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Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Job Title:

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Grade Level/Terms of Employment:

Grade 125/260 Days (12 months)

FLSA Status:


Work Location:

Itinerant Various Schools

Immediate Supervisor:

Associate Director,  Exceptional Education

General Description:
The Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) provides behavior analytic services to both exceptional and general education staff in supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and/or other behavioral disorders in the least restrictive environment, as well as provides direct services to students as needed. The BCBA conducts assessments, develops intervention plans that and provides division-wide support and training regarding behavior intervention techniques.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Supports in the development and implementation of programs and best practices related to instruction using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for students with autism and other disabilities

·         Provides programmatic BCBA coaching support to staff as needed in general education, exceptional education, autism and alternative programs including one-on-one support and group professional development

·         Collaborates with other school-based professionals (school psychologists, counselors, etc.) to provide a system of support for students in need of tiered intervention

·         Collaborates with and supports instructional staff in developing and implementing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) designed to promote student’s educational, physical, and/or social-emotional development in order to access the general education curriculum

·         Works directly with students who present complex and challenging behaviors that require Tier III support

·         Assists with the implementation of positive behavior supports, response to intervention or multi-tiered systems of support, or other systemic change programs

·         Assists staff with the implementation of behavior plans, ABA programs and other appropriate programs for students with Autism and/or other disabilities that present behavior/learning challenges

·         Administers and assists with assessments including VESOL (VAAP)

·         Performs related duties as assigned


·         Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, Education, Psychology or equivalent required; Postgraduate Professional License with endorsements in one or more areas of Special Education preferred

  • Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) by The Virginia Board of Medicine in the Department of Health Professionals
  • Certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board

·         Minimum of three years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in the public education setting

·         Strong knowledge of and experience with effective, evidence-based interventions using applied behavior analysis principles

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills for working effectively with school personnel and members of the community

·         Demonstrated successful experience providing professional training and presentations for individual, small group and large audiences

·         Bilingual/fluency in Spanish preferred