The Behavior Interventionists’ primary duty is to perform Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) intervention. Implements treatment plans under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Program Managers. Teaches strategies for skill acquisition as well as decrease of behavior excesses to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and/or other developmental disabilities. Works in the field to provide treatment in home, community and/or other natural settings. Works directly with families to transfer strategies to caregivers to support the generalization of learned skills.
1. Provides specialized behavior intervention services to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or other developmental disabilities in the home, community and/or other natural settings. Prepares the learning environment to maximize effectiveness of intervention. Provides caregiver education, and coordinates specialized training and instructional materials for caregivers.
2. Attends staff meetings, inE-service trainings, and other meetings as required.
3. Completes necessary documentation, including skill probing, preference assessments, treatment notes, and data charting related to progress reports and exit summaries. Keeps updated records of other site, program, and participant-related documents and reports.
4. Performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Must meet one of the following scenarios:
- Currently enrolled in college coursework and completed a minimum of 6 months full-time college coursework. Preference for programs related to psychology, education, child development, or closely related field. Must have 2 years of related experience.
- OR Completed AA degree or 2 years of college level coursework with preference to programs related to psychology, education, child development, or closely related field. Must have 2 years of related experience.
- OR Completed Bachelor’s Degree with preference to programs related to psychology, education, child development, or closely related field. Must have 1 year of related experience.
RELATED EXPERIENCE TYPES:
- Work, volunteer, or personal experience with individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and/or other related disabilities
- OR Experience working with typically developing children in group settings. Preference given for experience with individuals demonstrating developmental deficits and/or challenging behavior.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
- Demonstrated competency in approaches to intervention, based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis;competency in employing and directing behavior analytic methodologies, including discrete trial and naturalistteaching procedures, differential reinforcement, continuous and discontinuous measurement, andcrisis/emergency procedures. Applicants not meeting this criteria will be provided on the job training.
- Must possess basic computer skills. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft applications (e.g. Outlook, Word, Teams). Must be able to learn and use iPad and/or other assigned mobile devices.
- Ability to maintain positive customer interaction and professionalism, communicate effectively through oral and written skills, and work cooperatively with a variety of individuals and groups. Demonstrated ability to interact well with children and their families, and to maintain positive affect.
- Ability to interpret and follow policies, procedures, and regulations.
- Ability to demonstrate good judgement, exercise discretion, and maintain high level of confidentiality in handling sensitive situations and documentation.
- Ability to pass a post-offer physical examination and a TB test.
- Ability to provide proof of required vaccinations or positive titer showing immunity. A signed declination may be acceptable for certain vaccinations,
- Ability to obtain and maintain a criminal record/fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation per Easterseals Southern California and/or program requirements.
- Ability to travel locally to various worksites and home visits to participants, with own reliable transportation; maintain driving record in compliance with Transportation Safety Standards; maintain auto insurance and vehicle registration.
- This position requires lifting, carrying, and loading/unloading toys and materials for home visits.
- The position requires frequent walking, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, and twisting in order to observe, assess, and interact with participants. And frequent speaking, listening to clients, staff, and other professionals.
- Must pass all drug testing required by ESSC.