GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
The behavior specialist is responsible for direct delivery of behavioral services to children and families/caregivers. This position maintains accurate record keeping of case notes and communicates with supervising Board Certified Behavior Analyst about the program and the progress of the treatment plan for individuals served. The position will utilize the strategies and principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) to manage a caseload of clients and work with their families by providing services in family homes or other appropriate settings. Reports to a Clinical Administrator or a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Works under the supervision of a BCBA to collaboratively establish and/or implement a treatment plan based on a functional assessment.
· Provide direct delivery of the behavioral services to the children and families by implementing goals and objectives to ensure safety and engagement in appropriate instructional, leisure, and daily living activities within a natural environment and under the supervision of a BCBA.
· May prepare written assessments, assessing service recipients from multiple perspectives, including family functioning, social, academic, and behavioral, skills, strengths, barriers self-sufficiency, treatment history, and others, and utilizing various assessment instruments as appropriate.
· Implement language and academic programs by collecting individual progress data, maintaining program books, and creating teaching materials.
· Document case activities or other required daily documentation for both data analysis and billing purposes in a timely manner.
· Schedule and keep scheduled appointments to support family with implementing behavior intervention in home and schedule and keep supervision meetings with BCBA for supervision and as needed.
· Discuss treatment progress, supports family in implementing in-home behavior strategies that support the treatment plan, and responds to parents and/ or guardians regarding operations, events, incidents, etc.
· Attends job specific conferences and/or training as scheduled, and assists in the trainings and mentoring of new staff
· Communicate effectively about all ideas, successes or concerns
· Performs other duties as assigned
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
· Must be 21 years of age
· Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification required
· High School Diploma or equivalent required; Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in psychology, human services or a related field preferred
· Prior experience working with children with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities preferred
· Experience in writing Positive Behavior Support plans and in designing and evaluating behavioral interventions
· Effective oral and written communication skills and outstanding social skills
· Solid reporting skills and impartial assessment skills are essential
Requires Ukeru certification and a valid, acceptable driver’s license.