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Certified Staff

Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

SUMMARY: Provides evidence-based behavioral assessment, intervention, treatment and educational services to ACCEL programs for individuals with special needs. Provides case management, oversight, therapy, and develops behavior plans.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Provides direct services to clients regarding behavior and academic goals.
• Oversee, develop and implement skill acquisition programs and functional behavior assessments.
• Consults with and maintains a professional relationship with families, client, staff, professionals.
• Recommends solutions to problems with program development and implementation.
• Provides direction in establishment of program goals, protocols, and procedures.
• Analyzes client outcome data to make recommendations in program implementation.
• Can implement a variety of programs and demonstrates flexibility with the variety of individualized intervention cases
• Responds to and checks emails every 24 hours; Provides updates on goals, questions, and concerns.
• Submits reports in a timely manner to Supervisors for distribution to parents, school districts, Department of Education, agencies or other authorized parties.
• Maintain an accurate record keeping system.
• Copes with the stress of job responsibilities in adaptive and productive ways; demonstrates flexibility in responding to changes in cases, driving, meetings, etc.
• Knowledgeable of Applied Behavior Analysis and positive behavior support strategies, and able to model the application of empirically valid procedures in applied settings.
• Participates in meetings, in-services, and committees designed to improve/enhance ACCEL programs.
• Consults with other ACCEL professionals to provide collaborative programming and problem solve client issues.
• Performs related duties, special assignments and projects as required by the Director of Behavioral Services and/or Director or The BISTÅ Center.
• On time for scheduled meetings/appointments; notifies in advance if going to be late; follows company cancellation policy.
• Develops program goals, protocols, programs, teaching methods, and data collection systems for all cases. Program development requirements for cases are updated monthly or as needed.
• Reviews client outcome data in field (e.g., raw, daily and monthly summaries) to make recommendations in program implementation.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

• Master’s degree in a related field required
• BCBA required
• Senior level clinical skills
• Experience in behaviorally based programming for individuals with autism or other disabilities
• Administrative and supervisory experience in the field of Special Education or related field preferred

Special Education Teacher

SUMMARY: Instruct students with physical, cognitive, and emotional/behavioral challenges by adapting and developing educational materials to meet the unique needs of students. Strive to ensure that students reach their full learning potential.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Develop and implement individualized educational plans and instructional programs.
• Provide ongoing and periodic evaluations of student’s progress and make recommendations concerning curriculum areas to be emphasized and required accommodations.
• Develop and maintain a professional relationship with parents/caregivers and inform them of the student’s progress.
• Maintain an accurate record keeping system.
• Provide supervision and direction to classroom aides.
• Implement behavior intervention techniques for classroom management
• Participate in MET and IEP meetings
• Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary team to implement therapeutic and educational programs.
• Comply with ACCEL policies.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Directly supervises one or more aides in the classroom and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, addressing complaints, and resolving problems.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor’s Degree or higher required
• Valid Arizona Teaching Certificate with Special Education endorsement
• One year classroom teaching experience preferred

Support Staff

Special Education Paraprofessional

SUMMARY: Assists in the instruction of individual students or small groups in activities designed to promote educational, social, and physical growth needed to achieve the skill levels as identified in each student’s individual education programs (IEP).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists the classroom teacher in planning and preparing materials for individual and group activities.
  • Assists in the implementation of instructional programs for students under the supervision of the classroom teacher and/or Principal.
  • Implements therapeutic programs for students under the direction of a therapist and/or classroom teacher.
  • Implements behavior intervention techniques under the direction of the teacher and Director of Behavioral Services.

Instructs and assists students in personal care and hygiene

  • Assists students with meals, snacks, and drinks implementing any prescribed feeding programs.
  • Maintains accurate records on all students assigned to the program.
  • Maintains a clean, safe and stimulating environment for students.
  • Maintains regular attendance.
  • Complies with ACCEL policies and procedures.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience working with special needs children preferred
  • CPR/First Aid preferred