A class incumbent works under the supervision of an administrative and clinical superior and is responsible for preparing and implementing behavioral support strategies and plans through testing, direct client observation and evaluation reports prepared by professional or direct care/training personnel. Incumbents administer, score and report results of evaluations and assessments. Class incumbents function as a member of the treatment team in the overall treatment planning process. Work includes interaction with professionals assigned to community based or residential facilities or day programs to provide consultative services as required.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Prepares and implements behavioral support strategies and plans as a result of direct client observation, evaluation of client functioning, and review of reports prepared by professional and direct care personnel.
Administers, scores and reports results of evaluation and assessments of client functioning.
Reviews treatment plans for clients in community-based facilities to ensure quality of care. Develops and implements changes in treatment plans to correct deficiencies and monitors ongoing application of treatment plans.
Provides training to direct care, para-professional and professionals staff in the methods and techniques of implementing behavioral support strategies and plans.
May serve as a consultant to community based facilities, foster or group homes in the
development and implementation of individual client treatment plans and/or person centered planning.
May serve on various committees and working groups reviewing client progress and/or studying various issues and program plans.
Interacts and supports the work of other professionals including but not limited to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Psychological Assistants.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of behavior support and practices.
Knowledge of current research related to behavior support technology.
Knowledge of legal and ethical issues involving behavior support technology.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of training staff in the implementation of behavior support plans and techniques.
Skill in the administration and interpretation of evaluations and assessments of client functioning.
Skill in the development of behavior support plans, strategies and programs.
Ability to direct the implementation of behavior support plans by professional and direct care staff.
Ability to interpret legal and ethical issues involving behavior support technology.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Behavior Analyst
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Behavioral or Social Science or related field.
Six months experience in developing functional assessment plans by assessing behavioral needs and determining behavioral objectives.
Six months experience in evaluating and assessing client functioning using a variety of formal tests and survey tools.
Six months experience in making recommendations as part of a clients service plan such as clinical treatment, counseling, or determining eligibility for health or human services/benefits.
Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.