Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Julie Billiart Schools is a network of schools serving children in grades K-8 with special learning challenges. Currently there are campuses in Westlake, Lyndhurst and Akron that offer unique learning environments for students with autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia and social learning challenges. We are Catholic, non-public schools that respect diverse faith traditions.
The primary function of the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is to plan, develop, and monitor a variety of behavioral support service delivery options to meet the needs of students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Other Health Impairments and/or other behavioral and social/communication challenges. The BCBA also consults with and teaches instructional team members regarding pro-active, educational, programming, and behavioral supports; develops and implements comprehensive treatment plans; and collaborates with team members, related service providers, and families as appropriate.
Duties and Responsibilities
The following is a list of primary duties and responsibilities. Other duties to be assigned as needed. Reasonable accommodations can be made to employees with qualified disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the job, so long as there is no undue hardship created upon the organization or other employees within the organization.
- Use appropriate assessment instruments and data to develop and implement teaching programs that reflect behavioral and other outcomes and objectives identified in the Individual Education Plan (IEP). Ensure the implementation of treatment plans, document contacts and observations, use professional knowledge and independent judgment to strategize continuous improvements.
- Establish and maintain data measurement, collection and analysis systems for students receiving behavioral interventions. Maintain appropriate documentation and prepare and complete reports as required.
- Maintain highly organized, consistent, thorough, and systematic recordkeeping practices.
- Provide consultation, training, and assistance to instructional team members in strategies and methodologies for working with students who have behavioral, adaptive, and or social/communication challenges. Conduct in-service training, workshops, and presentations to develop skills and establish consistent practices throughout the students’ school experience.
- Seek creative options for ensuring continuity and consistency of treatment and support services across settings.
- Conduct structured periodic service reviews to monitor the effectiveness of treatment programs and their implementation; modify and document plan changes as needed.
- Participate in Individual Education Program (IEP) team meetings for students, as appropriate.
- Collaborate with families as appropriate. Professional Development
- Participates in continuing education and professional development and other training programs offered to increase skill and proficiency related to the assignment.
- Reviews current developments, changing legal requirements, and technical sources of information related to job responsibility.
- Participate in professional growth activities such as team meetings and program visitations. Performs other tasks and duties and assumes other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Principal.
Education, Experience and Qualifications
Education / Certifications
• Master’s Degree in special education, psychology, or related field, with specialized knowledge of behavioral health and treatment philosophies and professional practices.
• Certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board
• Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst
• Minimum of three years of recent experience working with individuals who have behavioral and social/communication challenges
• Knowledge of early childhood and autism assessment tools and procedures and thorough knowledge of child development. Experience developing positive behavior support plans and programs; experience teaching social interaction and play skills.
• Knowledge of current methods and techniques of applied behavior analysis and discrete trial training; ability to communicate verbally and in writing with students, parents and professionals; competence in analyzing assessment results, designing appropriate individual treatment plans and behavioral programs, and monitoring progress.
• Must be able to work effectively as a team member, demonstrate flexibility and desire to learn new skills and improve professional qualifications.
• Skills and abilities
o Strong communication skills to work with a diverse team.
o Basic computer skills and ability to use required software.
o Ability to problem-solve and assist in decision making, including during emergencies.
o Maintain current status regarding required certification within established schedule and timelines.
o Work productively to develop relationships with students, families and other support personnel.
o Proven creative abilities, strong organizational and time management skills.
o Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
o Maintain a high level of organization for file maintenance and record-keeping.
Belief and commitment to the JB way and mission and to embracing the Sisters of Notre Dame’s philosophies and teachings
• The work of the BCBA requires movement to a variety of locations within the school.
The physical demands described here 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 functions.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak, stand, talk, walk, sit, see, and hear (corrected or uncorrected). The employee is occasionally required to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Reports to and is evaluated by the Principal.
- This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed within this job. However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, qualifications or physical demands associated with the position.
Julie Billiart School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Julie Billiart School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment