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BSA Kelberman

Company: Upstate Cerebral Palsy
Location: Utica
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Kelberman Center Behavior Specialist Assistant works directly with students with ASD providing academic, social, and behavioral support and uses methods of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to increase skill level and decrease challenging behaviors of students with ASD. The Behavior Specialist Assistant assists with development, implementation, and evaluation of behavior support plans, records data on academic, social, and behavioral goals, completes required documentation, and participates in Agency activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide direct instruction on IEP goals and objectives using ABA methodology, based on the level of need of the student
  • Collect and maintain data on academic, social, and behavioral goals
  • Assist with transitions of students
  • Assist with educational, social, and behavioral assessment of students
  • Follow behavioral support plan and use methods of ABA and PSP to decrease challenging behaviors of students
  • Provide 1:1 support to a student when needed
  • Complete all required documentation according to the agency's program regulations.
  • Participate in activities as part of the treatment team that may include meetings, trainings, and committees
  • Establish a work environment that creates positive communication between supervisors and employees and assimilates new employees to the Agency's culture, values and mission.
  • Ensure compliance with all pertinent government and Agency regulations and operating standards.

Educational Requirements/ Qualifications/ Experience

  • Minimum of Bachelors degree in field of psychology
  • Minimum of 12 months of paid or unpaid experience in a program or setting supporting persons with developmental disabilities
  • Valid Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCABA) certificate preferred
  • Understanding of the characteristics of persons with autism, behavior management, and physical aggression of person with autism and cognitive delays
  • Basic Computer Skills (Windows, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Word, Excel)
  • Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the specific job
  • This position has regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with individuals receiving services and is required by law to be fingerprinted for a criminal history record check under OPWDD (Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities) or OMH (Office of Mental Health) or OCFS (Office of Child and Family Services)
  • Must have a valid New York State Driver's License


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Minimal risk of chemicals used in cleaning.

Job related tasks involve exposure to blood, body fluids, tissue or the potential for skin or mucous membrane contact from spills or splashes of these substances. May have exposure to unpredictable individuals and situations when working at Kelberman Center sites. OSHA Exposure Category I


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and use hand to finger, handle or feel, and is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must be able to move or lift up to 60 lbs. The employee may be exposed to verbal and/or physical aggression. The employee must have full sight and hearing with fluency in the English language. The employee must be able to stand for long periods of time, to sit down on the floor and get up from sitting on the floor, and to stay seated on the floor for extended periods of time. Work may include travel locally.


All staff, individuals at sites, visitors, family members

Keywords: Upstate Cerebral Palsy, Utica , BSA Kelberman, Other , Utica, New York

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