Behavioral Health Associates (BHAs) are responsible for teaching social, communication and other needed life skills to individuals who experience developmental disabilities and challenging behaviors. BHAs will work one-on-one or in group settings with adults who have a primary diagnosis of dementia, in their home and communities and participate in the individuals’ planning and support teams. BHAs also implement therapeutic activities and positive behavior supports for these individuals. Responsibilities include assisting the individual and family in adapting to home, work and community environments and in designing social & recreational plans for individual skill development.
Direct experience working in special education preferred
Ability to demonstrate understanding of concepts of generalization and normalization, least restrictive environments, interdisciplinary team, and behavior modification, and the tools used preferred