Behavior Assessment Specialist

Job ID
Direct Care
Mental and Behavior Health


The Behavior Assessment Specialist is responsible for developing ABC Teaching plans and Functional Behavior Assessments, and providing consultation and training to others in the use of teaching and behavior intervention strategies.


Conduct observations using Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) analysis tools to determine current baseline and function of behavior.

Analyze data to develop Antecedent/Behavior/Consequence (ABC) Teaching Plan and FBA.

Develop ABC teaching plan and FBA using ICHD designated forms.

Provide consultation to CFT/ART teams regarding behavior intervention strategies.

Train CFT/ ART team how to implement teaching strategies outlined in ABC teaching plan and FBA.

Set discharge criteria for service and support a generalization plan for CFT/ART team.

Maintain client files in accordance with ICHD and contractual standards.

Complete progress notes using the appropriate codes in Electronic Health Record (EHR) within 24 hours of service.



Bachelors degree in a field related to Behavioral Health required.

Legal Qualifications:

Arizona Drivers License, 39-month Motor Vehicle Report, and vehicle registration and liability coverage that meets insurance requirements.

21 years of age.

CPR and First Aid certification required (ICHD provides training)

Eligible for DPS Level 1 fingerprint clearance required

Current negative TB test result required (ICHD provides)

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefered bilingual (candidates may be eligible for a language stipend). 

Masters degree in Special Education or Applied Behavioral Analysis preferred.

One year full-time direct applied experience working with individuals with challenging behaviors, or applied behavior analysis experience preferred

BCaBA or BCBA license preferred.


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