The Behavior Professional Apprentice will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to assist individuals, groups and systems through
the application of positive behavior supports, creating a consistent therapeutic milieu through assistance with direct care and supervision of
consumers. Under the direct supervision of a certified Behavior Professional, the apprentice helps coordinate Functional Assessments of Behavior
and Behavior Intervention Plan that address consumers’ challenging behaviors and provide a means to help consumers become more successful
with independence. The Behavior Professional Apprentice will also learn to provide crisis and recovery behavior management strategies.
A Behavior Professional Apprentice must be actively working towards ONE of the following qualifications:
- A graduate-level certificate in behavior analysis AND one year of experience using positive behavior support services with individuals who experience intellectual or developmental disabilities; OR
- MA or MS in psychology, sociology, human services, education, social work, or the equivalent AND one year of experience using positive behavior support services with individuals who experience intellectual or developmental disabilities; OR
- BA or BS in psychology, sociology, human services, education, social work, or the equivalent AND three years of experience using positive behavior support services with individuals who experience intellectual or developmental disabilities; OR
- By January 1, 2021, a minimum of six years experience performing professional behavior services using positive behavior support services and no less than three letters of recommendation from case management entities who have approved FBA’s or PBSP’s authored by the applicant.
Satisfactory criminal history check meeting Oregon Administrative Rules and company policy requirements
Certification in basic First Aid/CPR, Oregon Intervention System (OIS) or ability to obtain within the first 30 days of employment
- Current Class C Oregon drivers’ license and driving record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier
- Desire to get to know and build relationships and work with individuals with developmental disabilities
These specifications are general guidelines based on the minimum ordinarily considered essential to satisfactory performance in this position. Individual skills and abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines.
- Have a strong commitment to the people supported by ICLS, LLC and our Mission & Values.
Commitment and dedication to learn and improve skills
Ability in meeting deadlines and taking great pride in high quality of work
- Ability to participate and contribute to functional teams with positive interactions
Commitment for high expectations for themselves, people they supervise and co-workers
- Ability to advocate on behalf of individuals served
- Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing
- Ability to work independently and make mature ethical business decisions and address multiple priorities
- Assist Behavior Professional to administer, conduct, evaluate and supervise the implementation of behavioral assessment measures and functional assessment measures
Assist Behavior Professional to develop, supervise the implementation of, and monitor treatment plans, monitor progress and change objectives as needed, and complete appropriate paperwork
Assist Behavior Professional to create individual behavior therapy goals that are realistic and achievable based in the results of appropriate assessment and in accordance with the client’s ISP or IEP
- Assist Behavior Professional to educate, observe, assess, and supervise the educational activities and service delivery to ensure that programs are being implemented correctly and that data are being recorded accurately. This may include regularly scheduled meetings with support Staff
- Assist Behavior Professional to write monthly and quarterly reports and yearly progress reports, recommendations for services, consultation reports, discharge summaries, etc. as needed
- Assist Behavior Professional to conduct regular Care Staff and/or teacher training and consultation
- Provide support for families by attending IFSP/IEP meetings or other conferences
- Meet regularly with Clinical Supervisor and/or the Executive Director and notify her/him immediately of issues impacting client’s progress and satisfaction
Respond to referrals for service in a timely and appropriate manner
Participate in professional meetings or conferences deemed to be beneficial to ICLS Program Development
- This position will not include supervisory responsibilities.
Attend team meetings as required.
- Attend and participate in training as required by Program Director
- The Behavior Professional position requires a commitment to be able to work a 9am-5pm Monday through Friday.
Participate in fundraising, marketing, and special events for the benefit of the organization
- Must be willing to travel and be on-call 24/7, including holidays and weekends for any emergencies
- This is an hourly position ranging $12-$18 per hour DOE.