Requires Bachelors and enrollment in a Masters program.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Must have a strong foundation in applied behavior analysis.
• Must have an understanding of behavioral characteristics associated with behavior disorders, autism, intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and other behavior issues.
• Has good communication skills, both written and verbal, particularly with parents and education professionals.
• Has a basic understanding of instructional methods and education curriculums.
• Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
• Must be able to handle emotionally charged situations.
• Has the ability to train other people to apply behavior management techniques effectively.
• Has knowledge of and knows how to work with various support systems that are available in a community.
• Must know and understand state and federal laws and regulations associated with special education.
• Has the ability to communicate with hearing impaired children using sign language when necessary.
Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or human services.
• Experience working with individuals with special needs.
• Master’s degree in psychology or social work.
• Specialty certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis.
• State license when treating patients in clinical setting.
• Time will be spent working in schools, clinics and government institutions.
• Must be able to travel to different locations usually within a city, county or state.
• Must be able to travel to students’ homes to meet with parents or other caregivers.
• Must be able to work in a smoke-free environment.