Behavioral Assessment Specialist

$54,000 - $58,800 yearly
  • Region V Services
  • Hybrid
  • Sep 11, 2023
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional

Job Description

Under direct supervision of the Director of Quality and Ethics, the Behavioral Assessment Specialist will be responsible for providing consultative assessment services which include addressing problematic concerns and developing behavioral interventions. This position will conduct functional behavioral assessments and write and train Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to teach and implement behavior support plans. Duties include observations, monthly analysis, attending Individual Support plans, and working closely with teams.


  • Work well with teams, recognizing that those who work with the people we support on a day-to-day basis will be guiding plans and interventions relying on professionals’ technical knowledge.
  • Conduct Consultative Assessment Services, under the supervision and approval of the Director; monitor plans, coordinate, and implement goals, objectives, and individual safety plans to comply with DHHS guidelines and regulations. Consultative Assessment Services may include, but are not limited to:
  1. Performing a Functional Behavioral Assessment including the level of risk necessary to address problematic behaviors in functioning that are attributed to developmental, cognitive, or communication impairments.
  2. Evaluating whether current interventions are correctly administered and effective.
  3. Recommending any new interventions.
  4. Recommending best practices in intervention strategies, medical and psychological conditions, or environmental impact to service delivery to the participant’s team.
  • Works directly with the Director of Quality and Ethics to ensure the department achieves goals and improves the quality of behavioral assessments.
  • Be visible to employees and all those receiving services, directly and indirectly. This visibility extends throughout all Agency physical locations and all services provided.
  • Maintain consistent lines of communication with staff, coordinators, and teams to ensure behavioral and safety plans are being implemented effectively. Keeps Region V leadership up to date on operations and supports.
  • Ensure Agency policies, procedures, and all State waiver regulations are followed.
  • Travel required to surrounding agencies in southeast Nebraska.

Performs other duties as assigned to meet the needs of Region V Services.


The Behavioral Assessment Specialist position is a non-exempt full-time position Monday-Friday, based on a 40-hour work week. 

Region V Services offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, vision, paid leave, tuition assistance, and retirement benefits. Review benefits online @ 

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications
  • Provisional Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP) or Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LiMHP)
  • Must possess and maintain a license to practice in the State of Nebraska.
  • Masters/Doctorate Degree in an area of mental health.
  • Two (2) years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in community-based services preferred.
  • Ability to utilize all Agency required computer systems.
  • Must possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license, pass a driving record check, and may, depending on Agency needs, be required to have available an automobile with required state insurance coverage for purposes of transporting persons in service.
  • 50-pound lifting requirement.
Desired Qualifications
  • Must have a strong sense of urgency, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Prioritizes work to ensure that it is done in a timely manner and deadlines are met.

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