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PRN Behavioral Specialist - Butler, PA 


The hours for this PRN position may vary between 8 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday. Occasional weekend working may be requested.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and oversee treatment plans for clients with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Promote and follow safe working practices and take the necessary actions to prevent injuries and illnesses to staff, clients, visitors, and volunteers.
  • Practice sound risk management to protect Lifesteps' mission, service recipients, staff, and volunteers.
  • Perform assigned tasks to insure continuous quality improvement.
  • Comply with responsibilities outlined in Lifesteps' Emergency Preparedness and Universal Precaution Plans.
  • Comply with confidentiality policies and procedures, including, but not limited to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Report all incidents involving clients to the designated Agency Point Person by following Home & Community Services Information System (HCSIS) guidelines.
  • Obtain and maintain certification in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI).
  • Obtain and maintain certification to pass medications when needed for clients in the Community Home.
  • Instruct staff on implementation of individualized client programs.
  • Monitor and ensure successful implementation of client programs.
  • Research and develop instructional activities.
  • Perform CPI techniques as outlined in client's specific behavioral plan.
  • Attend ISP and/or /Interdisciplinary Team meetings for assigned caseload.
  • Develop/Implement Program Activities.
  • Assess clients in assigned program upon admission and annually thereafter.
  • Develop ISPs in conjunction with other disciplinary team members.
  • Ensure implementation of ISP actions to achieve the client's identified outcomes.
  • Provide ongoing training and instruction to staff on the implementation of the ISP outcomes.
  •  Document monthly and quarterly progress and instruct direct care staff on the implementation of the plan, anticipated outcomes and other instruction activities pertinent to the plan.
  • Ensure required documentation and reports are completed accurately and timely.
  • Train staff on the documentation required for the clients daily progress and outcomes.
  • Review the documentation and complete the required monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Ensure the time lines of reports meet all regulation requirements.
  • Coordinate efforts between parents/caregivers and professionals.
  • Perform first aid and CPR as required.
  • Evaluate information to determine compliance and comply with standards; 6400 regulations; Agency policies, procedures, and rules; and all other applicable regulations.
  • Conduct and/or coordinate ongoing training and guidance of all respective staff and with Supervisor, Community Home.
  • Attend psychiatric, psychological, and therapeutic appointments with Community Home staff when necessary.
  • Travel on business as required.
Position Requirements

Requirements for the position include:

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Education or related field
  • Fully trained in Functional Behavioral Assessment 
  • Fully trained in positive behavioral support.
  • Have met training requirements to deal with autism spectrum disorders 

Must have a valid driver's license

Full-Time/Part-Time PRN  
Location Butler, PA  
About the Organization Lifesteps assists families with the challenges they face at various stages in life. From the special needs of infants and young children, to the care and support needs of developmentally and intellectually disabled and frail elderly adults, Lifesteps offers family-focused programs and services.

Lifesteps was part of the National Easter Seal Society. In 1994, we became a local and independent agency with a broader mission and a new name - Lifesteps. We continue to meet the challenging needs of the families and individuals of all ages in the communities we serve.

Lifesteps provides programs and services in eleven counties. Availability of programs and services varies by county.  
Lifesteps Shift 8:00AM - 5:00PM 

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