This high level leadership position provides policy and program direction related to psychological and behavior supports within DDA's Central and Western Regions for individuals with developmental disabilities where nearly 12,500 people receive services. This includes development, implementation, coordination, and monitoring of behavioral support services for individuals with behavior support needs. This position will provide policy direction to Positive Behavior Support strategies and will work with external stakeholders in the development of policy and initiatives that facilitate the least restrictive technique to be used for people with developmental disabilities. This position will focus on both transformation of the system as well as building increased capacity while complying with applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
This position serves as contract monitor for a comprehensive behavioral, psychological, mobile crises and behavioral respite service contract within the Region.
This position serves as an expert witness for the Attorney General's Office for both State and Federal Court cases, including Administrative hearing. This position provides consultation to the Regional Director, the Management Team, the Eligibility Team, regarding developmental disability eligibility and appeals.
Monitor universe of behavior support services activity in the Region and provide technical assistance to effectively deploy behavior support services by communicating and problem solving behavior support services with appropriate practitioners.
This position provides technical assistance to the quality enhancement team by reviewing data and making recommendations.
Serves as a member of the Statewide Behavior Supports Committee (SBSC) and participates with implementing the work of the SBSC and provides technical assistance to standing committees in the Region.
Requires a Doctorate in Psychology acceptable to the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists and five (5) years of experience rendering psychological services, including three years post-doctorate clinical experience and two years of supervisory experience. The incumbent must obtain a current Maryland license to practice as a Psychologist from the Board prior to appointment.
The successful candidate will have experience with psychological and behavioral supports for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Experience with Positive Behavior Support strategies and initiatives that facilitate least restrictive techniques.
Candidates must be licensed as a Psychologist by the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists prior to permanent appointment to a position in State service.
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