Apr 23, 2021
Holbrook, NY, USA
Behavior Intervention Specialist Maryhaven is a nonprofit, Long Island based agency committed to helping persons with special needs including intellectual disabilities, mental health issues, physical disabilities, and/or substance abuse/dependence issues to realize their full potential. The agency's purpose is to establish, maintain and operate progressive programs and services which are residential, educational, vocational, and rehabilitative in nature. The ideal goal is the attainment of normalization, in all aspects of life, for each individual we support. Maryhaven's Day Habilitation takes care of individuals with intellectual disabilities.Responsibilities will include: As part of the Day Habilitation Services Program, the BIT delivers services including (but not limited to) Community Integration, assisting Activities Coordinators, assisting BIS and crisis intervention.The BIT is assigned to support an individual as needed during times of crisis and activities. In addition, the secondary focus is to implement proactive components to all Behavior Support Plans.If you are looking for more than a job and want a career that makes a difference in someone's life. Requirements: High School Diploma/GED with 2-3 years experience working with individuals diagnosed with ID/DD, varying diagnosis or physically challenged individuals requiredOR Associates degree in Human Services and/or related field and one year experience working with individuals diagnosed with ID/DD, varying diagnosis or physically challenged individuals preferred. Enrollment in a BA Health Science/Human Service level program preferred. Maintain valid NYS driver's license within agency criteria. Maintain SCIP-R certification. AMAP within three months of employment and annually thereafter. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to maintain a professional demeanor with staff, individuals supported and outside team members.Maryhaven offers comprehensive compensation and benefits; our offerings go beyond the basics. In addition to multiple medical plans, life insurance, generous paid time off and flexible spending accounts, we also offer substantial tuition reimbursement, an employer funded pension plan and several savings plan options for your future. Due to our extensive network of programs and services, the opportunities for career growth are significant. Come enjoy working with others as you chart your own course for the future!