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Behavior-Communication Consultant (BCC)

Job Description

 

The Behavior-Communication Consultant (BCC) will work with adults with disabilities and their teams to find solutions to challenging behaviors. The goal is to find effective replacement behaviors to replace the challenging behaviors. This goal is achieved successfully through consulting with team members and working directly with the client. The BCC will provide services in a variety of settings such as the home, day program, or in the community. The BCC will also complete required paperwork and provide services as stated in the service definition mandated by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). BCCs report to the Behavior/Communication Consultant Manager (BCCM), who has a Master’s Degree and serves as a direct supervisor and clinical mentor.

 

BCCs may also have to provide Communication Specialist services. The goal of these services is to consult with clients and their teams to determine the best strategy to develop a formal communication system so the client can effectively communicate their wants, needs, and desires. The BCC will use Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies such as iPads/Tablets, single switch devices, and picture cards. The Behavior/Communication Consultant will receive training on these devices and associated software and report the BCCM.

 

Job Tasks

Behavior Consultant:

  • Conducting Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) to determine why behavior happens.

  • Developing comprehensive Behavior Support Plans (BSP) that are function-specific and incorporate positive strategies to support the individual.

  • Collecting and analyzing data to make informed decisions about plan effectiveness.

  • Provide in-person support to the individuals and their support teams.

  • Train participants and their support teams on the BSP.

  • Collaborate with all team members in the development and implementation of the BSP.

  • Writing service notes and quarterly reports indicating direction of progress for the individual.

 

Communication Specialist:

  • Assessing the client on their communicative need.

  • Collaborating with the client and team members do determine the strategy for developing a formal system of communication.

  • Assisting the team in setting up tools such as iPads, Androids, Picture Cards, and other forms of communication.

  • Training the team and client on how to use the communication strategies discussed by the team.

  • Monitoring progress on communication development and providing assistance as needed.

 

General Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Attendance at team meetings for assigned clients

  • Maintain 80% billable hours per week as a part-time employee OR 30 billable hours per week minimum as a full-time employee

  • Maintaining neat and orderly client files

  • Keeping progress notes up to date on a weekly basis and saved on the team storage system.

  • Responding to emails and communications within 24 hours.

  • Attend weekly supervision with the BCCM.

  • Attend monthly JTMC team meetings at the regional office.

  • Submit timesheets on a weekly basis.

  • All other duties assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Human Services, Education, or related field.

  • At least one year experience in the field of human services. A combination of internship, practicum, part-time employment and related life experiences may be used to satisfy this requirement.

  • Current Child Line Clearances, Criminal History Report, and FBI Clearances indicating no previous “founded” charges of child abuse or convictions that would compromise the person’s ability to perform the job.

Performance Standards

The following standards will be used to guide the on-going evaluation of the performance of BCCs:

  • All reports, forms, and worksheets conform to J.T. Mummert Consulting LLC designated formats.

  • All reports, forms, and worksheets are completed accurately and submitted in a timely manner.

  • Quality of services provided to consumers and their teams, as measured by satisfaction surveys and commentary provided to agency personnel.

  • Being on time and prepared for scheduled appointments and meetings.

  • Responding promptly and appropriately to questions or concerns from team members.

  • Knowledge of the tools used, steps of the functional assessment process, and following steps in order.

  • Professional presentation (dress, confidence, initiative, tactful)

  • Modifying approach based on feedback from supervisor (i.e., accepting constructive criticism)

  • Communicating to others well orally and in writing

  • Adhering to all policies and procedures of J.T. Mummert Consulting LLC

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