Behavior Intervention Specialist (BCBA)

Conejo Valley Unified School District Thousand Oaks, CA
BASIC POSITION FUNCTION Benefits Supplemental Questions

APPLICATION FILING: Recruitment will close when sufficient number of qualified applications are received.

COMPENSATION UP TO $ 44.33 / hr ; $7,682/mo (starting rate is based on experience)

* proposed salary rate is pending final approval by the Board of Education


Under general supervision of an assigned supervisor, participate in the development and implementation of behavior intervention plans; provide training to staff regarding the use of behavioral intervention techniques; evaluate student progress through data collection techniques and modify behavioral plans and programs to achieve optimal behavioral outcomes that facilitate student learning.



The structured oral interview will contain questions that assess technical knowledge and experience, and one's general fitness for successful performance in the position.


* Receive referrals from school sites regarding students with behavioral concerns; assess behavior functioning utilizing information from psychological evaluations, social work assessments, individual history, and direct clinical observations in order to identify and recommend appropriate behavior intervention strategies.

* Confer with teachers, administrators and other District staff to develop effective behavior intervention plans and behavior contracts for individual students; assure plans and contracts reward performance of desired behaviors and completion of tasks with tangible or external reinforcement.

* Conduct follow-up observations of student interactions and learning environments; assist classroom teachers to assess the effectiveness of behavior support systems to promote student success; provide feedback to teachers and administrators.

* Prepare and maintain detailed case records, notes and reports related to assigned students and activities; monitor status of referrals from school sites; maintain confidentiality of sensitive and privileged information.

* Provide training to staff regarding the use of non-violent crisis intervention and behavior intervention techniques; participate in the development of training materials; arrange for equipment and materials for trainings.

* Participate in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process; attend IEP meetings as requested; provide recommendations and develop IEP goals related to behavior issues; serve on Student Study Teams as requested by school site personnel.

* Participate in the development of District policy regarding behavior intervention plans, physical restraint procedures and related forms and reports.

* Meet with groups of identified at-risk students at school sites; confer with parents and conduct parent education trainings related to behavioral and discipline issues.

* Attend a variety of meetings, workshops and trainings to maintain current knowledge of developments in the field of behavioral intervention

* Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS:Education: Bachelor's degree or near completion of degree in Psychology, Behavior Analysis, or related Human Services field, supplemented by professional training in non-violent crisis prevention (NCPI), behavioral analysis based therapeutic techniques.

Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of professional experience working with children with pervasive developmental disorders, emotional disturbance, and/or significant mental health disorders providing behavioral intervention therapy. A minimum of three (3) years of experience is desirable.

Licenses/Certifications/Special Requirements

* Valid California Class C Driver's License

* Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) certification.

JOB COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Knowledge of:

* Non-violent crisis intervention techniques and principles;

* Behavior intervention strategies and techniques;

* Basic Applied Behavior Analysis techniques and services; discrete trial teaching techniques;

* Classroom procedures and appropriate student conduct;

* Child guidance and adolescent development principles and practices;

* Applicable laws, codes, policies and regulations related to assigned activities.

Ability to:

* Apply ABA and discrete trial principles and techniques in developing strategies and recommendation for management of maladaptive classroom behaviors, social skills development and data collection;

* Establish and maintain project schedules and balance responsibilities for multiple activities to ensure timely, high-quality results;

* Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;

* Prepare clear, concise and accurate proposals, reports, documentation and other written materials.

* Exercise sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines;

* Use tact and diplomacy when dealing with sensitive, complex and/or confidential issues and situations;

* Establish and maintain highly effective, customer-focused working relationships with all end users, other CVUSD staff, representatives of other agencies and others encountered in the course of work;

* Maintain an appropriate work pace to accomplish an acceptable volume of work.

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