Behavior Specialist JobWaxahachie, TEXAS 103908

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Why You'll Love This Job

Daymark Living is a groundbreaking campus where adults with intellectual, cognitive or development disabilities can live, learn, and thrive.  The campus sits on 40 acres near historic downtown Waxahachie and includes 28 cottages and community buildings for dining, fitness and education.
The Behavior Analyst applies specialized skills and training to assess and monitor behaviors, develop behavior plans, monitor and adjust the behavior plan, and assist Resident Life Coaches implementing the behavior plan. Skills applied include behavior management techniques, intervention strategies, coping skills and problem-solving skills. This position works within the Resident Life Team and will also perform duties of the Resident Life Coach such as teaching classes and helping residents with their activities of daily living.

This position requires flexible days/hours, is a salaried position and requires nights/weekends. This position is a managerial position and you will work closely with residents in their cottages as well as assist in overseeing the Resident Life Coaches. This is a supervisory role. 


  • Observing and assessing resident behavior.
  • Developing and implementing behavior plans to address behavioral issues.
  • Supporting residents throughout the process.
  • Communicating with members of the Resident Life Team, caregivers, and families to implement behavioral plans.
  • Monitoring and recording progress.
  • Conducting assessments to determine resident improvements.
  • Maintaining resident records and progress reports.
  • Provide training, workshops and consultation to residents, families and co-workers
  • Collaborating with other healthcare specialists and support organizations.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Degree in mental health, psychology or a related field required.
  • ABA or RBT preferred
  • Experience and direct contact with adult individuals with special needs.
  • Strong working knowledge of behavioral theory and applied behavior analysis.
  • Understanding of the characteristics and behaviors associated with disorders.
  • Ability to handle intense emotional situations.
  • Ability to apply behavioral principles.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent stress management skills.
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