The SOAR Program Specialist is responsible for development and implementation of each child’s SOAR Intervention Plan. SOAR Program Specialist functions as a member of the Treatment Team and has the primary responsibility for behavior management and intervention.
- Review all previous assessments and collect data on current behaviors.
- Collaborate with SOAR Program Supervisor to conduct Functional Behavioral Assessment
- Develop SOAR Intervention Plan (SIP).
- Develop materials needed for implementation of SIP.
- Collaborate with program supervisor to train all staff on all aspects of SIP.
- Coordinate visits with Program Staff to ensure child and family needs as well as program requirements are being met.
- Monitor implementation of SIP in all settings.
- Conduct monthly meetings (CFTM) with team to discuss progress and proposed changes.
- Work collaboratively with all CCS team members to ensure consistency across all settings.
- Attend IEP and CCS ISP meetings.
- Process intakes according to agreed upon procedures and standards.
- Provide referral information regarding agency and community services.
- Advocate on behalf of family, welfare of children/adults and agency development.
- Engage families/individuals in processing their need for changes to improve themselves and/or their families.
- Complete progress notes within the specified time frame.
- Notify Program Supervisor of all planned and unplanned absences as soon as possible.
- Complete visits with children/youth/families as assigned. Minimum number of visits and hours must be completed each week, unless other arrangements are made and approved by Program supervisor.
- Represent agency favorably at all times.
- Lead training as assigned.
- Other duties as assigned.
- At least 21 years of age.
- Bachelor’s degree (from an accredited school) in Social Work, Education, Psychology, or a related field, and at least 1 year experience working with children with developmental disabilities and/or mental health diagnoses.
- Possess a knowledge of current practices in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.
- Possess the ability, flexibility and maturity to render the duties and responsibilities required of this position.
- Problem solving ability; able to develop and implement procedures.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and computer proficiency.