BEHAVIORAL TECHNICIAN at Duke University

Posted in Other 18 days ago.

Location: Durham, North Carolina





Job Description:


School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Occupational Summary


Provide consultation and technical support to families of patients receiving services within the Duke University Department of Psychiatry, specifically Child and Family Mental Health, regarding coordination of care across the School of Medicine (SOM) as well as available community resources.


Work Performed


Serve as a consultant and patient navigator to parents/caregivers of children and adolescents with behavioral issues via telephone and in clinic.


Guide parents in navigating and coordinating clinical and educational services within the Duke University System and broader community.


Assist parents with reaching their self-identified goals.


Encourage parents to contact the appropriate medical and educational professionals when they have a concern.


Schedule time and place for family activities and conduct follow-up phone calls to program families.


Compile and keep records of information concerning services rendered to families.


Maintain regular contact with the Parent Coach Program Staff/Coordinator and attend biweekly supervisory meetings at Duke. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.


Required Qualifications at this LevelEducation/Training


Work requires a general educational background normally equivalent to a high school education.


Experience


Experience with providing guidance and assistance to families of individuals with behavioral issues.


Skills


High level of knowledge regarding the resources available in the community for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families.


Excellent communication skills


Mature, ethical, and conscientious



The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


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Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.