Job Description

Richmond Center is hiring a Behavioral Specialist in Staten Island, NY.


  • Carry out unit specific responsibilities (shift specific)
  • Adhere to facility, and behavioral services department policies and procedures
  • Communicate, reinforce, and provide assistance for information regarding resident behavioral status or changes to staff.
  • Record behavioral data and in an accurate manner regarding all resident (behavior) related forms throughout shift.
  • Communicate coverage needs to Behavioral services coordinator regarding sick call-outs and unplanned program changes such as one to one need requiring behavioral specialist
  • Communicate all emergency use of restraints to nurse manager/supervisor and Behavioral Services manager on call when Behavioral coordinator is not on. (includes manual hold)
  • Provide guidance and structure for groups to be led by activity group leaders and recreation assistants
  • Contribute to Program development and curriculum development as requested.
  • Maintain a safe treatment environment
  • Assist in monitoring and management of resident's behavior plans and crisis intervention.
  • Communicate relevant information to the interdisciplinary team
  • Participate in behavior/care plan meetings as requested.
  • Maintain professional behavior when conflicts arise. Report any issues or conflicts to Program Director or designee.


  • High School diploma
  • Minimum of one-year experience in a related field or exceptional potential for performance of responsibilities
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other human services professionals.
  • Ability to interact professionally and responsibly with facility residents and staff
  • Ability to structure own time and work efficiently
  • Ability to adjust work schedule and priorities in response to program development, changes in pace, and/or changes in implementation of services
  • Ability to manage and perform a demanding routine in a multi-distracting environment
  • Ability to work calmly in a crisis situation and intervene as necessary in a manner that maximizes resident and staff safety

About us:

Richmond Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is a 372-bed rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility located in the borough of Staten Island. Our size enables a warm, nurturing environment, which allows each resident to maintain his/her individuality. Our staff is committed to ensuring the highest quality of life for all our residents, by maintaining each resident’s dignity and independence. Richmond Center is a proud member of the Centers Health Care consortium.

Equal Opportunity Employer –M/F/D/V

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