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Behavior Specialist - Hourly

Job Description

The Regional Transition Quality Review Team has been established to ensure that individuals with DD transitioned out of State hospitals receive high quality services and achieve life goals in community integration and independence.  The professionals on this team will monitor the quality of services as well as providers' performance in meeting quality expectations.

This is a fast-paced, hourly position with no benefits and will end on or before December 31, 2013.  There will be some statewide travel required and there will be reimbursement for mileage.

The salary range is $25 - $40 per hour

Job Responsibilities and Performance Standards:

Under the direction of the team leader, the Behavior Specialist is responsible for:
  • Monitoring the health and safety of individuals transitioning out of state hospitals to community programs.  Monitoring will occur in all environments where the individual receives services
  • Completing designated audit tools and/or assessments at scheduled times.  The tools/assessments are completed through observations, interviews and record reviews aimed at assessing the quality of the environment, health, behavioral supports and community integration of the individual
  • Evaluating behavioral supports to determine whether they are consistent with best practices, follow behavioral protocols/approved behavior support plans which would lead toward the appropriate/desired behavioral outcomes.   Can provide technical assistance/education onsite during audit process
  • Following DBHDD corrective action protocol based on the current condition of the individual and the assessed environment
  • Documenting all visits, assessments and follow-up actions appropriately
  • Consulting and coordinating with IDT Leader and members on findings
  • Participating in bi-weekly quality review team meetings with IDT members, Regional Office and State Office as needed
  • Conducting follow-up visits for the purpose of providing recommendations, technical assistance, and consultation to remedy any identified issues or support needs not being me


Bachelors degree in a related field and two years of related experience OR Masters degree in a related field or one year at the lower level or equivalent position

Special note:  Applicants must provide an official copy of their educational credentials prior to employment

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree in psychology, education, behavior analysis or a related field

Comprehensive understanding of, and ability to provide services consistent with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Task List and/or the Association of Positive Behavior Support Standards of Practice

At least one year experience providing behavioral services to individuals with developmental disabilities

Certified Behavior Analyst and 3 years experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities


$25 - $40 / hour. This is an hourly position with no benefits associated.

Employment Information

This position is located in the Region 2 Office in Augusta, Georgia.

Nestled along the banks of the Savannah River, Augusta is the second largest and oldest city in Georgia. Augusta and the Central Savannah River Area provide diversity of cultural, recreation and social activities, low cost of living, excellent public and private schools and is the home of Augusta State University and the Medical College of Georgia.

Located in the east central section of the state, Augusta is approximately 150 miles east of Atlanta on Interstate 20. Augusta is also centrally located just two and a half hours from the beach and the mountains.

Come to Georgia and experience first-hand our historic charm and hospitality.

Applying for this job

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: recruiting@dbhdd.ga.gov

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Behavior Specialist - Hourly If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well.

You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.