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Behavior Specialist / Social Worker

Location: Amsterdam, NY
Job # 8858258
Look no further. This is the place for you! Liberty ARC offers you the chance to have a fulfilling career with numerous opportunities to make a REAL difference in the lives of those we support. Liberty, the Montgomery County Chapter of NYSARC, supports individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. If you’re looking for an inspiring profession with many life-long rewards and want to be a part of something special, we want YOU!
Don’t miss the chance to work at one of most respected not-for-profits in upstate NY. We offer numerous professional growth opportunities, paid/on-the-job training and competitive benefits. Apply now and begin a truly unforgettable experience with us. It’s all about the opportunity and what you make of the journey!

Behavior Specialist/Social Worker
Location: Amsterdam, NY                                             
FLSA: Exempt
Reports To:  Supervising Behavior Specialist                                            
Physical Requirements:  Normal Office Environment, may need to assist with SCIP techniques             
Hours of Work: Full-time, 37.5 hours/wk, Mon-Fri 8:30a-4:30p                            
                           Flexible schedule, some travel required 
Job Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Social Work
  • NYS Social Work License preferred but not required
  • Master’s degree in a field of Psychology
  • At least one year of experience working with people with developmental disabilities or special training in the field.
  • A valid NYS driver’s license
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The overall duties center on providing behavioral supports to individuals along with providing training and instruction:
  • Provide Psychological/Behavioral supports to individuals in programs, maintaining compliance with Department and Agency policy/procedure, State, local, and Federal regulations.
  • Record and maintain individual’s behavioral records in compliance with all department and agency policies/procedures as well as all state, local, and federal regulations.
  • Provide behavioral training to agency personnel to include, orientation in home and work site.
  • Communication that is appropriate, accurate and timely.
  • Additional caseload coverage as assigned
  • Pursue personal/professional development and attend mandated agency training as required.
  • Provide individuals with group and family therapy collaboratively with psychologist, treatment team in developing behavior support plans and monitoring of plans.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed and recommended.
  • Collaborate with individuals served, psychologist and treatment team to develop holistic approach to planning process and challenging needs.
  • Serve as contact for family members in need of support
  • Monitor implementation of plans and act as liaison between programs to ensure consistency in supports.
  • Provide detailed communications between family members and teams.
  • Provide recommendations to teams that are struggling to ensure a thorough review and holistic approach.
Disclaimer – The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Liberty reserves the right at its sole discretion to amend its policies, programs and/or guidelines, including the contents of this job description, at any time without prior notice.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Program Employer, Minority/Female/ Disabled/Veteran. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment physicals and substance abuse testing.
Liberty was founded in 1957 by parents of children with developmental disabilities who wished to establish special education programs in the local community. Celebrating 60 years of quality services in 2017, the organization offers vocational, residential, day, family support and health-related services. We are headquartered in Amsterdam, NY with sites located throughout Montgomery County.
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