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Behavioral Specialist

Who are we?
The Center for Social Dynamics (CSD) is an organization providing services to those with developmental delays, including autism. Our mission is to open a world of possibilities for individuals with Autism and other developmental needs through science, compassion, and humility.

We are grounded in our values of Transparency, Respect, Understanding, & Excellence, which guide our efforts as a respected & growing employer and industry leader. Our people and programs deliver personalized, professional, evidence-based behavioral and developmental services to each participant, and peace of mind to caregivers that their loved ones are in the right hands.

Behavior Specialist
What’s a Behavior Specialist? It’s more than a job, it’s a calling. It’s an opportunity to begin a new career where you can have an impact on a child’s life through teaching, learning and playing. You will find joy in small victories and be resilient in the face of setbacks all in a days’ work.
We will teach you to use the strategies of Applied Behavior Analysis to work with clients who have development delays, such as Autism. A Behavior Specialist provides direct 1:1 therapy for teaching life skills and behavior reduction to those with Autism in a gentle, center or home-based environment

What’s in it for you?
Starting as a part-time opportunity, you will have an opportunity to grow your career in this purpose-filled industry where you can see results every day. Benefits include:
  • Competitive, market pay based on experience, location, and skills 
  • Bonus eligibility
  • Medical benefits - eligible after working 30+ hours/week consistently over a six-month period
  • Paid drive time and mileage reimbursement
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • 401k
  • CSD issued cell phone
  • Tuition reduction program - In-House ABA Program - National University for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees

What your role is:
  • Have fun with our clients while teaching them the skills that they need!
  • Implement individualized programs for children and young adults based on behavioral analysis principles that increase communication, self-help, social and play skills
  • Manage inappropriate behaviors that occur through the implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) and support from your clinical team
  • Capture thorough notes using a tablet/mobile device to manage the child's progress
  • Facilitate interactions with peers, coworkers, and families
  • Keep the children motivated to learn through positive reinforcement and fun play-based therapy

What’s required from you?
  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • Flexible availability - high demand for time Monday through Thursday from 3-7:30 pm
  • Complete new hire training conducted online and in person. All training time is paid.
  • Proof of vaccinations (MMR, Varicella, and COVID – California mandated) 
  • Reliable transportation required
  • A background check
  • Frequent bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting to observe, assess and interact with infants/toddlers (50%).
  • Frequent speaking and listening (50%) to clients, staff, and other professionals in-meetings and on-the-phone.
  • Occasional walking to, bending to enter, sitting, and using upper and lower limbs to drive car to-and-from home visits and meetings (20%).
  • Occasional sitting and maintaining close visual attention to write reports and perform computer work (15%).
  • Occasional lifting, carrying, and loading/unloading of toys and materials used in home visits (10%).