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Behavior Support Internship

Purpose of the Position: Assist Behavior Support Specialist with descriptive and indirect observations/assessments, data input, and take notes at departmental meetings.
  • Desire to work with adults with disabilities
  • Flexibility in scheduling
  • Good verbal and listening communication skills
  • Willingness to receive specialized training as needed
  • Basic understanding of Human Development and Basic Behavioral Principles
  • Letter of Recommendation from your academic advisor or a tenured professor.

Location for Activity: Riverfront and various community locations

Days and Hours: Mornings/afternoons/evenings, Monday-Friday
Year-long commitment preferred; 2-3 credit hours a semester

Job Functions:
  1. Applied work with the Behavior Specialist to perform functional behavior assessments and motivational assessments of persons with difficult behavior.
  2. Work with Behavior Specialist to develop intervention strategies for persons with difficult behavior.
  3. Communicate with team members to assess information pertaining to behavioral issues.
  4. Literature review of information regarding positive behavior support.

Physical/Sensory/Cognitive Requirements:
Time will be spent in Day Services and with Production Plant Participants in achieving their goals. Mobility within Riverfront or the community is required. There is an occasional need for pushing/pulling wheelchairs for adults of various sizes. Ability to present information and respond to questions from participants, staff and the general public in face-to-face interactions is needed.
Bending and walking and use of fine motor skills is required regularly as is the utilization of hearing and vision with the ability to collaborate and orchestrate in a variety of environments. The capacity to differentiate between various levels of confidentiality and act accordingly is necessary.