Behavior Aide

Behavior Respite in Action - La Mesa, CA (30+ days ago)3.9

The agency was originally established in the year 2000 as a response to calls by families with special needs children. These families were in great need of a reliable mode of temporary relief services, as well as an active program to support their children at home and the community. Since its inception, the agency has diversified its services to meet the needs of families who may have a variety of expectations from the services. However, all services provided by Behavior Respite in Action are active services in that they promote engagement and learning, while giving parents time off to attend to personal and broader family activities.Services are provided in a one-on-one setting, either in the home, school, or elsewhere in the community depending on the specific needs and mental health of the individual child. Each individual’s curriculum is designed to enhance both the families and the child’s quality of life as well as address the specific behavioral deficits, excesses, and other delays the child may exhibit. The unique combination skill areas targeted will be determined by the functioning level of the child.

Position Description:

  • Staff needs to manage minor or major behavioral excesses such as physical and/or verbal aggression.
  • Parents want the staff to actively engage their child and not passively "watch" him or her.
  • Needs to be able to follow a behavioral plan.
  • Highly motivated to work with individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Teach self-help skills, domestic skills, and independence.
  • Provide temporary relief to parents.
  • Part time (10-30hrs)

Job Requirements:

  • Must be self-motivated, responsible, honest, and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Be able to serve culturally diverse families
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be comfortable working in homes
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Be creative, spontaneous, excited, and animated
  • First aid and CPR certification
  • TB test within past 4 years
  • Pass a Livescan background check You will receive extensive classroom, on the job training, as well as CPI certification through BRIA

Servicing all of San Diego County:

  • Oceanside/Carlsbad
  • Vista/ San Marcos
  • Escondido/Poway
  • Del Mar/ Solana Beach
  • Encinitas/ La Jolla
  • San Diego/ Coronado/La Mesa

Sample Shift Times: Week days: 3pm to 6pm, 4pm to 8pm

Weekend days: 8am to 2pm, 2pm to 7pm, 3pm to 11pm

Job Type: Part-time

Job Type: Part-time


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