Posting Date: 7/11/2016
Open Until Filled                                                                                     
Salary: $42,334 to $47,207 Annually
Salary is based on education & experience                     

 Job Description: Oversee all LIDDA activities to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) with significant behavioral and psychiatric challenges residing in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington Counties who require additional support beyond the array of services typically provided within community program. The Crisis Intervention Specialist will provides information about IDD programs and services to individuals with IDD and their families and to IDD providers in the local service area; collaborates with LIDDA staff, transition support or service planning team members, paid providers, etc. to identify individuals with IDD in the local service area who are at risk of requiring crisis services; develop prevention strategies to avoid potential crisis events and promote coping skills for individual in crisis; supports the service coordinator’s provision of on-going follow-up and monitoring activities, provides education about the manner in which to engage individuals with IDD and their unique needs to members of the Agency Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT), law enforcement, and others appropriate; provide consultation to MCOT as needed or as clinically indicated regarding a crisis event involving an individual with IDD; collaborates with MCOT to develop criteria for referring an individual with IDD in crisis to crisis respite; develops a crisis respite service plan describing the therapeutic support needed by the individual; assisting with transition from crisis respite back to individual’s home or other appropriate setting; documents and reports all activities, collaboration, and consultation provided.
Education: Requires Master’s degree with a major in behavioral, social, human service field; Must meet DADS qualifications as a provider of behavioral support: licensed as a psychologist; licensed as a psychology associate; issued a provisional license to practice psychology; licensed as a licensed clinical social worker; licensed as a licensed professional counselor; or is certified as a behavior analyst by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.; must complete required training modules within 30 days of hire.
Experience: Prefer experience in/knowledge of IDD programs in local service area; working with individuals with IDD in crisis; must be able to work independently as well with a team; good organizational skills are essential.
Hours of Work: 8:00am—5:00pm; Monday through Friday; will require after-hours flexibility to meet the needs of the person in service/program.
Licensure/Certifications: Must have reliable transportation and a good driving record, must have a Texas driver’s license and must be insurable by Agency insurance.
Physical Requirements: Ability to drive vehicle; ability to communicate effectively; the ability to respond to changes required; ability to pass the Preventative Management of Aggressive Behavior (PMAB) Training as well as all other physical requirements for this position.
Facility: LIDDA Intake Unit (Butler), Bryan, TX.