Dir of Behavioral Services         

Position: Director of Behavioral Services

Hours: Exempt, full-time 40 hours per week

Developed: 3/2023



  1. Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in NYS (LCSW, or LCSW-R), required.

  2. Experience conducting functional behavioral assessments and training in the area of behavior support or behavioral interventions for individuals with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities.

  3. Experience developing and implementing behavioral support plans.

  4. Experience with supervision and employee management.

  5. Excellent attention to detail and organization skills.

  6. Excellent conflict resolution, interpersonal, communication and writing skills.

  7. Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

  8. Ability to plan and prioritize work tasks and schedule.

  9. Ability to effectively interact and work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

  10. Ability to multi-task and work effectively in both a team and individual setting.

  11. Strong belief in and commitment to integration of people with disabilities in all areas of community life.



  1. Direct and oversee STIC’s Behavioral Services Department including recruiting, interviewing, training, scheduling, supervising and evaluating the performance of behavior specialists and counseling staff.

  2. Comply with all STIC policies and procedures and applicable state and federal laws and regulations related to OPWDD Behavioral Services, Family Support Services (FSS) and any other contractual services (i.e. Committee on Special Education (CPSE), School District Consultation, United Way, etc.).

  3. Work a flexible schedule that may include early mornings and evenings with extensive travel throughout a three county service area.

  4. Research, develop and implement new behavioral support programs and services within STIC.

  5. Conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs) across a variety of community settings (including home and school) using a person-centered approach; evaluating existing skills and behaviors of children and adults with various disabilities.

  6. Develop written positive Behavior Support Plans (BSPs) that a person, their family and/or Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) can implement, which will increase the person’s independence, integration/inclusion in schools and/or the community. Train family members, DSPs and other applicable staff to implement written programs. Evaluate and monitor progress on programs and modify as needed.

  7. Review, edit and sign off on Behavior Support Plans (BSPs) and Strategies Plan documentation to ensure all required components are included for OPWDD services and other programs per NYS regulations and agency policy.

  8. Review daily documentation completed by DSPs in MyMITC or other software to ensure successful implementation of plans, in addition to evaluating consumer success.

  9. Review Family Support Services (FSS) documentation to evaluate consumer success; and assist in creating tools to support consumers (i.e. social stories).

  10. Consult with behavior specialists and counseling staff regarding the provision of services and related documentation and provide guidance and support as needed.

  11. Communicate with consumers/families as needed, to discuss progress, concerns, and future goals.

  12. Maintain required documentation of services, collect statistical and other data, prepare reports and submit in a timely manner.

  13. Attend all mandatory agency trainings, meetings, sign language class and advocacy groups.

  14. Other job-related tasks as needed and time permits.


Southern Tier Independence Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  It is our policy to hire the best qualified applicant for the position, without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, prior arrest or conviction record, military status or predisposing genetic characteristics.

Interested applicants should send a current resume indicating the position for which they are applying to:

Casey Flanagan, Human Resources Coordinator

135 East Frederick Street

Binghamton, NY 13904

Phone : (607) 724-2111

Fax: (607) 772-3605

Email: apply@stic-cil.org