Behavioral Support Professional, Full-time

UCP Central PA

Position Description:
At UCP, the work is so rewarding, most days it doesn’t even feel like work. I get to watch our participants grow, overcome obstacles, excel, and discover new things, who wouldn’t find that rewarding? - Brandy C., Residential Services

We share a passion and a purpose: to empower people to live meaningful lives. Our commitment to the people we support equips them to realize their full potential and live with the greatest degree of independence. We also work to change public perception as we relentlessly pursue a vision of communities that embrace the abilities of every individual.

If you would like to start an exciting career with an organization committed to excellence and innovation, please consider joining the UCP of Central PA team! When it comes to where you work, we know you’ve got choices. Why not choose the leading edge of working here? As a Behavioral Support Professional at UCP, you’ll enjoy:

  • Opportunity to make a measurable difference every day!
  • Position Type / Hours per week – Full-time, Monday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm- based on the needs of the participants, may include weekends and evenings
  • Benefits may include: 
    • Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, 
    • 403(b) with Company Match, 
    • Life and Disability Insurance, 
    • Company Contributions to Your HSA, 
    • Paid Time Off, 
    • and more!
    • Same day pay available with Tapcheck
    • Extensive orientation program that will equip you for success
    • Employee recognition programs to ensure that you feel valued and appreciated
    • Multiple forums for providing feedback to the executive team so that your voice is heard

What you’ll do as a Behavioral Support Professional at UCP:

  • Assist staff in defining and measuring behavior; understanding principles of reinforcement; teaching new behavior; implementing strategies for weakening behavior and identifying antecedents. 
  • Facilitate team meetings with the identified individual’s Instructor(s) and parent/guardian for the purpose of completing a Functional Behavioral Assessment. 
  • Partner with Instructor and other staff members on issues such as crisis intervention, learning and coloration issues, and factors that can affect development and implementation of interventions. 
  • Assist individuals in reaching goals and objectives as outlined within individual treatment plans, behavior management plans, and individual treatment programs through therapeutic interventions. 
  • Develop a repertoire of assessment strategies consistent with instructional goals, teaching methods, and each individual’s unique needs to more accurately assess behavioral skills and understandings. 
  • Provide direct observation of direct support staff and/or educational staff; providing feedback and further guidance as required and necessary. 
  • Maintain monthly and quarterly records, case notes, observation reports, data, and progress reports, as required by Agency policy, regulations, and standards of practice. 
  • Engage parents/guardians in the “behavior intervention plan” process and empower parents/guardians by providing them with skills and techniques to support the positive behavior development of their dependent.

Specific Requirements and Preferences:
What we’re looking for in a Behavioral Support Professional at UCP:

  • A Bachelor’s degree within a related discipline expected and 2 to 5 years of learning experience within a related professional discipline preferred OR Master’s degree within a related discipline and 0 to 2 years of learning experience within a related professional discipline preferred.
  • Regulatory Compliance (ie. Chapter 51, 2380, 6400).
  • Knowledge specific to the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and/or the aging population.
  • Developmental Planning and Goal Setting. 
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Flexible to work all assigned work schedules including holidays, evenings, nights, and weekend hours as business needs dictate.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents in English. 
  • Ability to read and communicate verbally in English. 
  • Written communication skills in English may also be required.

How to Apply:
Please use or call 717-737-3477 for more information.

Posted October 4, 2023