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Requisition Number 17-0633
Post Date 11/22/2017
Title Master's Level Psychologist
City Jamestown
State NY
Description Behavior Intervention Specialists are responsible to provide ongoing support to all staff through on-site mentoring, coaching, training and agency trainings at various times that promote the protection of consumers’ dignity, safety, health, welfare and civil rights. This oversight ensures that all staff are competent to implement proactive behavioral approaches, effective teaching strategies, programmatic goals and objectives, safeguards, behavior plans, restrictive/intrusive interventions when there is a clear risk to the health and safety of the person or others.

Behavioral Intervention Specialist II (BIS II) may develop behavioral support plans or services that do not include restrictive/intrusive interventions under the supervision of Behavior Intervention Specialist I (BIS I). Behavior support plans or services which include restrictive/intrusive interventions may be developed by a Level I or Level II BIS under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or licensed clinical social worker (LCSW).
Requirements In order for a party to be a Level II BIS, the party must meet the qualifications as follows:

National board certification in behavior analysis (BCBA); and a Master’s degree in behavior analysis, or a field closely related to clinical or community psychology which is approved by OPWDD review OR;

Master’s degree in clinical or treatment field in psychology, social work, school psychology, or a related human services field; or New York State license in Mental Health Counseling PLUS have or obtain OPWDD-approved specialized training or experience in assessment techniques and behavioral support plan development; and have provided behavioral services for an agency in the OPWDD system continuously since December 31, 2012; OR;

Master’s degree in a clinical or treatment field in psychology, social work, school psychology, or a related human service field; and function in the Psychologist I or Psychologist II Civil Service titles of New York State; OR;

Bachelor’s degree in human services field and have provided behavioral services for and agency in the OPWDD system continuously since December 31, 2012; and either:
a) is actively working toward a Master’s degree in an applied area of psychology, social work, or special education; or
b) completes at least one graduate-level course in an applied health service area of applied or special education; or
c) The qualifying Master’s degrees referenced in this paragraph, including any degree obtained through an online educational or distance learning program, must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university, or on recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. If the Master’s degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, the party must provide independent verification of equivalency from one of the approved entities utilized by the NYS Department of Civil Services for educational equivalency reviews.
d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this paragraph, a party may be considered a BIS in the event that OPWDD has approved a waiver of specific required qualifications upon application of a provider (See paragraph (c)(12) of this section.
e) In the event that New York State law requires licensure for parties to legally provide any of the service specified in this section, a BIS who does not have the necessary New York State licensure may no longer perform those services.

A valid New York State or PA drivers’ license as well as a driving record acceptable to TRC insurance carrier.
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