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CURRENT OPENINGS - Positive Behavioral Support Specialist


POSITION:                      Positive Behavioral Support Specialist

PROGRAM AREA:         Professional

POSITION OPENS:        11-8-19


POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Positive Support Specialist is responsible for increasing the capacity of NHTC staff to provide positive supports to individuals with behavioral needs that interfere with having a desirable life.

Job duties include:

  • Conduct Functional Behavioral Analysis for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities and co-occurring disorders in residential, vocational, and day service settings.
  • Coordinate, develop, and write Positive Behavioral Support Plans that include support objectives, function- based intervention strategies, and teaching objectives.
  • Monitor the progress of Positive Behavioral Support Plans, Rights Restrictions, Intrusive Medication Rights Restrictions and Restoration Plans
  • Lead and maintain the Human Rights/Positive Behavioral Supports committee, per the requirements of Administrative Rights of South Dakota (ARSD). 
  • Provide specific staff training regarding a Positive Behavioral Support Plan and Individual Rights/Restrictions
  • The Positive Behavioral Support Specialist will always remain certified in Crisis Prevention training offered by the employer.


For more information regarding this job description, please inquire at:

             Northern Hills Training Center

             625 Harvard Street, Spearfish, SD  57783-1897

             (605) 642-2785

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  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Two to four years related experience in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Computer competence in web-based documentation, word processing and spreadsheets
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Must be well organized and able to work with minimal supervision


HOURS:            Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and/or as job requires.

SALARY:            $14.20/hour

APPLY TO NHTC: Send formal letter of intent and a resume to:

             Cheryl Rohlf

             625 Harvard Street

             Spearfish, SD 57783


CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled