Behavior Specialist I

Job description

Behavior Specialist I

Primary Purpose:
Responsible for implementing all program services, skills training, individual treatment intervention and mediation between agencies under the direct supervision of the Applied Behavior Analyst. Provides indirect support and supervision of peer recovery staff. Position has identified one-year funding. Continuation of this position is based on availability of funds.

Essential Functions:
1. Implements all behavioral interventions as assigned.

2. Facilitates referrals, behavioral assessments and behavioral treatment plans.

3. Provides treatment updates to referral source.

4. Records progress towards individual interventions.

5. Maintains client records.

6. Participates in interagency meetings and trainings.

7. Supports the development and implementation of individual recovery plans for referrals.

8. Meet 60% agency billing requirement based on a 40-hour work week.

9. Performs other duties as assigned or requested in support of program operations.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Education or related fields.

• One (1) year of experience working with the Adult Mentally Disabled population using Applied Behavior Analysis.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Two (2) years experience working with the Special Needs population using Applied Behavior Analysis.
• Preference given to RBT or BCaBA (Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst).

Skills/Knowledge and Expertise:
• Experience implementing behavioral assessments and interventions.
• Strong professional, ethical and leadership skills.
• Strong oral and written communication skills when providing feedback to others.
• Ability to write behavioral based progress notes, emails and clinical documents.
• Ability to clearly articulate performance roles, project goals and timelines.
• Effectively manages deadlines and tasks independently.
• Basic understanding of the theory of human behavior
• Ability to develop function based treatments that will help clients achieve related goals and positive outcomes.
• Ability to form positive relationships with clients.
• Positive attitude, ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The position requires performing physical activities, including standing, kneeling and reaching while interacting with others within the field and within the office.

Candidates must be able to move more quickly than the client they are working with and be able to move quickly and swiftly from the floor, to the chair, and back. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel
Work performed in varied environments including office, classroom, public settings and personal residence. This position will utilize standard business hours but will allow for flexibility based on individual caseload and may occasionally include evening and weekends.

Additional Requirements:
• Ability to pass background/sanction checks for the funding agency(ies).
• Must pass TB test

Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, non-exempt

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/7/2021
Application Due: 6/7/2033
Work Type: Full Time