Employment

We are currently hiring all levels of Applied Behavior Analysis and counseling staff!

Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA)

Must have a current certification from the Behavior Analysis Certifiecation Board, BCBAs with experience working with a variety of recipients is preferred, but we will accept BCBAs who are seeking experience outside of young children with Autism.

 

Board Certified assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA)

Must have a current certification from the Behavior Analysis Certifiecation Board, BCaBAs with experience working with a variety of recipients is preferred, but we will accept BCaBAs who are seeking experience outside of young children with Autism.

Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs)


Registered Behavior Technicians  are paraprofessionals credentialed by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB.com) who have taken a BACB-approved 40-hour Registered Behavior Technician course, completed a skill assessment given by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and have passed the RBT examination.  The RBT credential is recognized nationally and internationally.

At Behavior Services of Brevard, our RBTs work in our year-round school program, the Behavior Education Center.  RBTs wok with our recipients, ages 2-21, inplementing individualized, Applied Behavior Analysis programs under the supervision of BCBAs and BCaBAs.  We seek individuals who are motivated by excellence, and who are committed to providing the best possible services to our recipients. 

Interns are staff who are actively seeking certification in behavior analysis at the Bachelor’s or Graduate level.  We accept a limited number of Interns from the FIT Applied Behavior Analysis coursework, as well as other ABA programs.  Interns can be RBTs, or BCaBAs. Interns typically have a Bachelor’s degree, but may be an undergraduate who is completing their B.A. or B.S. and is taking ABA classes as a part of, or in addition to, their courses. Actively seeking certification is defined as taking BACB-approved classes in applied behavior analysis (ABA) and adhering to the requirements for internship as defined by the BACB. Experience towards internship requirements is only allowed after starting the first approved class. Hours of experience completed prior to the first class CANNOT be counted, even if the experience was completed at an agency or facility that meets criterion as an internship site. 

We are also seeking Master's Level Counselors; MSWs, LCSWs, MHCs, LMHCs, and MFTS

These are contracted positions for home and community-based services.  Applicants should have a variety of clinical and assessment skills, and be willing to work with a variety of populations including families in the Child Welfare system, individuals with disabilities, children and adolescents.  Applicants with experience are strongly preferred. 

Things to know before you apply...

We seek diversity! We hire all people; regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, religion, disability , political persuasion or relationship orientation. Behavior analysis is a thinking person’s job. No two days are the same, except you will learn something new every day you come to work!

We work with children and adolescents with behavior challenges. Some behaviors are dangerous to the individual and those around him, other behaviors may seem bizarre or embarrassing. We do not judge, we simply assist our individuals in setting and achieving behavior goals.

Our consumers are not objects of pity, we do not work with them because we feel sorry for them. We respect their right to become the best person they can be. We assist them in achieving their life goals by consistently providing opportunities to change the behaviors that prevent them from fully integrating into the community as equals. This starts by treating them with respect and dignity.

Your role is not to “be the boss”, but to assist them in being accountable for their own behavior, with all of the joys and pitfalls we, as human beings, experience. As a staff person you must be able to learn to present an animated, positive interaction or a neutral interaction, on demand, regardless of your own feelings in the moment. You must be able to learn how to ignore words and actions intended to elicit a reaction, and continue to implement the task as it is intended to be presented. This is not easy, but the rest of the staff are there assisting and supporting you.

Nice people are nice, but the most effective staff are those who are goal-oriented and who enjoy a challenge. Those who know that they are not there to be a child's friend, but to be an effectictve behavior-changer.  Although nice people are nice too!

Many staff are students, both undergraduate and graduate. We are very supportive of scheduling around classes, however this is a job, and staff are expected to work during summer and school breaks.

Continue reading this page to see other requirements and situations that may exclude some applicants. If you are still interested, come by and drop off your resume, or email a resume to BehaviorBrevard@bellsouth.net. Please put your last name and the word “resume” on the subject line (example: Smith—Resume). Include a cover letter (in the body of the email) with the resume. You may pick up an application at the office: 550 Solutions Way Rockledge, FL 32955, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5 pm.

Other Requirements

Employees working in eligible positions require a physical exam (at your expense) prior to the onset of training. The physical must be done on our form as it includes the physical requirements the doctor will be asked to evaluate for each position. If you are applying for a direct care position, the job frequently requires active interventions to prevent injury to the consumer, staff, or property, so certain physical requirements must be met.

BSoB is a drug-free workplace and all staff are required to pass a level II background screening, and a drug screening prior to working with recipients.  A level II screening will check fingerprints state-wide, and they will also be sent to the FBI to be compared with national fingerprint databases. By state law, some offenses, such as those relating to domestic violence, abuse or exploitation of a person from a protected population, automatically disqualify even the most motivated and talented applicant. Applicants with an offense that is not immediately disqualifying may be eligible for employment on a case-by-case basis. After all, we know behavior can change! However, any offenses must be reported at the interview. The level II screening has even identified “expunged” charges from other states. Failure to disclose past legal entanglements prior to a fingerprint screening report with a “finding” can result in termination of employment.

In addition, staff are trained in Professional Crisis Management (PCM), a system that also focuses on prevention, but provides interventions that can be used when an individual becomes a danger to themselves or others. PCM is a physically demanding, three-day training. It is a mandatory training that involves repeated lowering of classmates to the floor, repeatedly rising from a kneeling position without support, and other physical manipulations. The training is important because you will use these procedures repeatedly on the job. Many of the items on the employment physical are related to this training and the use of these skills on the job.