Behavioral Health Specialist - Early Intervention (EIBI)
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Internal Number: 137711
Expected Starting Salary: 18.83 - 22.95
SCOPE: Care delivery occurs in a multi-disciplinary team fashion in a preschool classroom-type setting and a BHS's care assignment may reflect a combination of the following: working with multiple patients teaching new skills and identified IEP goals in a setting based on the therapeutic schedule, and specific 1:1 patient assignments to teach new skills, manage behavior and monitor individual patient data.
Group Treatment Management and Care Delivery - Provide instruction, planning, behavior management and acquisition protocols to small groups of young children diagnosed with ASD in a preschool-type setting. Manage group integrity utilizing the following components- structure, safety, planning, participation and support. Tasks include-direct instruction, adhering to treatment schedules, monitoring for patient/environmental safety, etc. Ensure safe, organized work areas, and treatment objectives are progressing appropriately. Adhere to established policies, procedures and protocols- team participation and follows patient learning programs and data recording protocols, monitoring environmental safety checks. Anticipate, develop and prepare necessary materials for various patient learning objectives and behavior management needs. Care assignment reflect the following- working with multiple patients in a setting based on the therapeutic schedule and specific 1 on 1 patient assignments. Demonstrate collaborative efforts with interdisciplinary team composed of psychology, speech and occupational therapy, and implements intervention protocols with feedback to allied disciplines. Prevent and respond to behavioral disruptions, appropriately deploying interventions based on individualized behavior plans.
Plan of Care - Implement/document patients' individualized plans, which includes- completing educational and behavioral assessments, implementing educational and behavioral protocols and providing direct instruction using applied behavior analysis teaching protocols. Per educational objectives, may provide interventions including ADL activities (i.e., feeding, toileting, dressing). Engage patients' families or support system in treatment plan under supervision of managing psychologist. Provide updates to supervising psychologist regarding patient progress. Demonstrate collaborative efforts with all members of the interdisciplinary team and discusses change in patient objectivs, behaviors or progress with supervisors/management. Participate in regular team planning meetings. Assist the multidisciplinary team during patient care and report of patient progress. Implement discipline specific interventions to ensure patient success after discipline modeling and treatment integrity checks.
Group Therapy and Clinical Activity - Lead and co-lead Psycho-Educational groups for young children with ASD in a preschool-classroom type setting based on the principles of applied behavior analysis; modifies groups to meet the needs of the patients. Proactively plan and establish group content and objectives based on patients' needs and in alignment with treatment objectives. Function as a member of the outpatient behavioral intervention multidisciplinary team to assess behavioral function and implement behavioral and educational protocols. Implement behavior assessment protocols as designed by psychology staff. Provide insight into antecedent events and consequences that may affect behavioral and learning treatment. Implement individualized and group behavior and education intervention plans as prescribed. Utilize safe management and crisis intervention techniques as appropriate. Participate in problem-solving of behavioral-educational treatment options. Participate in team staffing of children.
Therapeutic Relationships/Communication - Embrace Relationship Based Care. Demonstrate professional boundaries; recognized how personal experiences/personal values may impact therapeutic relationship and communication. Approach patients at their level of functioning, readiness to address issues and recognize how the effects of autism may impact a patient. Facilitate social-communication interventions among the patient children enrolled in programming. Demonstrate therapeutic communication, unconditional positive regard and empathy during all interactions with patients/families. Participate in regular team planning meetings. Assist the team during parent and staff training related to individual behavioral and education programs, data collection, and environmental modifications to promote patient success. Assist with training of outside school staff, parents, and other community agencies regarding behavioral assessment and treatment of individual children with autism spectrum disorders/developmental disabilities. Participate in multidisciplinary team programming as requested. Assist with creation and management of program materials. Assist with special projects as requested.
Documentation and Data Management - Complete patient documentation accurately and in a timely fashion as established by EIBI program, the department or patient care needs. Collaborate with other care team members to provide support and monitoring for changes in patient status, acute or ongoing as programming requires. Participate in teaming. Ensure that additional documentation is completed accurately and in a timely fashion, including group and individual documentation for both learning and behavior objectives; report safety or quality assurance issues. Assist with data collection, data management and graphing of ongoing treatment plans. Update program documents as directed by supervisors to assist with thorough documentation of treatment plans, including behavioral and educational interventions, treatment plans and outcomes.
Bachelor's degree strongly encouraged/preferred.
High school diploma or equivalent AND 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline
Work experience in a related job discipline preferred, but not required.
Bachelor's degree strongly encouraged/preferred.
Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others on a team.
Familiarity with applied behavior analysis preferred, but not required.
Familiarity with autism spectrum disorder preferred, but not required.
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