Open Skies Healthcare
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BEHAVIOR MGMT SPECIALIST
at Open Skies Healthcare
The Behavior Management Specialist (Specialist) is responsible for assisting SED/NBD youth to develop, restore and/or maintain behaviors which make appropriate functioning in the community possible. The Specialist, in cooperation with the BMS Coordinator and with Clinical Oversight, creates a Service Plan to address client abhorrent behaviors. The Specialist employs the methods identified in the Service Plan to teach behavior-enhancing skills. The Specialist also functions as a member of the clinical team by providing positive reinforcement and employing therapeutic interventions. Behavior management services are delivered to clients up to age 21 who are in need of behavior management interventions which have been designed to avoid inpatient hospitalization, residential treatment and/or separation from family. In addition, Specialists provide supportive services following hospitalization or out-of-home placement as a means of transition designed to maintain the client in the least restrictive environment possible.