Behaviour Specialist, Developmental Disabilities

Entrust Disability Services - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

The Behavior Specialist is a key member of the support team and acts as the primary subject matter expert when it comes to client support. They collaborate and advise a team of Managers and Support Workers when it comes to all navigating complex behavior issues and executing individual support plans.

Behavior Specialist Role

The Behaviour Specialist work with clients who exhibit complex behaviors related to ADHD, FASD, GDD, Autism, Acquired Brain Injury, Tourette’s Syndrome or other developmental disabilities.

Behavior specialists assess a client’s behavior using standardized developmental tests and observation. They design behavioral, skill teaching or intervention programs to mitigate destructive behaviors and celebrate positive ones.

Behavior management specialists also provide advice and support to families, caregivers or community organizations (such as a school) in managing a client’s behavior.

Duties and Expectations

  • Responsible for creating and updating Wellness Support Plans for all clients;
  • “Staff Training and Development”: The Behavior Specialist is expected to train staff on any and all behavior techniques to be used with clients, comprehensive delivery of which is to be aimed at adult learners and front line staff;
  • Create, assist in the creation of, and implement the monitoring and evaluation of individual and group interaction programs;
  • Conduct assessments of clients (such as Risk Assessments), and related therapeutic interventions (such as those detailed on the Wellness Support Plans, regulation plans, ISP-IPPs)
  • Seek appropriate guidance from resident Psychologist regarding any and all assessment and therapeutic interventions;
  • Maintain electronic records of all formal and informal contact with clients in the Entrust Portal and LogBook while maintaining confidentiality;
  • Professional Development; as this is an evolving field, the behavior specialist is expected to keep abreast of new developments in the field of mental health services, specifically related to those with developmental disabilities;

Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, or in a related field, along with a minimum of 2 – 3 years’ experience directly supporting adults and youth with complex developmental disabilities.
  • Police Clearance and AB Youth Intervention Check required along with First Aid/CPR Level C
  • Valid AB drivers license and vehicle with liability insurance

Personal Attributes

  • Integrity and Honesty in all Relationships.
  • A relationship builder through communication and demonstration.
  • A leader who holds their team accountable and adheres to the highest standards set out by Entrust.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 /year


  • Disability Support Services : 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)


  • First Aid& CPR Level C (Required)