Employment Status: Job Title:Part time/Full time as needed – Non-exempt (hourly)
Reports To: Behavior Specialist
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00 pm or 1:00pm – 5:00pm (depending on Program, subject to fluctuations as business needs dictate)
The Behavior Support Aide works closely with staff and clients to assess behavior issues and implement intervention when appropriate. Assists in providing an effective environment with instruction based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in a variety of settings, to effectively teach academic, functional, self- help, social, and communication skills. Must have the ability to manage and adapt to challenging behaviors from students and clients in accordance with VAC policies and protocol.
- Provide behavior support to employees and clients, including one-on-one assistance as needed.
- Expected to respond to behavior calls within two minutes of hearing the call on the walkie.
- Expected to communicate with clinical team regarding challenging behavior of client/student and if staffare not implementing techniques properly.
- May provide QBS refresher training to staff as needed.
- Provide guidance and feedback to staff when implementing QBS holds to ensure holds are being donecorrectly.
- May be required to input behavior data and provide analysis of interventions with assistance from theclinical team.
- Implement VAC techniques and approved methods of intervention for student/client behavior(s).
- Consult with, Directors, Facilitators, School Psychologist, BCBA, Behavior Specialists and ProgramManagers to develop, maintain and implement behavior plans and treatment plans for clients/students.
- Responsible for modeling and monitoring the behavior plans in order to evaluate fidelity of instructionalmethods, techniques and behavior management strategies.
- Work with a variety of clients within the Autism Spectrum or with other Developmental Disabilities.
- Ability to exercise appropriate ABA techniques when necessary.
- Maintain a professional and objective relationship with students, parents, VAC vendors, supervisors andother employees.
- Protect and uphold student confidentiality at all times.
- Follow appropriate chain of command when faced with concerns related to clients, parents, VAC vendors,supervisors and other employees.
- Attend and actively participates in, all required employee meetings.
- Adhere to all VAC policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
- Actively participate in community-based instruction throughout the year, and actively participate in wateractivities (appropriate swim attire as required).
- Exemplify VAC’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- 2 plus years of prior experience in related setting preferred
- Proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Office, Word and Excel, specifically graphing anddata analysis software.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis techniques.
- Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) with clients, parents, VAC vendors, supervisors andother employees.
- Ability to work as a team, actively participate and collaborate with other team members.
- Knowledge of QBS crisis management techniques required.
- Ability to maintain composure, remain objective, demonstrate sound judgment and react effectively inchallenging situations.
- Must possess the following competencies: analytical and problem solving.
- Prior experience working with individuals with Developmental Disabilities required.
- Flexible and adaptable to program and organizational changes.
- Exhibit a positive, solution oriented and motivating demeanor at all times.
- High School Diploma or GED required (all programs).
- Minimum 6 Child Development units (Preschool only).
- Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) or ability to get RBT certified within 6 months.Physical Requirements:
- Lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs. with assistance.
- Frequent squatting, sitting, walking, standing, bending and twisting, kneeling, crawling, climbing.
- Simple grasping with both hands and fine manipulation with both hands.
- Occasional running, pushing and pulling, reaching above and below shoulder level.
- Regular exposure to excessive noise levels.
- Walking and running on uneven surfaces.
- Regular exposure to outside elements, including excessive heat, direct sunlight, cold, wind or rain.Certificates:
- CPR/1st Aid card required or must be obtained within 3 months of employment and kept current throughout duration of employment (Provided by employer within 3 months of employment if candidate does not currently possess).
- Completion of QBS training (provided by employer within 3 months of employment if candidate does not currently possess).
- Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) (provided by employer if candidate does not currently possess.