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.
At minimum, must have completed some college coursework or be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university with preference to programs related to early childhood education, psychology, nursing or related field.
A minimum of 6 months of exposure to/experience with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and/or other related developmental disabilities. Examples include working with typically developing children in a group setting (children with demonstrated deficits or challenging behavior preferred); having a family member with ASD; a neighbor with a developmental disability; volunteer work in a classroom with a child with ASD, etc.
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 naturalist teaching procedures, differential reinforcement, continuous and discontinuous measurement, and crisis/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.