Jan 13, 2024

Applied Behavior Analyst

  • TrulyHired
  • Stafford, VA 22554, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Job Title: Applied Behavior Analyst

Department: Office of Student Support Services

Pay Grade: Licensed

Work Calendar: All 12 Month Employee

FLSA Status: Exempt

GENERAL PURPOSE

This position provides services and support for students through the development, coordination, and implementation, and monitoring of positive behavior supports in collaboration with the student interdisciplinary teams. Supports may include, but are not limited to, functional analysis; comprehensive behavior assessments, administration of objective behavior support plans and guidelines; routine progress reporting; and staff training. This staff member reports directly to the assistant director of special education.

MAIN JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Develops coordinates, implements, and monitors behavior supports in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams
  • Conducts functional analyses.
  • Provides comprehensive behavior assessments.
  • Administers objective behavior support plans and guidelines.
  • Provides routine progress reporting and staff training.
  • Conducts studies that measure specific influences on behavior and looks for new ways to solve inappropriate classroom behaviors.
  • Assists in identifying needs and formulating behavior plans to manage behaviors

Collaborates with treatment teams to determine how to best address long-term individual goals for students.
  • Provides instructional and behavioral intervention programs.
  • Assumes responsibility for care of materials, equipment, and assessment tools.
  • Participates in SEC/IEP team meetings.
  • Responds to referrals by providing consultation and collaboration with teams and central support staff.
  • Makes recommendations and conducts follow up meetings on case for students placed throughout the school division to include day and residential placements.
  • Provides ongoing training for general and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, and related service providers.
Support and demonstrate core values of SCPS and the Office of Student Support Services
  • Engage in ongoing professional development relevant to position.
  • Respond promptly and thoroughly to written and oral requests for information.
  • Maintain a clean, neat appearance, appropriate to position.
  • Maintain a record of appropriate attendance and punctuality.
  • Serve as an optimal role model for students, colleagues, and the general public.
  • Work in close harmony with colleagues, supervisors, and co-workers.
  • Comply with all District and School policies and regulations, including but not limited to guidelines for confidentiality.
  • Perform other related duties as required/assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Degree from an accredited college or university in Behavior Analysis or related field (Special Education, Psychology, etc.).
  • One (1) year of work related experience providing ABA to children.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge
    • Knowledge of the special education process and current legal mandates as related to autism spectrum disorders.
    • Knowledge of developmentally-appropriate practices and methodologies.
    • Knowledge of classroom management strategies appropriate to the learning situation.
  • Skills
    • Work cooperatively with all staff.
    • Relate positively to parents and other community representatives.
    • Demonstrate appropriate use of written and verbal communication.
    • Demonstrate effective, positive behavioral supports and practices.
    • Assess individual staff and student needs.
    • Address criticism in an appropriate manner and develop constructive outcomes.
  • Abilities
    • Work cooperatively in a team environment to meet goals
    • Organize and perform work independently
    • Meet deadlines for all work even when working on multiple projects
    • Show sustained effort and enthusiasm in quality and quantity of work
    • Work cooperatively in a team environment to meet goals
    • Organize and perform work independently
    • Work on multiple projects while meeting all deadlines
    • Show sustained effort and enthusiasm in quality and quantity of work
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Work environment is primarily inside, where the noise and temperature levels are moderate.
  • The work is light work which requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.
  • The following physical and mental abilities are representative of those expected to complete the essential functions of the job: standing for prolonged periods; sitting for prolonged periods; moving the hands, wrists, or fingers repetitively; moving with force on the back or lower body repetitively; feeling, grasping, or holding objects by hand; identifying colors visually; identifying objects in low light or distant conditions; communicating via spoken language; communicating via written language; perceiving sounds; making decisions using logic and rational thinking.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations shall be made, as required by law, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.

Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties, just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

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