Connecting People with Possibilities
Mission: Bridgewell inspires hope and empowers people experiencing life challenges achieve their fullest potential.
Summary:The Direct Support Behavioral Specialist'START works with individuals on a 1:1 basis around obstacles to achieving goals for independence. You also work in conjunction with other team members and services as needed to identify obstacles, identify potential support strategies that would help the individual manage, cope with, or overcome those obstacles, and/or implement those strategies in their lives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with START Clinicians to provide on-site support for individuals referred by
Based on the status/needs of the individual referred, work with the individual and team to: identify relevant goals to be addressed, assist in determining measurable outcomes for services provided, and work towards identifying possible strategies for managing or overcoming obstacles and attaining identified outcome.
Facilitate implementation of recommended supports by individuals support network (i.e. family/staff) through providing information, feedback, and modeling of the
Identify potential community-based support networks that would be relevant/helpful for the individuals
Provide transportation when required as part of the identified goals for the
Attend clinical/team meetings for assigned individuals when
Complete progress notes for all work done with/for assigned
Provide other documentation as necessary/requested.
Maintain updated CPR/FA certifications.
Attend in-service trainings and conferences as needed/appropriate.
Other duties as
Bachelor's or Associate's degree in related
Must have had at least one year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, preferably dually diagnosed individuals (developmental and psychiatric disabilities).
Strong leadership and problem solving skills
Strong clinical skills
Demonstrated knowledge of behavioral concepts and techniques
Ability to work independently
Demonstrated ability to develop and foster positive relationships with funding sources
Excellent written and oral communication skills
The employee must be able to drive a car
Must have a normal range of eyesight with or without corrective
Must have a normal range of hearing with or without corrective
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Requires acceptable CORI according to Bridgewell policies.
Bridgewell is an EOE/m/f/vets/disabled.