A passion to help others improve their lives by effectively reducing problem behaviors and increasing replacement and incompatible behaviors (i.e. aggression, self-injurious behaviors, property destruction, elopement, threats of harm).
Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of experience (or a Master’s Degree in a related field) using a behavioral psychology/analytic approach in working with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental health challenges.
The motivation to learn and implement or prior experience conducting a variety of behavioral assessments, including Functional Assessment and Analyses (i.e. reversal designs, multiple-baseline designs, concurrent operants, etc.) and Skills Assessments (e.g. VB-MAPP, ABLLS-R, AFLS, etc.).
A comprehensive understanding of behavioral recording tools and measurement and ability to select appropriate methods of measurement and recording for specific behaviors under diverse contexts.
Ability to independently research evidence-based/empirically supported topics and participate in assigned learning modules as necessary for individual clients.
Ability to creatively coordinate schedules with families, schools, and support professionals while remaining flexible to participate in meetings and session.
Ability to coordinate multiple sessions in specific geographic areas in order to consolidate travel time.
Flexible working hours including evenings and some weekends, depending on client schedules.
Excellent organizational skills, including timely completion of session notes (within 24 hours), monthly progress reports, and assessment/treatment plan reports.
Excellent communication skills and ability to self-monitor communication with referral sources and support professionals.
Reliable transportation and consistently able to travel a range of miles across northern Arizona (up to 100 miles or more per day).
Excellent writing skills to explain complex behavioral sequences and development of FBAs and treatment strategies using technical as well as lay terminology.
Ability to self-monitor paperwork expiration dates for up to 25 client files.
Ability to work with individuals with values or beliefs differing from their own.
Ability to mediate uncomfortable social situations in structured team meetings as well as in home and school environments, including work with legal professionals, advocates and paralegals.
Ability to accept corrective feedback, identify and resolve mistakes, and demonstrate a caring and humble demeanor with caregivers, support professionals and paraprofessionals.
Basic consulting skills in order to begin cases, correctly assess and identify presenting problems, link effective treatment to assessment, overcome identified barriers and transition strategies and support to natural environment caregivers and support professionals.
Master’s Level with 3 years experience using a behavior analytic approach in working with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental health challenges.