Behavior Analyst Job Description

Behavior Analyst Job Description

August 15th, 2019

Behavior Analysts observe, diagnose, and treat individuals who exhibit persistent social and behavioral difficulties. Though most Behavior Analysts work with humans, some specialize in animal behavior.

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We are searching for an observant, insightful Behavior Analyst to help manage our growing caseload. The Behavior Analyst will conduct assessments with each client, decide on the most appropriate intervention, and deliver effective treatment. You may also need to obtain additional information from collateral stakeholders.

To be successful as a Behavioral Analyst, you should demonstrate the capacity to implement sustainable, tailor-made interventions that are sensitive to the cognitive, social, emotional, and financial constraints of each client. A remarkable Behavioral Analyst's duties will be rooted in compassion.

Behavior Analyst Responsibilities:

  • Conducting initial consultations with the client, where you may perform diagnostic assessments.
  • Meeting with families, educators, and other collateral to obtain better insight into clients' presenting concerns, as needed.
  • Conducting naturalistic observation of clients within individual and group settings.
  • Creating simulated conditions, where you will observe the behavior of each client.
  • Formulating an appropriate treatment plan that is sensitive to clients' cognitive, social, emotional, and sensory needs.
  • Administering treatment and tailoring interventions, as needed.
  • Suggesting additional treatment by other professionals, as required.
  • Operating within time, financial, and other resource constraints insofar as possible.
  • Remaining abreast of changes in research on evidence-based practices.
  • Advocating for the inclusion of individuals with disorders and disabilities within society.

Behavior Analyst Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, or similar.
  • Accreditation as a Behavior Analyst or suitable equivalent.
  • Proven experience as a Behavior Analyst.
  • In-depth knowledge of and thorough adherence to applicable ethical codes.
  • Valid driver's license with own transport is preferable.
  • Knowledge of appropriate referral procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and report writing skills.
  • Calm, empathic, and patient.
  • The ability to remain composed and adherent to best practices, even when under duress.

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