This specific position will work with the Falls County Coop to provide behavior support services to children and adolescents in their program who have severe challenging behaviors.  The person in this position will coordinate and provide services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Autism, and for consumers with dual diagnosis, in the IDD Crisis Respite and Crisis Intervention programs. Duties include but are not limited to responding to (potential and actual) crisis situations for families making calls to IDD Intake, and in response to referrals from Mental Health MCOT staff, monitoring and assessing consumer behavior, preparing training plans and teaching consumers social, communication, and coping skills.  Duties also include demonstrating and teaching applied behavior analysis techniques to consumers, family members, and group home, school and day habilitation staff.  Training occurs in the crisis respite facility, in group homes, Day Habilitation programs and family homes.  Additional requirements are maintaining consumer records and making recommendations to refer consumers to other programs to meet individual needs. This position may require flexible hours and may require immediate response to crisis situations.


  • Facilitates and provides training in ABA techniques, including shaping, prompting, fading, chaining, errorless learning;
  • Conducts school, group home, Day habilitation, and respite staff training in ABA techniques;
  • Ability to complete preliminary functional analysis, collect, document and graph data;
  • Monitors, documents, and maintains records of consumer activities and progress;
  • Communicates information about consumer progress to treatment team and participates in interdisciplinary team planning to assist with treatment plan formulation and implementation;
  • Complies with all safety and health requirements and regulations in accordance with all applicable standards;
  • Performs duties in a manner consistent with the Agency’s mission;
  • Performs related work as assigned

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 PMAB 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
  • 1 year of case management experience preferred

Hours: M-F 8A-5PM (Variable at times)

Salary: $30,000-$33,280 annually/$ (depending upon educational level and RBT certification or both)

Location:  1200 Clifton, Waco, TX


Heart of Texas Region MHMR strives to offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

Employer paid Health Insurance
Employer paid Dental Insurance
Employer paid Life Insurance
Payroll Direct Deposit
10 paid Holidays per year
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)

Excellent 401-K Retirement Plan (Center will contribute 12% of employee earnings)
              **Certain Requirements Needed**


Department: Developmental Services
This is a full time position

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