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Experienced DDS Clinical MSW low case load must be

Company: Oak Hill
Location: Hartford
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Oak Hill is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Response Team Clinician. This person will inspire others and make a life changing impact while achieving professional growth and personal fulfillment. Oak Hill sets the standard, partnering with people with disabilities, to provide services and solutions promoting independence, education, health, and dignity. This role will help expand Oak Hill's ability to identify and address diverse needs within the community. Along with the individuals we serve, Oak Hill is committed to empowering our staff. When you join our team as a Response Team Clinician, our team will support you to reach your career goals. We offer professional development, tuition reimbursement, and career pathways that allow you to develop your career while an Oak Hill employee. The Response Team Clinician (RTC) works in Community Programs, assisting the Clinical Response Team (CRT) to assess the behavioral needs of and design interventions for program participants with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, and/or mental health diagnoses as a means of enhancing the lives of program participants in keeping with the Oak Hill mission. The RTC is familiar with and utilizes principles of Positive Behavior Supports (PBS). The RTC will have experience in working with people with severe behavioral challenges and will be able to work within the framework of both PBS and the behavioral model. *SUPERVISORY AND OTHER CONTACTS*\***\*The RTC works directly under the supervision of the Response Team Coordinator and with the Director of Behavioral Services.The RTC may have contact with any person who falls within the range of Oak Hill and Gilead programs, and specifically with Direct Support Staff, supervisors, families and guardians, other state agencies such as DDS or DHMAS, other clinicians, and other persons on the Planning and Support Team. *QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS*\***\*Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Applied Behavior Analysis, Education, Human Services, or related field with 5 years or more experience in a similar job, performing assessments and designing Behavioral Support Plans and interventions using Positive Behavior Supports.Preferred Requirements: Master's degree or Doctorate in Applied Behavioral Analysis, Psychology, Education, Social Work, or a related field with 5 or more years of experience. Licensure in ABA, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or working toward such qualification. *BENEFITS* * Generous Paid Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time, Plus Paid Holidays * Affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits (Oak Hill pays 50% of your medical deductible) * 403(b) Retirement Plan (Oak Hill contributes 5% at no cost to you) * Free and Low-Cost Life Insurance Options and Free Long-term Disability Insurance * Excellent Professional Development Opportunities; Tuition Reimbursement; Career Pathways * Staff Recognition and Appreciation * Paid Training, Education, and Certification as necessary (including CPR training) This is a non-union position and the starting salary is $53,374.60. *RESPONSIBILITIES* * Creates and revises Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavioral Support Plans (BSP) for participants referred to the CRT, as well as within Oak Hill Programs if needed, to address their behavioral challenges/psychiatric needs and meet the goals for each individual as developed by the CRT/ Planning and Support team (PST). This will involve reducing interfering behaviors and developing and increasing socially appropriate skills and competencies for personal growth. The RTC will use appropriate tools and assessments to complete FBAs and to draw valid conclusions, and design interventions based on principles of Positive Behavior Supports. When needed, the RTC designs and performs a Functional Analysis (FA), done or supervised by a BCBA. * Creates and revises Behavioral Support Plans and utilizes data analysis to meet Department of Children and Families (DCF), Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDS), and Department of Public Health (DPH) regulatory requirements by creating appropriate data collection formats and data analysis review systems. * Familiarity with and the ability to discuss components of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and DDS Psychiatric Treatment Plan requirements. * Works in collaboration with the Treating Psychiatrist to guide the CRT and other partner agencies in monitoring the effectiveness of psychotropic medication to evaluate effectiveness and determine the need for modification in treatment. Collaborates with Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Nurses, and other professionals to identify and treat participants' behavioral health needs. * Determines program effectiveness and the need for modification through direct observation of the participant and support staff, monitoring data, reviewing and evaluating behavioral reports, and preparing and presenting any Behavioral Reviews with the CRT members. * Instructs partner agencies on how to accurately create Behavioral reports, calculate and summarize data analyzing all tracked target behaviors and including any other relevant factors that may be impacting the participant. * If in the Clinical Response role, participates in weekly rounds and monthly Regional Director meetings with DDS to review current status and progress of participants in Step Up/Down partnership (With other Clinical response team members as appropriate) * If working within Community Programs, prepares data/graphs and analysis for DDS Program/Clinical Review. Attends PRC/HRC/Clinical Review and is usually the lead presenter in such forums. Provides similar reports for URR when behavioral needs are a component of the review. * Participates in the exchange of information related to program development and implementation by working with CRT, parents and guardians, psychiatrists, therapists, and Direct Support Staff, as indicated for each participant. * As indicated for each participant, assists any appropriate partner agency staff or clinicians in acquiring the skills and techniques necessary for implementation of all Behavior Support Plans by conducting in-services focusing on the core components of the plan including the assessment, treatment plan and rationale, interventions, data collection systems and the review process. * Assists in the orientation and training of new RTCs as necessary or requested. * Communicates concerns and issues related to participants' well-being to the Clinical Response Coordinator and /or other administrators so that these can be addressed in a timely manner. * Familiarity with Oak Hill, DDS, DCF, and DPH policies, procedures and requirements which relate to the position of RTC to ensure their implementation when appropriate. * Within their training and scope of practice, utilizes concepts and practices of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) when appropriate. \_We support equality for and advancement of all people, based on their qualifications and actions alone, without regard to color, gender, age, religion, national origin or disability.__\_ An Equal Opportunity EmployerJob Type: Full-timePay: $60,000.00 - $67,000.00 per yearBenefits:* 401(k)* Dental insurance* Flexible schedule* Health insurance* Paid time off* Tuition reimbursement* Vision insuranceMedical specialties:* PsychiatrySchedule:* 8 hour shift* Monday to FridaySupplemental pay types:* Signing bonusWork Location: In person

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