, Other Health Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Speech or Language Impairment and Visual Impairment.
Liberty Point Academy is fully accredited by VAISEF and the student teaching requirement can be fulfilled at Liberty Point. Liberty Point is a part of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) -- a Fortune 500 company with facilities in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.
Liberty Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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