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Behavior Specialist – Education Center South – Bridgeville

The Watson Institute is hiring a full-time Master’s Level Behavior Specialist at the Education Center South, a special education school in Bridgeville, PA located less than 14 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA. This position works Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Location: Bridgeville, PA

230 Hickory Grade Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017

Behavior Specialist Job Responsibilities:

  • Complete observations on students
  • Consult with classroom team
  • Complete functional behavioral assessments on students
  • Complete stimulus preference assessments on students
  • Support classroom teaching teams in the design and implementation of positive behavior support programs for students
  • Develop data collection protocol
  • Trend and analyze data
  • Train staff in behavior management procedures
  • Contribute to RRs/IEPs and progress reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Behavior Specialist Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in psychology or education required
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of behavioral principles, evidence by experience and education
  • Experience working with children with autism and behavior problems, at least three years’ experience preferred
  • Experience writing, implementing, and evaluating positive behavior support plans
  • Most tasks require oral communication, visual and hearing perception, and the ability to get around the classrooms, cafeteria, gym, campus, etc.
  • Experience collaborating with teams
  • Supervise students during emergency drills, play periods, and community-based instruction; the ability to keep up with running children and/or to lift, position or assist with lifting students is essential to perform this task
  • The essential functions of the job described herein require the ability to exert moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, kneeling, crouching, and brisk walking, which may involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (40 pounds)
  • Ability to physically restrain students for their safety and the safety of others
  • Current Acts 34, 114, and 151 clearances required

Employment Type: Full-time