Damar Services, LLC

Behavior Clinician

Job ID
2017-2181
US-IN-Indianapolis
Category
Outpatient Services

Overview

Behavior Clinician
Remarkable People — We Are a Remarkable Team
 
At Damar, our people are remarkable. Our staff are dedicated to serving our clients to achieve remarkable results. We are a diverse team of men and women with a wide range of skills and experiences interested in careers that matter. We will provide you the training to help you not only provide the best service to our clients, but provide a place where you can fulfill your career ambitions. With competitive benefits, a culture of compassion, innovation and fun, Damar Services offers you the opportunity to do remarkable work.
 
We are currently seeking a talented, motivated and detail oriented individuals to join our highly skilled team. In this role, the Behavioral Clinician consistently exercises discretion and judgment to analyze, interpret, make deductions and then decide what actions are necessary based on the varying facts and circumstances of each individual case. A Behavioral Clinician works without daily and immediate supervision, evaluating possible courses of conduct and making decisions where there is no opportunity to seek supervisory assistance. A Behavioral Clinician works with the client on a day to day basis using professional judgment and discretion to implement the team determined treatment plan.

Responsibilities

Quality Services/High Quality Staff
• Serves as a member of Damar Services’ interdisciplinary team.
• Ensures that all activities, services and programs through Damar are conducted in a manner that is sensitive to and shows respect for the cultural and ethnic diversity for all Damar clients
• Assists the Therapist in developing, implementing and revising individual treatment plans; assures that services provided are specified in the treatment plan and monitors progress toward treatment goals.
• Provides face to face crisis management services for clients, including assessing the crisis and collaborating with the Therapist to implement services to alleviate the crisis.
• For adults, provides individual and group skills training and development to assist the client and/or family in developing skills (i.e. self-care, daily life management, interpersonal communication, parenting, illness management, anger management, positive coping skills, and problem solving skills) directed toward reducing psychosocial barriers.
• For children, provides individual and group skills training and development to assist the client and/or family in developing skills (i.e. coping with body image changes, coping with hormonal-induced emotional mood swings, self-care, daily life management, interpersonal communication, illness management, anger management, positive coping skills, and problem solving skills) directed toward achieving developmental milestones and reducing psychosocial barriers.
• Works collaboratively with the Therapist and medical staff to ensure coordination of integrated care for the client, including identification of health issues, compliance with treatment, and effective client to medical provider communication.
• Assists in the completion of the CANS/ANSA re-assessments.
• Provides consultation to staff on specific cases involving coordination of care.
• Maintains positive working relationships with staff of other agencies and institutions, homes, and facilities, and acts as a liaison between clients and agencies and/or institutions.
• Prepares and maintains clinical records, reports and forms and other administrative tasks as required.
• Participates in continuing education activities, remaining knowledgeable in areas of expertise.
• Maintains neat, chronological clinical documentation of all sessions, contacts, and casework with clients, families and community resources.
• Ensures that consistent behavioral-based treatment occurs by providing guidance and training to employees for assigned clients.
• Interacts professionally with parents, school, medical personnel, and others using only excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
• Keep abreast of current treatment technology, literature, practices, and regulations.
• Attends meetings, conferences, and workshops as recommended by the Assistant Director Behavior Support Services.
• Will adhere to all policies and procedures as defined in the Employee Handbook and Damar Operational Policies and Procedures Manual.
• Takes pride and ownership in Damar’s facilities and assigned work areas.
• Attends mandatory staff meeting and other meetings as assigned.
• Completes and updates mandatory training and other licensure related items in a timely manner.
• Maintains documentation that is accurate and legible.
• Completes incident reports, including reporting any suspected exploitation, abuse, or neglect of a client.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Financial Responsibilities
• Seeks the best use of materials, equipment and staff to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
• Acts as a good steward of Damar and/or client finances.

 

External Relationships
• Respects the culture, diversity and rights of all clients, their families and the community.
• Shows initiative by identifying solutions to work towards improving stakeholder satisfaction.

 

Growth and Transformation
• Prioritizes duties in a manner consistent with organizational objectives and growth.
• Remains up to date on treatment best practices to ensure to proactively meet client demands.

Qualifications

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

• Ability to follow and execute specific oral and written instructions.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to promote and maintain positive interaction with all internal and external stakeholders.
• Knowledge and self-awareness of personal bias.
• Demonstrate respect for cultural, ethnic, spiritual and linguistic diversity and values including differences in personal goals, lifestyle choices and varying family backgrounds and histories.
• Ability to pass and maintain Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) certification if working in children’s residential home/unit licensed by Dept. of Child Services (DCS).
• Ability to physically manage and restrain clients when necessary, including ability to assist in lifting, maneuvering, and physically supporting individuals up to 200 pounds; ability to lift up to 35 pounds.
• Ability to walk, sit, stand, for long periods of time. May also be required to stoop, bend, squat, push, pull, run,, kneel and have full dexterity and agility

 

Minimum Qualifications

• Must have a Bachelor’s degree (BA, BS, BSW) from an accredited four-year college or university in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Education, Nursing, Recreational Therapy, Rehabilitation, Music Therapy, Art therapy, Pastoral Counseling, Child Development, plus one to two years related experience
• Must have a Master’s degree (MA, MS, MSW) from an accredited college or university in Applied Behavior Analysis, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related human service area of study.
• Minimum age of 21 per licensure requirements.
• Valid Indiana driver’s license and driving record that meets eligibility requirements of Damar’s insurance carrier (for all positions requiring driving).
• Must meet and maintain background screening requirements of program(s) assigned to.
• No felony convictions or other criminal offenses involving a dependent population.
• Successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and physical.

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