Job Title: Behavior Specialist
Reports To: Behavior Analyst
Position Status: Full-Time
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Working Environment: 75 Indoors (%) 25 Outdoors (%)
Position Summary: Primary responsibilities include conducting Applied Behavior Analysis, developing behavioral intervention plans, carrying out competency-based caregiver training, data analysis, integrity monitoring and implementation of intervention plans, training and supervising direct service providers, and conducting workshops and seminars. This position requires travel.
Education Requirements: Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) in Human Services from four-year college or university; and two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Previous Experience Requirements: 2 to 4 years related experience and/or training
Other Knowledge & Skill Requirements:
• Maintains a valid Class D driver's license
• Reads & understands, speaks fluently, and writes legibly the English language
• Ability to obtain and maintain CPR - 1st Aid Certification encouraged – will provide certification training if needed
• Leadership and delegation
• Role Model - appropriate behavior to client and staff
• Autonomy - ability to work without immediate supervision
• Communication skills
• Decision making skills
• Ability to accept and follow change
Essential Job Functions:
Follows the behavior consulting procedures and OMI policies and procedure
Participates in Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA), Functional Analysis (FA), and other specialized assessments under BCBA supervision
Implements Standardized Interview and Assessment tools, including scoring and concise narrative summary within written report and verbal presentation.
Develops, reviews, and modifies behavior modification plans using evidence-based principles, including knowledge of recent and relevant research in ABA and ethical problem-solving skills.
Develops, implements, trains, modifies and tracks results using methods that adhere to Applied Behavior Analysis principles, techniques, and ethical guidelines.
Structures a plan for implementation of an FBA, timeline for implementation, implements the FBA and uses information to develop behavior intervention recommendations.
Trains staff, family, caregivers on recommended interventions and monitors implementation to determine the need for on-going training.
Assists in the development of community/seminar/workshop trainings in the areas of behavior management strategies and related topics.
Completes two hours of volunteer services each calendar year from among the approved list of community sites.
Openly and frequently communicate to clients with empathic verbal communication and listening skills.
When requested assist with OMI client behavior plans.
Actively participate and contribute in at least one Organizational committee.
Participate in Organizational events and activities.
Professionally represent the Organization and department or site to current employees, volunteers, vendors and community.
Maintain a clean and organized work environment.
Observe all company policies, rules, and safety practices.
Maintains ethical standards.
Perform other duties as assigned
• Interpersonal sensitivity and conflict management skills
• Good judgment-including ability to evaluate, make decision, and anticipate consequences
• Initiative and motivation to learn