ABA Therapy Specialist

Association of Behavioral Consultants - San Francisco Bay Area, CA (30+ days ago)4.0

NOTE: We currently have needs in:

  • Oakland
  • San Leandro
  • Brentwood


Job Description : Behavior Specialist

We post this job as part-time, but there are opportunities to turn it into full time work as availability and flexibility allow.

Behavior Specialist will be responsible for the following under the supervision of the Clinical Director:

  • Initial assessment and ongoing assessment toward all developmental and behavioral goals
  • Goal and behavior intervention development and analysis
  • Knowledge of Functional Assessments, discrete trial methods, picture exchange systems and other appropriate strategies and methods for shaping behaviors
  • Reporting progress to the Clinical Director
  • Report writing with progress updates as often as required by funders
  • Inter-observer agreement data on all developmental goals and aberrant behavior
  • Evaluations of Behavior Assistant staff including supervision, monitoring, clinical observations
  • Weekly input of all developmental goals and behavior data
  • Parent education
  • Training Behavior Assistants to carry out lesson plans

Hours : Dependent upon needs of our clients (ABC does not guarantee a specific number of hours per week). Hours can range from 8 or 10 hours per week to approximately 40 hours per week depending on client needs and availability of staff.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Completed or in a program for M.A. or M.S., in Applied Behavior Analysis, Psychology, Child Development, Social Work or other related field
  • Must be a BCBA, BCBA eligible or presently enrolled in an approved university program
  • At least twelve semester units in Applied Behavior Analysis or currently enrolled
  • At least two years of experience working with developmentally delayed populations
  • At least two years of experience utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis
  • At least one year of experience managing staff, writing and submitting developmental reports, and writing and submitting Functional Behavior Assessments
  • Ability to clear fingerprint background check
  • Must have own reliable transportation including valid driver’s license and up to date car insurance
  • TB clearance (within one year; TB clearance is required annually)
  • Must be able to stand, sit, kneel, walk, run, crawl; must be able to perform these for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

Note : We do have some clients with bi-lingual needs, but this is not a requirement for applying


We are not the largest organization in the field, but what sets us apart is how well we work as a team. There truly is an open door policy at ABC. The things our team members have reported to us as to what they find so appealing about working at ABC are the flexibility of hours; the quality of our BCBA Supervision and other team supervision; training opportunities and career advancement; overall support; and the feeling that this is an open and welcoming environment.

Our Director, Paul Knaus PhD, has been in the Behavioral field for more than 30 years and so he is completely in tune with what we do for a living, enabling our staff to benefit from his vast experience.

The Association of Behavior Consultants (ABC) is a nonprofit agency licensed by the State of CA. It was established in 1979 for the purpose of providing behavioral intervention services to people with developmental deficits and aberrant behavior. ABC also serves adults in its community integration programs known as No Barriers and Opportunities Unlimited.

ABC is a human services organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and the families we serve. We work with children with a variety of developmental disabilities, including Autism. Our focus is to address identified developmental deficits and behavioral barriers which prevent the child from engaging in meaningful social interactions with family, peers and society. While we provide direct behavioral support to the child, we place heavy emphasis on educating the family so that they themselves may promote positive changes in their child.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $36.00 to $50.00 /hour


  • managing staff: 1 year


  • Master's