QSAC Behavior Intervention Specialist (BIS – In Home Services / Family Services) in Jamaica, New York

Our Mission

QSAC is a New York City and Long Island based nonprofit that supports children and adults with autism, together with their families, in achieving greater independence, realizing their future potential, and contributing to their communities in a meaningful way by offering person-centered services. QSAC pursues this mission through direct services that provide a supportive and individualized setting for children and adults with autism to improve their communication, socialization, academic, and functional skills.

Job Description

QSAC is looking for dedicated and proactive Behavior Intervention Specialists (BIS) to support our In-Home Direct Support Professionals who primarily provide 1 to 1 services in the individual’s home and community. Applicants should have a good knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The BIS will work with the individual, family and DSP staff to develop and monitor Person Centered Service Plans to assist the individual in achieving their personal goals. Positions are available in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Long Island. The position requires traveling to the individual’s home and other locations in the community. Flexible schedule which requires evening and weekend hours.

Responsibilities for a Behavior Intervention Specialist include:

• Visit individual’s homes on a regular basis to develop, maintain and evaluate goals to ensure goals are appropriate and outcomes are being achieved

• Complete Functional Assessments and other evaluations to assess skill level and behavioral support needs of each individual

• Develop individual goals and activities to support outcomes identified in the Life Plan utilizing evidence-based strategies in accordance with OPWDD regulations

• In service and observe goal implementation by Direct Support Professionals

• Monitor/Assess monthly goal progress and update short-term objectives

• Maintain clinical paperwork and other required documentation as regulated by New York State

• Provide ongoing training support, supervision and evaluation of in home DSP staff

• Communicate with families, individuals receiving services and other service providers on a regular basis to ensure quality services

• Problem solve with families to resolve concerns over services.

• Commutate effectively with team members to ensure proactive responses to concerns and maintain a positive relationship with the families and individuals served

Requirements

• Master’s degree and minimum 1 year experience supporting people with intellectual disabilities/autism required, ABA experience preferred

• Highly organized and able to handle multiple priorities

• Detail-oriented, multi-task capable and able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

• Bilingual Spanish or other language a plus

• Experience writing goals and activities utilizing evidence based interventions to help individual achieve personal outcomes including Behavior Support Plans for people with autism

• Passion for making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families

• Ability to travel within NYC and Long Island required

• Ability to work independently

Benefits

Our benefits go beyond health and retirement. You will be joining a passionate community of professionals and staff who support each other in a challenging and rewarding work culture. For full-time employees, we offer generous benefit packages:

• Generous Paid Time Off policy

• Medical Insurance as low as $1.00 per paycheck

• Dental, and Vision Insurance starting at $5.00 per paycheck

• Low employee cost Group Life Insurance and Long Term Disability

• Flexible Spending Accounts

• Opportunities for career advancement

• Competitive salary

• Flexible schedule

QSAC is Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to recruiter@qsac.com

Skill Set

ABA, Master's, Communication