Are you a Behavior Technician – Community Enhanced Respite Services who is passionate about people? Are you looking for a job where you’ll enjoy excellent benefits and the chance to make a difference in your community? Then join the I Am Boundless, Inc. team!
We are a fast-growing nonprofit organization committed to building a world that realizes the boundless potential of all people. For more than forty years, we’ve provided people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges the support and services to thrive. Our person-centered approach to care celebrates people for who they are and empowers them to become active participants in the communities where they live, work, and play.
Will you join us? Apply today!
Working for Boundless has many perks. We treat our team like family and offer advantages that allow you to focus, thrive, and grow. Why Boundless?
- Excellent benefits including no-cost dental, vision, and life insurance.
- A Boundless sponsored $150 deposited into your flexible spending plan
- 80 hours of paid time off
- Student loan forgiveness through the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
- Scholarships geared towards professional development and continued education
- Career growth opportunities
Pay Range: $18.00 - $21.00 an hour based on education and experience.
Schedule: Various afternoon/evening hours, will be discussed in the interview.
What You Will Be Doing
We want people to join our team who share our values of love, excellence, respect, empowerment, and well-being. The ideal candidate will provide in-home and community-based respite services and behavioral health services for children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges. The Behavior Technician will work with individuals and families to provide person-centered care and treatment services.
Primary Job Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Participate in the development of and provide services to each individual based on the service needs defined by the team and in the Individual Treatment Plan.
- Participate in training, meetings, etc. in the community, the consumer’s home, and/or the agency's home office as needed.
- Provide services to the client regarding psychoeducation and problem-solving to promote recovery and wellness management.
- Use evidence-based techniques, as available, to implement behavioral support strategies and provide assistance in the use of communication and mobility devices as needed.
- Support opportunities that increase problem-solving skills to improve self-regulation and socialization, and maximize an individual's ability to participate in community activities independently or with natural supports.
- Provide recreation and leisure including supports identified in the person-centered individual service plan as being therapeutic in nature, and/or as being necessary to assist the individual in developing and/or maintaining social and familial relationships.
- Implement behavioral health treatment by providing intensive services based on the individual’s mental health needs including, but not limited to: skills development, problem-solving, conflict resolution, emotions/behavior management, developing positive coping mechanisms, and managing mental health and behavioral symptoms.
- Assist the individual with self-medication or provision of medication administration for prescribed medication.
- Provide personal care when necessary, including support and supervision in personal hygiene, eating, communication, mobility, toileting, and dressing.
- Provide Crisis Prevention and Intervention as needed and when approved.
- As assigned, assist in the general referral, admission, and transition of individuals into and within the organization.
- As assigned, check and record the medical needs of assigned individuals–medication administration and any self-medication programs. Assist in the periodic review and update of individual files.
- Assure that proper procedures are followed in regard to each individual and their inherent rights.
- Maintain data, documents, records, and materials related to assigned individuals and their treatment plans. Assist in monitoring goal progression. Identify and document when interventions are needed for specific goals due to lack of progression.
- Involve individuals in whatever capacity possible in community events and activities.
- Assist as needed with ambulation and/or transfer of individuals with mobility impairments.
- Provide transportation to individuals as required or assigned.
- Complete all required documentation related to funding, employment, or general operations, including but not limited to the following: Time reporting, Service delivery, Skill development, Behavioral data sheets, Unusual and major unusual incident reporting, and other incident reports as needed.
- Seek, receive, and apply feedback appropriately and professionally, and work towards goals developed with supervisors.
- Communicate by both hearing and speaking in a professional manner with the individual, team members, outside professionals, and parents/guardians, and use professional language when interacting and when describing the individual and/or behaviors.
- Responsible for reading and following the employee handbook and all Boundless policies and procedures.
- Responsible for completing and following all training assigned.
- Meet required productivity requirements as established by leadership.
- Perform all other duties as assigned.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Must be able to communicate in English, including both spoken and in writing.
- Valid Ohio Driver's License with Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles; proof of auto insurance; insurable driving record (five points or fewer).
- Within 60 days of hire, successful completion of the required training(s) and certification(s) applicable to the assigned program.
- Experience working as a Qualified Behavioral Health Specialist (QBHS).
- Three years experience working with people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities or behavioral health challenges OR a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
- Ability to obtain and maintain First Aid, and CPR - adult, child, and infant. (Training will be provided, if not already certified).
- Ability to obtain and maintain Ukeru and medication administration certification (Training will be provided).
All candidates who have received an offer of employment will be required to undergo a pre-employment background check, drug screen, and health screen as applicable for the role.
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.