Classified - Classified Positions - Special Education Assistant
2018-2019 School Year
Job Summary: RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) Therapist must have experience working with individuals with Autism and with implementing skill acquisition programs and implementing function-based behavior support plans. Qualified candidates should be proficient in ABA methodologies and teaching techniques and possess excellent communication, organization and time management skills. Must be a RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) and be certified by the behavior analysis certification board. Reports to: BCBA supervisor/Special Education Director Department Name: Special Education
Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities: Knowledge of applied behavior analysis and appropriate interventions for students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Understanding of child development and curriculum and instruction materials used at various grade levels are essential skills in order to assist the students in accessing their learning environment.
This is not an exhaustive list and employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.
Job Duty/Resp. 1:
Provide the highest quality of individualized, educational services to students 0 – 22 with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disabilities in a self-contained program within IPS in a 1:1 or 1:2 environment.
Job Duty/Resp. 2:
Implement acquisition and behavior programs developed by BCBA staff overseeing student’s program.
Job Duty/Resp. 3:
Implement data collection systems including data collection, data graphing, and communicating to supervising BCBA staff.
Job Duty/Resp. 4:
Work collaboratively with other specialists (OT, SLP) and families.
Job Duty/Resp. 5:
Assists with the implementation of inclusion practices and implements transition program developed by BCBA staff to transition students to most appropriate Least Restrictive Environment.
Job Duty/Resp. 6:
Use appropriate applied behavior teaching, communication, and reinforcement techniques consistently. Provide highly structured approach that relies on behavioral principles.
Job Duty/Resp. 7:
Collaborate with professionals across school settings to develop and implement appropriate programming for students based on environment and individual needs.
Job Duty/Resp. 8:
Collaborate with teaching and BCBA staff to obtain necessary data, assessment information, and any additional required documentation prior to IEP meetings or report-card distribution.
Job Duty/Resp. 9:
Additional responsibilities may be designated at the discretion of the building principal, Teacher of Record, or BCBA staff.
Education and Experience Requirements
Education (training/degree): Required minimum: High school diploma or equivalent, 40-hour RBT training certificate required. Bachelors degree preferred.
Experience Requirements: Experience using ABA methodologies, preferably in a public school setting, and with students on the Autism spectrum or with severe behavioral needs.
Licenses, Certifications or Registrations Required: Registered Behavior Technician certificate required.
Skills Required: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Relates and interacts positively with teachers, other staff, students, administrators, central office personnel, parents, and the general public;
Communicates effectively in written and oral form; possesses excellent public speaking abilities;
Demonstrated competency in ABA methodologies and ability to follow written procedures as developed by BCBA and teaching staff;