Jan 13, 2024

BCBA

  • TrulyHired
  • Watertown, MA, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

We are the worldwide leader in education services for children and young adults who have multiple disabilities and visual impairments. We believe every child can learn and learning is for life. We are committed to delivering best-in-class education to children, providing immersive training to professionals and creating a world of inclusion, accessibility and opportunity for people with multiple disabilities. At Perkins, we think courageously, we are collaborative and we take ownership. Join a community of growth where you will be supported and where your work makes a difference. Join our collaborative group of educators as our BCBA in the Deafblind Program. As our Behavior Analyst, you are responsible for the development and maintenance of high quality behavioral support programming across the Deafblind Program school and residential settings for individual students who have impacted vision and hearing, with additional disabilities. You will develops and implement behavior intervention programs for individual students and/or classrooms. You will provide ongoing consultation to program staff regarding the maintenance and refinement of behavior management programs and developmental issues.; communicate with families and outside agencies effectively. As our BCBA, you will provide functional assessment to identify the function of targeted behaviors and to facilitate the development of effective interventions as mandated by IDEA. You will support and participate in collaborative Individualized Education Plan (IEP) development for all students. Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Expectations include the following: It is expected that the Behavior Analyst will acquire knowledge and apply it to their practice as it relates to the unique impact of deafblindness on development, including communication and associated behavior. Complete Safety-Care Crisis Prevention Training as facilitated by Perkins School for the Blind and to assist in training the trainer model as requested. Uses evidence based and empirically validated strategies to teach and support student behavior. Conducts functional behavior assessment to identify the function of targeted behaviors and facilitate the development of appropriate replacement behaviors. Writes and monitors the effectiveness of Positive Behavior Support plans. Provide support, instruction, and feedback to staff, families and caregivers with regard to managing challenging behavior and teaching replacement behaviors. Participates in the development and use of efficient data systems that support visual analysis and inform clinical decisions. Leads training as requested on a variety of topics within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Prepares and implements behavior plans based on the individual education plan. Develops positive reinforcement systems to teach new and more adaptive behavior. Reviews individual student's behavior intervention programs and provides consultation to staff members; Submits written reports on each student based on observations. Meets on a routine basis with the clinical, educational, and medical teams. Collects data on student behavior to share with the medical team, especially with regard to psychoactive medications. Observes students in both individual and group settings. Offers consultation to staff members regarding student behavior intervention programs; Develops data systems or other monitoring techniques, and maintains an up-to-date record of student progress; Informs students, staff members, and families of the criteria for achieving individual goals and objectives. Reviews behavior intervention plans and modifies them as needed to adapt to changing conditions and to promote student progress. Offers timely feedback to students and staff members regarding student progress toward achieving individual behavioral objectives. Performs functional assessments as requested; Develops or adapts measurement instruments, functional scales, or questionnaires for use with individuals who are blind, visually impaired, Deafblind or multiply impaired. Selects potential areas of priorities based on the results of a needs assessment. Writes functional assessment reports that relate findings and offers recommendations. To perform other duties and tasks as assigned by their direct supervisor and/or the Education Director. Competencies To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Demonstrated ability in interpersonal communications skills is required Ability to be flexible, operate independently and function in high-stress situations Ability to build and nurture effective working relationships Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written Ability to maintain confidential information Ability to work with diverse populations Ability to interact in a consultative professional manner Demonstrated strong organizational skills and the ability to perform within precise timelines Ability to prioritize and manage several responsibilities concurrently Education and/or Experience Master's degree preferably in psychology, education, or related field from a recognized college or university required BCBA Certification required Minimum of 5 years professional experience preferred Experience working with children and adolescents who display maladaptive behavior preferred Experience with individuals who are deafblind and/or have multiple disabilities preferred Experience using sign language and/or willingness to learn is required Physical Demands Normal for a school environment and involves work with Special Needs students requiring lifting or exertion of up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally. Work Environment Normal for school environment; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Shared office space is to be expected. We have benefits that put you first, including an employer contributing retirement plan, tuition reimbursement from day one, professional development for our employees, personal days, paid time off and paid sick leave. Our campus is quaint, charming and historical, a perfect mix of legacy and modern buildings. It is located in the heart of Watertown, adjacent to the Charles River and a 5 minute drive from food & entertainment at Arsenal Yards.

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