Easter Seals Arc Behavior Consultant in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Summary:The primary responsibility of the Behavior Consultant will be to help individuals identify and address problem behaviors through the design and implementation of a Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Support Plan. The goal of the consultant is to decrease maladaptive behaviors by working with the individual and her/his team to teach appropriate replacement behaviors. The Behavior Consultant will report directly to the Behavior Solutions Director. Duties and Responsibilities:Maintain compliance with all regulatory bodies.Ensures that services adhere to regulations.Maintains detailed client case notes, compiles and submits reports. Accurately tracks, monitors and documents all approved billing.Ensures accurate and proper documentation of services; ensures that services adhere to regulations.Adheres to Easterseals Arc Human Resources and EEO/AA policies and performs other duties as assigned.Ensures services provided are individualized.Provide positive behavior supports and interventions.Attends and participates in family and team meetings.Attends all Behavior Consultant meetings scheduled by the Director of Behavior Solutions.Obtains all needed signatures for required paperwork.Effective correspondence and communication with all individuals, providers, family members, staff members, and all other treatment team members.Ability and willingness to support individuals with challenging behavior, mental health needs and/or medical concerns.Provides timely interventions with individuals and ensures all deadlines are met. Ability to coach individuals in a positive and supportive manner and redirect or deescalate situations as needed. Must be able to establish clear boundaries with clients and be assertive when needed. Partners with individuals, families, and staff to develop and carry out an individual person centered functional behavior assessment and behavior support plan reflective of the individual's needs. Support people to be safe and have optimal health and wellbeing:Attends all appointments that pertain to the individuals' mental health.Maintain a system of personal availability to all individuals on assigned case load.Provides crisis intervention and supportive counseling.Reports and notifies the Director of Behavior Solutions immediately of a crisis that has occurred.Maintains a safe, positive, and supportive environment with all individuals.- Ability to communicate effectively with an individual in the individuals' mode of communication. - Engage in on-going professional development to increase knowledge and skills.- Provide trainings to others through examples and sharing of knowledge. Positively represent Easterseals Arc:Upholds agency values and follows agency policies and procedures.Maintains confidentiality of records/information according to HIPAA, State, Federal Laws and guidelines.Maximize and responsibly utilize agency and community resources.Serves as a liaison to participants, families, community resources, State and local agencies. Qualifications:Must be at least 18 years of age.Master's Degree in Psychology, Special Education, Social Work, or closely related field is required.Prefer 5 years of experience providing direct behavioral services, knowledge of clinical assessments, dual diagnoses, neuro/biological etiology of behavior symptoms and psychopharmacology preferred.Licensure as a Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Social Worker or Marriage or Marriage and Family Therapist preferred.Bilingual preferred.Ability to coordinate services under the direction of agency clinical supervision and training from the HSPP Psychologist.Possession of a personal laptop/tablet with internet access for work documentation and must be computer efficient.Must be flexible, and demonstrate good conceptual skills, leadership skills, and managerial abilities.Ability to pass criminal/registry background checks and other checks as deemed necessary.A valid driver's license, i