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Positive Behavior Support Technician

Company: Volunteers of America Mid-States
Location: New Albany
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Volunteers of America Mid-States (VOA) is a non-profit organization spanning four states that creates positive change in the lives of individuals and communities through a ministry of service. We provide housing for families, veterans, and low-income seniors. - We provide care and support for individuals with developmental disabilities, healing accountability that brings people together with restorative justice, and free HIV testing and education. - When Volunteers of America was founded in 1896, "volunteer" referred to anyone who served others as a vocation through a commitment to a mission. Today, we are still staffed by paid, mission-driven professionals working to create positive change and build thriving communities. - Flexibility, teamwork, and fun are some of the reasons our employees are proud to work at VOA! - We offer a comprehensive benefits package to employees who meet eligibility requirements. -

PROGRAM: - Indiana Developmental Disabilities Services - - - - - - -STATUS: Non-Exempt

POSITION: Positive Behavior Support Technician

REPORTS TO: Home Manager II


Provide training, assistance and support to individuals with intellectual disabilities and significant behavioral challenges and mental health conditions. Ability to work with individuals who display aggression toward staff and other program participants. Ability to implement plans and training throughout crises and respond to behaviors utilizing positive behavior supports. Assist individuals served in expanding their opportunities to participate in community life as they choose. Assist individuals in learning and maintaining skills, having new life experiences and respond to behaviors utilizing positive behavior supports. Provide training to individuals served in all identified areas and function as part of the interdisciplinary team. Must be willing to flex schedule according to the needs of the individuals served. Ensure every individual under your care is treated with dignity and compassion, served with integrity and justice, and that an appreciation for diversity will be present for all employees and people that we serve.


1. Must have high school diploma or GED. Some college preferred

2. Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities with behavioral needs and mental health conditions

3. Valid Drivers License and Auto Insurance

4. Experience providing care; toileting, bathing, etc. preferred

5. Previous experience working with clients with high behaviors preferred


1. Participate in the development and positive implementation of individual's plans.

2. Facilitate consistent implementation of the Behavior Support Plan (BSP) and Individual Specific Training (IST); implementing behavioral procedures as outlined to teach replacement skills and reduction of problematic behaviors through prevention and intervention while utilizing positive behavioral supports.

3. Respond to emergency situations as trained utilizing all aspects of the Mandt Training.

4. Implement relational Mandt training continuously to ensure a positive, engaged and therapeutic environment.

5. Implement Technical Mandt training only when safety is compromised (ex: physical aggression, dangerous self-injurious behavior and dangerous property destruction) per training and only as needed.

6. Assist persons supported in exploring interests and hobbies of their choice that can connect them to their community.

7. Engage individuals in preferred in home activities continuously. This requires staff to be attentive to individuals and the environment at all times. Staff should not sit when clients are present. Staff should be engaging in activities or supervision at all times. In down time, the house should be cleaned and paperwork should be completed. Once all work is completed, staff should remain alert and know individual's whereabouts per the individual's routine.

8. Provide transportation, utilizing VOA agency vehicles, to persons supported for daily activities.

9. Serve as a mentor to persons supported and provide on-going coaching and encouragement.

10. Teach meaningful daily living skills that increase independence, recreation, and socialization in the life of the individuals we support. -

11. Advocate for the needs, interests, and support of the person in your care.

12. Complete all required documentation, including but not limited to, daily support notes, charting, behavior data collection, etc.

13. Attend and be an active participant in scheduled meetings and trainings.

14. Provide communication regarding individual, home, or work related needs to supervisor/nurse/Behavior Consultant (BC) in a timely manner.

15. Assist with personal care as required. Individuals should be clean, presentable and in clothing that is appropriate.

16. Pass medications per physician's orders, as trained by VOA nurse, and notify the supervisor of any medication issues or medication errors.

17. Report to work on time and as scheduled. Previous shift staff may not leave shift until appropriate ratios are maintained.

18. Complete safety drills and Emergency Preparedness activities as scheduled.

19. Other duties as assigned.

20. Strong desire to make a positive impact in the lives of people with disabilities.

21. Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of different backgrounds.

22. Displays patience during crises and a maintain a positive attitude.

23. Strong communication skills with an ability to communicate in a productive and professional manner.

24. Ability to implement plans and Mandt training while dealing with physical aggression/elopement and other behaviors.

25. Ability to apply learned skills across situations and environments to increase client success.

26. Pass all training that requires competency testing.

27. Basic knowledge of nutrition, housekeeping, meal preparation, personal hygiene, etc.

28. Basic computer skills; ability to document as required in electronic health record systems, utilize payroll system, etc.

29. Maintain current certification in First Aid and CPR.

30. Must have valid driver's license. -

31. Ability to read documents and written instructions: ability to write and maintain records.

32. Ability to maintain confidentiality. -

33. Ability to stoop, kneel and lift (25 lbs.) safely to complete assigned tasks.

--- Competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package
--- Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
--- Life Insurance
--- Long-Term Disability
--- Short Term Disability
--- Flexible Spending Accounts
--- Health Savings Accounts
--- Critical Illness
--- 403B Retirement Savings Plan
--- Employee Assistance Program
--- Paid Vacation Time (based on eligibility)
--- Paid Sick Time (based on eligibility)

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Volunteers of America Mid-States, Louisville , Positive Behavior Support Technician, Professions , New Albany, Kentucky

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