Association of Behavior Consultants - East Bay, CA
Job Description: Behavioral Interventionist/Assistant
Want to make a difference in the life of a family? Become a Behavior Assistant, working with children with autism and other developmental delays. This part time position is an opportunity to learn about and apply Applied Behavior Analysis in-home directly to children.The Association of Behavior Consultants is currently seeking new staff members for the behavior assistant position. 1:1 behavior assistants provide direct services to children on the autism spectrum; job responsibilities include but are not limited to: Implementation of all developmental goals; Implementation of preventative and reactive strategies outlined through the BIP; Ongoing evaluation of progress toward goals and objectives; Reporting progress to the Behavior Specialist and/or Clinical Director; Trial by trial data collection on all developmental goals and skills; Frequency/duration and descriptive analysis data on all aberrant behavior; Behavior assistants fall under the direct supervision of a Behavior Specialist, the Clinical Director and the corresponding Area Director.
Position: 1:1 Behavior Assistant, bilingual applicants encouraged to apply but not mandatory.
Areas: East Bay (Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward)
Compensation: $18.00-$25.00 per hour depending upon qualifications.
Hours: Depends upon the needs of our clients (ABC does not guarantee a specific number of hours per week).
Qualifications for this position include:
*BA or BS is REQUIRED* B.A. /B.S., in Psychology, Social Work, Child Development, or related field
* B.C.a.B.A. eligible preferred, but not required
* At least one year of experience working with developmentally delayed populations
* At least one year of experience utilizing Discrete Trials Training within ABA setting
* Clearance of background check, finger prints and T.B.
* Must have own reliable transportation including valid driver’s license and car insurance
* Clearance of health screening
* Must be able to stand, sit, kneel, walk, run, crawl
* Must be able to complete the aforementioned for extended periods of time
* Must be able to lift 50 pounds
* Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and projects
* Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team of professionals, and in multiple settings
* Highly organized with files and documentation, and able to turn in paperwork in timely manner
In order to meet the unique needs of each family, our treatment teams are comprised of interdisciplinary specialists trained in Applied Behavior Analysis. This includes, Behavior Analysts, Early Intervention Specialists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Clinical Social Workers, Special Educators, Occupational Therapists, and Speech & Language Pathologists
ABC measures progress by a child’s ability to use skills taught in a generalized and spontaneous manner across people, settings, activities, and materials. Research indicates that children who only demonstrate targeted skills with a high level of adult prompting in structured intervention activities may not “generalize” these skills to everyday life. It can also appear that a child is making rapid progress under such highly-controlled conditions. For a child’s long-term progress, it is critical that the child is able to initiate and sustain independent, active participation in daily interactions and social activities. Therefore, we would not consider a goal “met” until a child demonstrates the targeted skillspontaneously or independently in typical everyday activities, situations, tasks and social interactions.