St. Joseph's Villa

  • Behavior Analyst

    Posted Date 9 months ago(9 months ago)
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  • Overview

    Under the direction of the Director of the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism, this position will be an integral member of our collaborative treatment team and participate in the creation, design, implementation and supervision of an innovative ABA-based educational model. We are piloting a hybrid public school/Verbal Behavior based clinical model which replicates a public school setting while maintaining high clinical standards.  They will be responsible for assessments, development of behavior plans, staff training (as assigned) and fidelity protocols insuring school procedures are grounded in evidence-based practices.  

    We value innovative team-players who bring strong clinical skills and a desire to create environments based on a behavior analytic principles.


    • Assists classroom teams to address the needs of students diagnosed with autism with serious skill deficits which lead to behaviors that interfere with their learning. This will be accomplished by a collaborative model which includes direct observation, interactions with the student, record review, interviews and written recommendations.

    • Provides written recommendations based on identified targeted behaviors and descriptive analysis that include general behavioral considerations, consideration of services, or the completion of a functional analysis assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan when appropriate.

    • Provides and/or recommend training for staff that will develop their capacity to incorporate needed skills in their behavioral management repertoire.

    • Supervises 1:1 counselors or therapists who have responsibility for the implementation of formal behavior plans.


    • Reviews students’ progress toward independence as a member of weekly treatment team meetings. 

    • Participates in team meetings and IEP meetings for the students assigned to the Analyst’s caseload.  Facilitates treatment teams for students assigned on caseload. 


    • Monitors the health and safety concerns for students on caseload. 


    • Management of incident, injury, and accident reporting processes. 


    • Consultation with related clinical services (Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy) to ensure implementation practices fall within the ethical and clinical parameters of the treatment model. 

    • Establishes a positive working relationship with parents, teachers, instructional support staff and administrators who are involved with the education of students with disabilities.

    • Prepares a variety of professionally written documents in a timely manner as required.


    Performs other duties as directed or required


    • Master’s degree in applied behavioral sciences, psychology, early childhood education or related field.

    • Certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or ability to obtain board certification within one year of hire.

    • One (1) or more years’ experience working with students with ASD and related disorders.

    • Experience working in public school classrooms for students with mild to severe ASD is appreciated.


    • Experience in understanding, interpreting and developing specific educationally necessary program plans for young children with autism.

    • Experience with and/or training in a variety of appropriate curriculum, assessment, instruction, classroom management and intervention techniques; e.g. communication


    • training, parent training, VB-MAPP, ABLLS, PECS, Pivotal Response Training, TEACCH, social skills training, applied behavior analysis (discrete trial)


    • Experience in conducting and implementing Functional Assessments and Behavior Support Plans


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