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Job/Position DescriptionHealth AssistantCome work in an environment where we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. Our vision is to help make this a world where people lead meaningful, independent lives. If you are looking for a place to work where you can establish a career that is filled with purpose, this is the job for you.The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.The Behavioral Health Assistant works within the Psychology Department performing routine psychological assistant work. Work involves assisting psychologists in the development of treatment strategies and the provision of therapy, completion of behavioral assessments and preference assessments, data collection and reporting, training direct care staff, assisting in the implementation of behavior programs, provision of special treatment sessions, substituting for psychologists at assigned meetings, and assisting in the administration of psychological and behavioral assessments. Works under moderate supervision with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. A flexible work schedule and overtime will be required.Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime, in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.Assists psychologists in the development of treatment strategies and the provision of therapy.Completes behavioral assessments and preference assessments.Assists direct care staff in implementing behavior programs and provides special treatment sessions, and performs Safe Use of Restraint (SUR) when necessary.Trains direct care staff.Contributes to individualsand#146; overall care plan by maintaining contact with both direct care and professional staff.Collects, tabulates, and reports on behavioral and restraint data.Substitutes for psychologists at assigned meetings.Administers or assists in administering psychological and behavioral assessments.Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agencyand#146;s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.Registrations, Licensure Requirements or CertificationsNoneKnowledge Skills AbilitiesKnowledge of:Psychological theories and practice and regulatory guidelines as related to the field of developmental disabilitiesBehavioral principles and behavioral research methodology, behavioral assessmentsPositive behavioral supportsFacility operations and policies, procedures, laws, rules, standards, and guidelines.Ability to:Implement psychological and behavioral treatment and therapy Work with personal support teams and other committeesTrain staff at all levelsCommunicate effectively and provide accurate and complete oral and written reportsUse computers and relevant software Assist or administer and score results of psychological and behavioral assessmentsBecome certified as a SUR instructor and provide such training.Initial Screening CriteriaGraduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=482387 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.