PALS Behavioral Management Program
Staff Selection Process
The success of each person in our program is dependent on our staff and participant's relationship. That's why we take the hiring process very serious at PALS. Our team (PALS HR and participant members) interviews each potential staff's personality traits to match and pair them to a small group of 1:3, 1:1, and or 2:1 (staff to participant) ratio. We ask our participants to join in the interviewing process to assists in determining which staff will work better for them.
The population we serve is dynamic, therefore, so is our employees. To the end, we strive to keep our employees on the cutting edge of information and training techniques. Prior to supporting individuals in the community, staff will receive orientation and ongoing training on how to best support the person's needs.
Team Oriented Approach
It takes a village to make a difference in a persons life. Therefore, PALS utilizes a team base approach which consists of a licensed professional team, the individual, and his/her(s) "circle of support" to achieve each person's goals:
License Professional Team:
PALS utilizes positive behavior support with a Person-Centered Approach in the care of adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). Our staff is lead by a Board Certified, Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and other health professionals to insure the success of each person's community.
The Person Served:
Each individual knows what he/she wants in life. Therefore, it is important for each person's voice to be heard and to make their own decision in life. Participants are the driving force behind all decision making at PALS day program. PALS supports participants to create life goals, daily activity planning and personal needs to be successful in the community.
Circle of Support:
At PALS, communication is key. We are in constant communication with family members, caregivers, advocates, and affiliated agencies to discuss what is working and not working for the person.