Proof of education is required upon request. Transcript or diploma must be original, Copies will not be accepted. Requires valid Texas driverís license and acceptable driving record
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Crisis Training Specialist will work under the supervision of the Crisis Intervention Specialist to promote awareness of IDD services to persons with IDD, their families, the community, and other IDD providers in the local service area. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: implementing recommendations with clients that have been developed by the Crisis Intervention Specialist, participate in ID awareness events which promote IDD and related services, assist with trainings to various entities which promote the needs of those diagnosed with IDD, take data to assess program efficiency/effectiveness.
The Crisis Training Specialist will be required to collaborate with appropriate LIDDA staff and Transition Support Team members to identify individuals with IDD in the local service area who are at risk of requiring crisis services, such as individuals who exhibit repeated and severe behavior disturbances that jeopardize the individualís safety or current living arrangement. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: collaborate with team members on appropriate and evidence based prevention strategies to teach coping skills which will assist in avoiding potential crisis events, implement strategies and follow-up on procedures outlined in the crisis plan as needed, deliver scheduled respite or crisis respite services to avoid a potential crisis event, provide on-going follow-up and monitoring activities such as, addressing concerns and/or issues identified during follow-up and monitoring visits. The Crisis Training Specialist must be available for weekend and after hour crisis calls.
The Crisis Training Specialist will participate in trainings and be of recourse to entities (e.g., MCOT, law enforcement, internal collateral, or others as appropriate) as needed to encourage professional competency in servicing individuals with IDD who are in crisis. It is the responsibility of the Crisis Training Specialist to maintain knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, department and agency policy, and to develop systems and procedures which meet the standards and requirements therein.
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Inform their direct supervisor in a timely manner and with recommendations for correction regarding any significant issues related to IDD crisis services. Such participation may require an alternate shift patterns assignment and/or location.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
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