Under the daily direction of the classroom teacher, work with the students individually or in small
groups to carry out the educational, behavioral and treatment programs as appropriate.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties marked with an asterisk (*) are considered to be essential to this position under the terms of the
Americans with Disabilities Act.
I. Primary Responsibilities
• Work directly with students carrying out educational and treatment programs as instructed*
• Assist, and sometimes lead, both group and individual activities with students in carrying out educational and treatment programs as instructed*
• Prepare program materials (both educational and social/emotional)*
• Record behavioral and educational data*
• Assist in maintaining classroom organization and in keeping room in good condition
• Work with volunteers as needed
• Carry out students’ IEP goals and objectives in all relevant training environments including school, community and vocational settings*
• Successfully complete Pro/ACT training and maintain certification.*
• Assist in training and orientation of newly hired Program Counselors when needed.
• Read and initial inter-office correspondence and all other required reading material.
• Carry out behavioral interventions, using Pro/ACT techniques, with children, adolescents, or young adults which could include visually/auditorially monitoring clients, evading or containing physical aggression, lifting and pursuing clients who might be running away.*
• Attend all relevant staff meeting and in-services*
• Facilitate: open communication, the team process within the Agency, and a positive attitude toward program function and general Agency goals
• Maintain satisfactory attendance record*
• Drive students to school or home as needed
• Other duties as assigned
II. Other Responsibilities
• In addition to the above listed job responsibilities, interns assigned to be “floaters” are expected to check and follow the daily floater schedule and communicate to all necessary parties any changes due to situational circumstances.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Competencies in the following, or willingness to obtain competencies within 30 days of hire:
• First Aid certification
• Knowledge of child and elder abuse reporting laws
• Pro/ACT techniques (periodic Pro/ACT certification is a requirement for this classification)
• Basic understanding of the principles of applied behavior analysis
Skills & Abilities
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Effective organizational skills
• Ability to function as part of an interdisciplinary team
• Ability to think and act autonomously in a variety of situations
• Ability to physically respond to physically active and aggressive children, adolescents and young adults.
• Ability to successfully utilize Pro/ACT techniques when required.
• Valid California driver’s license
• Criminal record clearance, or formal exemption
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that
must be met (or may be encountered) by an employee when successfully performing the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to
talk, hear and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, sit, stand, reach with
hands and arms, and walk. Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel or crouch; lift
and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Ability to: run and
walk for a minimum of 3 minutes, escort a client for a minimum of 3 minutes, and climb a six foot
Potentially exposed to blood from wounds, urine and feces – thereby potentially exposed to blood
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in
outdoor weather and wet (humid) conditions. Noise level in the work environment is usually
moderate and can sometime be noisy.