Job Description

Essential Functions of the Behavioral Therapist:

Implement and supervise interventions to minimize manipulative behavioral responses from adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in own home or day habitation settings. The ideal candidate will be able to provide individuals and their families the support services they need in a dignified manner, in a safe, stimulating growth enhancing environment.

Qualifications of a Behavioral Therapist:

This role requires success completion of trainings required by the Division before rendering services

  • Education/Experience: Masters Degree in Psychology or Special Education or Social Work or Applied Behavioral Analysis or Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification or plan to obtain in the very near future. At least one year of experience working with adult (21 or older) individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Communication Skills: Must be able to communicate well in English, both verbally and in writing with consumers, all levels of staff, family members and other persons in the community.

Job Duties and Responsibilities of a Behavioral Therapist:

  • Conducts behavioral assessments in order to develop behavior support plans
  • Implements plans by way of training and supervising caregivers and providing direct service to the individual.
  • Periodic reassessment and monitoring of the behavioral plan
  • Participates in and prepares content for committees
  • Conducts training in crisis management, behavior support, and personal control techniques
  • Provides on call services to Residential services staff.

Other:

  • Must have a valid, NJ driver’s license (non provisional/non probationary)

Job Type: Full-time