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Behavior Specialist 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift First  
Location Athens County  
Position Behavior Specialist  
Category Behavioral Health  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 2/15/2024  
Close Date 3/15/2024  
Req Number BEH-24-00048  


Are you a Behavior Specialist who is passionate about people? Are you looking for a job where you’ll enjoy excellent benefits and the chance to make a difference in your community? Then join the I Am Boundless, Inc. team!

We are a fast-growing nonprofit organization committed to building a world that realizes the boundless potential of all people. For more than forty years, we’ve provided people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges the support and services to thrive. Our person-centered approach to care celebrates people for who they are and empowers them to become active participants in the communities where they live, work, and play.

Will you join us? Apply today!

Boundless Benefits

Working for Boundless has many perks. We treat our team like family and offer advantages that allow you to focus, thrive, and grow. Why Boundless?

  • Excellent benefits including no-cost dental, vision, and life insurance.
  • A Boundless sponsored $150 deposited into your flexible spending plan
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Student loan forgiveness through the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Scholarships geared towards professional development and continued education
  • Career growth opportunities

Schedule: Discussed in interview

What You Would Be Doing:
The Behavior Specialist will provide support to individuals and their caregivers by coordinating and providing services in Applied Behavior Analysis, function analyses and assessment, behavior acquisition, and reduction procedures, and adaptive life skills. The Behavior Specialist will also oversee the programming and provide ongoing support and supervision to Behavior Technicians (BTs), and parents as it relates to the implementation and documentation associated with Skill Acquisition and Behavior Support Plans.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Function in a clinical supervisory capacity and provide oversight to all areas of programming including the training of behavior technicians, direct support professionals, school personnel, and all related providers
  • Develop and facilitate initial and follow-up training in Applied Behavior Analysis, using both discrete trial training and natural environment training models of teaching. 
  • Provide parent training and education on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to be utilized with their child(ren)
  • Conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments 
  • Develop Behavior Support Plans for all individuals focusing on teaching functional replacement behaviors and other antecedent strategies for reducing problematic behavior(s). 
  • Create an ongoing data collection system to establish a baseline for all individuals and analyze data on a frequent and ongoing basis to guide programming. 
  • Conduct skill assessments, develop skill acquisition plans, and monitor individual’s progress toward plans
  • Meet as needed with supervised staff and caregivers to discuss ongoing consumer issues and provide support when necessary. 
  • Graph data in a standardized format. 
  • Complete monthly, quarterly, and annual paperwork at scheduled times.
  • Ensure that all criteria meet contracts, private insurance companies, Medicaid, and local behavior committee requirements. 
  • Work collaboratively with varying professionals, including doctors, psychiatrists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists, to develop and implement individualized goals
  • Review and sign off on behavior plan/treatment plan training for all ABA field staff and provide ABA field supervision when necessary
  • Provide consultation services and maintain ongoing communication with all constituents (other supports, parents, community, and community agencies). 
  • Keep current with the literature, new research findings, and resources.
  • Maintain all data, paperwork, and communication between personal care staff and families and provide ongoing feedback to government-related agencies that contract with such families. 
  • Complete daily records of service into the agency's electronic health records system within 48 hours of the completed service. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Currently pursuing or hold a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, Psychology, Social Work, Education, or related field required.
  • 3-5 years experience implementing/supervising ABA-based educational and behavioral programming and curriculum development.
  • Exemplary data collection.
  • Proven training abilities (one-on-one overlap, team teaching, or in a group).
  • Demonstrate clinical knowledge of many children with autism in different areas of the ASD spectrum.

Required Licensure/Certifications:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain First Aid, CPR - adult, child, and infant. (Training will be provided, if not already certified).
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License with Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles - No more than 5 points on driving record.
  • Valid car insurance.

All candidates who have received an offer of employment will be required to undergo a pre-employment background check, drug screen, and health screen as applicable for the role.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law

Position Requirements  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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