As a behavior specialist, you are an integral part of every school system and a necessity for children who have emotional or behavior issues. You know that every child isn’t the same and that it takes patience and compassion to come up with the right treatment plan. ProCare Therapy is dedicated to helping children in need of behavioral services, and that is where you come in. Our expertise is putting you in the position to succeed, so you can worry about doing your job and not finding one. We have partnered with school districts across the country, giving you have more opportunities to find the best school behavioral specialist assignment for you.
Behavior Specialist (BCBA, ABA & RBT) Responsibilities
When you work in a school as a child behavioral specialist you help facilitate the treatment of students on a case-to-case basis. Typically, a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) will work with registered behavior analyst (RBT) and operate inside the special education department of a school and might work as an autism specialist. BCBA jobs vary by caseload but the objective and job function remains the same. You are to assess students with behavior and emotional issues and collaborate with teachers, parents and other school professionals to develop a behavior adjustment plan. Once a plan is in place, you then need to reevaluate your program and determine if any adjustments are needed. An RBT is a credentialed paraprofessional who works one-on-one with people receiving applied behavior analysis therapy to implement their intervention plans. Applied Behavior Analysts (ABAs) design and implement therapy programs to help treat patients with mental, social or learning disorders.
Behavior Specialist (BCBA, ABA & RBT) Requirements
There are several requirements you must meet before you begin to apply for behavior specialist jobs. First, you need to attend an accredited university where you will receive a master’s degree or higher in Education, Psychology, or Behavioral Analysis. Once complete, you will need supervised experience through an internship or another form of supervised coursework. Lastly, you need to pass the national certification exam to be BCBA credentialed before you are eligible to obtain licensure in the state you intend on working in.
Do you enjoy helping children in schools with emotional or behavioral issues? ProCare can help you find the right BCBA, RBT or ABA job for you. Take a look & apply today!