Sunbelt wants to find the perfect position for you based on your individual needs and preferences. We understand that having a career path that allows you to change lives for the better is an essential part of what you do. By taking the time to understand your personal and professional goals for your next position, we are able to find a behavioral specialist position that is the best fit. If you are ready to venture into your next career journey, our unwavering commitment and advocacy will take you there!
School-based behavior specialists are psychological counselors specialized in committed care for children with emotional or behavioral issues. With your skill set, you are able to assist students with ADHD, OCD, depression, anxiety, autism, addiction, and more. The process of helping these children differs by position. As a BCBA or ABA, you're directly assessing the students and creating a plan to address their issues moving forward. Working closely with an RBT to implement the given treatment and ensure you can successfully help as many children as possible.
Some of the behavior specialist responsibilities include:
Becoming a behavior specialist allows you to carry out a professional career dedicated to helping children with emotional or behavioral issues. But first, you must obtain your Master’s degree in psychology, behavioral analysis, or related fields. You must also complete a training program, which may or may not be included in your educational degree. Furthermore, you are required to obtain a license to practice. The rules and requirements for licensing differ based on each state, so be sure to check with your specific location. Additional certification is required if you are looking to become a BCBA.
Being a behavioral specialist has a very positive job outlook. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions like board-certified behavior analysts, registered behavior therapists, and applied behavior analysts are expected to grow 23% from now until 2030, which is much faster than the average of other occupations. This means that more children will be needing your help to make a difference in their lives. Also, the salary growth, depending on the level of education, location, and setting, is projected to grow through 2029.
Allow us to join you on the path to a career that you will love. We can offer you authentic and transparent advocates, unmatched knowledge, and the dedication to elevate your talent to a platform that will make a difference for the students you serve.
We have behavioral specialist opportunities available nationwide, waiting for exceptional educational professionals - like you. Explore the options below!