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Arizona Autism Charter School

Behavior Specialist

  • Location

    Phoenix, AZ
  • Posted On

    June 23, 2022
  • Job Type

  • Category

    Behavior Therapy
  • Experience Level

    Not Specified
  • Education Level

    High School Diploma
  • Salary

    Not Specified

Job Description

Under the supervision and direction of the Applied Behavior Analysis Co-Director; Behavior Specialists will work inside the classroom to utilize Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) strategies with students to access the adopted curriculum and work towards IEP goals. This position is a school-year position with opportunities to work during summer break.

Candidates must be experienced with the classroom environment and with ABA, including the ability to work with the Lead Behavior Specialist and the ABA Manager to improve practices and approach. Behavior Paraprofessional positions available for those with less experience.

This position will begin on July 25, 2022. There are positions available at our brand new West Valley Campus in Peoria (Kinder-4th Grade) as well as our Phoenix Campuses: The Early Learning Center (Kinder-2nd Grade), Elementary Campus (3rd-5th Grade and Middle School Functional Program) and the Upper Campus (Middle School Academic and Modified Program, 9th-12th Grade and our 12th+ Vocational Program).


  • Assists in the implementation of instructional programs, including self-help and behavior management as well as instruction.
  • Work as part of a classroom team to support academic instruction and behavior plans.
  • Execute lessons as directed by the teacher or classroom lead. These may include supporting independent work, special projects, or teaching a lesson to a small group.
  • Assist with classroom planning and preparing of materials with the classroom teacher.
  • Assist students in participating in classroom routines, transitions and self-care tasks as necessary.
  • Implement behavior intervention techniques in alignment with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as directed by ABA Manager or Campus Director.
  • Mentor and train Paraprofessionals on best practices.
  • Follow tier one behavioral supports and behavior plans as directed.
  • Able to obtain and maintain QBS certification.
  • Strong adherence to policies as outlined in the AZACS Employee Handbook.
  • Maintain professional conduct and appearance.
  • Work with special education students may include lifting, feeding, changing, toileting, and other services.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Managers and Directors.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience in a classroom setting
  • Must have a strong foundation in applied behavior analysis.
  • Must have an understanding of behavioral characteristics associated with autism and other behavior issues.
  • Has good communication skills, both written and verbal, particularly with parents and education professionals.
  • Has a basic understanding of instructional methods and education curriculums.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to handle emotionally charged situations.
  • Has the ability to train other people to apply behavior management techniques effectively.
  • Track record of success in behavior management with students with autism or other special needs
  • Ability to approach situations with optimism and perseverance
  • Ability to work independently and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to exercise reasonable judgment and maintain confidentiality
  • Valid Arizona IVP fingerprint clearance card required
  • High school diploma or equivalent required


  • One location at a professional school setting, no driving to appointments!
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
  • Set hours: Monday – Friday
  • Paid Time Off
  • Great internal professional development and career growth opportunities!


Positions in this class require:  stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Light Work:  

Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Working Conditions:  

Work is routinely performed in an indoor and outdoor classroom setting.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Arizona Autism Charter Schools, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Civil Rights Act Title VII of 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Arizona Autism Charter Schools, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment or in any of its educational programs or in the provisions of benefits and services to students.

How to Apply

To apply, please use the links below depending on your campus preference.

Phoenix Campuses (K- 12 Grade+):

West Valley Campus in Peoria (K-4th Grade):

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