The Behavior Specialist is responsible for implementing all program
services, skills training, individual treatment intervention and
mediation between agencies under the direct supervision of the
Gipson Program Director. The Behavior Specialist provides indirect
support and supervision of undergraduate students and peer recovery
This position has identified one (1) year funding. Continuation of
this position is based on availability of funds.
- Implements all behavioral interventions as assigned.
- Facilitates referrals, behavioral assessments and behavioral
- Provides treatment updates to referral source.
- Records progress towards individual interventions.
- Maintains client records.
- Participates in interagency meetings and trainings.
- Supports the development and implementation of individual
recovery plans for referrals.
- Performs other duties as assigned or requested in support of
This position serves as Campus Security Authority (CSA) as outlined
by the Clery Act. CSAs have federally mandated responsibilities to
report crimes that are reported them.
University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and
inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and
employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that
demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways
socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality,
socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and
- Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Education or related
- One (1) year of experience working with special needs
- Two (2) years experience working with the Special Needs
population using Applied Behavior Analysis.
- Preference given to RBT or BCaBA (Board Certified Assistant
Skills/Knowledge and Expertise:
- Experience implementing behavioral assessments and
- Strong professional, ethical and leadership skills.
- Strong oral and written communication skills when providing
feedback to others.
- Ability to write behavioral based progress notes, emails and
- Ability to clearly articulate performance roles, project goals
- Effectively manages deadlines and tasks independently.
- Basic understanding of the theory of human behavior.
- Ability to develop function based treatments that will help
clients achieve related goals and positive outcomes.
- Ability to form positive relationships with clients.
- Positive attitude, ability to work successfully with diverse
populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance
diversity and inclusion.
- Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse
backgrounds and cultures.
- Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity,
and inclusion in a university setting.
- Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices
and knowledge in their work.
The physical demands described here are representative but not
definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
The position requires performing physical activities, including
standing, kneeling and reaching while interacting with others
within the field and within the office.
Candidates must be able to move more quickly than the client they
are working with and be able to move quickly and swiftly from the
floor, to the chair, and back. While performing the duties of this
job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the
ability to adjust focus. The employee must occasionally lift and/or
move up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work performed in varied environments including office, classroom,
public settings and personal residence. This position will utilize
standard business hours but will allow for flexibility based on
individual caseload and may occasionally include evening and
$23.00 - $24.25 per hour. We consider factors
such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the
position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as
market and organizational considerations when extending an
Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are
required to execute a release and authorization for a background
To apply, visit https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/26401
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal
opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In
compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is
committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff
and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in
the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff
on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry,
age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and
veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy,
gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical