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Able2 - Enhancing Potential Behavioral Intervention Specialist II in Horseheads, New York

At Able2, we take pride in enhancing the quality of life of the people we serve and have a long history of compassion and dedication to the individuals in our community. Able2 couldn't incorporate these core values without employees like you so apply today!

The schedule for this vacancy is Mon-Fri 8a-4:30p, some flexibility required. The pay range for this position is $17.75/hr to $19.65/hr. As a full time employee, you will accrue paid time off starting day one. Need insurance? Desire low benefit premiums? Upon hire, as a full time employee, you can select benefit elections and have various options for health insurance (including options that have free premiums for individual coverage). With additional incentives such as free basic life insurance, 401K with employer matching and employee referral bonuses, Able2 provides you with stability as well as a better purpose.

Qualified candidate should have the following education and experience:

  • Must have a Bachelor?s degree in a human services field; and have provided behavioral services for an agency in the OPWDD system continuously since December 31, 2012; and either:

  • is actively working toward a Master?s degree in an applied health service area of psychology, social work, or special education; or

  • completes at least one graduate-level course in an applied health service area of applied psychology, social work, or special education each year.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain certification in the approved OPWDD curriculum on the use of positive behavioral approaches, strategies, supports, and physical intervention techniques and FA/ CPR/ AED.

  • Possess a valid driver?s license and driving record acceptable to the agency's insurance carrier.


  • Develops, implements, and revises Behavioral Support Plans/ Services appropriate to individuals? needs with Consulting Psychologist.

  • Obtains Human Rights Committee approval for Behavior Support Plans that include the use of restrictive interventions, limit an individual?s rights, or include the use of medication to modify or control challenging behavior.

  • Provides initial and on-going training, support, and debriefing with staff in the implementation of Behavior Support Plans/ Services for individuals on their caseload.

  • Assist program areas or residences in times of behavioral crisis which may include working non-traditional hours.

  • Completes an Adaptive Behavior Assessment annually, triennially, or as required for each individual on their caseload in accordance with the current assessment tool being utilized by the Psychology Department.

  • Participates in direct service aspects of each individual?s program (ADL?s, feeding, transporting, recreation activities) as needed to develop relationships and observe behavioral needs.

  • Conducts individual and/or group debriefing sessions, under the supervision/ direction of the Consulting Psychologist, for individuals on their caseload as referred by the Treatment Team an d other duties as assigned.

Able2 Enhancing Potential is an equal opportunity employer. Able2 Enhancing Potential does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.