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Liberty Resources, Inc DD Medical Staff Behavior Specialist in Syracuse, New York

DD Medical Staff Behavior Specialist

Syracuse, NY, USA

Req #2843

Monday, November 20, 2023

Liberty Resources is seeking aBehavioral Specialist

Our employees have passion around the services they provide and our corporate values of excellence and staff support. We pride ourselves on high quality, integrated, community-based services that meet the evolving needs of our communities. We’re committed to building a diverse workforce that values contributions of all team members and work to recognize cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and how they apply to provision of positive health outcomes.

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the PhD Psychologist and the Vice President for Developmental Disabilities Services, the Behavior Specialist is responsible for provision of psychological services to individuals of DD services in Onondaga and Madison Counties.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with PhD Psychologist, serves as the clinical representative on the Liberty Resources, Inc. Human Rights Committee.

  • Develops effective behavior tracking tools; instructs program staff on methods to insure consistent, accurate tracking of individual behavioral events.

  • Provides support and consultation in the process of Admission and Discharge of individuals.

  • Assures initial staff orientation and ongoing behavioral planning.

  • Identifies Untoward Incidents; ensures proper incident notification; debriefs staff; coordinates submission of required documentation. Participates in the agency-wide incident review process.

  • Completes all functions required by the agency-wide Quality Improvement process.

  • Demonstrates the values of diversity, equity and belonging; foster an inclusive environment that facilitates diversity.

  • Attends and participates in supervisory conferences, staff meetings, and orientation sessions as required. Serves as an effective communication link between the program and the agency as a whole.


    MS in Psychology or related field; experience treating individuals with co-occurring disorders, behavioral needs and/or as a behavior specialist. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

    Required Skills and Abilities

    Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Exhibit strong ability to communicate verbally and in writing and sound knowledge of all matters pertaining to clinical practice. Some programs may require the following: regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, climb stairs; ability to lift, transfer or physically assist individuals may be required. Must be able to lift objects up to 20lbs frequently and support a person’s body weight as needed for the purposes of physical assistance, personal care and physical management. Possess an exemplary degree of initiative, sound judgment and industry. Should be creative, capable of critical and abstract thinking and open to professional development.

    We Offer:

  • A Collaborative and Supportive Team Atmosphere

  • Competitive Compensation and Paid Time Off package

  • Family Friendly Workplace

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage

  • 401(k) Retirement Saving Plan

  • Continuing Education Opportunities Offered

    Pay: $55,000 - $60,000

    Liberty Resources is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Liberty Resources offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Welcome to Wholehearted Health!

Liberty Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary

  • Required Education Master’s Degree

  • Syracuse, NY, USA