This position will support the delivery of therapeutic services to individuals with concurrent behavioral health or chronic behavioral conditions and IDD and/or Autism diagnoses. This support will include interactions with first responder personnel, families, and Medicaid providers to aid them in obtaining needed information and resources to address needs of individuals in the population who are experiencing a crisis or are having significant deterioration of their ability to remain safely in their home or community. The Therapeutic Services Provider will report outcomes in to a database documenting whether services provided in the community were successful in avoiding psychiatric hospitalization or incarceration, as well as when crisis respite is utilized to assist in stabilization. The ability to interact with a variety of community partners and family/caregiving systems will be critical to the functioning of this position. Experience providing services to individuals in the targeted population will be essential.
The Therapeutic Supports Provider will offer direct services to a small number of individuals to assist them to address their illness or symptom-related behaviors that are impeding their functional living, ability to learn and succeed in meeting their life goals. This position will receive guidance from Behavior Supports providers to develop plans for service delivery or utilize curriculum designed to address these needs. The ability to adapt training to an individual’s ability to communicate or learn new material is necessary. Individuals receiving this direct service will primarily live in Williamson County, but could be of any age and living in a variety of settings. Services could be delivered in the individual’s home, community or at BTCS’ offices. This training should promote community integration, increase community tenure and maintain person’s quality of life. The ability to convey information to family members or caregivers to assist them to better support and interact with their family member served by the provider will be critical to the ongoing success of the position’s objectives. Creativity and flexibility are necessary for the provider to fulfill their responsibilities in this role, as well as a sensitivity to and demonstration of acceptance of people with various cultural and ethnic differences.
|Credentials||Minimum Qualifications: All three (3) criteria must be met:|
1. A Bachelor’s degree from and accredited college or university with a major in a social, behavioral, or human service field.
2. At least one year experience providing services to people with IDD and/or Autism.
3. Knowledge of programs that serve the population and familiarity with resources in the local area.
4. Must have a valid Texas Driver's License
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of behavioral health conditions and methods of addressing these with people who have IDD or Autism. Experience providing crisis assessment or services to people with higher risk factors.
|Closing Date||Open until filled|