Behavior Specialist Assistant

Primary Functions 

  • Provide direct training and coaching to paraeducators during the school day including modeling, coaching, and immediate feedback. 
  • Monitor the implementation of behavioral programs and behavior intervention plans to ensure consistency and quality of programs, in collaboration with the environment supervisors. 
  • Assist in providing ongoing professional development training with the team of behavior analysts for the paraeducator staff focused on pertinent topics in behavior programming, implementation, and interfering behaviors. 
  • Maintain caseload of clients within one to two classrooms as assigned by the Director of Behavioral Services using the guidelines determined by the BACB. Build effective and meaningful rapport with students, families, and staff while maintaining professional boundaries. 
  • Complete assessments for students in collaboration with others using ACE, ABBLS, AFLS or other appropriate assessment methodologies. 
  • Development and implementation of appropriate skill acquisition goals based on: Social skills to enhance participation in family, school, home, and community activities (e.g., imitation, social initiations and response to adults and peers, parallel and interactive play with peers and siblings). 
  • Expressive verbal language, receptive language, and nonverbal communication skills. 
  • Increased engagement and flexibility in developmentally appropriate tasks and play, including the ability to attend to the environment and respond to an appropriate motivational system.   
  • Cognitive skills, including symbolic play and basic concepts, as well as academic skills. 
  • Replacement of target behaviors with more conventional and appropriate behaviors. 
  • Independent organizational skills and other socially appropriate behaviors that facilitate successful community integration (e.g., completing a task independently, following instructions in a group, asking for help). If restrictive procedures are warranted and approved by the team, use of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) in an effective manner. 
  • Maintain an interdisciplinary team model and collaborative relationships by ensuring there are lines of communication between other therapies (OT/PT/SLP/Sped/Home) for each student. 
  • Utilize appropriate data collection method to monitor data collected from direct-care staff and make programming changes as appropriate to ensure effectiveness of behavior interventions. 
  • Report a minimum of monthly progress on behavioral programs to families, school districts, and interdisciplinary team. 
  • Conduct functional behavior assessments (FBA) to inform services. 
  • Review recommendations with the interdisciplinary team and develop the behavior intervention plan (BIP) and treatment plan with   the teacher. 
  • Support direct-care staff in maintaining fidelity of behavior intervention plans for students on caseload. 

Secondary Functions 

  • Provide adequate training and support to the group home staff and ensure behavioral programs are implemented with fidelity.
  • Maintain organization of files for each student as listed in policies and procedures, including documentation of IEP minutes provided. 
  • Prompt and regular attendance is required. 
  • Participate and encourage ideas to enhance student programs and ABA processes. 
  • Approve and send all required documentation for use of restrictive procedures within required timeframe of incident to families and school districts. 
  • Follow Heartspring’s core values of excellence, service, celebration, possibilities, leadership, and integrity to ensure quality services for each child. 
  • Participate in new hire and ongoing ABA training as needed by Director of Behavioral Services. 
  • Adhere to The Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts and the Heartspring Professional Standards for BCBAs.     


Heartspring offers a generous benefits package including three weeks of paid vacation, sick leave, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, short term disability insurance and retirement plans. Heartspring also offers opportunities to grow within and advance your careers through on-the-job training, internal promotion preferences, and the Heartspring scholarship program to help you go back to school.

Heartspring is a drug-free campus. Heartspring is an EEO employer.

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