Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Gengras Center School Posted On: Fri Oct 11 2019 Job Description:
This position supports the Gengras Center by assisting the Director and Associate Director in servicing the needs of The Gengras Center while adhering to the State of Connecticut guidelines for special needs students. The BCBA must be knowledgeable in the areas of behavioral assessment and intervention including functional assessment/analysis, antecedent intervention, reinforcement-based strategies, instructional procedures (e.g., Direct Instruction, precision teaching, discrete trial instruction, and task analysis) for students with autism and related disabilities. This position will develop specialized programs for individuals with autism, challenging behaviors or learning difference. Train teachers and teacher assistants for specialized program details and data collection. Lead or assist in Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans across the Gengras Center. This person must be able to communicate effectively with staff, students, parents and the University of Saint Joseph community and maintain the professional standards required to fulfill the position responsibilities.
Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to)
Assist in the development of curriculum guidelines and update curriculum model and evaluation system to align with Common Core State Standards as needed.
Assist teachers in analyzing test results to determine student needs and evaluate student progress.
Assist teachers in the development of data collection, Learner Profiles, I.E.P.s, and Progress Reports.
Assist teachers in using a variety of teaching styles, strategies, and instructional materials, including appropriate modifications and accommodations, in developing individual programs to meet the needs of specific pupils.
Analyze pupil and program needs and make program decisions based on information from data collected.
Provide modeling of instructional method and team teaching support through direct instruction to students as appropriate.
Contribute to the identification and implementation of program goals and objectives.
Develop and conduct workshops/in-services pertaining to staff development.
Participate in Behavioral Intervention Plan meetings and referrals on an ongoing basis.
Supervise BCBA candidates for requirement or hours needs towards certification
Conduct periodic trainings, which are specifically focused at some aspect of the teaching and learning process.
Model instructional techniques in the classroom, when appropriate.
Assist in the articulation of the academic instructional program, and facilitate inter-departmental communication to enhance the Center's transdisciplinary teaming model.
Exhibit a high caliber in presentation of work, both in physical presentation and soundness of facts and concepts.
Master's Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, Psychology or related field and BCBA certification.
At least three years' experience in developing and supporting comprehensive educational programs for individuals with autism and related disabilities. Knowledge of staff training, Special Education/Vocational programming, and a functional analysis/assessment and behavioral programming with a concentration on children with autism and intellectual or multiple disabilities.
Experience working with students with significant behavioral and learning challenges.
Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with students, colleagues, and external constituents
Demonstrated ability to handle complex and multiple tasks in a professional and efficient manner
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Saint Joseph and The Gengras Center are building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.