Support individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) with significant behavioral and psychiatric challenges by ensuring the access to supports beyond the array of services typically provided within community programs, will address crisis situations within Bexar County for persons who have IDD through training and linkages to crisis respite and crisis stabilization services; Collaborate with the service coordinator, other members of the Service Planning Team (SPT), and paid provider, to identify: A) prevention strategies to avoid potential crisis events and to promote the individual’s coping skills, and B) training and supports needs that provide the greatest chance of success of living in the community; Supports the service coordinator’s provision of on-going follow-up and monitoring activities, including assisting the service coordinator, other members of the SPT, and paid provider, in addressing concerns and issues identified during follow-up and monitoring visits, such as involvement with law enforcement and emergency room.
Ability to perform clinical assessments to determine severity of crisis situation; Assess the individual (1) for presenting symptoms of immediate danger to self or others or (2) the individual's mental or physical health is at risk of serious deterioration or (3)an individual believes he or she presents an immediate danger to self or others or (4) that his or her mental or physical health is at risk of serious deterioration; Knowledge of mental health disorders and ability to make clinical decisions based on presenting problem; Effectively present and teach information to individuals and groups; Develop a crisis respite service plan describing the therapeutic support needed by the individual while in crisis respite services; Collaborate with appropriate Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority (LIDDA) staff and Transition Support Team members to identify individuals with IDD in the LIDDA’s local service area who are at risk of requiring crisis services, such as those who exhibit repeated and severe behavior disturbances that jeopardize housing placement; Document all activity, collaboration, and consultation provided to individuals, families, internal and external partners; Aggregate data to prepare and submit a quarterly report; Carry out duties and tasks as outlined in Alamo Crisis Plan; Performs other job duties as assigned.
Desired Education/Job Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Social, Behavioral, or Human Service, Psychology, Social Work, Criminal Justice; A qualified intellectual disability professional as defined in 42 Code of Federal Regulations, §483.430(a) or a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCABA); required to be an RBT-Registered Behavior Technician; One (1) year experience working with individuals with IDD in crisis; One (1) year experience in teaching, conducting/facilitating training for individuals and groups; Has at least one (1) year of experience working directly with persons with intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities; Must be fluent in both English and Spanish; Adequate health and physical mobility as required for First Aid/CPR provision and application of SAMA techniques. This position is a Pay Grade 14, with a starting annual salary of $44,699.20. This is an exempt position. Open until Filled. Only electronic online applications will be accepted.
AACOG offers a generous benefits package. These benefits can be reviewed at http://aacog.com/DocumentCenter/View/50561/ADVANTAGES-of-WORKING-for-AACOG-2022
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