Behavior Specialist (full time, center-based)

Capital Education - Weston, FL3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $36,000 - $47,000 a year
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Please note that candidates MUST submit a cover letter in addition to their resume in order to be considered for this position.
Little Leaves Behavioral Services
Little Leaves Behavioral Services provides high quality, critical early intervention programs designed to nurture the growth and development of young children with social, behavior, and/or language challenges. Little Leaves provides a range of in-home, at-school, and center-based ABA services for children with developmental delays, especially Autism Spectrum Disorders, in Northern VA, the DC metro area, the Baltimore metro area, and southern Florida.

Little Buds Program
The Little Buds Program is a center-based ABA program for young children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder run in a preschool-like setting. The Little Buds Program runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 5 pm. During the day, children have the opportunity to participate in individual therapy time, small group activities with peers, and activities of daily living. While many clients are at Little Buds for the full day, an individualized schedule is developed for each child based on his/her therapeutic needs.

Behavior Specialist Role
A Behavior Specialist in the Little Buds program facilitates the individual therapy and group activities for a caseload of ABA therapy clients. The Behavior Specialist also mentors a team of Behavior Technicians through coaching and structured guidance, and conducts some individual therapy with clients. The Behavior Specialist works closely with the Supervising Behavior Analysts to prepare develop programs, create materials for therapy, and graph data for review and decision making. The Behavior Specialist acts as a liaison across all members of a child’s clinical and family team.

Reports to: Center Director

Responsibilities

Plan, coordinate, and facilitate group activities in a ABA clinic setting
Monitor, support, and coach Behavior Technicians assigned to each caseload ensuring all treatment plans are being run effectively and as intended
Support the Supervising Behavior Analyst in developing programs and materials
Conduct 1:1 ABA therapy with clients as needed - follow treatment protocol and collect data
Act as a liaison between the parents and the full clinical team to ensure consistency and clear communication
Meet regularly with Supervising Behavior Analysts to discuss caseload and client progress
Prepare weekly reviews of graphed data to facilitate case reviews and presentations
Provide hands on training for new staff
Assist the Supervising Behavior Analysts with hands on parent training
Manage and organize therapy materials and data; providing an effective working environments for the Behavior Technicians
Assist the Supervising Behavior Analysts with conducting assessments
Promote a positive culture and team environment within the clinic

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education or a human services field (psychology, social work, etc.) required
Registered Behavior Technician or equivalent credential required (unless a higher level credential or training is possessed)
A BCaBA or enrollment in coursework leading to a BACB certification preferred
A minimum of 2 years of experience providing ABA services to individuals with developmental delays /autism.
Ability to train staff and parents, some experience preferred
Ability to supervise and coach therapist, some experience preferred
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Experience with shadowing individuals in a group setting using ABA methodology, preferred
Experience with developing lesson plans or coordinating group activities with individuals with disabilities, preferred
Ability to follow instructional guidance and to follow ABA programs
Ability to interact well with children, families and colleagues
Ability to work collaboratively as a therapy team member
Ability to work well independently and seek assistance when needed
Possess strong attention to detail for data collection and report writing
Organized, flexible and willing to take constructive feedback and apply it to improve the quality of programming and one’s own professional development
Able to maintain client confidentiality
Record of success in previous positions as evidenced by excellent references
Technologically adept and enthusiastic
Compensation and Benefits

Highly competitive compensation, commensurate with experience
Generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, retirement, paid time off, life and disability insurance
Our Company
We are a professional organization with a powerful social objective: to become a national leader in programs for children with autism and unique learning needs. Little Leaves is part of Capital Education Group, whose founding team includes highly successful and award-winning national leaders in education, social entrepreneurship and business. The company is located in Washington, DC, a national center of autism research, advocacy and service, which creates a unique array of professional opportunities. For more information, please visit www.littleleaves.org and www.capitaleducationgroup.com.

Little Leaves and Capital Education Group are Equal Opportunity Employers