Duties & Responsibilities: (Essential Functions of Position, Major Responsibilities, Summary of Key Duties, Special Assignments, Relationships)
Salary will be determined by experience (range: $40,000 - $45,000)
Rely on scientifically and professionally derived knowledge when making scientific or professional judgments.
• Conduct functional assessments and provide recommendations, reports, and evaluative statements based on information and techniques sufficient to provide appropriate substantiation for the findings.
• Develop behavior intervention plans/programs that are based on behavior analytic principles, including assessments of effects of other intervention methods
• Make recommendations based upon scientifically supported effective treatment procedures that have been validated as having both long-term and short-term benefits to clients and society.
• Provide description, in writing, of the objectives of the behavior change program to parents and school staff before attempting to implement the program. And to the extent possible, a risk-benefit analysis should be conducted on the procedures to be implemented to reach the objective
• Describe in writing to staff and parents the environmental conditions that are necessary for the program to be effective.
• Develop and conduct treatment integrity checks, as well as provide administrators and other staff with appropriate training and resources to complete treatment integrity checks.
• Collect data, or works with the teacher and/or designated others to collect data needed to assess progress within the program.
• Modify behavior intervention plans/program on the basis of data.
• Review and appraise the restrictiveness of alternative interventions and always recommend the least restrictive procedures likely to be effective in dealing with a behavior problem.
• Establish understandable and objective (i.e., measurable) criteria for the termination of the program and provide them in writing to school staff and parents
• Work with and develop plans for general education students exhibiting problem behavior and general education classrooms experiencing management issues.
• Work with and develop plans for special education students with mild, moderate, and severe autism, cognitive/developmental delays, AND emotional/behavior disabilities prek-12.
• Provide consultation to general education and/or special education staff, as well as parents, regarding behavior intervention strategies and classroom management techniques.
• Provide training to staff and parents regarding applied behavior principles and techniques.
• Receive training in proper restraint programs.
• Able to establish a relationship with students in order to plan for individualized interventions.
• Technologically competent.
• Interact with students, faculty, administrators and parents in a professional manner.
• Other duties as assigned by Director of Special Education/supervisor.
Physical Requirements of Position: (HBV Yes No)
· Ability to escort a disruptive student safely from a setting.
· Lift 50 pounds.
· Ability to emotionally handle disruptive students.
· Ability to cope with and handle physically aggressive students.
Special Qualification Desired: (Personal Qualities, Education, Skills Needed, Experience, Etc.)
Required Endorsements for position must include:
MUST have a Masters in psychology, social work, or education
MUST be Board Certified Behavior Analyst (or BCBA eligible- sit for exam by November 2012)