Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for an applied behavior science specialist.

An Applied Behavior Science Specialist has the primary responsibility of providing counseling and developmental assistances to adults and children based on their behaviors. They use their knowledge and experience in behavioral science to develop and implement relevant, effective and efficient treatment plans for those patients with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Besides the major roles they can also perform the following tasks; train other residential staffs on how to undertake various treatment procedures, conduct various assessments under the guidance of senior specialists, conduct counseling sessions with individuals and groups, monitor, and report on the treatment progress of each patient and undertake case reviews.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Constantly check employee's work in order to catch issues and problems as they occur and help the employee to stay motivated

Regularly communicate with the employee about the status of the project or task and its timing in order to avoid surprises at the end

[employee comments goal]

Prepare an analysis of all the functional tasks that need to be carried out

Get down to serious work without taking any project lightly

[employee comments goal]

Invest in high-quality training that enhances better productivity in future

Encourage and motivate employees to see a higher-improved performance from each of them

[employee comments goal]

Learn to think outside the box in order to find new ways that can help handle situations differently

Improve work's time in and time out in order to stop wasting the company's productive time

[employee comments goal]

Take time to listen carefully to the person one is persuading in order to find out about their expectations and interests

Modify implementation plans so that the initiative at hand appears appealing and attracts more potential supporters

[employee comments goal]

Get as much information as one can about the situation at hand and the options available to solve it

Talk with people who are experts in solving problems or those who are attached to the situation at hand and try to get a solution to the problem

[employee comments goal]

Encourage team members to share concepts learned in training sessions

Evaluate the outcomes of training sessions and learn how to identify training needs

[employee comments goal]

Evaluate samples of published reports and proposals to enhance understanding and confidence in preparing and writing reports and proposals

Learn how to convey technical and complex information and ideas in an appropriate format and language

[employee comments goal]

Seek for assistance when faced with challenges when analyzing complex and large volumes of data

Show more willingness to learn how to use critical thinking skills when evaluating information

[employee comments goal]

Make enough effort to understand how a product compares to rival products

Learn more about the elements that allow customers to extend or customize products

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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