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Psych Support Specialist 

About the Organization For over 60 years, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region has helped people with intellectual and developmental disabilities build better lives one person at a time.

We provide support services and advocacy to 400 adults and children and their families in Harford and Cecil Counties. The Arc supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to create lives that mirror yours and mine: students attending neighborhood schools, adults going to work and living in their own homes, and individuals enjoying the social and recreational opportunities in their communities. We are a private, non-profit local chapter of The Arc of Maryland and The Arc of The United States, the largest volunteer organization in the world devoted exclusively to improving the quality of life for all adults and children with developmental disabilities.

The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.  
Category Clinical Support Services  
Description

Position Summary:

In this position, the Psych Support Specialist will provide psychological support services to adults and children with developmental disabilities and/or who are dually diagnosed. These services include but are not limited to: functional assessment interviewing, assistance in development of behavior support plans, training and implementation of the behavioral support plans, modeling of support services, home visits, assistance with psychiatric hospital admissions, and conducting training.

Position Responsibilities:

In a manner consistent with supporting The Arc NCR Mission Statement the Psych Support Specialist shall do the following:

Quality Support

  • Establish therapeutic relationship with individuals supported.
  • Assists in the training and implementation of behavioral support plans and data collection for the functional assessments.
  • Participate in Human Rights Committee where behavior support plans are presented and approved.
  • Participates in data collection, review and interpretation of behavioral data.
  • Ensures that the individual’s plan is carried out as outlined in the written plan, programs, schedules and other documentation.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate and effective relationships with physicians, psychologists and nurses in the community.
  • Provides direct assistance and modeling to families, staff and caregivers to they can implement the behavior support plan.
  • Facilitate groups and provide individual training on The Skills System.

Quality Team Members

  • Trains staff, family members and caregivers and models behavior support plans interventions and The Skills System.
  • Assesses and provides suggestions for staff training in the areas of psychological and behavioral supports.
  • Participates in orientation of new team members

Financial Excellence

  • Provides feedback to agency leaders, case managers and service coordinators around changes in service funding levels.
  • Accurate and timely billing for Brief Support Implementation services provided with required documentation and reports.
 
Position Requirements

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or Applied Behavioral Analysis or completion of coursework in psychology, education, social work, human development or behavioral science required.
  • Must be a Registered Behavioral Technician or complete the 40 hour RBT training within 3 months of employment
  • 2-3 years of experience in a human services field; DDA experience preferred
  • Experience in taking clinical skills and incorporate them in a multiple disciplinary approach to people
  • Obtain certification in Skills System within one year.
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

Other Requirements

  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Active valid driver’s license and driving record that has no more than two (2) points.
  • Maintenance of all required trainings under DDA guidelines and The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region policies and procedures
  • Flexibility of scheduling to meet agency and program needs; including but not limited to, on-call nights and weekends
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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