• Therapist

    Posted: 08/05/2019

    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.
    Work Environment
    • 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.