Behavior Analyst

Location
Philadelphia, PA, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 14, 2019
Ref
4600151350
Behavior Analyst
OFFICE OF SPECIALIZED SERVICES
440 N. BROAD STREET
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19130

Central Office

Job Number: 4600151350

Start Date:

Open Date: 03/08/2018

Closing Date:

Job Summary:
Assists with the delivery of behavior interventions based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Provides support to school teams with organizing classroom schedules to accommodate all students' program needs. Trains school staff to ensure that the assessments are used with consistency and accuracy. Collaborates with school staff on management and behavior strategies and functional behavior assessments.
Essential Functions
  • Leads and provides guidance to the Applied Behavior Analyst as they assist school teams with assessing the needs of students in terms of skill acquisition and behavior management programs.
  • Monitors and develops training on behavior management strategies and assessments to address challenging behaviors in the classroom setting.
  • Ensures that best practices for behavior analysis are adhered to by the Applied Behavior Analysts and school teams.
  • Ensures that school teams collect and analyze data on the progress of students using the preference, skills, social, behavior and specific methods and procedures including Intensive Teaching (IT)/Discrete Trial (DT), Natural Environment Training (NET)/Pivotal Response Training (PRT) and Functional Communication Training.
  • Periodically reviews program books, including data collection and creation of graphs to ensure that the behavioral intervention plans have been implemented with fidelity.
  • Provides training to classroom staff on writing IEPs that accurately reflect students' needs and potential.
  • Models techniques of reinforcement, prompting, shaping, chaining, errorless teaching and error correction for school staff and families.
  • Reviews the recommendations and assessments made by the Applied Behavior Analyst and school teams and assists as needed.
  • Ensures that school teams have received the necessary training to manage challenging behaviors, select behavior interventions, write Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSPs) and monitor progress on behavior interventions.
  • Provides support school teams in the assigned network to identify barriers to inclusion and support efforts to include students in the least restrictive environment.
Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in education, applied behavioral sciences, psychology or other related fields.
  • One year of full-time, paid professional experience working with students with Autism developing Functional Behavioral Assessments, behavior plans and providing training on behavioral interventions, classroom management and intervention techniques such as positive behavior intervention, Applied Behavior Analysis (Discrete Trial Training), Picture Exchange Communication System, positive behavior intervention, social skills training, and communication training.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of:
  • the principles of Applied Behavior analysis and appropriate interventions and techniques for students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
  • current research regarding methodologies, interventions and treatment for ASD.
  • the best practices for writing Functional Behavioral Assessments and Positive Behavior Support Plans.
  • adult educational training principles, methods and techniques.

Demonstrated ability to:
  • coordinate and review the work of others.
  • work in collaboration with other staff.
  • effectively problem solve and mediate among parties.
  • conduct discrete Trial/Intensive Teaching (DT/IT), Natural Environment Training (NET)/Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Error Correction Procedures, Errorless Teaching Procedures, Chaining, Shaping, data collection and graphing.
  • analyze data and make recommendations on findings.
  • use a personal computer and software applications such as Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • create, maintain and use data for planning and decision-making.
  • assist schools in the development and implementation of action plans.
  • communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Disclaimer
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
C ertificate/License
  • Possession of a valid certificate as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and meet the current Behavior Analyst Certification Board Standards for Supervision Requirements to supervise Exam Candidates and must be maintained during tenure of appointment. Your certification would need to be secured within one year of employment.


Additional Job Information: This is a 12-month, non-represented position. Interviews may be conducted to determine how well a candidate meets the established criteria. Note that not all qualified candidates may be selected for an interview. Additional factors including the ability to follow directions, punctuality and professional conduct will be considered in part of the evaluation process. The selected candidate must have no anecdotal record on file and have not been subject to any disciplinary action within the past eighteen (18) months, and have an excellent record of attendance and punctuality during the last three (3) years (defined as no more than eighteen (18) occasions of lateness or absence for personal illness in the last three years (3) years with the exception of one extended long-term absence.

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