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Company: Benchmark Human Services
Location: Little Rock, AR
Category: Crisis Response Services
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If you’re looking for a rewarding career in serving individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) come join Benchmark Human Services, a national leader in behavioral health and IDD services!  Benchmark is seeking a Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional (QDDP) for our community-based crisis response project located in Little Rock, Arkansas. We provide thorough training, great challenges, and even greater fulfillment as you help individuals reach their maximum potential. Since 1960, Benchmark has been empowering marginalized populations to see their potential. We are committed to realizing the full potential of EVERYONE – those we serve, our partners and vendors, and our employees, who bring our mission to life each day. We actively strive to be a workplace that honors the unique experiences of our employees. Benchmark believes we are stronger, better, more effective in our pursuits when we are diverse; when we are equitable; and when we create space for everyone to be their authentic selves. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The QDDP will assist providers of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities/Behavioral Health (IDD/BH) services in Summit Community Care’s provider network who support persons with IDD in crisis and at high risk of disruptions in placement.  As a member of the Provider Focus capacity building and crisis support team with Benchmark Human Services, the QDDP is a professional who practices under the supervision of a BCBA or BCaBA (“designated QDDP supervisor”).  The QDDP is primarily responsible for coaching and training on skill-acquisition and behavior-reduction plans with agency staff, such as Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). Position will be Part-Time BENEFITS:
  • PTO and Sick Time
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • And MORE!
  • Provide face-to-face or virtual coaching and training with DSP staff of participating IDD/BH providers.
  • Assist agency staff with development, implementation, and monitoring of Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSP), including coaching on data collection and fidelity checks.
  • Work with DSPs and their supervisors to ensure all materials/supplies needed for implementation of behavior plans are available.
  • Present graphical summary of effectiveness of PBSP to other DSPs at staff or consultation meetings.
  • Model positive behavioral supports and respond to emergency situations as trained.
  • Complete Functional Behavioral Assessment Interviews and/or Observations, as assigned by BCBA or Director.
  • Write up drafts of PBSP and other behavior plans in conjunction with the supervising BCBA.
  • Participate during provider wraparound or consultation meetings by reporting assessment results and offering rationale for best practice recommendations in areas of expertise.
  • Provide crisis de-escalation support to teams as required.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge and skill to use computer.
  • Ability and skills to train others.
  • Skills in behavioral assessment.
  • Skills in behavior plan development.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a human services field.
  • Successfully complete a criminal background registry check at time of application.
  • Minimum of one year experience working with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Maintain required certification and licensures.
  • Maintain valid driver’s license and auto insurance.
Interested in learning more? Apply online today at Benchmark Human Services is an EOE/AAP Employer. Veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We look forward to viewing your application! Open Job
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