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Behavior Analyst in Trenton, TN at RHA Health Services

Date Posted: 10/31/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are looking for talented individuals who share our dedication to the people we serve and support. RHA is dedicated to supporting people as they strive for increasing independence, personal growth and opportunities in their communities.  The guiding principle of RHA is that every person is unique and, therefore, every path to independence, recovery and wellness is unique.  Our approach to care puts the needs of the people and communities we serve at the center of every decision.

Do you enjoy helping others and are looking for an opportunity to put your organizational and assessment skills to use where you can make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities?

RHA Health Services is looking for a driven, resourceful and passionate Behavior Analyst to join our interdisciplinary team focused on assessing behavioral challenges, developing programmatic recommendations, monitoring, implementing and documenting behavior programs and behavioral support systems in a behavior respite services setting.

In this dynamic role, you are a key member of a therapeutic Clinical Team charged with assessing, implementing and coordinating behavior support services to help individuals in a Behavior Respite setting achieve a successful return to their home of origin. Coordination with members of the support team, psychiatrist and other Clinical/Professional staff will be critical in this role.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Health Services where we put people first!

Job Responsibilities

Additional responsibilities of the Behavior Analyst include:

  • Assists with Team Development and Communication- Communicates with members of the Circle of Support in the development or amendment of each Individual Support Plan for each person supported as appropriate.  Works with and communicates with the Circle of Support and RHA Clinical Team to ensure provision of quality services.  Works closely with Direct Support staff and other clinical/professional staff to maintain communication and provide feedback, standardize procedures, expedite behavioral assessments, recommendations and plan implementation to improve effectiveness of services.  Provides individual and group in-service training for current and new staff concerning new behavior support plans and plan changes, and any other topics as deemed appropriate.
  • Assists with operation of and provision of behavior respite services- Participates in the intake and admission process of anyone referred for behavior respite services; complete assessment of the person supported who is admitted for behavior respite services; provide training and technical assistance as a component of the discharge process to ensure an understanding of the recommendations for the person’s successful return to the provider of origin; ensure compliance with state and federal regulations specific to this service; work closely with the Clinical and Management Teams in the provision of behavior respite services.
  • Behavior Program Development- Develops, implements, monitors and documents behavior programs for all shifts.   Attends and participates in Human Rights Committee and Behavior Program Review Committee meetings; also, develops agendas and notes for meetings and completes minutes. Develops and authors behavior support plans and systems consistent with state regulations and RHA policies. With assistance of the Program Manager, seeks and obtains consents for behavior plans from appropriate professional staff, human rights committee, legal representatives, Administrators and Quality Assurance. Completes functional analysis through observation and interview to determine the probable causes and maintaining factors involved in a maladaptive behavior.
  • Assists with Implementation of Policies and Procedures- Participates in the development, implementation, and monitoring of federal and state regulations and RHA Policies and Procedures related to behavior supports. Participates in state and regional meetings regarding behavioral policy/procedure development, implementation, and oversight.
  • Performs Other Responsibilities- Practices universal medical precautions by understanding and utilizing personal protective and safety equipment.  Spends adequate amount of time monitoring and providing feedback to staff in interactions and relationships with people supported. Counsels and assists people supported in developing and maintaining important relationships with peers, friends and family members. Observes and models appropriate behavior skills in homes, schools, workplace, and vocational/administrative units. 

Behavioral competencies are observable and measurable behaviors for individual and organizational effectiveness.

RHA’s Competencies are a reflection of our 7 Habits Culture of Caring and Leadership beginning summer 2015, all RHA employees performance reviews will be based on these competencies.

Serving the People we Support / Customers - Supports Culture of Caring

Has sufficient knowledge of the services and helps the people we support or our customers enthusiastically; communicates well with the people we support and customers and follows up as necessary is always professional and represents the organization positively.Following Policies and Procedures
Understands and follows company policies; encourages others to follow work rules; calls attention to actions that may violate policies and procedures.Meeting Basic Work Expectations
Complies with basic job requirements and tasks; arrives at work on time as scheduled; proactively informs others when he/she encounters problems that may limit his/her ability to meet expectations.Accepting Responsibility - Supported by Be Proactive
Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes; and uses them as opportunities for learning and development; openly discusses his or her actions and their consequences, both good and bad.Supporting Organizational Goals - Supported by Begin with the End in Mind
Actively supports organizational goals and values; aligns actions around organizational goals; gives priority to organizational needs and concerns when making decisions.Managing Time - Supported by Putting First Things First
Accurately estimates time required to complete actions and activities; adheres to schedule and timetables; sensitive to the use of other people's time.Supporting Co-Workers - Supported by Think Win-Win
Contributes to team performance by providing encouragement and support. Helps others overcome obstacles and successfully accomplish goals.Attentive Listening - Supported by Seek First to Understand then to be Understood
Uses active listening techniques to avoid distractions and show interest in what the speaker has to say; is open to other viewpoints and clarifies points of contention; demonstrates patience while listening to others and does not interrupt.Solving Complex Problems - Supported by Synergize
Effective at thinking through complex problems and information; uses traditional and innovative approaches to identify effective solutions. Seeks to accept and build off the ideas of others for solutions others may not have considered.Managing Stress Supported by Sharpening the Saw
Uses healthy and effective methods to manage stress (e.g., maintaining appropriate diet, exercise, and sleep schedules); reacts effectively when faced with high-pressure situations.


Successful candidates for the Behavior Analyst role are able to effectively perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a Human Service Field required
  • Three or more years’ experience with the population served; experience completing functional behavioral assessment, data analyst and writing reports.
  •   Board certified as a Behavior Analyst


  • Valid driver's license required.
  • Personal auto liability insurance is mandatory if transporting service users in personal/private vehicle(s).


  • Maintain proficiency in company sponsored/required training.
  • The following certifications may be required: CPR, First Aid, NCI, CPI, and/or others as specified/required by state and federal standards/regulations and/or company policy.
  • Certification to instruct PCM/CPI may be required.


RHA Health Services offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to eligible full-time employees that are aimed at supporting your health and wellness, financial planning, work life balance, and protection from the unexpected.

In the Behavior Analyst role, we understand your desire to continue to grow with the organization; we are known for providing high quality services, excellent staff training and opportunities for advancement into supervisory and other roles within the organization.
 The comprehensive compensation and benefits package includes:

  • Competitive compensation program including regular performance feedback and coaching
  • Healthcare insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Voluntary Benefits, Employee Assistance Program, Telemed and Pharmacy Insurance, Health Advocate service which assists employees find doctors, schedule appointments, estimate costs, answer medical/prescription questions,  resolve medical claims issues and basically does the leg-work for employees
  • Offering free diabetic medication and supplies
  • 401(k) retirement savings program with Wells Fargo
  • Paid Time Off
  • Company sponsored Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Extensive Wellness Programs including company paid scholarships for healthy weight management and nicotine cessation, several wellness challenges and rewards through the year.
  • Free Annual Health Screening and wellness coaching event.
  • Discounted medical premiums for nicotine free employees.
  • Free CPR, first aid and job specific training opportunities
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve!

If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of people we serve and support apply to join the team today.