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Behavioral Health Specialist I PD

Company: Lifespan Corporation
Location: East Providence
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


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 environment.

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) as applicable.

Interrupts self-stimulatory & aggressive behaviors by providing timely therapeutic intervention(s) as directed by the Clinical Director.

Maintains appropriate professional boundaries.

A. Adheres to Hospital Departmental and Program policies and procedures.

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 procedures.

Consistently follows all program based policies and procedures.

B. Actively participates in the patient care planning & treatment team review process under the direction of the Clinical Director.

Reviews drill list on a daily basis communicating with IBT Coordinator

and Clinical Director regarding child/family progress and continued concerns..

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 forums.

Is able to adapt care style to meet needs of various children.

C. Supports and contributes to the development of ABA care plans/behavioral management.

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 department standards.

Institutes behavioral programs specific to the needs of the patient in collaboration with the Clinical Director and IBT Coordinator.

Participates in childrens activities such as physical & social development activities as directed by Clinical Director and IBT Coordinator.

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 performance.

Performs other related duties as required assigned or directed by IBT Coordinator and Clinical Director.

Other information:


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

Union: Non-Union

Keywords: Lifespan Corporation, East Providence , Behavioral Health Specialist I PD, Other , East Providence, Rhode Island

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