JOB DESCRIPTION: BCBA
Purpose: The BCBA supports staff in the development and implementation of behavioral and social skills programs for students with disabilities.
Report to: Professional Development Coordinator and Program Administrators
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Actively participate on various educational teams to support proactive and responsive behavioral interventions to support students with challenging behaviors.
- Support the implementation of functional behavior assessments
- Lead, development and implement of applying applied behavior analysis principles in the classroom, such as pairing, natural environment teaching and discrete trial instruction.
- Assist in coordination of school and home supports for the purpose of providing a comprehensive program for students.
- Assists in the development of instructional materials, accommodations, modifications, assessments and data collection tools needed for individual students.
- Collect and summarize behavior data for the purpose of assessing and monitoring student progress.
- Demonstrate cooperation, openness for growth and willingness to contribute to a team approach to the educational program.
- Facilitate and coach teams through the development and implementation of functional behavior assessments/behavior intervention plans and crisis plans for identified students.
- Provide social skills instruction to students utilizing research based methodologies and approved district curricula.
- Participate in Professional Development Coaching team meetings and professional learning opportunities.
- Participate in the development and implementation of Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) for students.
- Provide professional development trainings to educational staff on evidence based behavior management strategies and other topics, as needed.
- Provide modeling and feedback to educational staff in the implementation of evidence based behavioral and instructional practices.
- Serve as a liaison with district and program staff surrounding application of evidence- based practices grounded in applied behavioral analysis.
- Ability to use and model research based classroom management and individualized behavioral interventions
- Ability to use and model research based classroom and individualized instructional interventions such as activity schedules, reinforcement principles, effective communication strategies, prompting procedures
- Be an integral part of the PBIS team and crisis team
- Certification through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BCBA) preferred
- Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Master’s degree preferred.
- Knowledge of behavioral characteristics typically associated with Autism, Emotional/Behavior Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, etc.
- Ability to coach others to apply effective behavior management and instructional techniques
- Ability to physically move about the building.
- Ability to lift and position students (30-80 pounds) if assigned to a classroom with such requirements.
- Ability to make minor decisions with minimal supervision in accordance with established procedures.
- Ability to read, write and communicate in English to understand directions and communicate with students.
- Ability to participate in NSSEO approved behavior management procedures, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training (NVCI) and to apply training in crisis situations including student restraints as needed.
- Act as a positive role model for students.
- Maintain confidentiality regarding work with special needs students.
- Supplement the work of the assigned licensed staff member including, but not limited to, all required paperwork, organization of classroom, and supervision of students.
- Support NSSEO policy, NSSEO and governing board goals and objectives, and The School Code of Illinois.
- To perform the physically demanding job functions, strength and/or endurance for lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling are occasionally required.
- To perform the most physically demanding job functions, the physical capabilities of climbing and balancing are seldom required.
- To perform the most physically demanding job functions, the physical body movements of stopping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling are occasionally required.
- To perform the most physically demanding job functions, the upper extremity physical capabilities reaching, handling, and/or fine motor dexterity are constantly required.
- Exposure to temperature extremes is seldom or not present.
- Exposure to hazardous conditions (e.g. mechanical, cuts, burns, infectious disease, high decibel noise, etc.) is seldom or not present.
- Frequency of exposure to injury to self and/or others is seldom or not present.
Salary Range: NSSEA Salary Schedule - Lane I, Step 0
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $44,076.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
- Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
- People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
This Company Describes Its Culture as:
- Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes
- People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
- Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative
- Waiting period may apply
- Only full-time employees eligible