Behavior Intervention Specialist- Behavior Treatment Services

Metrocare Services – Dallas, TX

OverviewWorking for Metrocare isnt just a job. Its a career where your skills and passion for delivering quality care make a positive difference to the individuals that we serve.
Metrocare is the largest provider of mental health services in Dallas County, serving more than 52,000 adults and children annually. For more than fifty (50) years, Metrocare has provided an array of services available to people with mental and developmental disabilities. In addition to behavioral health services, Metrocare provides primary care centers for adults and children, accessible pharmacies, housing and supportive social services. Through the Altshuler Center for Education & Research and our software initiative, XenatiX, we are advancing mental health beyond Dallas County.
The Behavior Intervention Specialist assigned to the Behavior Treatment Services program is a creative and patient individual passionate in supporting individuals ages 15 and up that are dually diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities/Autism and mental illness and/or severe behavior disorders. The BIS serves as an integral team member to the treatment team and is responsible for implementing training focused on reducing the challenging behaviors while increasing socially appropriate behaviors. Training the BIS may implement might include, but is not limited to, social skills, anger management, daily living skills, problem solving, conflict resolution, relaxation skills, pre-vocational skills and healthy relationship skills. Services are provided in the clinic Monday-Friday.
ResponsibilitiesESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:(Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Assist consumer in identifying and articulating his/her requests and needs for services and supports.
  • Negotiate and facilitate the array of services and supports needed to address the persons goals and desired outcomes as identified.
  • Provide behavioral intervention services in (facility, in-home/community training and support) to assigned caseload.
  • Responsible for ensuring planned services and supports are implemented and appropriately documented.
  • Connect consumer with appropriate services and supports, as needed
  • Document all meetings and notes pertaining to consumer plans
  • Establish Service Plan, along with team.
  • COMPETENCIES:The competencies listed here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Self-motivating, able to work independently
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with a variety of individuals, teams and systems.
  • Able to apply working knowledge of MS Office 95/97
  • Record data neatly, coherently, accurately, and objectively.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and policies and procedures related to the Agency and all stakeholders
  • Creative service implementation processes designed to meet the needs of people served.\
  • Emergency/Crisis Intervention skills

  • Bachelors Degree in Human Service field required. Masters Degree in Human Service field preferred. Minimum of one year experience in services for persons with developmental disabilities required. Bilingual preferred.
  • Basic math skills required for this position.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding of Metrocare programs.
  • None required
  • In-county travel.
  • None-to-Negligible travel outside of the county.
  • This job description is a record of major aspects of the job, but is not an all-inclusive job contract. Metrocare Services maintains its status as an at-will employer and nothing in this job description shall be interpreted to guarantee employment for any length of time. Additional tasks may be assigned as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor. The positions status conforms to the Fair Labor Standards Act as amended, and the employee has agreed to the standards methods of compensation in compliance with Centers procedures and Federal Law.
    Metrocare couldnt have a great employee-first culture without great benefits. Thats why we offer a competitive salary, exceptional training and an outstanding benefits package:
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Paid Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement Plan, including employer matching
  • Health Savings Account, including employer matching
  • Professional Development Allowance
  • Bilingual Stipend up to 6% of the base salary
  • Many other benefits
  • Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
    Tobacco Free Facilities - Metrocare is committed to promoting the health, well-being and safety of Metrocare team members, guests, and individuals and families we serves while on the facility campuses. Therefore, Metrocare facilities and grounds are tobacco-free.
    No calls from staffing agencies or independent recruiters

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