Behavioral Intervention Specialist

We are currently seeking a Behavioral Intervention Specialist (Level 1) for our Queens Programs. As a Behavioral Intervention Specialist, you will:

  • Work in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) to assure the mental health and behavioral needs of the individuals we serve.
  • Be responsible for functional behavioral assessments and behavior support plans.
  • Provide individual and group counseling, staff training.
  • Present psychotropic medications and restrictive behavior support plans to the Human Rights Committee.


  • Master’s degree in a clinical and/or treatment field of psychology and documented training in assessment techniques and behavior support development, and at least five (5) years’ experience working directly with individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Personal Computer proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Able to travel to and access multiple locations throughout the metropolitan area.
  • Provides on-call behavioral service coverage via cell phone. Weekend/holiday coverage rotates throughout the behavioral service department.
  • Adhere to agency policies and procedures, including, but not limited to Time Care, Corporate Compliance, Cultural Sensitivity and Sexual Harassment.
  • Perform all job responsibilities in full compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Adheres to the agency’s corporate compliance program, including the code of business conduct, the NYS and federal false claims acts, whistleblower protections and mandatory reporting. Completes corporate compliance training at least annually. Fully cooperates in all corporate compliance investigations and reviews.
  • Able to work flexible hours and/or days, including possible overnight and weekend hours on rare occasions.

If you meet the requirements and CP of NYS sounds like the place for you, "Apply now"

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