Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania has a new opportunity for a full-time Behavior Specialist to support the behavior services provided to students in approved private schools and charter schools in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, and Delaware Counties. This school program services young children with severe and complex disabilities including autism, physical disabilities, and communication limitations.
The Behavior Specialist will fill a critical role in the expansion of Positive Behavior Supports within Easterseals. The Behavior Specialist’s primary role involves providing Functional Behavior Assessments and developing Positive Behavior Support Plans. The Behavior Specialist will assess an individual and develop a complete plan, which outlines support strategies to address specific target behaviors as identified in the assessment process. The Behavior Specialist will be responsible for training school staff on all aspects of the support plan and will be responsible for providing on-going consultation around implementation of plans and monitoring of behavioral interventions. This position also involves working closely with IEP teams and completion of related IEP paperwork. The Behavior Specialist will provide leadership to our school programs in the area of behavior management, through advising therapeutic/teaching staff in implementation of behavior plans and offering relevant training throughout the agency.
The Behavior Specialist must have a master’s degree in Psychology, Education, or a related field as well as have experience developing behavioral support plans for young children with behavioral concerns. BCBA credential is preferred. A commitment to serving individuals with severely challenging behaviors in the school setting is essential, as well as a strong background in serving students with autism and neurological impairments.
Master’s Degree required.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) preferred. Candidates enrolled in a program with a BCBA approved course sequence will be considered. BCBA supervision available.
Prior experience with Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) preferred.
Experience in a school-based and early childhood settings preferred.
CPR/First Aid Certification preferred.
Prior crisis prevention/intervention training preferred.
Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity provider and an equal opportunity employer.
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