The Behavior Support Specialist works with consumers, families, and community providers in an effort to meet therapeutic goals of consumers in the Challenging Behavior Program. Coordinates & provides services for individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities, and for consumers with dual with dual diagnosis.  This person will develop and monitor Person-Directed Plans, train others on Behavior Support and provide resources and referrals.

Knowledge, Skills, and Essential Functions

  • Excellent written communication  and computer keyboarding for inputting clinical documentation
  • Duties include but are not limited to monitoring and assessing consumer behavior, preparing training plans, and teaching consumer social, communication, and coping skills.
  • Conduct parent training in ABA techniques
  • Facilitates and provides training in ABA techniques, including shaping, prompting, fading, chaining, errorless learning;
  • Excellent verbal and telephone communication with consumers, staff, and community providers
  • Time management required to meet service goals
  • Frequent travel to provide services for clients, including regional travel about 50% of time and local travel 50% of time.
  • Stooping, bending, sitting, standing, and keyboarding for prolonged periods, lifting up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to be CPR and SAMA certified
  • Valid driver's license, liability insurance, and reliable transportation required

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED required; RBT Certification preferred
  • 1 year of experience in IDD preferred, with preference given to those who have worked with individuals who have challenging behaviors and provide ABA services
  • A bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, or related field preferred preferred
  • 1 year of case management experience preferred

Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM with nights and weekends as needed

Salary: $24,000-$31,840 annually/$11.5384-$15.3077 hourly (depending upon educational level and RBT certification or both)

Location: 1200 Clifton St., Waco, TX

Department: Challenging Behaviors
This is a full time position

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