Position is Home Based. Under the direction of IBT Coordinator
and Clinical Director the Behavior Health Specialist I (BHS I) is
responsible for the care and safety of assigned children. As a
member of the ABA treatment team responsible for implementation
observation and documentation of this program under the direction
of Clinical Director. Provides direct care ABA services to children
ages 2-8+ years.
Lifespan employees are expected to embrace Lifespan's mission of
"Delivering health with care" and successfully role model
Lifespan's values of Compassion Accountability Respect and
Excellence as these guide our everyday actions with patients
customers and one another.
Participates in maintaining a safe and therapeutic
Actively engages with assigned children throughout shifts.
Participates in the operationalization of the ABA plan for
assigned patients in their homes according to established
department and unit-based procedure/policies.
Maintains and documents level of patient observation as ordered
by the Clinical Director.
Assists in teaching children daily routines activities of daily
living and basic hygiene
needs as assigned.
Identifies reports and actively resolves potential/actual
problems in the home as able.
Demonstrates appropriate critical incident follow-up skills by
timely verbal reporting to Clinical Director and documentation in
progress note. Completes other documentation (ie: incident reports)
Interrupts self-stimulatory & aggressive behaviors by providing
timely therapeutic intervention(s) as directed by the Clinical
Maintains appropriate professional boundaries.
A. Adheres to Hospital Departmental and Program policies and
Attends staff meetings as assigned.
Maintains current CPR certification.
Maintains current OSHA ERS Safety Certifications
Attends unit/hospital staff development as assigned.
Consistently follows all hospital and departmental policies and
Consistently follows all program based policies and
B. Actively participates in the patient care planning &
treatment team review process under the direction of the Clinical
Reviews drill list on a daily basis communicating with IBT
and Clinical Director regarding child/family progress and
Actively participates in treatment team meetings & daily
reporting regarding assigned patients.
Is aware of department QI indicators and responsibilities
related to such.
Accurately documents significant patient/family observations/ABA
treatment through communication & on the daily progress note.
Collects discrete trial and incidental teaching data. Tracks as
directed by the IBT Coordinator and Clinical Director.
Offers information and knowledge acquired through experience to
other staff via formal/ informal staff interactions and development
Is able to adapt care style to meet needs of various
C. Supports and contributes to the development of ABA care
Assists and teaches patients in activities of daily living and
personal hygiene based upon patients abilities and directed by
Clinical Director/IBT Coordinator.
Demonstrates ability to set consistent and supportive
therapeutic limits within guidelines of hospital unit and
Institutes behavioral programs specific to the needs of the
patient in collaboration with the Clinical Director and IBT
Participates in childrens activities such as physical & social
development activities as directed by Clinical Director and IBT
Has reliable transportation and transports self to homebased
sessions as assigned.
Consistently models to patient/families appropriate and
therapeutic interpersonal staff/patient interactions.
Handles crisis situations in a safe effective manner utilizing
the least restrictive safe patient care alternative.
Takes the initiative to seek formal/informal supervision
incorporating suggestions for improvement/changes in job
Performs other related duties as required assigned or directed
by IBT Coordinator and Clinical Director.
Pursuing or attainment of Baccalaureate Degree in a Human
Service or related field. Other education and experience considered
and may be substituted for educational requirements at the
discretion of the Hiring Manager.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to
patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging
processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each
step of the care process.
Reliable transportation required.
Experience working with young children preferred.
Training will be provided regarding principles of ABA positive
reinforcement confidentiality and crisis management.
Current CPR certification.
Current ERS OSHA and Safety Certification.
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race color religion sex national origin age
ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or
expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan
is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: Bradley Hospital USA:RI:East Providence
Work Type: Per Diem
Shift: Shift 1