A Behaviour Consultant works with families and other service providers to address challenging behaviours and teach adaptive skills to children, youth and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or an intellectual disability based on the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Our primary goal is to improve the quality of life of the individual and those who care for him/her by facilitating durable changes in socially significant behaviours.
A Board Certified Behaviour Analyst supervises the Behaviour consultant. We also offer BCBA® Supervision to successful candidates pursuing certification.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST HAVE:
- A graduate degree in the science of behaviour analysis, or an equivalent graduate degree (psychology, education, special education or a related discipline).
- Strong knowledge of ASD.
- Minimum two years of experience working with individuals who experience behaviour challenges.
Working collaboratively with families and other team members in the consultative process to support the child/youth or adult in achieving identified goals. This process includes the following:
- Assessment of problem behaviour and identification of skills to teach
Fluency in functional assessment procedures is essential (indirect, direct and experimental methods).
- Develops and writes behaviour support plans
Plans must be clinically sound and contextually appropriate based on the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis.
- Provides training and Implementation support
Provides competency-based training to families, caregivers and other team members in order to augment their skills when directly supporting the child/youth or adult.
- Monitors progress through on-going data collection and adjusts support plan as required.
Provides team members with relevant teaching and support material.
- Maintains regular contact with referring agent, families and service providers they are serving to.
Completes necessary reports that indicate the identified goals and progress made.
- Stays informed of current literature and research in the field
Maintains current knowledge of ASD, ABA and related fields.
OTHER ESSENTIAL SKILLS:
- A commitment to the agency’s Code of Ethics, Values, Vision Statement and Mission Statement.
- Working knowledge and experience with a variety of computer software programs such as MS Office, Internet Explorer, email software and Board Maker.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong administrative, organizational, and time-management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, with an emphasis on self-initiative, patience, maturity, and tact.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate and liaise with families and professionals.
- Ability to train, teach and transfer behaviour skills effectively.
- Adaptability and flexibility in working with families and diverse teams. Ability to act decisively and proactively in a wide variety of situations.
- Ability to manage stress effectively.
If you are interested in this position with Laurel Behaviour Support Services please contact us at 778-945-1435 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.