modification techniques such as behavioral observation, recording and
behavior and progress through operationally defined observational recording
systems and use of measurement apparatus;
procedures such as reinforcements, rewards and shaping;
modification programs and methods to direct care staff;
needs and progress to staff, parents and other involved individuals in areas of
design, implementation and supervision of home training programs;
interdisciplinary team meetings;
May train staff in
Prevention Safety Intervention techniques;
Performs related duties
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
psychological learning theories of behavior;
modern principles and practices dealing with
care, training, habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals with
behavioral procedures such as reinforcements,
rewards and shaping;
considerable interpersonal skills;
oral and written communication skills;
Ability to design and
monitor behavior modification programs and demonstrate these programs to staff
and other individuals.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of professional experience providing special education, psychological or social work services to individuals with intellectual disability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in the utilization of behavior modification skills in the development, coordination and evaluation of behavior modification programs for individuals with intellectual disability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be
substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15)
semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of
four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in
psychology, special education, community psychology, marriage and family
therapy, professional counseling or social work may be substituted for one
(1) year of the General Experience.
A current Board Certified
Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) certification or, current Board
Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification from the Behavior Analyst
Certification Board (BACB) may be substituted for the General and Special
Successful completion of a
Connecticut Careers Trainee program approved by the Department of
Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience and
Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift
and restrain individuals; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious
diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive individuals; may be
exposed to disagreeable conditions.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)
As defined by Sec. 5-196
of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions
that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for
administrative purposes. As such, a job
class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the
class of Behavior Modification Program Specialist (35 Hour) in Salary Group HC
22 approved effective October 18, 2019. (Revised to modify the Minimum
Qualifications - Substitutions Allowed section and modify content) Final 23-035