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BIS Supervisor

Company: Young Adult Institute
Location: Bronx
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

If you are a current YAI employee, please click this link to apply through your Workday account.YAI has an opening for a BIS Supervisor, to support the caseloads of several Behavior Intervention Specialists, across several programs across the Bronx region. This is a clinical position which involves the assignment to programs where the BIS Supervisor is responsible for the assessment of individuals' habilitative, behavioral and psychiatric needs and the development and implementation of effective interventions to help ameliorate those needs. The BIS Supervisor's effectiveness depends on implementing the person-centered values and beliefs, their capacity to form and maintain good relationships, their ability to identify and assist staff to employ best practices that will improve the person's situation, and their effectiveness as advocates for necessary changes in service practices. The position involves training staff to ensure the interventions are understood, implemented as documented and consistently, and that data is taken to effectively evaluate progress. The BIS Supervisor will also spend significant time interacting with individuals, assessing their ADL skills, providing personal care, promoting habilitation and/or rehabilitation, as well as providing for the health and safety of the individuals at all times. In addition, the BIS Supervisor is responsible for providing clinical oversight to the regional BISs to ensure that all the treatment and habilitative needs of the people receiving supports are addressed. The BIS Supervisor ensures all BISs are trained in all clinical responsibilities, ensuring all program plans are implemented properly and consistently, and all documentation is maintained. Mission Statement YAI:YAI is a network of agencies offering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities a comprehensive range of services across all ages. YAI empowers people with disabilities to reach their goals every day. Our enthusiastic staff of over 4,000 professionals believes that everyone has a fundamental right to live, love, work, and learn. If you share our vision and want to help support people to live the fullest lives possible, apply to this position.Key responsibilities:Working directly with staff under the supervision and direction of the Program Supervisor(s) and Coordinator and BIS Coordinator.Identifying the habilitative, behavioral and psychiatric needs of the individuals and bring these to the attention of the team.Conduct assessments - both behavioral and habilitative via formal means (written questionnaires, rating scales, baseline data, etc.) and informal (observations).Develop written, individualized habilitative and behavior support plans in accordance with the agency philosophy, as determined by individual need. The BIS Supervisor may delegate the monitoring of these plans to the Assistant BIS or another designated staff, and must ensure that timely modifications are made, as dictated by individual need.Designing effective data collection systems that allow progress to be monitored. It is the responsibility of the BIS Supervisor to oversee the data collection in the program, ensure that the data is totaled and summarized on a monthly basis by the appropriate designated staff and that new data sheets are accessible to staff at the beginning of each month.To ensure that all programming as well as all scheduled activities are implemented consistently and in accordance with the agency philosophy.To oversee the completion of all required paperwork, including monthlies, Life Plan/case conference materials, and ensure that all pertinent information is included on psychiatric anecdotal.Ensuring that all interventions receive the proper approval prior to implementation prior to implementation (informed consent, Incident Review, human rights). Training staff, which includes, but is not limited to using the EMOE training system to ensure that all clinical interventions are properly implemented, to communicate clinical rationales to the staff, to provide staff with both formal and informal feedback, and role model at all times person-centered philosophy, implementing of habilitative and behavioral programming, and appropriate data collection techniques.Attend scheduled Person-Centered meetings and to function as a member of the treatment team. When unable to attend Person Centered meetings, will provide appropriate reports and recommendations prior to the Person-Centered meeting. Attend and actively participate in the monthly BIS, BIS Supervisor, and Coordinator meetings.Function as a resource to all programs within their region when needed and to the agency as a whole.Playing a role in the monthly Assistant BIS meeting (i.e.-attending, providing training, etc.) as directed by the BIS Coordinator.Attending the team meeting and leadership meeting for each of their programs on a regular basis. It is their responsibility to provide the clinical agenda for these meetings and take an active role in this meeting by leading the clinical discussion or provide training.Leadership role in working with families, and members of the community as well as at all team meetings, team building efforts, fundraising efforts, and special events.Providing clinical supervision to the Assistant BIS, provide them with information and activities that contribute to their growth and development and provide input to the Program Supervisor regarding their performance on a regular basis. Keep the Assistant BIS apprised of relevant clinical issues so that clinical needs of individuals are met in the absence of the BIS Supervisor.Providing useful clinical information to staff working directly with individuals and to maintain accepted standards of confidentiality.Recommending and initiating appropriate referrals for necessary psychological consultations and evaluations.Ensure that individuals receive appropriate mental health care and act as a resource to the team with regard to individual mental health needs.Ensure that all psychological records are maintained in accordance with OPWDD and YAI standards under the direction of the Program Supervisor and Quality Resource Specialist.Meet with staff on a regular basis to provide clinical supervision.Bring to the attention of the Program Supervisor and/or Coordinator, both programmatic and individual clinical issues and be solution-oriented in their resolution.Supervise students as requested.The BIS supervisor is required to perform their responsibilities as they currently exist or may change in meeting the needs of each program under the supervision of the Program Supervisor.It is the BIS Supervisor's responsibility to meet with his/her supervisors on a regular basis including the Program Supervisor, the BIS Coordinator and Coordinator. They are responsible to come to supervision prepared with an agenda, approach clinical and programmatic issues in a solution-oriented manner, and to follow up on tasks delegated during the supervision process in a timely manner.To function in a direct service professional capacity on an as needed basis.To meet regularly with all regional BISs to provide direct clinical supervision.To acquire and maintain areas of expertise which will be agreed upon by the BIS Coordinator.To provide training to new BISs and provide ongoing training in specialty areas to the department as requested. Serve as a resource to department members and agency staff by providing information as needed.To complete the annual evaluation tool for all regional BISs.To develop and /or provide clinical training to meet regional and departmental clinical needs.To participate in the process of identification and screening of potential new individuals as appropriate.Education and Experience:Master's degree in field of psychology, social work or related field (as specified in OPWDD regulations).Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines.Ability to work in a stressful environment.Extensive knowledge of developmental disabilities.Extensive knowledge of clinical syndromes.Ability to conduct comprehensive assessments.Ability to write clinical reports, goals/outcomes and treatment plans in a clear and concise manner.Ability to train staff in an effective manner.Ability to communicate effectively orally in training staff and professional presentations.Ability to solve complex problems.Ability to supervise multiple cliniciansDemonstrates leadership skills.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam or disabled veteran. YAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam or disabled veteran. YAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Young Adult Institute, New Rochelle , BIS Supervisor, Other , Bronx, New York

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