WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT SERVICES IN OUR NORTHWEST INDIANA AND INDIANAPOLIS LOCATIONS. WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING NEW BEHAVIOR CLINCIANS FOR BOTH LOCATIONS.
If you are interested, please contact the Northwest Indiana location and speak with Kristi Strickland, Behavior Management Supervisor for more information.
If you have Medicaid Waiver experience, a Master’s Degree (or higher) in a Social Services field, and are interested in employment as a Behavior Clinician, in our Northwest Indiana, Bloomington or Indianapolis area locations, please contact the Director at these locations.
Behavior Management is the process of systematically applying scientifically proven interventions based on principals of learning theory to increase socially significant behaviors and decrease behaviors that may be harmful or otherwise inhibit independence. Behavior Therapy utilizes observations, interviews, and functional assessments to gain insight into the function, or reason, for the behavior in order to guide intervention strategies. These home or center based services are provided by highly trained Master’s Level Behavior Clinicians and overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst as well as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
Behavior Clinicians with AccessAbilities, Inc. use the most up-to-date assessments and measurements, in combination with qualitative observations and Consumer and Stakeholder feedback.
Behavior Support Plans
Behavior Support Plans represent a finished product from which the team can operate with clear goals and well developed strategies for encouraging adaptive behaviors across all settings and scenarios, while working to decrease behaviors of concern.
The job of the Behavior Clinician does not end at the creation of a plan. Our Behavior Clinicians are constantly working to train staff, families, and other stakeholders to assure the best possible environment for our consumers. This includes regular staff meetings and participation in inter-disciplinary team planning.
AccessAbilities, Inc. assures a Behavior Clinician is on call at all times for emergency support. All Behavior Clinicians are available during normal business hours for consultation or to address needed changes.
Human Rights Committee
AccessAbilities, Inc. maintains a Human Rights Committee comprised of Behavior Clinicians, Consumers, family members, community members, mental health, and medical professionals. This committee serves to approve all methods of behavioral modification within a behavior plan to assure the least restrictive environment for all consumers.
The Development of a Team Approach
To promote a team approach, Behavior Clinicians include as many persons who are knowledgeable about the consumer in the process of behavioral assessment and the planning and implementation of the behavior support plan.
After the creation of the Behavior Support Plan, the Behavior Clinician continues to measure, adjust, and document work being done. This comes in the form of quarterly summaries that are shared with the inter-disciplinary team, as well as the consumer, family, and other stakeholders.
Social Skills Groups
Social Skills Groups are used to teach appropriate ways to interact with others. Social Skills groups typically involve small groups of 4-8 individuals with disabilities and are facilitated by a Master’s Level Behavior Clinician overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Social Skills groups include general instruction, role-play, live practice, and feedback thought the use of games, activities, and discussions.