board certified behavior analyst resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Enthusiastic [Job Title] eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of [Task] and [Task] and training in [Skill]. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in [Industry].

I obtained my B.A. with a dual certification in General Education (K-8) and Special Education Generalist (K-12) in 2014 from Western Governors University. I earned my M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis with recognition from Arizona State University as Summa cum laude in April 2017. I was awarded the honor of Board Certified Behavior Analyst in October 2020 after completing 1,500 hours of clinical supervision. I am a diligent evidence-based researcher and wish to pursue my doctorate in the future because of my love of learning and improving the quality of life of others.

  • Supervised a district wide team of behavior intervention staff members.
  • Documented and resolved data collection, fidelity of implementation of evidence-based curricula which led to better outcomes for students and staff.
  • Used Microsoft Suite to develop data tracking spreadsheets and visual graphs.
  • Member of the Special Services District Leadership Team
  • Selected as a member on the district's Social Emotional Learning Committee in the selection and implementation of various curricula.
  • Observations of students with dangerous or high behavior needs to ensure safety Collaboration with specialist in other areas to create unified treatment plans
  • Monthly observations and reviews of staff and provided necessary training
  • Researching, providing detailed behavior reports
  • Participated for two years on district leadership teams
  • Participated in adopting a Social Emotional Learning curriculum for the district
  • Presenting large group trainings to behavior support staff and collogues
  • Certified in CPI training for Crisis Management
  • Dual diagnoses expert
  • Social skills teacher
  • Crisis Response
  • Intervention planning
  • Learning disability awareness
  • Needs assessment
  • Case management proficiency
Work History
08/2018 to Current Board Certified Behavior Analyst Bayada Home Health Care | Mcdonough, GA,
  • Led educational seminars and lectures at the district level to expand awareness of characteristics of individuals with disabilities and social emotional learning needs.
  • Provided emergency response in crisis situations to diffuse tensions and prevent violence through CPI annual training.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including support of individuals creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Collaborated in developing goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served.
  • Worked with administrators, educators, behavior support staff to understand needs and provide excellent service.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
  • Performed duties in accordance with all applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
08/2014 to 05/2018 Lead Special Education Teacher Melmark New England | Berwyn, PA,
  • Researched evidence-based curricula and created individualized instruction material.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration, including visual graphs.
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Instructed students in [Number] academic areas and [Number] reading groups.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Partnered with standard education teachers from [Type], [Type] and [Type] departments.
  • Developed and delivered monthly staff training sessions.
  • Provided life skills programming for students with moderate to severe autism.
  • Worked with students with moderate to severe autism to increase life skills.
  • Redirected poor behavior using positive reinforcement method, resulting in [Number]% decrease in tantrums in classroom.
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students and staff throughout day.
  • Taught reading, language arts and math in self-contained ED and LD classroom; including verbal operant skills.
  • Designed and implemented point system to encourage positive behavior.
  • Taught students in variety of settings, including self-contained and resource environments.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Collaborated with students with multiple degrees of special needs to accomplish various tasks.
  • Worked in self-contained and resource environments to teach students variety of skills.
  • Collaborated with numerous departments and 10 standard education teachers.
  • Completed intensive leadership training and provided training to colleagues on applied behavior analysis.
  • Developed and managed instructional materials and reports.
  • Worked with students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
09/2011 to 01/2014 Behavior Paraprofessional and ELA Preschool Lead Madison School District 321 | City, STATE,
  • Assisted teachers with classroom management and document coordination to maintain positive learning environment.
  • Collated classroom materials to help teachers prepare for daily instruction and activities.
  • Used behavior modeling and specialized teaching techniques to share and reinforce social skills.
  • Instructed small groups of students in basic concepts such as alphabet, shapes and color recognition.
  • Implemented practice exercises and used repetition, which enabled students to grasp new concepts quickly.
  • Performed special tasks such as language acquisition and appropriate learning-to-learn skills to help students with special needs learn and grow.
  • Assisted and mentored students in groups of up to 15 by reviewing lesson teachings and educational outcomes.
  • Encouraged dynamic and pleasant educational environment by promoting both gentle discipline and cooperation.
  • Maintained inclusive learning environment to enable students to gain maximum benefit from lessons.
  • Prepared weekly lesson plans for an ELA class and prepared instructional materials for group and one-on-one use to comply with established curriculum.
  • Maintained head count and attendance sheets.
  • Supported three classroom teachers in implementing developmentally-appropriate curriculum for group of 15 students.
  • Observed individual behaviors and suspect actions, and reported issues to supervisory staff.
  • Monitored student classroom and outdoors activities to promote student safety.
  • Maximized productivity by keeping detailed records of daily progress and identifying and rectifying areas for improvement.
  • Oversaw students in classroom and common areas to monitor, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Documented student behaviors, interventions and outcomes to enable lead teacher to address pertinent issues.
  • Set up visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to support teacher's lesson delivery for multisensory learning.
  • Maintained safety and security of all youth under care.
  • Assisted classroom teacher in supervising snack time and indoor and outdoor play.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
Expected in 05/2017 to to Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction | Applied Behavior Analysis Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ GPA:
  • Continuing education in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Graduated summa cum laude
  • Graduated with 3.90 GPA
  • Professional development completing 1,500 hours of clinical supervision. Earned certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (October 2020)
Expected in 05/2014 to to Bachelor of Arts | Teacher Education, Subject-Specific Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT GPA:
  • Member of Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society
  • Majored in General Education (K-8), Special Education Generalist (K-12)
  • Selected to give commencement speech at graduation

LRTT Guyana, Teacher Education Training (July 2017- August 2017)

· Provided training to teachers in rural areas best practices for education and behavior support.

· Collaborated with colleagues to develop teacher education programs

· Worked with local government to enrich international relations and teacher education programs.

Special Olympics, Assistant Coach (April 2013- April 2014)

· Trained athletes to participate in individual events

· Coordinated participation in individual and team events

· Chaperoned athletes during participation at the games

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School Attended

  • Arizona State University
  • Western Governors University

Job Titles Held:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Lead Special Education Teacher
  • Behavior Paraprofessional and ELA Preschool Lead


  • Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction
  • Bachelor of Arts

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