Behavior Support Specialist Level II

Behavior Support Specialist Level II

Department: Behavior Support Services
Locations: Dubois, IN 

The Arc of Evansville is hiring for a Behavioral Support Specialist Level 2! This position is responsible for providing assistance to individuals served by developing and implementing non-aversive behavior management plans to assist the individual in acquiring more appropriate and socially accepted skills. 


NOTE! This position will be serving individuals that reside in the DUBOIS COUNTY area! The employee must be ok with traveling to/from the DUBOIS COUNTY area regularly. Mileage is reimbursed at a rate of $.345/mile. 


Behavioral Supports are an array of services designed to support individuals who are experiencing or are likely to experience challenges accessing and actively participating in the community as a result of behavioral, social, or emotional challenges. Behavioral Support Services are intended to empower individuals and families to achieve self-determination, interdependence, productivity, integration, and inclusion in all facets of community life, across all environments, and across the lifespan. 


Benefits of working for The Arc:

  • 20 days of paid time off annually
  • 8 paid holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Vand Vision Insurance
  • No-cost medical clinic, which includes FREE medical care, lab tests, and generic medications available IMMEDIATELY upon hire! 

Job Duties:

  • Completes the functional behavioral assessment which includes observation, environmental assessment, record reviews, interviews, data collection, and complete psychosocial and biomedical history to identify targeted behaviors, the function of those behaviors, and to hypothesize the underlying need for new learning. 
  • Foster and support a person-centered thinking atmosphere.
  • Develop a comprehensive behavioral support plan and subsequent revisions. 
  • Devise proactive and reactive strategies designed to support the individual.
  • Obtain consensus from the individualized support team (IST) that the behavioral support plan is feasible for implementation. 
  • Support individuals served in learning new, positive behaviors as outlined in the behavioral support plan. 
  • Train staff, family members, housemates, or other IST members on the implementation of the behavioral support plan. 
  • Consult with team members to achieve the outcomes of assessment and behavioral support planning. 
  • Completes all documentation as related to behavioral support services daily and ensures documentation meets agency and IAC 460 standards. 
  • Monitors the safety of individuals served and reports injuries, accidents, and incidents following appropriate procedures.
  • Provides services within the guidelines of the Medicaid Waiver and BDDS service definitions. 
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding staff, individuals served, and family members. 
  • Meets regularly with Level 1 Behavioral Support Services to review behavioral support plans and strategies.
  • Markets services to area providers. Conducts meetings with individuals who may desire Behavioral Support Services. 

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Have a master's degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, or another applied health service area of psychology; special education; social work; or counseling; or
  • Be a licensed marriage and family therapist licensed under IC 25-23.6; or
  • Be a licensed clinical social worker under IC 25-23.6; or
  • Be a licensed mental health counselor under IC 25-23.6; or
  • Meets all provider qualifications and standards as defined by BDDS for Level 2 Behavioral Support Specialists 
  • Meets the continuing education requirements to maintain Level 2 Behavioral Support Specialists.
  • Good computer, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to maintain a positive relationship with community organizations, as well as with family members and other support service providers. 
  • Performs with a minimum of supervision. 
  • Maintains certifications for First Aid and CPR.
  • Completion of crisis intervention MANDT training upon hire and maintains annual MANDT recertification.
  • Must pass a Department of Motor Vehicles background check and hold a valid driver's license. 
  • Must have and maintain an acceptable driving record, i.e., less than 3 moving violations within 3 years.
  • Minimum insurance coverage amounts for automobile insurance for all vehicles an employee may drive on Agency business must be $100,000 Bodily Injury Limit Each Person; $300,000 Bodily Injury Limit per occurrence; $100,000 Property Damage Limit.

Text BSS2 to (812) 358-7507 to apply!


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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Masters

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

Job Function : General

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