Behavior Specialist Job Description

Behavior Specialist Job Description

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Behavior specialist provides behavior management support and implement components of behavior support plans as instructed by supervisors and behavior consultants, including:.

Behavior Specialist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Demonstrate positive, collaborative problem-solving orientation with students, parents and guardians, educators, administrators, community members, and colleagues
Work collaboratively with staff to identify students and classes with behavior support needs using school-wide data
Serve in a consultative role with designated personnel to offer prevention and intervention strategies related to learning and behavioral problems of students
Provide group and individual therapy and classroom support to special education students, and general education students, monitor the students’ responses to the interventions identified
Complete and monitor pre-referral paperwork as it relates to the social/ emotional functioning of students
Complete paperwork for students with 504 plans, monitor the implementation of the accommodations identified in the plans
Establish and monitor a continuum of scientifically based behavior interventions and supports
Identify the function of students' behavior(s) in order to develop individualized, strength based interventions that will result in positive behavior change and incorporate into Tier 2 Fair Plans
Conduct Functional Behavioral Analyses (FBA) to incorporate into Tier 3 Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)
Develop Fair Plans or Functional behavior Plans as appropriate and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)

Behavior Specialist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Behavior Specialist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BCBA, DPI, NC, TBSI, SBS, AALAS, ESA, CADC, IL

Education for Behavior Specialist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the behavior specialist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Behavioral Sciences, Human Services, Psychology, Education, Social Work, Special Education, Health, Science, Counseling, Applied Behavior Analysis

Skills for Behavior Specialist

Desired skills for behavior specialist include:

Procedures
Policies and laws pertaining to special education
PA 6100 Regulations
Crisis intervention strategies
Application of current version of the DSM
Behavior principles
Behavior support techniques and skills to aid in the development of individualized behavior plans
Classroom management practices
Elements of a Functional Behavior Plan and a Behavior Intervention Plan
Evaluation and assessment process

Desired experience for behavior specialist includes:

Manages time and prioritizes tasks to ensure that deadlines are met
Self-motivation, especially when juggling competing priorities
Ability to think strategically, translate thoughts to action, and follow-through
Outstanding organizational skills and ability to maintain systems
Oversees programmatic and technical aspects related to SBCC activities ensuring SBCC efforts are evidence-based, community-driven and in line with provisions of the award
Coordinates with PMI, the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders to ensure the delivery of systematic and consistent technical assistance to the Ministry of Health, at all levels, and to other PMI implementing partners

Behavior Specialist Examples

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Behavior Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of behavior specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for behavior specialist
  • Collaborates with in-country technical team, provincial BCC Coordinators, partner managers and headquarters technical staff to ensure the project is designed and implemented according to program frameworks and standards
  • Leads and contributes to the planning, design, and implementation of SBCC activities at community and institutional levels
  • Oversees and provides technical support toward the process of documentation of best practices and develops and distributes case studies and project briefs to highlight SBCC activities
  • Serves as a technical resource in behavior change for staff, partners/grantees/subcontractors
  • Functional Behavioral Analysis
  • The BSC may participate in child-centered, family focused meetings ISPT meetings
  • Provide one-to-one and small group support for most significant behavior needs
  • Be highly visible during school hours to support positive culture
  • Assist in creating guiding documents and alignment of structured behavior supports across elementary, middle, high school settings and between similar service sets on different campuses
  • Coordinate and create guidelines for transition planning from elementary to middle school and middle school to high school
Qualifications for behavior specialist
  • Experience and knowledge of malaria preferred
  • Experience working in a USAID or other donor-funded project
  • Strong intercultural supervisory and team building skills and experience
  • 2+ year of post-license experience in Clinical supervision
  • Masters-level applied behavior specialist
  • Experience writing and reviewing behavior plans
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Behavior Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a behavior specialist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for behavior specialist
  • Completes structured assessment interviews with parents/care providers
  • Monitors assigned cases and initiates termination/transition process when appropriate
  • Assures that documentation and records are kept confidential, organized, and complete
  • Assess and analyze function of student’s behavior with school team
  • Collaborate with school team to plan strategies to replace disruptive, negative behaviors by teaching students positive, productive, and socially appropriate replacement behaviors
  • Provide on-going support for staff members during school transitions, lunch times, and recess sessions related to the use of positive behavior support strategies
  • Collaborate with school team members to develop and implement positive behavior reinforcement systems including positive reinforcement charts, daily schedules, necessary visual supports, routines and interventions to help student learn successfully in the classroom using appropriate behavior
  • Propose, develop and implement innovative strategies and concepts for the development of nutritional intervention focusing on children and adolescence
  • Evaluate nutritional compounds and nutritional solutions that support and/or promote cognitive development
  • Integrate scientific knowledge in the area of nutrition and cognition in children and adolescence with an understanding of the business reality and needs that consequently will impact the business Innovation & Renovation pipelines
Qualifications for behavior specialist
  • Hold an advanced degree (Masters or higher) in a relevant field, such as public health, rural development, development sciences, or social sciences
  • At least five (5) years of WASH expertise in the Mozambican context, especially in community level activities aimed at increasing use of health promoting WASH practices and increasing demand for sanitation in rural communities
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, in both English and Portuguese
  • USAID program implementation experience
  • Proficiency with electronic health record software is required
  • Experience working in a behavioral health inpatient setting is desirable
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Behavior Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of behavior specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for behavior specialist
  • Conduct and manage clinical activities and support clinical study pipeline in brain and cognitive research especially activities related to cognitive development in children and adolescence
  • Translate scientific clinical findings for business stakeholders
  • Explore patentable possibilities and alignment with regulatory requirement
  • Prepare publication of clinical trial findings and of literature reviews/ meta-analyses
  • Support Business units and Markets to efficiently translate scientific findings in clear communication for consumer/ customer/ patient
  • Interface with other Optum departments including Care Advocacy, Affordability, Clinical Network Services, Program and Network Integrity, and Quality Improvement
  • Assist with assessing student needs, determines learning objectives and plans activities to meet needs
  • Assists with maintaining appropriate student records
  • Assists with maintaining a clean and safe learning environment
  • Motivates students through positive feedback
Qualifications for behavior specialist
  • Or Associate’s degree in education, mental health or related field plus 7 years of experience in Human Services
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education or allied discipline is required
  • Special exception to this requirement may be given under narrow circumstances in which a candidate has very specific and significant training, experience and knowledge of applied behavioral analysis and implementing behavioral protocols with pediatric patients
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in a related field (i.e., psychology or special education)
  • A minimum of two years of previous experience with disabled populations is required
  • Bachelor's Degree in human services field
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Behavior Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a behavior specialist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for behavior specialist
  • Promotes positive behavior patterns for students
  • Responds to the perceptions of students
  • Develops in students a sense of responsibility
  • Uses a variety of resources, methodologies and groups in instruction
  • Uses the school environment to facilitate learning
  • Displays interest in and enthusiasm for teaching and help adolescents
  • An additional Short-Term Incentive Plan (Bonus) of 10% (at target)
  • Design, implement, monitor and model Behavioral Strategies that will serve to decrease maladaptive behavior(s) and increase adaptive behavior(s)
  • Communicate with the psychiatrist accurate information and data summaries
  • Work with interdisciplinary team members
Qualifications for behavior specialist
  • Minimum of two years experience in behavioral management role required
  • Valid Washington State Teacher Certificate with Special Education endorsement or ESA certification in a related field
  • Education and experience based on the needs of the facility
  • Master’s degree in educational assessment required
  • Valid Texas LSSP license required
  • At least one year of experience in clinical psychology in public school environment
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Behavior Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of behavior specialist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for behavior specialist
  • Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • Assist school staff in conducting functional behavioral assessments, collecting behavioral data, and delivering behavior programming using the principles of ABA
  • Support staff and students in the school setting
  • Support staff in addressing student’s adaptive living skills such as, toileting, feeding, dressing, as it relates to behavior, on an as needed basis
  • Responsible for completing “other related job duties” as assigned by supervisor
  • Lead an inter-agency effort focused on infrastructure development within West Virginia’s education system necessary for the effective implementation of a system-wide delivery of behavior and mental health intervention and supports
  • Provide school personnel training, support, and coaching in topics related to a multi-tiered system of behavior and mental health support
  • Provide school personnel with mental health first aid training and support
  • Oversee the design and implementation of multi-tiered support plans with autism and other behavior or mental health challenges
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with school- and community-based mental health providers to facilitate school based mental health services for students
Qualifications for behavior specialist
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, mental health or related field and four years of experience in Human Services
  • PhD in Experimental psychology or Cognitive development psychology
  • 7-10 years’ experience post PhD in human clinical research in the field of cognitive development
  • Proven knowledge and experience in planning, execution, interpretation of human clinical studies
  • Up to date scientific knowledge in psychological test methods and methods in human neuroscience/ neuroimaging
  • Interest in nutritional neuroscience and in developing and testing nutritional concepts in the context of brain and cognitive performance across the lifespan

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