Clinical Behavioral Specialist II
Clinical Behavioral Specialist II
$4,555.00 - $5,612.00 Monthly
Grand Junction, CO
Colorado Department of Human Services
IJB 00040 10/22/2020
4/11/2021 11:59 PM Mountain
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We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of
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energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best
Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be
resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility,
health and wellness, and employee engagement.
We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through
our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and
human services in Colorado.
Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our
partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.
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Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all
partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for
This position resides at the Grand Junction Regional Center.
This regional center exists to manage the day-to-day operations and
service delivery for Grand Junction Regional Center (GJRC),
licensed as an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with
Intellectual Disabilities as well as a provider of Home and
Community Based Services (Waiver services). GJRC provides 24/7
direct care for approximately 80 residents. GJRC's primary goal is
to provide the necessary supports and services to residents who
cannot be safely served in community based programs due to complex
medical and/or behavioral needs.
We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and
providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore,
we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and
Description of Job
The Grand Junction Regional Center welcomes your interest in the
Clinical Behavioral Specialist position. This position prepares
evaluations utilizing a wide variety of psychological procedures
and techniques, serves as a resource person in identifying and
evaluating problems, performs functional behavioral assessment,
develops behavior intervention plans, develops and analyzes data
systems to assess progress in treatment and provides staff training
on program implementation.
Responsibilities in this position include, but are not limited
+ Assess clients' intellectual and adaptive functioning through
the use of a variety of psychological tests, summaries and a
functional behavioral assessment.
+ Analyze data to compose a behavior intervention plan which
evaluates client's strengths and weakness and make recommendations
+ Design and/or modify individual behavioral program plans to
meet individual client needs.
+ Train Para-professional and professional staff to implement
individual behavioral program plans.
+ Obtain client, parent and/or guardian consent when
implementing restrictive individual psychology programs.
+ Train unlicensed direct care staff in the agency's training
program for new employees regarding behavioral program plans, data
collection, restrictive procedures, and drug monitoring.
+ Attend professional inservice training and read professional
journals for the purpose of updating technical and psychological
+ Consult with other treatment team members to develop treatment
programs in areas such as vocational skills, self help skills,
communication, coping skills, and recreation.
+ Consult on behavioral analysis and treatment issues with
outside agencies as well as Community Center Boards, School
Districts, courts, parents, and guardians.
+ Develop and analyze data systems to assess client progress
towards goals and objectives, as well as monitor and implement
active treatment efforts.
+ Summarize individual client data and test results, and present
at the following meetings for treatment planning: Individual
Habilitation Plan, Behavioral Drug Review Meeting, Human Rights
Committee Meeting, Behavior Review Clinic, and Neurological
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment
& Appeal Rights
Four years of professional experience investigating, identifying
and measuring mental health and development and the behavioral
characteristics of patients/clients to recommend rehabilitative
and/or habilitative programs.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in counseling,
psychology, behavior analysis or psychometrics.
Additional appropriate experience will substitute for the degree
requirement on a year-for-year basis. Additional appropriate
education will substitute for the required experience on a
+ Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), or certified by a
similar nationally recognized organization or licensed by the State
Board of Examiners
+ Enrolled in master's degree program for ABA course sequence.
+ Two (2) years of directly supervised experience developing and
implementing behavioral support plans utilizing established
approaches including Behavioral Analysis or Positive Behavioral
Supports that are consistent with best practice and research on
effectiveness for people with developmental disabilities.
+ Customer Service skills
+ Oral Communication Skills
+ Written Communication Skills
+ Listening Skills
+ Teaching Skills
+ Ability to communicate effectively orally with information and
ideas so others will understand.
+ Ability to communicate effectively in written format so others
+ Ability to instruct individuals for guidance with personal
Conditions of Employment:
+ Must have valid unrestricted Colorado Driver License
+ A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted
as part of the selection process as this position is deemed to have
direct contact with vulnerable persons. Felony convictions,
conviction of crimes of moral turpitude, or convictions of
misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being
considered for this position. Should your background check reveal
any charges or convictions, it is your responsibility to provide
the CDHS Background Unit with an official disposition of any
+ Must pass drug screen
+ A Tuberculosis Test (TB) will be required upon hire
+ You must be willing and able to work shifts, nights, weekends,
+ Former employees of the Colorado Department of Human Services
(CDHS) who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of
termination must disclose the information on your application and
may not be eligible for employment at CDHS.
+ Must be able to exert force and/or lift patients
+ Must be able to frequently stoop, kneel, crouch, push, pull
+ Must be able to report to work to provide essential services
to ensure health, safety, and welfare
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from
consideration for the position, you may protest the action by
filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel
Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the
Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative
analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel
Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of
notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.
Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and
Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more
information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board
Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are
available at www.colorado.gov/spb.
A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If
you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the
official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and
received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of
notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel
Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525
Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038.
Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal
procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.
How to Apply (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume to
Please note that ONLY your State of Colorado job application
will be reviewed during the initial screening; if you submit a
resume and cover letter, they will be reviewed in later stages of
the selection process. Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly
describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself.
Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be
Your application will be reviewed against the minimum
qualifications for the position. If your application demonstrates
that you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be invited to
the comparative analysis process, which is described below.
Note: Current and former employees (transfers, voluntary
demotions and reinstatements) are required to apply and participate
in the comparative analysis process.
Comparative Analysis Process
The comparative analysis process for this position may consist
of a structured application review, and a structured interview
depending on the number of qualified applicants.
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and
inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all
identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of
Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building
inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect
our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all
aspects of the employment process, we provide employment
opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to
pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status,
genetic information, or military status (with preference given to
military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance
with applicable law.
CDHS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified
individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist
individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation
requests related to employment, including completing the
application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment
testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to
perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation
does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and
require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive
experience applying or interviewing for this position, please
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Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or
resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on
In the space below, please provide an explanation as to why the
prior termination or resignation should NOT disqualify your
application from the current position.
Do you possess, and are you willing to maintain a valid Colorado
Driver's License, as required by this position?
Are you willing and able to work any shift or day of the week
that you may be assigned including nights, weekends, holidays and
The person in this position will work with vulnerable
populations. Pre-employment screening, which may consist of
fingerprinting, drug screen,and physical assessment will be
conducted as part of the selection process. Are you willing to meet
Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or
convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify
you from being considered for this position. Should your
pre-employment screening reveal any charges and convictions, it is
your responsibility to provide an official disposition of any
charges. Do you understand this?
Are you willing to work with people who may display
confrontational, manipulative, violent, and/or assaultive
Are you willing to physically intervene with people when
Are you certified as a "Board Certified Behavior
Using a paragraph format please explain why you are interested
in working with individuals that have intellectual/developmental
Did you attach your resume and cover letter as a requirement to
be considered for this position?
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