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Behavioral Specialist

Company: Oppertunities Services
Location: Byron
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Together, Making a Difference

Are you passionate about helping others and making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities? Opportunity Services is seeking a driven and motivated individual to join our team as a Behavioral Direct Support Professional (DSP)! In this role, you will Make a Difference in a person's life supporting them in community services.

Team members at Opportunity Services (OS) work together to enrich the lives of our clients and teach them to take pride in a job well done. At OS, we bring our clients and business partners together to provide meaningful jobs and activities throughout communities to the individuals we serve. Our culture at OS is defined by our teamwork of helping, listening to and supporting one another throughout the organization. We are looking for new team members who want to Make a Difference and care about the people they serve and work with!

  • No Nights or Weekends!

Hours and Benefits of the Behavioral Support Specialist:

  • Pay is $13.50-18.90 per hour
  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm - No Nights or Weekends required!
  • Located in Byron, MN
  • Full Time Position Benefits also include:
  • Medical - 100% Paid by Employer
  • Dental
  • 7 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Opportunities for Advancement
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Essential and Principle Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the transportation of clients using OS vehicles and follows agency's transportation policies.
  • Provide supervision to clients in recreational activities, meal times and other various activities in a day program setting and out within the community.
  • Provide quality assistance with all personal cares.
  • Provide and assist clients with medication administration.
  • Community integration/engagement: facilitate positive interactions of clients with community members at large.
  • The use of behavior modification principles: assist in interaction through positive reinforcement, positive programming, engagement and the use of alternative communication strategies.
  • Communicate and work positively with client teams.
  • Implements Physical Intervention Alternatives (PIA) strategies when applicable
  • Follows recommended Positive Behavior Support Plans specific to each client

Position also known as: DSP (Direct Support Professional), Behavior Specialist, Positive Behavior Support Specialist, Behavior Support Staff

  • High School Diploma
  • Clean Driving Record
  • Ability to obtain DOT certification
  • Ability to bend, squat, kneel, torque, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, and reach above shoulders repeatedly throughout the day.
  • Ability to life up to 40 pounds
  • Desire to work with adults with disabilities and/or behavioral needs
  • Experience in dealing with disruptive behaviors

Keywords: Oppertunities Services, Minneapolis , Behavioral Specialist, Other , Byron, Minnesota

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