Imagine Behavioral Services provides personalized services that enrich people's lives by supporting an amazing group of children and adults with developmental disabilities.
We strive to be the provider of choice by personalizing our services to meet each customer's needs and preferences.
We strive to be the employer of choice by creating a positive working environment that values and releases the talent, energy and creativity of our teammates.
Imagine provides services to a variety of families in Seattle, Tacoma, and Spokane areas incorporating each individual's values, culture and needs into interpersonal actions that work.
Providing parent coaching, staff development training, one-on-one training and support, IEP support and access to a network of professionals to create a wraparound approach of caring.
The role of the Behavior Specialist involves working with children and families in dealing with challenging behaviors with the goal of preventing out of home placement for the child. The Behavior Specialist develops and oversees the implementation of written positive behavior support plans, supervises the Behavior Technicians implementing the plan, and provides consultation and training to families. Recipients of the services, which are provided in the home or other community based setting, are children with challenging behaviors ages 8 through 21.
Assessments/Plan Writing/Progress Reviews – Completes and maintains current intake and annual paperwork, assessments/ evaluations, service plans, data reviews and progress reports for individuals on his/her caseload according to procedures and timelines outlined in company policies and state regulations. Submits complete, accurate, and organized authorization requests to DDD within designated timelines to ensure on–going authorization for services
Behavior Management and Consultation – Provides consultation and training to families in learning to deal more effectively with their child's challenging behavior. Responds to families when they are in crisis. Coordinates with families, case managers, schools, and other key people and providers in the child's life to ensure implementation of the plan across environments.
Delivery of Services – Maintains knowledge of individuals, their health/medical needs, and their service plans. Provides training as scheduled and as outlined in each individual's Positive Behavior Support Plan and assists the individual with achieving their goals. Takes initiative and uses creativity when developing Positive Behavior Support Plan. Utilizes positive behavior support principles and techniques. Maintains positive, respectful relationships and interactions with individuals during service delivery. Takes steps to ensure that quality services are occurring in environments that are age–appropriate, integrated, safe, and conducive to learning. Ensures that services are delivered according to authorized service plan hours.
Leadership/Supervision – Oversees the delivery of services provided by Behavior Technician(s). Conducts initial and ongoing staff observations. Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; contributing to performance appraisals; rewarding and counseling employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Manages program expenses within authorized budget.
Master's degree or PhD in psychology, education, or related discipline required.
Two years Post Graduation experience designing and implementing comprehensive behavioral therapies for children and adults with developmental disabilities and challenging behaviors. Extensive knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Support principles.
1500 hours of relevant course work and/or training in principles of child development, learning theory, positive behavior support techniques, dual diagnosis, and/or behavior analysis preferred. May be included as part of the degree program.
Registered Counselor license through the state of WA preferred. If not currently licensed, must be willing to apply for license.
Paid time off (PTO)
A fun, creative work environment
Strong support and encouragement from upper management
If you have any questions, please contact Frank Gravelyn
13525 32nd Ave NE, Suite A Seattle, WA 98125
Tel: 206-365-0809 Fax: 206-365-0872
Email address: FGravelyn@slstart.com
** We conduct pre-employment drug screening **
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
901 N Monroe St Suite 200 Spokane, Washington 99201 509-328-2740 fax: 509-326-9207 email@example.com