Behavioral Interventionist – Applied Behavior Analysis

Behavioral Interventionist – Applied Behavior Analysis

Pasadena Unified School District

Behavioral Interventionist – Applied Behavior Analysis

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DEFINITION **MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY** Field of Competition: Open Competitive


Under general supervision, collaborates with special education administrators, classroom teachers and other appropriate personnel to develop and implement Behavior Intervention Plans and provide one-on-one and/or group Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to designated students.


An incumbent of this classification provides one-on-one and/or group intensive behavioral intervention services.

The class of Behavioral Interventionist – Applied Behavior Analysis, is distinguished from the class of Instructional Aide/Special Education in that duties and responsibilities of positions in the former classification are focused upon modification of inappropriate classroom and playground behavior, while those of the latter class are directed toward assisting in and reinforcing the instructional process.


Must attach the following documents to the online application or your application will be disqualified:

- High school diploma or GED equivalent (or higher)

*Unit/Degree verification (including equivalency of foreign degrees)must be submitted with the online application as an attachment in the form of unofficial transcripts. Equivalence of foreign degrees must have been reviewed and verified by a regionally accredited foreign degrees review agency.
Please note:Resumesare not required and are not reviewed in lieu of yourapplication; therefore, ensure your application is complete.

*All required documents MUST be submitted electronically at the time your application is submitted.

Vacancy Information: There are multiple vacancies, six hours per day, 5 days per week, and nine months per year. Selected candidate shall start at Step 1 ($17.22/hour). Upon completion of probation and satisfactory evaluation at 6 months, employee shall be advanced to Step 2. All other step advancement is granted each year after probationary period.

Must possess a secondary (i.e., high school) school diploma, or its equivalent (GED). Advanced education, such as an Associate (AA) degree, or education beyond an AA degree is highly desirable.

One (1) year of experience providing support services to children with serious behavioral and emotional needs is required.

- Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License and use of a private automobile may be required
- Incumbents will be required to obtain a valid First Aid/CPR card and Crisis Prevention Intervention certification within six (6) months of employment

Employees must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of a position with or without reasonable accommodation and without hazard to themselves or others.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this class include but are not limited to:

- Assists individual students regarding chronic classroom behavior
- Consults with classroom teacher in the development of specific goals and objectives for assigned student(s)
- Collaborates with teacher to develop and implement behavior plans
- Monitors and supports student elopement
- Applies behavior analysis principles to work with assigned students
- Provides individual and group assistance to special needs students in the classroom
- Conducts Discrete Trial Training with students as assigned
- Supervises students at recess time
- Assists in supervising student on playground and in designated sites to optimize good behavior
- Plans activities and monitors students to reduce inappropriate behavior
- Provides positive behavior incentives to students to encourage self-discipline
- Encourages appropriate social skills, interaction with peers, playing games, and conversation with partners or small groups
- Meets with principal, teachers, parents and other staff as requested to provide input concerning student behavior
- Collects and maintains data on student performance necessary to the development of goals and objectives for assigned student
- May operate audio-visual and computer equipment
- May perform classroom-related clerical activities
- Performs other related duties as required

Knowledge of:

- Applied Behavior Analysis Principles
- General knowledge of child growth and development
- Pre-kindergarten to high school child behavior
- Techniques to monitor and support student elopement
- Positive behavior modification techniques
- Operation and use of classroom and related equipment
- Safety practices
- First aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Ability to:

- Identify behavior problems and their function within the learning environment
- Understand and work effectively with students in instructional situations
- Collaborate with the teacher in the development and implementation of behavior plans
- Monitor and support student elopement
- Deal with student misbehavior appropriately and in accordance with directions
- Apply and implement techniques per Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) guidelines
- Discrete Trial Training techniques
- Make sound judgments
- Quickly adapt to changing situations
- Perform tasks within a structured time frame
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing
- Compile and maintain records
- Safely operate a motor vehicle
- Maintain sensitivity to ethnic, religious, cultural and sexual differences

Key Competencies:
Oral Communication/Listening / Relationship Building/ Physical Skills/ Safety Focus/Dependability / Customer Focus / Reading Comprehension / Integrity / Flexibility / Handling Stress / Teamwork / Continuous Learning/ Valuing Diversity

Employees must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of a position with or without reasonable accommodation and without hazard to themselves or others.


Employees in this classification work primarily indoors, in direct contact with students, the public and other District staff, exposed to strong odors, exposed to potentially contagious illnesses/disease (tuberculosis, measles, mumps, chicken pox, hepatitis, etc.), with minimum guidance from supervisor; some assignments may require constant attention to protecting physical safety in a classroom where pupils, because of the nature and severity of their disabilities, are accident prone, or because of assaultive or self-abusive tendencies could cause serious injury to themselves or others.


Employees who receive a regular appointment to the class must serve a probationary period of one hundred and thirty (130) days of paid service. During this period, an employee must demonstrate an overall satisfactory level of performance; failure to do so shall result in the employee's termination without right of appeal.

Pay is based on actual hours worked.

Step 1: $17.22 / hour
Step 2: $18.09 / hour
Step 3: $18.99 / hour
Step 4: $19.97 / hour
Step 5: $20.96 / hour
Step 6: $22.03 / hour
Step 7: $22.48 / hour

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