A Behavior Clinician provides behavior management (BMAN) services to individuals with developmental disabilities to develop and teach adaptive behaviors for the purpose of improving the participant’s quality of life, independence and meaningful participation in the community.

Educational Requirements:  A master’s degree in one of the following:

  • Clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology or another applied health service area of psychology.
  • Special education
  • Social work
  • Counseling


  • Be a licensed marriage and family therapist licensed
  • Be a licensed clinical social worker
  • Be a licensed mental health counselor


  • Have a master’s degree in a human service field and be able to demonstrate to the BDDS behavior management committee that the individual has either the coursework in or five (5) years experience in devising, implementing and monitoring behavior support plans.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Providing services in the client’s home, work, day program environment, and in the community.
  • Develop behavior support plans.
  • Write reports to document progress on a quarterly basis.
  • Attend client meetings and participate in the individualized support team where the needs of the consumer come first.

Major Duties:

  • Develop a functional behavioral assessment and behavioral support plan for the individual being served.
  • Provide training to individuals being served.
  • Provide staff training to staff/family members working with individuals being served.
  • Develop reports to document progress on at least a quarterly basis
  • Monitor psychotropic medications.
  • Act as part of the Individualized Support Team (IST) and advocate for the needs of the client.
  • Observe the individual and environment for purposes of developing a plan and to determine baseline behavioral function.
  • Training in assertiveness.
  • Training in stress reduction techniques.
  • Training in the acquisition of socially accepted behaviors.
  • Training staff, family members, roommates, and other appropriate individuals on the implementation of the behavior support plan.

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