Behavior Specialist

Behavior Specialist Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Behavior Specialist job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Behavior Analysis
  • Behavior Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Mental Health
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Special Education
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  • Psychology
  • Interventions
  • Behavioral Health
  • Behavior Modification
  • Functional Behavior Assessments
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Social Services
  • Psychotherapy
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Case Management
  • Community Outreach

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Resume Skills: Behavioral Techniques

  • Discrete Trial Training (DTT)
  • Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Verbal Behavior Approach (VBA)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Behavior Modification
  • Crisis Intervention Techniques
  • Play Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
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Resume Skills: Software Tools

Resume Skills: Regulations & Laws

Resume Skills: Assessment Tools

  • Bio-psychosocial assessments
  • Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL)
  • Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC)
  • Autism Behavior Checklist (ABC)
  • Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales
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Resume Skills: Software

Resume Skills: Regulatory Compliance

Resume Skills: Case Management Tools

Resume Skills: Data Analysis

Resume Skills: Regulations & Compliance

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Sample Behavior Specialist Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
Behavior Consultant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE January 2021 - Present
Senior Behavior Consultant
Managed the team by using functional behavior assessments, reducing challenging behaviors by 25% in a span of 6 months.
Developed 5+ unique applied behavior analysis programs that improved clients' social interactions by 40%.
Conducted psychotherapy sessions weekly, leading to a decrease in clients' anxiety levels by 50%.
Implemented a cognitively-based behavior management approach which resulted in a 35% increase in client engagement.
Used evidence-based practice to intervene during crisis situations, decreasing instances of self-injurious behavior by 30% among clients.
Resume Worded June 2018 - December 2020
Behavior Consultant
Provided mental health counseling to 100+ clients with autism spectrum disorders, increasing their coping strategies by 30%.
Led group therapy sessions for families dealing with mental health disorders, improving family relations by 60%.
Designed and implemented behavior modification plans which decreased aggressive behavior in clients by 45%.
Managed case files for clients with developmental disabilities, ensuring 100% compliance of program protocols.
Autism Spectrum Therapies January 2016 - May 2018
Behavioral Health Counselor
Implemented psychotherapy interventions for affected children, enhancing their social skills by 40%.
Carried out cognitive behavioral therapy sessions that reduced depressive symptoms in clients by 35%.
Provided mental health counseling that led to a decrease in disruptive behaviors among 80% of patients.
Resume Worded Institute June 2018
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Successfully facilitated ABC coursework
Resume Worded University May 2017
Master of Science - Psychology
Concentration: Applied Behavior Analysis
Dean’s List Honors (2016, 2017)
Behavior Analysis: Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior, Direct Implementation, Conjoint Analysis, Discrete Trial Training, Natural Environment Training
Techniques: Pivotal Response Training, Visual Performance Analysis, Motivation Assessment Scale, Functional Behavioral Assessments
Software Proficiency: CentralReach, Catalyst, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Adobe Pro, Smartsheet, Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Drive)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (conversational)
Certifications: Certified Crisis Intervention Specialist - CPI (2019)
Leadership & Volunteering: AidHuman Foundation (Board Member and Chair, Raise Funds for Autism Care)
Publications: Published a research paper ‘Efficacy of ABA in Autistic Adolescents’ in Applied Behavior Analysis International Journal (April 2016)
Corporate Training: Conducted internal workshops on Crisis Intervention Techniques and Behavior Analysis
Your Name
Program Director
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Guide Behavior Specialists February 2021 - Present
Program Director
Led a team of 20+ behavior consultants, increasing client engagement and satisfaction by 30%
Developed 10+ program plans for enhancing behavioral health, producing a success rate of 90% in client progress.
Utilized cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT) in group therapy sessions, enhancing the emotional regulation among groups by 50%.
Orchestrated successful crisis intervention strategies reducing critical incidents by 70%.
Streamlined case management process, increasing efficiency by 20%.
Resume Worded July 2018 - January 2021
Senior Behavior Consultant
Introduced a psychology-based behavior modification system, resulting in a 40% improvement in client developmental disabilities.
Succeeded in decreasing aggressive behavior in clients by 55% through functional behavior assessments.
Provided mental health counseling to 70+ clients, driving improvements in coping strategies by 35%.
Examined child development aspects during therapy sessions, contributing to a 20% improvement in social interactions.
Aurora Mental Health Center March 2016 - June 2018
Behavior Consultant
Implemented 30+ successful interventions, enhancing social skills among children by 30%.
Applied behavior analysis techniques in mental health counseling, reducing disruptive behaviors in 85% of patients.
Conducted group therapy sessions, leading to improvement in family relations by 65%.
Resume Worded University January 2016
Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology
Focus on Behavioral Science, minor in Counseling Services
Resume Worded Institute May 2015
Certified Behavioral Analyst (CBA)
Special focus on implementing and evaluating behavioral programs.
Behavioral Techniques: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Positive Behavior Support (PBS), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Therapeutic Frameworks: Trauma-Focused, Person-Centered, Mindfulness-Based therapies
Assessment Tools: Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP), Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS)
Digital Proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite, Behavioral Tracking Applications (Catalyst, Trackimo)
Certifications: ScrumFundamentals Certified (2019), Trauma-Informed Care Certification (2018), Crisis Prevention Intervention Certification (CPI) (2017)
Leadership & Volunteering: Director for Autism Society's annual run (2019), Volunteer Mentor for National Resources Center for Youth Services (2017-2018)
Projects: Designed an effective Positive Behavior Support (PBS) plan for a group of 50+ children in the local community, resulting in a remarkable decrease in challenging behavior.
Your Name
Mental Health Counselor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2021 - Present
Mental Health Counselor
Counseled 150+ clients with autism spectrum disorders, leading to a 40% improvement in their social interactions.
Conducted crisis intervention during critical situations, resulting in a decrease in self-injury instances by 35%.
Designed and implemented cognition-based behavior management approaches, resulting in a 60% increase in client engagement.
Implemented successful psychotherapy sessions, decreasing anxiety levels in clients by 55%.
Analyzed patient progress through applied behavior analysis, improving patient behavior by 25%.
Noah's Ark October 2017 - February 2021
Behavior Consultant
Managed case files for 30+ clients with developmental disabilities, ensuring a 100% program compliance.
Implemented functional behavior assessments, reducing challenging behaviors in clients by 20%.
Provided mental health counseling which led to a 50% increase in client's coping strategies.
Mental Health Center of Denver June 2015 - September 2017
Mental Health Aide
Implemented mental health interventions, leading to a decrease in disruptive behavior in 70% of patients.
Provided counseling that improved family relationships and dynamics by 60%.
Developed and utilized behavior assessment plans, reducing aggressive behavior in clients by 50%.
Resume Worded Institute March 2021
Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner
Part-time Certification during role at
Resume Worded University May 2017
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Coursework: Trauma Counseling Techniques, Behavior Intervention Strategies
Recognition: Awarded the Outstanding Student Award
Counseling Techniques: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Group Therapy
Clinical Software: TheraNest, SimplePractice, PrognoCIS, Credible, Healthie, My Client's Plus, TherapyNotes
Certifications: First Aid & CPR Certified, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Chair, Inner City Youth Mental Health Project, Provided Mental Health First Aid training to local schools and youth organizations
Continued Learning: Attended annual National Conference for Behavioral Health for 3 years
Publications: Contributor, New Age Psychology Journal- 'Adolescent Mental Health: A Growing Concern'
Your Name
Behavior Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded August 2019 - Present
Senior Behavior Specialist
Launched a comprehensive behavior management program that reduced disruptive behavior incidents by 45% among the teenage population within six months.
Applied Behavioral Analysis theories to devise intervention strategies, impacting over 100 individual cases, resulting in a 60% increase in positive behavior occurrences.
Designed and conducted functional behavior assessments on persistent disruptive cases, leading to the development of 40 tailored behavior modification plans.
Successfully implemented Positive Behavior Support systems, noted for a 30% increase in the adoption of positive social skills.
Developed an innovative metrics-based Behavioral Intervention system to measure progress, yielding an 80% effectiveness rate.
John Hopkins University May 2016 - July 2019
Behavior Specialist
Oversaw a caseload of 80+ patients, providing personalized, psychologically sound methods of Behavior Analysis.
Spearheaded a Mental Health program that reduced the use of reactive approaches by 50%, promoting proactive strategies instead.
Implemented Autism Spectrum Disorders specific interventions for 30+ students, resulting in a 40% improvement in their social engagement.
Special Educare LLC January 2014 - April 2016
Associate Behavior Specialist
Delivered behavioral health services to 60+ students, achieving a 90% success rate in behavior improvement.
Coordinated with multi-disciplinary teams to execute Functional Behavioral Assessments for 10+ patients per month.
Administered Special Education programs aimed at integrating children with learning disabilities in regular classroom settings.
Resume Worded University August 2011 - July 2013
Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis
Focused on advanced principles of human behavior and learning
Recipient of the 2013 Excellence Award for Applied Behavior Analysis
Resume Worded Academic Center August 2007 - May 2011
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Minored in Special Education
Completed additional certification in Autism Spectrum Disorder Strategies
Behavioral Techniques: Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Verbal Behavior Approach (VBA)
Software Tools: Microsoft Office (Advanced), Behavior Tracking Software (Proficient), Adobe Creative Suite (Intermediate), CRM Platforms (Salesforce, Zoho - Proficient)
Regulations & Laws: IDEA, ADA, Section 504, IEP Development & Implementation
Certifications: Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification (2020)
Volunteering & Community Service: Pro-Bono Behavior Specialist for North Star Special Needs Center (2017-2019)
Professional Affiliations: Member, Association for Behavior Analysis International (2014-Present)
Continuing Education: Attendee, Behavioral Health and Integration Conference (2020), National Autism Conference (2019)
Your Name
Behavior Consultant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2018 - Present
Behavior Consultant
Employed Applied Behavior Analysis interventions to deliver crisis intervention responses, decreasing aggressive outbreaks by 30%.
Progressed the community outreach program, consequentially achieving a significant 55% increase in the involvement of caregivers in therapy sessions.
Effectively measured the effectiveness of the behavior modification techniques using metrics, which showed a 32% improvement in patients' social behavior.
Designed a behavioral health protocol and trained a 20-member team, leading to a 25% increase in program efficiency and a reduction in behavioral incidents. January 2015 - May 2018
Behavioral Health Clinician
Devised strategic intervention methodologies for 45+ patients with developmental disabilities, contributing to a 60% improvement in their behavioral regulation.
Developed and performed Functional Behavior Assessments on 15+ persistent cases per quarter, directing the formulation of effective Behavior Modification plans.
Led Psychotherapy sessions for patients with severe disorders to provide emotional support, improving their coping strategies by 75%.
Mount Sinai Health System November 2012 - December 2014
Mental Health Technician
Pioneered an Autism Spectrum Disorders specific program for 30+ students, increasing their social engagement by 55%.
Managed crisis intervention for emergency cases, resulting in a 80% decrease in potential violent incidents.
Provided case management for 50+ long-term patients, resulting in better continuity of care for these patients.
Resume Worded Institute June 2018
Certified Behavioral Health Professional (CBHP)
Focused on behavioral intervention strategies for children and adults
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2012
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
Specialization in Behavioral Health
GPA: 3.8/4.0, Lead researcher in Behavioral Modification study
Therapeutic Techniques: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Behavior Modification, Crisis Intervention Techniques, Play Therapy
Assessment Tools: Bio-psychosocial assessments, Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC), Autism Behavior Checklist (ABC), Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales
Software: Microsoft Office Suite, Electronic Health Records (EHR) Systems, SPSS, Mental Health EHR- PrognoCIS, Telehealth Platforms
Regulatory Compliance: HIPAA, Mental Health Laws, Patient Confidentiality Rules, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Certifications: Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC), Professional Crisis Management Association - Advanced Course
Conferences & Workshops: National Association for School Psychologists Annual Convention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workshop, ABAI Autism Conference
Volunteering: Counselor for Mental Health America, Volunteer at the Crisis Text Line
Publications: Published several articles on Behavior Modification Techniques on Mental Health Journal
Your Name
Behavior Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE September 2017 - Present
Senior Behavior Analyst
Delivered evidence-based Applied Behavior Analysis services to a caseload of 70+ children, achieving a significant 60% improvement in their social interaction patterns.
Enhanced units on autism spectrum disorders, resulting in a 25% decrease in the classroom disruption incidences among this population.
Coached a team of 10+ special educators, enabling them to effectively implement behavioral interventions in the classroom setting.
Developed a Positive Behavior Support framework that led to a noticeable 30% increase in confidence levels of students with disabilities.
Implemented a rigorous data-tracking system to assess the effectiveness of behavior modification plans, which reflected a 40% decline in incidents of negative behaviors.
Bayada Health Care May 2014 - August 2017
Behavioral Health Case Manager
Collaborated with community partners to provide comprehensive social services to low-resource individuals, impacting the lives of 100+ families.
Utilized sophisticated Psychotherapy approaches to provide emotional guidance to patients, resulting in a 35% improvement in their mental well-being.
Conducted Functional Behavior Assessments for 10+ patients monthly, which guided the redesign of their Behavior Modification plans.
Humana Inc. April 2012 - April 2014
Mental Health Counselor
Directed psychological support to 30+ patients daily, leading to a significant 75%improvement in their coping strategies.
Assisted in devising the Behavioral Intervention plans based on in-depth assessments, resulting in a 20% increase in treatment compliance among patients.
Coordinated with multi-disciplinary teams to generate behavior management strategies, contributing to a 50% decrease in use of reactive approaches.
Resume Worded University May 2016
Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis
Specialization in the use of Applied Behavior Analysis in healthcare contexts
Resume Worded University April 2012
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Coursework included counseling psychology, abnormal psychology and behavioral therapies
Therapeutic Techniques: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT), Motivational Interviewing
Case Management Tools: InterQual, Milliman, MediSKED, Face to Face (F2F), CareVoyant, Cadence
Data Analysis: Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA), observational data collection, treatment integrity checks, behavior intervention plan (BIP) generation
Regulations & Compliance: Understanding of HIPAA, Legal Case Management, Knowledge on License and Accreditation standards
Certification: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) - 2016
Courses: Completed Intensive Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis - 2014
Volunteering: Mental Health Counsellor, Wellness Centre - 2012-2014, providing free counseling services to low-income communities
Leadership: Acting Chair, Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Resume Worded chapter - 2020-present

How do I add skills to a Behavior Specialist resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Behavior Specialist posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Crisis Intervention, Special Education and Behavior Management are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Behavior Analysis and Mental Health.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Psychology - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Functional Behavior Assessments, Case Management and Behavior Modification - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Show how you have strong attention to detail.

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Use the exact job title.

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Top Behavior Specialist Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

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What are the top skills you should add to your Behavior Specialist resume?

Some effective Behavior Specialist skills you can add to your resume include:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Behavior Analysis
  • Behavior Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Mental Health
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Special Education
  • Psychology

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