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Professional Summary
Behavior Therapist with extensive knowledge of Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy-based programs individualized to meet the specific needs of each client. Excellent interpersonal skills, evaluation and assessment ability, with experience ranging from 3-26 years of age.
Skills
  • CPI Certified
  • Discrete Trials
  • Assessments
  • Functional Communication
  • LAMP and Touch Chat
  • Program Development
  • First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Excellent Chart Documentation
Work History
Teaching Aide/ ABA, Current
Seem Collaborative Stoneham, MA
  • Implement academic, social language and behavioral programming using ABA techniques, including Discrete Trial and Natural Environment Teaching.
  • Small group classroom instructional.
  • Assist the teacher in the delivery of instruction and the implementation of the IEP Goals and objectives.
  • Collection and graphing of behavioral and academic student performance.
  • Attend IEP and update meetings.
Behavior Therapist, 01/2017 to 06/2017
Newton Public School District Newton, Massachusetts, United States
  • Implement academic, social language and behavioral programming using ABA techniques, individualizing behavior programs every student.
  • Experience in functional communication training using PECS and AAC devices.
  • Work with students 1:1 throughout the entire school day working on both discrete trials and academic work as well as social pragmatic instruction in real life situations throughout the school day using methodology of ABA.
  • Student Case Manager: maintaining program book, creating materials, summarizing data.
  • Home based parent training.
  • Work with BCBA to modify academic and behavior programs to best meet student needs.
ABA Paraprofessional, 08/2016 to 01/2017
Medford Public Schools Medford, MA
  • Provide 1:1 interventions to children to help increase their academic, social, and communication skills while also decreasing challenging behaviors.
  • Work cooperatively with other paraprofessional, certified and licensed staff to facilitate positive interactions for the student with all staff and the ability to take instructions from a variety of school staff who are responsible for the student's education.
  • Use appropriate applied behavior teaching, communication, and reinforcement techniques.
  • Collect and track academic and behavior data.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation on outcomes of discrete trials and functional communication training.

Behavior Therapist, 02/2016 to 10/2016
ABACS, LLC Woburn, MA
  • Taught objectives on individual treatment programs using the principles of applied behavior analysis including discrete trial, shaping, natural environment training, verbal behavior, social skills, self-help, and behavior.
  • Worked with clients ranging in age between 3 and 27 years of age in their home, public school, and group home settings.
  • Program implementation consisting of conducting treatment sessions, recording data, and communicating effectively with clients' families , BCBA supervisor, co-workers, and teachers to create a collective plan of support.
  • Trained new staff assigned to work with my specific clients to collect data and facilitate sessions using the behavior plan.
  • Work in an effective, efficient, ethical, and socially valid manner treating clients safely and with respect.
  • Foster reasoning and problem solving through active exploration games and activities.

Store Co-Owner, 01/2014 to 07/2016
Boutique Fabulous Cambridge, MA
  • Calculated and implemented monthly goals providing coaching to increase ADT, UPT, and sales.
  • Effectively managed all merchandise including buying, receiving, maintaining and completing annual inventory count.
  • Accounts Receivable/Payable reconciliation.
  • Compile annual recommendations for end of fiscal year budgets.

State Licensed Family Child Care Provider, 01/2011 to 06/2013
Green Wagon Family Daycare Somerville, MA
  • Licensed by the Commonwealth of MA to provide childcare for infants to school aged children.
  • Provided a safe and healthy environment where children learned about themselves, their friends and the world around them.
  • Through a well developed, age appropriate curriculum, each child was encouraged to discover his or her abilities and interests.
  • Maintained daily records of children's individual activities, behaviors, meals and naps.
  • Interacted with families in a positive manner as well as provided helpful parenting information to families on child development and community support.
  • Created and implemented developmentally-appropriate curriculum that addressing all learning styles.
  • Completed monthly child development assessments following the Massachusetts state guidelines.
Education
Master of Science: Applied Behavior Analysis, 2018
Simmons College - Boston
Bachelor of Science: Management/Marketing, 2015
Bay State College - Boston, MA
Management/Marketing Dean's List 3.74
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Professional Summary
  • Behavior Therapist experienced in working with families of children across the broad range of the autism spectrum(early to advanced learners) as well as with families of typically developing children.
  • International non profit volunteer work spans 5 countries internationally beginning 17 years ago.
Skills
  • Leading, organizing and training teams for international volunteer work 
  • Multi cultural volunteer experience(Africa, Romania, Ecuador, Peru and Haiti)
  • Trained public speaker
  • Background in social media marketing 
  • Lead ABA therapy 
  • Multi environment based ABA care 
  • Special Services IEP(Individualized Education Program) support provider
  • Line Therapist educator 
  • CPI, CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Education in psychology and child psychology
Work History
Registered Behavior Technician, 12/2017 to Current
ABX Solutions, LLC. Charleston, SC
  • Working with children, families and the supportive team to establish ongoing goals, accompanied by paired trainings, to achieve individualized goals geared towards increased independence
  • Implementing behavior modification techniques to assist in the molding of appropriate behavior
  • Creating individualized daily lesson plans incorporating both structured and unstructured environments to generalize growth across fields
Behavior Therapist, 08/2016 to 12/2017
Kelly Services, Inc. 5900 Core Ave #400, North Charleston, SC 29406

    Behavior Therapist providing individual, specialized services in conjunction with Kelly Services, Inc. and Berkeley County School District to aid with the progress, and implementation, of students' IEP(Individualized Education Program) goals.  This includes, but is not limited to:


  • Monitoring each student's educational, and social, progress with individualized files, data collection, and spreadsheet data.
  • Delivering individualized programming, and differentiated instruction, for students on the autism spectrum.
  • Identifying signs of potential emotional or developmental concerns in children and partnering with their educative teams, and providers, to assist in collaborative problem solving efforts to achieve the best program implementation for the progress of the child.
Behavior Modification Therapist, 11/2015 to 02/2016
Independently contracted partnerships Daniel Island, SC
  • Used behavior modification techniques to redirect behavior of both parent and child in order to establish a healthy environment for proper growth and development
  • Independently serviced families in the greater Charleston area

Lead ABA Therapist/Line ABA Therapist, 10/2012 to 03/2015
EAP, Inc. 1123 Queensborough Drive, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Lead Therapist:

  • Training and supervising teams of therapists, graphing client's weekly progress, ordering necessary therapy materials, aiding with team trainings and meetings, communicating client's ongoing needs and progress to our local ABA clinic, regional coordinator(s) and parents as needed

Line Therapist:

  • Executing ABA specific programs tailored to the client's needs. These include, but are not limited to, behavior modification, language development(including sign language), gross motor development, fine motor development, natural environment training, potty training and social skill development
Educator/House Manager for Non Profit(Internship), 07/2013 to 10/2013
Child Hope International Port au Prince, Haiti
  • Developed innovative programs, and activities, based on school and community needs
  • Planned, and hosted, course related interactive activities
  • Hosted visiting international teams staying onsite
  • Worked within a team to best create, maintain and troubleshoot both new and ongoing projects
Education
Bachelor of Arts: Religion Major/Psychology Minor, 2007
Charleston Southern University - 9200 University Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29406
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Objective

To continue to gain experience in providing exceptional services to my clients and their families. 

Certifications
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certified, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certified, Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certified 
Experience
04/2018 to Current
Behavior Therapist Arkansas Autism Connection Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Provide ABA services to children with Autism
11/2017 to 04/2018
ABA Implementer Arkansas Autism Connection Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Provide ABA services to children with Autism
07/2017 to 12/2017
Intern NWA Center for Sexual Assault Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • In charge of running and doing research for the Suicide Prevention Coalition Facebook page
  • Shadowing clinics for Rape kit exams 
  • Answering Hotline calls
  • Scheduling Rape kit exams and counseling sessions
  • Scanning and organizing SANE charts
  • Entering hotline call data into excel
05/2016 to 07/2017
Shift Lead Tangiers Mediterranean Cafe Fayetteville, Arkansas
01/2014 to 08/2015
Shift Lead Nekter Juice Bar Southlake, Texas
05/2014 to 07/2014
Summer Intern Medi Weight Loss Clinics Southlake, Texas
  • Pulled Medical Charts
  • Checked Patients in/out
  • Made injections
  • Greeted at the front desk
  • Made phone calls to patients
  • Scheduled Appointments
Volunteer Experience
  • Arkansas Community Correction Center
  • Member of the Northwest Arkansas Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • 7 Hills Homeless Center
  • Northwest Arkansas Center for Sexual Assault 24/7 Hotline
  • Allaso Ranch camp counselor
  • New Horizons Children's Home
Education
2017
Bachelor of Science: Public Health University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas
College of Education and Health Professions

2014
Associates: General Studies North Central Texas College Flower Mound, Texas
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Professional Summary
Executive Assistant CEO in Food and Beverage Industry and Experience with Autism Children (Behavior Therapy). Excellent communication skills and works well with a high level of multicultural awareness and adaptability .Desire to utilize professional experience and abilities to take on new challenge with an established company.
Skills
  • Bilingual/Spanish
  • Dedicated Team Player
  • Customer Service
  • People-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self - directed 
  • Event planning
  • POS System operation ,  Daily Cash Handling of large  volume 
  • Employee  training and development
  • MS Office proficient
  • Experiential learning
  • Dependable
  • Accurate and detailed


  • High energy
  • Flexible schedule capability
  • Courteous, professional demeanor
  • Fast learner
  • Strong work ethic
  • Team leadership skills
  • Special education/Autism spectrum disorders
  • Parental interaction
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Trained in CPI
  • Adept at working with special needs children
  • Experienced with PECS with non verbal children 
Work History
Manager 02/1997 to 02/2012
Joses Concessions 10620 Southern Highlands Pkwy
  • Carefully interviewed, selected, trained and supervised staff.
  • Rectified guest complaints quickly and efficiently.
  • Assisted with the BBQ station, banquet setup and service.
  • Provided friendly and attentive service and exceptional hospitality.
  • Consistently offered professional, friendly and engaging service.
  • Managed POS system, collected cash and processed credit cards
  • Oversaw daily office operations for seasonal staff of 40 employees.
  • Managed office supplies, vendors, organization and upkeep.
  • 17 years of industry experience.
  • Managed a staff of 20-40 people.
  • Executed training programs.
  • Developed methods to establish and clarify customer objectives.
  • Executed training programs.
  • Anticipated and prepared required materials for meetings.
  • Developed and executed marketing programs and general business solutions resulting in increased company exposure, customer traffic, and sales.
  • Assigned tasks to associates, staffed projects, tracked progress and updated managers, partners and clients as necessary.
  • Completed and mailed bills, contracts, policies, invoices and checks.
Special Education Teacher III Title one Assistant Current
CCSD Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Communicated non verbally with children to provide them with comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Created strategies to meet the needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Instructed students in academic areas and reading groups.
  • Instructed students with Autism
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout the day.
  • Established a safe play environment for the students.
  • Redirected poor behavior using the positive reinforcement method.
  • Fostered meaningful relationships among students through student field-trip retreats and team-work community service projects.
  • Developed and taught lessons on relevant children's books, poems, movies and themes to promote student interest.
  • Consistently received positive teacher evaluations from students.
  • Instructed students on a variety of skills, including fine motor skills, social and daily life skills
  • Worked with an average of 5 students per class.
ABA Interventionist 10/2014 to 06/2015
ABA Therapy/LOVAAS Center Las Vegas, NV
  • Worked with interdisciplinary team members to evaluate children's progress and recommend appropriate learning plans.
  • Addressed behavioral and learning issues with parents.
  • Fostered reasoning and problem solving through active exploration games and activities.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to children while maintaining focus on behavior therapy
  • Conducted in-home behavior therapy to child for periods of 2 to 3 hrs a day.
  • Reported on student progress, behavior and social skills to parents.
  • ABA Behavior Therapy with flashcards,visual support,play therapy,model me videos.
  • Methods of ABA therapy also concluded Discrete trial,Applied Verbal Behavior.
  • Created an enjoyable therapy session within childs home.
  • Communicated with parents about sessions and behaviors.
  • Engaged with children on an individual basis to build positive relationships with them.
Behavior Therapist 08/2016 to 11/2016
CARD Of Henderson Las vegas, Nevada
  • 1:1 behavior therapy with Autism children
  • Implemented the treatment plan as directed by the LPA?BCBA
  • recorded child's progress data on (IPad)
  • attended monthly meetings ,trainings Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support(PBS)
  • Displayed sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients and families served.
  • Kept classrooms clean by sterilizing and disinfecting children's toys and surfaces.
  • Interpreted for spanish-speaking parents and guardians.
  • Modeled appropriate activities and positive behavior management.
  • Participated in home visits, parent meetings and developmental screenings.
  • Engaged with children individually to meet their emotional and physical needs.
  • Maintained a positive demeanor to facilitate a stable, consistent environment.
  • Reported parent complaints and comments to managers.
  • Promoted good behavior by using the positive reinforcement method.
  • Communicated regularly with parents about daily activities and behaviors.
  • 1:1 behavior therapy
Executive Assistant Chief Executive Officer 02/2012 to 08/2017
Back yard BBQ village Las Vegas, NV
  • Managed and trained staff at special events ,concerts, county fairs
  • handled large amounts of monies
  • Managed the CEO's complex and frequently changing travel arrangements and coordinated the pre-planning of trips.
  • Compiled and analyzed sales and marketing reports.
  • Managed external contacts for CEO and kept track of periodic communication needed for priority contacts.
  • Developed and maintained an alert system for upcoming deadlines on incoming requests and events.
  • Greeted visitors entering the office, determined the nature and purpose of visit and directed them to the appropriate destination.
  • Processed travel expenses and reimbursements.
  • Assisted with team building initiatives and overall support for maintenance of organizational culture and employee morale.
  • Oversaw inventory and office supply purchases.
  • Processed accounts receivable and accounts payable.
  • Performed accounts receivable duties including invoicing, researching chargebacks, discrepancies and reconciliations.
  • Planned and executed all aspects of office headquarter move.
  • Member of Executive Management Team.
  • Encouraged employee development and promoted management staff from within.
  • Coordinated daily cash reconciliation at a high-volume events
Education
High School Diploma: 1996 Roosevellt High School - Fresno, CA
Certifications

 Food Industry 

  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • ServeSafe Certified

ABA Field

  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • CPR Certificate
  • RBT (traing in process)
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Core Qualifications
  • Experience working special needs students
  • Effectively work with parents
  • Interactive teaching/learning
  • Innovative lesson planning
  • Creative lesson plan development
  • Bilingual: English and Spanish 
  • Parent/teacher conferences
  • Behavior modification
  • Excellent reading comprehension
  • Interdisciplinary teaching
  • Behavioral/cognitive skills development
Experience
08/2016 to 12/2016
Academic Tutor Doctrina Tutoring Colton, CA
  • Tutored children (K-6) on a one-on-one home setting in the academics of language arts and mathematics.
  • Oversaw the districts of Rialto, Colton, and San Bernardino by holding conferences with school principals, teachers, tutors, and parents.
  • Assigned children to tutors, recruited families, and gave tutors the necessary training.
08/2015 to 12/2015
Pre- School Teacher's Aide Tanita Family Daycare San Diego, CA
  • Developed appropriate indoor and outdoor curriculum including significant "hands-on "activities to keep toddlers engaged and learning.
  • Created lesson plans targeting discipline, manners, behavior, and language learning.
10/2014 to 05/2015
Academic Tutor Academia Tutoring Riverside, CA
  • Assisted students in grades K-5 in the academics of Math, Language Arts, and Writing.
  • Worked with small groups of 5 or less for individualized attention.
  • Planned curriculum that matched each child's individual needs, structured study skill plans and focused on note taking, organization, time management and test preparation. 
08/2014 to 08/2015
Child Care Attendant Skogen Family Redlands, CA
  • Live In Nanny for a five year old autistic child.
  • Played games to interact and build social and behavior skills.Worked on small reading and writing assignments to build and monitor his cognitive development.
  • Participated in ABA services and learned to implement certain methods and techniques.
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Education
2018
Bachelor of Arts: Sociology University of California, Riverside Riverside , CA