The Woods organization is guided by their mission to support children and adults with disabilities or challenges to achieve their highest potential and independence through innovative and individualized approaches that promote leaning and personal fulfillment.
For over 100 years Woods has provided quality residential care and treatment services to the most challenging of individuals with Intellectual Development Disabilities (IDD) comorbid with significant Behavioral, Social/Emotional, Physical, and/or Medically Complexities in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. The Langhorne campus is home to 550 residents, and provides outpatient and day programs.
We want you to join our team! We need deeply compassionate, committed and highly talented staff. In return we offer you incredible benefits including tuition reimbursement and student loan repayment programs, a free on-site medical center offering a wide array of services, and our commitment to be your partner in helping you create an extraordinary career at Woods!
Responsible for the treatment, care, and supervision of intellectually disabled adults that exhibit challenging behaviors and/or complex medical issues in a Community-Based Group Home setting. Supports clinical services through active engagement and utilizing the principles of positive reinforcement, life skills and communication skills development to decrease maladaptive behaviors while increasing positive replacement behaviors. Implements, monitors, and reports upon therapeutic strategies and programming. Ensures the provision of a safe and therapeutic atmosphere throughout the residence and community. Reports and documents any and all incidents that occur at the home or in the community, documents daily client progress notes and related behavioral data. Maintain a positive working relationship with supervisory, support, peer and other Woods Community Services employees and conduct themselves in a professional manner while adhering to all Woods Community Services, federal, and state policies and procedures.
Behavior Support Staff 1
Proof of a college degree in any field required;
Behavior Support Staff 2
Must possess a bachelor’s degree (issued in the US, or verified by an authorized accreditation agency) in a human services field
Must have at least one-year experience in residential and/or behavioral health care with experience working with behaviorally challenged individuals including implementation of behavioral and therapeutic interventions and de-escalation.
Must be 18 years of age and must be able to verbally communicate emergency information in English over the phone.
Must possess a current and valid Driver’s License and must maintain current CPR certification.
Must successfully complete and pass Office of Developmental Programs approved medication administration course within the first 30-days of employment and must maintain all renewal requirements.
Must successfully complete an in-house training program focusing on a variety of complex behavior intervention strategies, and must demonstrate the ability to transfer the skills learned in the client’s daily life.
Must be to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, be agile, physically pursue clients on foot, physically restrain, bend, squad, stretch, reach, push up and stand for several hours at a time.