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City of Reno, NV Inclusion/Behavior Specialist in Reno, Nevada

Inclusion/Behavior Specialist



Class Title

Inclusion/Behavior Specialist

Class Code



$16.00 - $21.58 Hourly

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  • Benefits

Classification Description Summary


Under general supervision, the Inclusion/Behavior Specialist works independently and is required to have a thorough knowledge of behavior analysis principles, recreation programs, and inclusion. Position primarily supports youth and/or aquatics division operations and provides supervision for subordinate temporary staff. Work tasks require problem solving and performance of a high level of customer service. Tasks may include providing assessment, intervention, instruction, supervision and training of staff and/or individuals with disabilities.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Oversees the inclusion process.

Conduct individual and group staff training on the implementation of inclusion/behavior plans, behavior analysis principles, and data collection procedures.

Assessment and intervention for aberrant behaviors (e.g., aggression, non-compliance, disruption and tantrums) exhibited by participants, on an as-needed basis.

Assessment and intervention for behavioral deficits (e.g., communication skills, social skills and recreational skills) of participants.

Report writing and evaluation of programs and data of participants on an as-needed basis.

Supervises and manages inclusion technician schedules, meetings, and training.

Perform assessments and recommend inclusion/behavior plans according to need and congruent with the standards of the Department of Parks and Recreation.

Coordinates case management files and logs.

Assists Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with inclusion service development.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Reading, writing, basic math and verbal communication skills.

Basic computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

General recreation principles and practices.

Basic principles of supervision.

Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the supervision and treatment of individuals with disabilities/behavioral problems.

Basic first aid and CPR methods and techniques.

Ability to:

Work in team based environment to achieve common goals.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Respond to requests and inquiries from employees and the general public.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Make sound decisions and use good judgment.

Present a positive role model and interact effectively with people.

Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Meet physical requirements to safely and effectively perform assigned duties.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Requires any combination of education (above the high school level) and/or experience equivalent to two (2) years in the fields utilizing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities such as, psychology, special education or recreation therapy.


One (1) year of paid experience in providing and supporting community recreational programs and/or educational programs in a supervising or lead worker capacity.


Valid driver's license.

Preferred Certifications:

CPR/AED and First Aid

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCABA)

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein are representative 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 job functions.


Convey and exchange verbal and written information. Requires manual dexterity and sufficient strength and stamina to perform sustained physical activity such as bending, stooping, kneeling, running and crouching; ability to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time; requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds; requires ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions including extreme heat, cold, wind and dust; exposure to noise.

May work evenings, weekends, and holidays.


Please Note: The following benefits are currently under review and subject to change at any time.

No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation (1.45 % Medicare deduction required).

Medical, Dental & Vision insurance - City portion paid for employee in proportion to schedule hours.

Eleven paid holidays, pro-rated for scheduled hours.

Paid Time Off (PTO), accrued at rate of .06 hours per hour worked.

Credit Union available.