This position is available as a development plan/career ladder to work towards promotion into ABA Behavior Technician within designated length of time based upon performance and contingent upon your ability to satisfy all position requirements. Compensation changes associated with this promotion will be determined through the Agency’s compensation processes, policies and pay ranges in effect at the time of the promotion. Additionally, this promotion will be available without further posting or competition for the position.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program team lead responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, and data collection of ABA (including positive behavior supports and intervention strategies) at an advanced level to address autism spectrum disorder for children and their families/caregivers in a variety of environments. Works collaboratively with the each child’s ABA team and independently in the family’s home or a variety of community and/or treatment settings. Works directly with children and adults.
1. Participate in development, implementation, and data collection of ABA programs, including information to complete a functional analysis of the behavior while maintaining accountabilities regarding behavior tracking and appropriate team support.
2. Utilize various methods to gather important historical data, behavioral information and information regarding patterns and outcomes, in order to develop treatment goals.
3. Assist in conducting Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and develop Behavior Support Plans (BSP). Assist in monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the strategies within the BSP.
4. Together with the family, develops an intervention plan that supports the decrease in behaviors while incorporating the child and families strengths, a time-line regarding implementation and skill acquisition, as well as both proactive and reactive strategies that can be used before, after and during escalating incidents.
5. Co-train, role model, and practice with the team (e.g., Behavior Technician I) the behavioral support interventions to be utilized with the child, based on tracking sheet and baseline of behaviors.
6. Provides leadership to develop program responses to needs identified across a number of children and families where natural community resources are not available or appropriate.
7. Co-facilitate tem meetings and offer constructive feedback and creative suggestions regarding non-aversive approaches to behavior change to all members of the team.
8. Supports the team in transitioning behavior plans to primary caregiver or provider working with the child and family.
9. Develop plans that directly relate to skill development around coping with negative feelings or experiences, increasing esteem and sense of worth, or increasing access to natural community resources in addition to the plans designed to create replacement skills.
10. Form therapeutic relationships with children and their families and uses these relationships to assist them in meeting the behavioral goals.
11. Create materials, including instructional aides and transactional supports.
12. Updates program by monitoring data and collection process.
13. Coordinate team teaching steps and data collection to ensure fidelity.
14. Progress treatment necessary to ensure progress.
15. Assist in development of treatment plans.
16. Develop creative methods to ensure culturally sensitive care.
17. Provide consistently positive and professional modeling in all aspects of their role.
18. Maintain positive relations with customers and role models the value of these relationships internally and externally.
19. Employee is required to meet applicable productivity and documentation requirements
20. Driving to appointments with clients and their families or other key contacts
21. Physical interactions with children of variable ages such as, but not limited to, games, sports and other activities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. All employees are responsible for keeping job requirements up to date. This can include but are not limited to certifications, licensure, and maintaining a clear criminal record.
• Bachelors Psychology Sociology, Behavioral Sciences, Education or related field.
• Two (2) years of experience working with children with ASD and their families or equivalent combination of education and experience in the human services field.
• Masters Degree (MA/ MS) in an education or mental health related field AND two (2) years related experience in ABA program OR Bachelors Degree (BA/ BS) AND four (4) years related experience in ABA programs.
• Speak, read and/or write another language is highly desirable.
Other Specific Requirements
• Must pass Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), and Child Abuse Index Check (CAIC) background clearance, if applicable
• Valid California Drivers license with two years of experience driving and clean driving record may be required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
In addition, this position requires standing, sitting, walking, climbing, and kneeling.
Employee Statement of Understanding
I have read and understand the job description for my position. I am able to perform all of the essential functions of this position. I agree to successfully complete all required training indicated for this position. I agree to keep all of my required certifications and licenses current and up to date and provide proper documentation of the same to the Human Resources Department. I agree to comply with all Agency policies and procedures. I agree to comply with the agency compliance plan and all laws, rules, regulations and standards of conduct relating to my position. As an employee, I understand my duty to report any suspected violations of the law or the standards of conduct to my immediate supervisor. As an employee, I will strive to uphold the mission and vision of the organization. All employees are required to adhere to the values in all their interactions with youth and families and fellow employees.