Title: Behavior Specialist (with Behavioral Intern underfill option)
Location: Portland Metro Area
Compensation: $50,000.00 - $70,000.00 Annually
We are currently recruiting for one Behavior Specialist to join our team in the Portland Metro Area. We are seeking candidates with a passion for supporting children and adults who experience developmental disability. Behavior Specialists play a critical role in the development, training, and implementation of behavioral assessment and support plans. This role will work closely with many people in the organization and will be a valuable member of a professional support team.
UNDERFILL OPTION: The goal is to fill this position at the full level of Behavior Professional ($50,000 - $70,000 Annually). However, applicants who do not fully meet the experience requirements of the Behavior Professional are still strongly encouraged to apply for the underfill option of a Behavioral Intern ($36,000 - $50,000 Annually). Employees hired into the Behavioral Intern position will be re-classified to the Behavior Specialist position upon passing trial service an meeting the minimum qualifications for that classification.
What You’ll Do:
As a Behavior Specialist, you will be involved and learn the critical aspects of Positive Behavior Support. As you develop your skills in these philosophies, you will support many members of the ALSO team in the development and implementation of formal behavioral documents.
Some of the duties you can expect include:
- Development of Formal behavioral support documents
- Training employees on the behavior support documents and application of services
- Attend professional meetings and contribute as advocate for the people we support
- Provide critical feedback and problem solving ideas to teams and people in distress
- Promote and insure people supported are achieving their personal goals
- Attending to health and safety needs for individuals
- Communicating effectively with the child, family members, medical professionals, coworkers, and community members
- Providing professional training to members of our team, the people we support, and families
Who We Are:
At ALSO (Advocates for Life Skills and Opportunity) it is our mission to promote the full inclusion of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in their community. We have been living out this mission in the Portland Metro area since 1988. It is our duty to uphold our core values by providing competent, caring and quality services to the people we support. To learn more about our organization, visit our website: alsoweb.org
Why Work at ALSO?
Outside of making a difference in the community each day, there are other great reasons to join the team. We were voted one of the top 100 Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon, here are a few reasons why:
- We care about our employees. We show this by providing our employees with opportunities to attend trainings, seminars, and obtain certifications. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program which aids our employees with financial planning, counseling sessions and other services to promote work-life balance.
- We appreciate our employees. We do this by upholding employee recognition programs and employee referral programs with cash rewards up to $250. We also provide the opportunity for annual increases.
- We provide benefits including: medical, dental, vision, LTD, life insurance, sick time, PTO, and 401K with up to 4% company match.
- This position satisfies employment eligibility requirement for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness program. for their success.
Who You Are:
To be a part of our team, you must have high levels of integrity, professionalism, respect, and inclusiveness. In addition, to be a Behavior Specialist you will also have:
- Creative and resourceful problem-solving skills;
- A dependable and punctual work attendance record;
- A positive attitude that recognizes individual and team success;
- The ability to work independently and handle situations that may have some degree of ambiguity;
- The ability to pass criminal background check;
- The ability to regularly lift up to 50 pounds;
- The skillset to prepare written reports via computer using proper spelling, punctuation and grammar;
- At least one of the following:
- A Board-Certified Behavior Analyst®(BCBA®) graduate-level certification in behavior analysis and one year of experience using positive behavior support services with individuals who experience intellectual or developmental disabilities.
- A Master’s degree in psychology, sociology, human services, education, social work, or equivalents and one year of experience using positive behavior support services with individual who experience intellectual or developmental disabilities.
- A Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, human services, education, social work, or equivalent and three years of experience using positive behavior support services with individuals who experience intellectual or developmental disabilities.
- A minimum of six years of experience performing professional behavior services using positive behavior support services prior to January 1, 2021.
- Ability to develop and apply formal behavioral support documents in compliance with the Oregon Administrative Rule;
- Driver’s license/ ability to be covered by agency insurance;
If this sounds like your calling, we encourage you to apply! We will be responding to applicants that fulfill the requirements, and will be in contact as soon as possible.
In the meantime, feel free to watch this video where one of our Direct Support Professionals talks about what it is like to work at ALSO: https://www.alsoweb.org/job/also-direct-support-professionals/
ALSO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in regard to race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by law.